SOURCE: Realogy Corporation

Realogy Corporation

September 07, 2011 14:12 ET

Wall Street Journal / REAL Trends Report Shows 39% of Top 1,000 Real Estate Agents and Teams Affiliated With Realogy Brands' Franchisees and Company-Owned Offices

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - Sep 7, 2011) - A Wall Street Journal/REAL Trends report released yesterday ranked America's Top 1,000 residential real estate agents and teams based on annual 2010 sales volume and transaction sides. Sales professionals affiliated with Realogy brands' franchisees and company-owned offices earned 390 spots (39 percent) on this sixth annual ranking report. Realogy's residential brands include Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, The Corcoran Group®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty®, and its subsidiary, NRT LLC, operates Realogy's company-owned real estate brokerage offices.

"We are proud that so many sales professionals affiliated with a Realogy brand are recognized for their extraordinary accomplishments," said Richard A. Smith, president and CEO of Realogy. "Homebuyers and sellers are drawn to exceptional real estate service, cutting-edge resources and local market expertise -- all of which are embodied by these results-driven professionals."

The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals rankings feature four separate categories honoring the Top 250 residential sales agents and agent teams for excellence in:

  • Individual Sales Professionals by Sales volume
  • Individual Sales Professionals by 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.)
  • Team Professionals by Sales Volume
  • Team Professionals by Transaction sides

Agents and teams affiliated with NRT and the independently owned and operated franchisees of the Realogy Franchise Group accounted for a significant presence in all four category rankings:

  • 60 percent of the Top 250 Agents by Sales Volume;
  • 48 percent of the Top 250 Agents by Transaction Sides;
  • 32 percent of the Top 250 Teams by Sales Volume;
  • 16 percent of the Top 250 Teams by Transaction Sides.
  • Sales associates affiliated with NRT garnered more than half (127) of the entire category of Top 250 Agents by Sales Volume; and, NRT accounted for 27 percent (268) of the agents and teams in the total rankings.

  • The number of Coldwell Banker agents and teams ranked on the list surpassed all other major brand players in the nationwide market, with 248 spots. Coldwell Banker held more of the Top 10 spots across all four categories combined than any other brand in the country, and held the most overall spots in three of the four categories.

  • CENTURY 21 boasts the No. 1 and No. 2 performing sales associates by transaction sides, the only two individuals to exceed the 1,000-transaction side mark.

As shown below, 40 percent of the Top 10 spots across the four categories are held by agents and teams affiliated with a Realogy brand or NRT:

Top Agents By Sales Volume
Realogy Brands: 151 of Top 250
4. Harald Grant, Sotheby's International Realty (NRT), Southampton, N.Y., ($223,092,274)
5. Susan Breitenbach, The Corcoran Group (NRT), Bridgehampton, N.Y., ($202,494,000)
8. Craig Morris, Morris & Fyrwald Sotheby's International Realty, Aspen, Colo., ($182,928,000)
9. Chris Cortazzo, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (NRT), Malibu, Calif., ($161,033,210)
10. Jade Mills, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (NRT), Beverly Hills, Calif., ($153,417,855)

Top Agents By Transaction Sides
Realogy Brands: 119 of Top 250 (Actual: Top 253, including ties)
1. Mike Phillips, CENTURY 21 All-Pro, Kansas City, Mo., (1,268)
2. Mary Berry, CENTURY 21 All Pro Realty Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla., (1,037.2)
6. Cathy Hoppough, Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel Hoppough, Ionia, Mich., (634)
7. Sue Nelson, ERA Sunbelt Realty, Las Vegas, Nev., (592.5)
8. David Acosta, ERA Sellers Buyers & Associates, El Paso, Texas, (531)
9. Dorothy Buse, Coldwell Banker Ackley Realty, Kissimmee, Fla., (503)

Top Teams by Sales Volume
Realogy Brands: 79 of Top 250
3. Carrie Chiang Team, The Corcoran Group (NRT), New York, N.Y., ($214,899,620)
7. Joyce Essex, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (NRT), Beverly Hills, Calif., ($167,431,871)
8. SOLD 1 - Sharon E. Baum, The Corcoran Group (NRT), New York, N.Y., ($163,097,000)
10. Malin Giddings-SF Properties, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (NRT), San Francisco, Calif., ($160,339,500)

Top Teams by Transaction Sides
Realogy Brands: 41 of Top 250
8. Shine Team Realtors, Coldwell Banker United Realtors, Harker Heights, Texas, (528)

About Realogy Corporation
Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, has a diversified business model that includes real estate franchising, brokerage, relocation and title services. Realogy's brands and business units include Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, The Corcoran Group®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty®, NRT LLC, Cartus and Title Resource Group. Collectively, Realogy's franchise system members operate approximately 14,400 offices with 256,000 sales associates doing business in 100 countries and territories around the world. Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., Realogy is owned by affiliates of Apollo Management, L.P., a subsidiary of Apollo Global Management, LLC, a leading global alternative asset manager.

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