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Editor's note: Inman News is highlighting agent teams during coverage this month. Share with us your thoughts on trends and issues you are you seeing with agent teams: future@inman.com. By NATALIE KEITHA few years ago independent-minded Daniela Kunen, an agent with Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate in New York City, said she never dreamed she would be working as part of a team. Kunen balked when the company approached her with the plan six years ago to bring aboard an assistant. "I was working very long hours and they absolutely insisted that I have an assistant," she said. Several assistants later, Kunen said she finally found the right fit. Today, she is teamed with two other agents -- Min Jo and Julian Berkeley -- both of whom she is quick to complement. Earlier this year, the team ranked 24th in terms of gross commission income among the top 100 sales agents and agent teams in the 62,000-member Prudential Real Estate Affiliates franchise network. The ...