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20 top real estate agents, teams in closed sales and dollar volume

Rankings based on 'The Thousand' report by Real Trends, Wall Street Journal
Published on Sep 12, 2011

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In a report that ranks hundreds of top real estate agents and sales teams, 37 agents and 89 teams ranked highly in both closed transaction sides and total dollar volume in sales.

"The Thousand" report, based on 2010 data and prepared by real estate consulting and communications company Real Trends Inc. in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal, is composed of four separate lists of 250: sales professionals by transactions sides; sales professionals by sales volume; real estate teams by transaction sides; and real estate teams by sales volume.

Inman News has narrowed the list down to the 20 most prolific agents and teams, based on their appearance in both the "transaction sides" and "sales volume" rankings.

Agents in the top 20 list (below) had a ranking under 95th in both transaction sides and sales volume. All of the teams on the top 20 list (below) had a ranking of less than 50 in both categories. The top 20 lists are ranked by sales volume.

Among the agents, ERA Real Estate accounted for four of the 10 spots and agents at fellow Realogy Corp. brands Century 21 and Coldwell Banker took up another two spots. Agents at Keller Williams Realty accounted for two spots on the list.

Agents at two independent brokerages — Leo Nordine at Nordine Realtors and Jared Jones at Horizon Realty Group — occupy the top spots on the list. Nordine Realtors specializes in bank-owned real estate sales in Los Angeles, while Horizon is based in foreclosure hot spot Las Vegas. The latter is one of two Las Vegas-based sales professionals in the top 10.

Four of the top 10 agents work in or near state capitals: Keller Williams’ Mic Gordon in the Columbus, Ohio, suburb of New Albany; Century 21’s Mary Berry in Oklahoma City; Keller Williams’ Tom Daves in the Sacramento, Calif., suburb of Roseville, Calif.; and Coldwell Banker’s Hans Brings in the Boston suburb of Waltham, Mass.

NameCompanyRank by sidesRank by
sales
volume
Trans-
action
sides
Sales
volume
Leo NordineNordine Realtors3922249$109,000,000
Los Angeles, Calif.     
Jared Jones Horizon Realty Group425931$106,298,447
Las Vegas, Nev.     
Larry StrotherERA Strother Real Estate1129497$99,617,382
Fayetteville, N.C.     
David Acosta ERA Sellers Buyers & Associates843531$79,288,164
El Paso, Texas     
Mic Gordon Keller Williams Realty1945338$76,947,171
New Albany, Ohio     
Mary Berry CENTURY 21 All Pro Realty2561037$68,518,747
Oklahoma City, Okla.     
Sue Nelson ERA Sunbelt Realty757593$68,404,336
Las Vegas, Nev.     
Tom DavesKeller Williams Realty2067331$64,265,733
Roseville, Calif.     
Holly Creek Hunt Real Estate ERA Columbus Division4869223$64,010,585
Rochester, N.Y.     
Hans BringsColdwell Banker Central New England/NRT9282148$60,856,671
Waltham, Mass.     

Source: The Wall Street Journal/Real Trends Inc.

Among the top 10 teams, the area around the nation’s capital figured prominently. Three of the teams were located in Virginia — all within the Washington, D.C., metro area — while another was based in Maryland, between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.

Mid-Atlantic brokerage Long & Foster Real Estate accounted for the top two teams: The Creig Northrop Team in Clarksville, Md., and Debbie Dogrul Associates in Fairfax, Va.

Teams at Keller Williams Realty also took two spots on the list, one of them in the Houston suburb of Katy, Texas, and the other in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Reston, Va.

Team nameCompanyRank by sidesRank by
sales
volume
Trans-
action
sides
Sales
volume
The Creig Northrop Team Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.31739$308,045,045
Clarksville, Md.     
Debbie Dogrul Associates Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.266387$171,418,929
Fairfax, Va.     
Joyce Essex Coldwell Banker Greater Los Angeles/NRT157465$167,431,871
Beverly Hills, Calif.     
Joe Rothchild Realty Keller Williams Realty212740$150,733,142
Katy, Texas     
Ryan O’Neill / The MN Real Estate TeamRE/MAX Advantage Plus116764$137,623,875
Lakeville, Minn.     
Leo Pareja Team Keller Williams Realty529603$118,000,000
Reston, Va.     
Ashley Leigh Linton Hall, Realtors4034350$105,827,087
Bristow, Va.     
Wesley Madden Madden Real Estate LLC1637463$101,202,502
Fairbanks, Alaska     
Mike McCann, The Real Estate Man & His Five Star TeamPrudential Fox & Roach Realtors4742320$96,879,141
Philadelphia, Pa.     
Larry Schrimp London Properties449646$88,359,248
Clovis, Calif.     

Source: The Wall Street Journal/Real Trends Inc.

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