Press Release: NAGLREP Top LGBT+ Agent List

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NAGLREP UNVEILS INDUSTRY’S FIRST TOP LGBT+ AGENT AND TEAM RANKINGS

Created with REAL Trends and Presented by Sotheby’s International Realty,
the NAGLREP Top LGBT+ Agent List Has More than 60 Honorees

Blair Myers and Shirley Gary Lead Individual Lists; The EZ Sales Team Headlines Team Honors

Jupiter, Fla. (September 6, 2018) – The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) today unveiled its Top LGBT+ Agent List, the real estate industry’s first recognition of top producing LGBT and allied agents and teams.

Shirley Gary of Engel & Vӧlkers Buckhead Atlanta and Blair Myers of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Success in Warner Robins, GA, headed the individual agent list.  Gary generated more than $70.1 million in sales volume last year while Myers generated 272 transaction sides.

The EZ Sales Team, headed by Michael Zinicola, of Keller Williams in Bay Village, OH, led all teams on the list with $185.1 million in 2017 sales volume and 968.75 transaction sides.

“Real estate is known as one of most competitive industries in the world, where inspiration, drive and a deep consumer understanding are vital to succeed,” said Kevin Thompson, Chief Marketing Officer of Sotheby’s International Realty which sponsored the NAGLREP Top LGBT+ Agent List. “Our success is directly connected to our ability to attract the best talent in the world, which needs to be as diverse and inclusive as the clients we serve. The first Top LGBT+ Agent List gives us an opportunity to showcase real estate’s top professionals who combine outstanding service, and unmatched market knowledge with an impeccable work ethic and insatiable desire to succeed.”

All sales professionals and teams ranked in the NAGLREP Top LGBT+ Agent List appeared on the 2018 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals ratings sponsored by Adwerx and are ranked in the top one half of 1 percent of the more than 1.3 million Realtors® nationwide.

“With today’s release of the Top LGBT+ Agent List, an elite group of real estate agents across the country are receiving well-deserved recognition,” said Steve Murray, President of REAL Trends. “These sales associates have built enormously successful small businesses in an extremely competitive field.”

NAGLREP, now in its 11th year, has 25 chapters around the nation and has grown to more than 2,000 members as one of the largest LGBT+ trade groups in the U.S.

“NAGLREP is a bridge between the real estate and LGBT communities and we take great pride in our advocacy work and also showcasing the emotional and financial benefits of home ownership to LGBTs,” said Jeff Berger, founder of NAGLREP.  “We are thrilled to work so closely with REAL Trends and Sotheby’s International Realty to bring the NAGLREP Top LGBT+ Agent List to life and honor these incredible real estate professionals.”

REAL Trends identified all NAGLREP members who met 2017 individual agent production minimums of 50 sides or $20 million in sales volume.  Teams, whose lead is a NAGLREP member, were recognized with at least 75 sides or $30 million in sales volume last year.

Click here for full details about the NAGLREP Top LGBT+ Agent List.

Below follows the NAGLREP Top LGBT+ Agent List:

INDIVIDUAL SIDES

Rank Name Company City, State Sides
1 Blair Myers Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Success Warner Robbins, GA 272
2 Shirley Gary Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta Atlanta, GA 162.08
3 Roman Novian Coldwell Banker Jim Stewart, REALTORS Waco, TX 95
4 David Dorman CENTURY 21 Professional Group, Inc. Ocoee, FL 86.9
5 Marc Lange Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Palm Springs, CA 83.6
6 Ray Hoess-Brooks Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Chicopee, MA 74.3
7 Sacha Blanchet Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Phoenix, AZ 72.4
8 Joseph Poletto Watson Realty Corp. Jacksonville, FL 69.4
9 Avi Dan-Goor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties Las Vegas, NV 68
10 Susan Rose Sibcy Cline Realtors Cincinnati, OH 62.5
11 Patrick Conlin Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Silver City Silver City, NM 62
12 Herman Chan Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty Berkeley. CA 61
13 Chris McNelis Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices McNelis Group Properties Solomons, MD 59
14 Mario Romero The Melcher Agency Phoenix, AZ 58
15 Robert Dawson Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Dawson, Ford & Garbee & Co. Realtors Lynchburg, VA 57
Conrad Kuhn Weichert, Realtors Turnersville, NJ 57
17 Carl Davis RE/MAX Advantage Central Birmingham, AL 56.5
18 Nicholas Yale Brokers Hub Realty Phoenix, AZ 55
19 Tami Leliuga Shriver Coldwell Banker Paradise Satellite Beach, FL 54.7
20 Greg Renfrow Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Taliesyn Realty Memphis, TN 52
21 Camille Campbell Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors Traverse City, MI 50

