REAL TRENDS ANNOUNCES AMERICA’S BEST REAL ESTATE AGENTS LIST

America’s Best Real Estate Agents receive additional marketing exposure on Zillow and Trulia

 REAL Trends, Inc., the Trusted Source in residential brokerage, released today the 2017 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents list. (#simplyamericasbest) The list, now in its fifth year, ranks the most productive agents by state and metropolitan area based on closed transaction sides and closed volume. Agents and brokers selected for the 2017 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents list receive additional exposure on Trulia and Zillow to help them grow their business.

“With today’s release of the 2017 America’s Best Real Estate Agents list, an elite group of real estate agents across the country are receiving well-deserved recognition. These sales associates have built enormously successful small businesses in an extremely competitive field,” said Steve Murray, president of REAL Trends.

Almost 12,600 U.S. real estate sales associates from every state are featured. To be included in the ranking, agents must have closed at least 50 transactions or $20 million in closed sales volume in 2016. Teams must have closed 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume in 2016 to be included. All production numbers are independently verified by a third-party to ensure accuracy and report integrity.

The individuals ranked in America’s Best Real Estate Agents had an average of 73 transaction sides and an average sales volume of almost $37 million. “The average residential real estate agent in the United States closed 8.6 transactions in 2016 and had less than $1.3 million in sales,” said Murray. Teams ranked in America’s Best Real Estate Agents had an average of 144 sides and an average sales volume of almost $61 million. This ensures that only the best of the best are included on the prestigious list.

REAL Trends 2017 America's Best Real Estate Agents

Here’s a breakdown of the states that had the most sales associates qualify for America’s Best Real Estate Agents:

California

Number of Agents on America’s Best: 1,370

Number of Teams on America’s Best: 556

Individual by Sides: Paul Cargile, Cargile Company Realtors, Inc., Los Angeles, Calif.

Individual by Volume: Efi Luzon, Intero Real Estate Services, Los Altos, Calif.

Top Team by Sides: Kevin Blain Team, Keller Williams Realty, Tulare, Calif.

Top Team by Volume: The DeLeon Team, DeLeon Realty, Inc., Palo Alto, Calif.

 

Florida

Number of Agents on America’s Best: 455

Number of Teams on America’s Best: 296

Individual by Sides: David Connart, NextHome White Sands, Destin, Fla.

Individual by Volume: Dora Puig, Luxe Living Realty/Fisher Island Real Estate, LLC, Miami Beach, Fla.

Top Team by Sides: The Duncan Duo & Associates at RE/MAX Dynamic, Tampa, Fla.

Top Team by Volume: The Jills, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate/NRT, Miami Beach, Fla.

 

Illinois

Number of Agents on America’s Best: 321

Number of Teams on America’s Best: 194

Individual by Sides: Edward Lukasik, Jr., RE/MAX Professionals, Bolingbrook, Ill.

Individual by Volume: Dawn McKenna, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate/NRT, Hinsdale, Ill.

Top Team by Sides: John Murray, Key Realty, Rockford, Ill.

Top Team by Volume: The Lowe Group, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group, Chicago, Ill.

 

New York

Number of Agents on America’s Best: 549

Number of Teams on America’s Best: 240

Individual by Sides: Larry Magguilli, Hunt Real Estate ERA, Rochester, N.Y.

Individual by Volume: Alexa Lambert, Stribling & Associates, New York, N.Y.

Top Team by Sides: Ryan Serhant, Nest Seekers International, New York, NY

Top Team by Volume: The Eklund | Gomes Team, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, New York, N.Y.

Texas

Number of Agents on America’s Best: 389

Number of Teams on America’s Best: 343

Individuals by Sides: Ben Caballero, HomesUSA.com, Inc., Addison, Texas

Individuals by Volume: Ben Caballero, HomesUSA.com, Inc., Addison, Texas

Top Team by Sides: The Ronnie & Cathy Matthews Team, RE/MAX Legends, Spring, Texas

Top Team by Volume: The Ronnie & Cathy Matthews Team, RE/MAX Legends, Spring, Texas

 

Go to http://www.AmericasBestRE.com to see the 2017 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents list. The 2017 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents list is sponsored by Zillow Group, which houses a portfolio of the largest real estate and home-related brands on the Web and mobile.

 

METHODOLOGY

REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents honors America’s finest real estate agents and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends.

The rankings are compiled based on surveys from virtually every national branded network, many state and local associations of Realtors®, multiple listing services, all applicants from past years’ rankings, and the 1,700 largest brokerage firms in the United States. Verification from an independent source is required for all submissions. Also, REAL Trends senior staff reviews every submission for completeness and accuracy.

ABOUT REAL Trends

REAL Trends is a privately-held, Colorado-based publishing, consulting and communications company specializing in the residential brokerage and housing industries. REAL Trends provides a wide range of advisory services to a clientele of local, regional and national real estate organizations. REAL Trends’ areas of expertise include operational analysis, valuations, merger and acquisition advisory services, technology and digital marketing consulting, consumer and business research and strategic planning.  Visit REAL Trends at www.realtrends.com.