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|
|5||Robert Shaffer||Re/Max Acclaim||903|
|6||Cathy Hoppough||Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel Hoppough||634|
|7||Sue Nelson||ERA Sunbelt Realty||593|
|8||David Acosta||ERA Sellers Buyers & Associates||531|
|El Paso, Texas|
|9 (tie)||Rebecca Bauer||Realtywise||503|
|9 (tie)||Dorothy Buse||Coldwell Banker Ackley Realty||503|
Source: The Wall Street Journal/Real Trends Inc.
View a related report by Inman News: "Top real estate agents featured in ‘The Thousand’ report."