November 13, 2008 08:45 ET Named Country's #1 Real Estate Sales Team by Wall Street Journal, REAL Trends and lore Magazine

Online Home Auction Sales Team Had an Impressive 2,985 Real Estate Sales Transactions and $297 Million in Sales Volume in 2007

RAINBOW CITY, AL--(Marketwire - November 13, 2008) - For the second year in a row, has been named America's top real estate sales team by The Wall Street Journal, lore magazine and REAL Trends. Because of the honor, Tony Isbell, broker and CEO/president of is now a member of "The Real Estate Top 200," a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by these three respected publications., founded by Isbell and Executive Vice President Mike Keracher in 2001, is headquartered in Rainbow City, Ala., and specializes in the expedited sale of real estate around the country through its innovative online home auction platform. The company has become one of the most vocal advocates for the use of Internet technology as a means of bringing real estate buyers and sellers together.

The Real Estate Top 200 rankings were announced earlier this month at the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS'® Annual Conference and Expo in Orlando at a gala awards presentation and dinner.

The Real Estate Top 200 honored the top 50 residential agents and agent teams in four categories. Each category's winner is listed below:

--  Individual Sales Professionals - Sales volume: Top Agent -- Suzanne
    Perkins with Sotheby's International Realty, Inc./NRT in Santa Barbara,
--  Individual Sales Professionals - Transaction sides (in each real
    estate transaction, there are two sides that can be represented by a real
    estate agent: a buyer's and a seller's): Top Agent -- Mary Berry with
    Century 21 All Pro in Oklahoma City, Okla.
--  Team Professionals - Sales volume: Top Team -- The John McMonigle Team
    with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/NRT in Newport Beach, Calif.
--  Team Professionals - Transaction sides: Top Team -- in
    Rainbow City, Ala.

The sales team ranked first in the nation in team transaction sides with 2,985 real estate sales transactions in 2007. Additionally,'s sales volume totaled more than $297 million in 2007, ranking the team fifth nationally in team sales volume.

"The old saying, 'the best keep getting better,' certainly pertains to's award-winning productivity and sales in 2007," said Anne Randolph, publisher of lore Magazine.

"Being named to The Real Estate Top 200 is truly an honor, and it is our pleasure to have the opportunity to recognize's efforts," said Marti Gallardo, vice president of classified advertising for The Wall Street Journal.

About The Real Estate Top 200

The Real Estate Top 200 awards program was developed jointly by The Wall Street Journal's Business Development Group and REAL Trends, a leading source of analysis and information for the residential real estate brokerage industry, and lore magazine, the "people" magazine for the industry. The Real Estate Top 200 honors America's elite real estate agents and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends. Winners were published in a special advertising supplement of The Wall Street Journal, lore magazine and on

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