Category: Real Estate Trends
REAL Trends recently released its prestigious 2017 list of America’s Best Real Estate Agents, ranking Residential Properties Ltd. Sales Associates Gerri Schiffman, Kevin Fox, David Hasslinger, and Barbara Stamp, as well as the RPL Sales Teams of Markham & DeRentis Associates and Antrop & Williamson among the most productive and successful names in real estate.
“I am so proud of the professionalism, accomplishments, and acknowledgment of our top producers at Residential Properties Ltd.,” says RPL President & CEO Sally Lapides. “They truly deserve to be included amongst the very best agents in the country.”
The newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends and sponsored by Zillow Group ranks over 12,600 residential real estate professionals solely based on their excellence in real estate sales during calendar year 2016. All production numbers are independently verified by a third-party in order to ensure accuracy and report integrity.
This marks the third consecutive year on the list for Gerri Schiffman, Kevin Fox, and Markham & DeRentis Associates, as well as the second consecutive year for Antrop & Williamson. Among individual agents, Schiffman ranked third in the state for both transaction sides (90) and sales volume ($47,151,750), while Fox was listed fourth in Rhode Island with $45,086,850 in sales volume and fifth in the state with 77 sides. David Hasslinger and Barbara Stamp both cracked the top 10 in Rhode Island for overall sales volume, compiling $28,458,300 and $20,392,800 in sales, respectively. Among teams, Markham & DeRentis Associates (comprised of Jim DeRentis and Nancy Markham) ranked second in the state for sales volume ($67,031,807) and sixth in transaction sides (113), while Antrop & Williamson (comprised of Ryan Antrop, Robert Williamson, Ali L’Heureux, and Ted Bourque) was listed among the top 12 teams in RI with a total of 87 sides.
“This group of highly successful real estate sales agents represents less than 1 percent of all real estate practitioners in the United States,” says Steve Murray, publisher of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents and president of REAL Trends. To qualify for inclusion, an individual agent must have closed at least 50 transaction sides or $20 million in sales volume in 2016. For real estate agent teams, the minimum is 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume. The individuals ranked in America’s Best Real Estate Agents had an average of 73 transaction sides and an average sales volume of almost $37 million. Teams ranked in America’s Best Real Estate Agents had an average of 144 sides and an average sales volume of almost $61 million. This ensures that only the best of the best are included on the prestigious list.
“The average residential real estate agent in the United States closed 8.6 transactions in 2016 and had less than $1.3 million in sales,” said Murray. “To say that the agents on our list are exceptional sales professionals is an understatement. To attain this level of sales is truly outstanding.”
Information on those receiving this recognition can be found online at http://www.americasbestre.com.
ABOUT REAL TRENDS
REAL Trends is a privately-held, Colorado-based publishing, consulting and communications company specializing in the residential brokerage and housing industries. Recognized as the leading source of trends in the industry, REAL Trends, The Trusted Source, also publishes the REAL Trends The Thousand, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal and the REAL Trends 500, which ranks the top brokerage firms in the United States. Visit REAL Trends at www.realtrends.com.
For the fifth consecutive year, Residential Properties Ltd. has earned a spot on the Real Trends 500, a prestigious list of the Top 500 most successful real estate companies in the entire nation. Now in its 30th year, the Real Trends 500 remains the undisputed leading report ranking the performance of the top residential real estate brokerage firms.
Residential Properties Ltd. is proud to be the only company based entirely in Rhode Island to appear on the list, and was recently ranked #1 in the state in both gross volume and residences sold on the Providence Business News Book of Lists. The independently owned brokerage ranked #314 in the nation for gross volume with $789,129,644 in overall sales, as well as #490 in transaction sides with a total of 1,886.
Due to the requirement that all information be independently verified, the REAL Trends 500 remains the trusted source for information regarding the performance of these firms. The results of the list show that the nation’s leading realty firms outperformed the market when compared against the results reported by the National Association of Realtors® and the National Association of Home Builders. The firms included on the Real Trends 500 saw a 6.6 percent increase in unit sales, as well as an 8.8 percent rise in sales volume this past year.
Recently celebrating its 35th anniversary, Residential Properties Ltd. sold more homes and compiled more sales volume than any other brokerage in the Rhode island for each of the past two years. To learn more about Residential Properties, view market information, search current listings, or find a Realtor®, please visit ResidentialProperties.com.
On Wednesday, March 8 the Real Estate Branding Summit is being held at Aurora right here in Providence. The one-day conference, sponsored by Mortgage Network, aims to accelerate Real Estate professionals’ branding success.
The event features six branding experts including Residential Properties Ltd’s own Jim DeRentis. Known as the Providence Real Estate Guy, DeRentis has been with RPL since 2009 and a top producing sales agent at the company since 2011. DeRentis has been named one of “America’s Best Realtors” by Real Trends and was also featured on the cover of Top Realtor Magazine’s RI edition. The self-described “real estate junkie” will speak to Branding Summit attendees on creating a unique and successful personal brand.