Top performing sales professionals ignore market downturn and turn in record year.
The Wall Street Journal and LORE announced the 2009 rankings of the top real estate professionals in the country based on calendar 2008 results. The rankings will be posted onRealestatejournal.com, Realtrends.com and Loremagazine.comas of 11:00AM eastern time June 4th.
The Wall Street Journal/LORE Top 400 is based on a survey of over 7,000 brokerage firms, associations of Realtors® and hundreds of other sources to determine the top real estate professionals in the United States. Now in its 4th year, this ranking is the only independent study of its kind where all of the results from individual submissions are independently verified through third party sources. The definition of what constitutes an individual sales professional and a team has been developed as well from input from dozens of industry professionals.
The 400 is actually four separate rankings:
Top Individual Sales Professional ranked by closed transaction sides
Top Individual Sales Professional ranked by closed sales volume
Top Team ranked by closed transaction sides
Top Team ranked by closed sales volume
All results from the study are based on calendar year 2008.
2009 Category leaders
Top Individual Sales Professional by sides:
Mike Phillips, Century 21 All Pro
Kansas City, MO
1,148 closed sides
Top Individual Sales Professional by volume:
Serena Boardman, Sotheby’s International Realty / NRT
New York, NY
$255,164,563 closed volume
Top Team by sides:
John and Ruth Ahlbrand, RE/MAX Central
Las Vegas, NV
1,008 closed sides
Top Team by volume:
Carrie Chiang, The Corcoran Group / NRT
New York, NY
Other results from the study;
The top 3 spots in individual closed sides were captured by sales professionals from Century 21 firms in the Midwest
5 of the top 6 spots in individual sales volume were captured by Sotheby’s sales professionals all but one being from the New York City area
The top 4 spots in team sides were RE/MAX sales professionals
The previous year’s numbers #2 and #3 retained their spots for the fourth year in a row, John McMonigle of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage / NRT and Creig Northrop from Long and Foster Real Estate.