Half of the top 10 real estate sales professionals, ranked by total transaction sides closed in 2010, work in either Michigan or Las Vegas, according to a report by real estate consulting and communications company Real Trends Inc., in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal.

"The Thousand" report is based on 2010 data and divided into 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. Of the top 10 sales professionals by transaction sides, six are affiliated with Realogy Corp. brands.

The bulk of top agents and teams by transaction sides work in foreclosure-ridden states. The 10 states with the highest foreclosure activity rates in 2010 were Nevada, Arizona, California, Utah, Georgia, Idaho, Michigan, Florida, Colorado and Illinois. Agents and teams from these states accounted for just over half of the spots on those two lists, with agents from Florida and California, combined, accounting for nearly a quarter of the spots on the lists.

Top 10 sales professionals by transaction sides

Rank Name Company Transaction Sides (2010)
1 Mike Phillips  Century 21 All-Pro 1,268
    Kansas City, Mo.
2 Mary Berry  Century 21 All Pro Realty 1,037
    Oklahoma City, Okla.
3 Joe Kadaf  Re/Max Leading Edge 989
    Dearborn Heights, Mich.
4 Jared Jones  Horizon Realty Group 931
    Las Vegas
5 Robert Shaffer  Re/Max Acclaim 903
    Roseville, Mich.
6 Cathy Hoppough  Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel Hoppough 634
    Ionia, Mich.
7 Sue Nelson  ERA Sunbelt Realty 593
    Las Vegas
8 David Acosta  ERA Sellers Buyers & Associates 531
    El Paso, Texas
9 (tie) Rebecca Bauer  Realtywise 503
    Avon, Ohio
9 (tie) Dorothy Buse  Coldwell Banker Ackley Realty 503
    Kissimmee, Fla.

Source: The Wall Street Journal/Real Trends Inc.

View a related report by Inman News: "Top real estate agents featured in ‘The Thousand’ report."


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