2024 Rising Star: Kristin Aerts

Kristin Aerts

Since joining Anywhere Real Estate in 2017 as a senior manager, Kristin Aerts has been leading the charge for transformative growth. Six years later as vice president, head of Anywhere Leads, she consistently delivers results that elevate the company’s brand and set new standards within the real estate industry. Her assertive and confident approach, paired with her customer-centric mindset, make her an exemplary leader.

Aerts was recently promoted to head of Anywhere Leads, a nationwide high-performance network of 500 brokers and more than 100,000 agents that sell homes faster than the national average. She oversees a team of 100-plus who support the network and she has redefined our approach to partner program growth and referral generation. Through the development and implementation of an innovative strategy, Aerts has introduced new referral partner categories, significantly boosting our referral quality leading to increased revenues and a healthier partner ecosystem. 

Beyond numerical achievements, Aerts’ ability to develop sophisticated customer engagement strategies has revolutionized the way we nurture our leads, escalating lead to referral volume. These strategies have been pivotal in ensuring competitiveness in the dynamic market. Kristin’s role as a strategic advisor for franchise brands complements her work within our organization, showcasing her commitment to fostering growth and excellence beyond the Anywhere Leads Network. 

As a mentor and thought leader within our organization, Aerts has cultivated a culture of strategic thinking and innovation. Her insights and guidance have driven success and inspired others to strive for excellence. Aerts is an indispensable part of Anywhere’s progress and success and brings significant value to the organization and broader industry.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

If you bring problems to the table, always come with a solution. More often than not, identifying the solution will put you in the position where you can own that work, leading to stretch and promotional opportunities faster than the traditional path.


Kristin Aerts




Vice President, Head of Anywhere Leads

Company Name:

Anywhere Real Estate

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