They were among 1,126 individual RE/MAX agents and 776 RE/MAX teams who qualified for the rankings, which were compiled by industry analyst Real Trends based on 2013 home sales. In its second year, “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” is an offshoot of the Real Trends “The Thousand,” which ranks the most productive 1,000 agents in the United States. Those who made “The Thousand” also are included in “America’s Best” rankings.
Eleven RE/MAX Alliance Group agents made the list based on transaction sides. Agents from the Sarasota office include Mike Bridges (#148), Paula Steinert (#173), Nancy Eilerson (#207), Ryan Carson (#223), Rick Tritschler (#223), and Alice Davis (#259). Agents from the Bradenton office include May Aston (#22) and Richard Capps (#173). From the University Park office, Marie Avery ranked #198. From the Venice office, Shannon Hansbury ranked #198. From the Englewood office, Sandra Newell ranked #234.
Aston also ranked #137 by volume.
Nationally, RE/MAX associates account for nearly 20 percent of the more than 9,500 real estate professionals who participated in the survey. RE/MAX associates earning spots based on transaction sides averaged 76 sides last year, while those making the list on the basis of sales volume averaged $28.9 million. The teams qualifying based on transaction sides averaged 143 sides, while those selected for sales volume averaged $48.8 million.
In “The Thousand,” 112 of the 500 (one out of five) agents and teams ranked by transaction sides were from RE/MAX. In all categories, both sales volume and transaction sides, 147 of the 1,000 positions were held by RE/MAX agents. No other brand held more positions.
“The Thousand” and “America’s Best” rankings are not the only times this year that RE/MAX agents have been shown to be more productive. In the 2014 REAL Trends 500 survey of the country’s largest brokerages, the data shows RE/MAX agents averaged 17.8 transaction sides compared to an average of 8.4 for all other participating agents, based on 2013 production.
When all brokerages in the 2014 REAL Trends 500 survey are ranked by home sales per agent, RE/MAX brokerages claim 91 of the top 100 spots.
In addition to leading agent performance, RE/MAX also continues to grow. In 2013, RE/MAX added eleven new countries. This made a year-end global footprint of 97 countries, an international presence greater than any other real estate organization.
RE/MAX Alliance Group is a full-service real estate company that has been serving the residential and commercial real estate needs of southwest Florida for more than 20 years. With more than 300 agents and staff, RE/MAX Alliance Group is the Number One RE/MAX in Florida based on transactions and volume, and the Number 10 RE/MAX in the nation based on transactions. RE/MAX Alliance Group offers real estate solutions in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties in Florida, with offices in Sarasota, Bradenton, Anna Maria, University Park, Venice, Siesta Key and Englewood. Website: www.alliancegroupfl.com.