 

 

 

INDIVIDUAL SALES VOLUME

Rank Name Company City, State Volume ($million)
1 Shirley Gary Engel & Vӧlkers Buckhead Atlanta Atlanta, GA $70.1
2 Herman Chan Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty Berkeley. CA $62.0
3 Chris Benfante Compass New York, NY $42.2
4 Andy Levine Engel & Vӧlkers Park City Park City, UT $39.6
5 Barry Dantagnan Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sherman Oaks, CA $37.4
6 Marc Lange Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Palm Springs, CA $36.8
7 Philip Belenky Coldwell Banker BAIN Seattle, WA $29.9
8 Blair Myers Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Success Warner Robbins, GA $28.3
9 Joseph Demartino Coldwell Banker Pat Shultz Real Estate Provincetown, MA $28.1
10 Terri Bass Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty Louisville, KY $27.5
11 David Dorman CENTURY 21 Professional Group, Inc. Ocoee, FL $26.3
12 Heidi Mueller Engel & Vӧlkers San Francisco San Francisco, CA $26.1
13 Jay Kipp Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty Seattle, WA $24.7
14 Avi Dan-Goor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties Las Vegas, NV $23.1
15 Julie Brodie Engel & Vӧlkers Tysons Vienna, VA $21.6
16 John Caruso Sotheby’s International Realty San Francisco, CA $21.2
17 Robb Moss Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc. Richmond, VA $21.1
18 Chris McNelis Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices McNelis Group Properties Solomons, MD $21.1
19 Ivan Estrada Douglas Elliman Real Estate Beverly Hills, CA $20.8
20 Erik Hinshaw Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers Honolulu, HI $20.5

 

TEAM SIDES

Rank Team Name Company City, State Sides
1 The EZ Sales Team Keller Williams Realty Bay Village, OH 968.75
2 The Stephen Cooley Real Estate Group Keller Williams Realty Rock Hills, SC 520
3 Bouma Group Keller Williams Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI 273
4 Heller Coley Reed Team Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc. Washington, DC 193
5 Don Callahan Real Estate Group Keller Williams Coastal Area Properties Savannah, GA 173.2
6 Anderson Real Estate Group Keller Williams Pacific Estate Long Beach, CA 158.3
7 Hoppough & Patterson Real Estate Group Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel Hoppough Ionia, MI 119.3
8 Best in the Carolinas Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Charlotte, NC 113.5
9 Ellen + Janis Real Estate Team Compass Jamaica Plain, MA 112
10 No Place Like Home Real Estate Team RE/MAX Results Minneapolis, MN 94
11 Norris Team Century 21 Triangle Group Raleigh, NC 93
12 Brady Sandahl Real Estate Group Keller Williams Realty Palm Springs, CA 87
13 The Sterling Team Keller Williams Buckhead Atlanta, GA 78

 

TEAM VOLUME

Rank Team Name Company City, State Volume ($million)
1 EZ Sales Team Keller Williams Realty Bay Village, OH $185.1
2 Heller Coley Reed Team Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc. Washington, DC $173.2
3 The Malibu Life Team Pacific Union International Malibu, CA $117.5
4 The Stephen Cooley Real Estate Group

 

Keller Williams Realty Rock Hills, SC $115.9
5 Bouma Group Keller Williams Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI $95.6
6 Anderson Real Estate Group Keller Williams Pacific Estate Long Beach, CA $90.8
7 Brady Sandahl Real Estate Group Keller Williams Realty Palm Springs, CA $70.0
8 Ellen + Janis Real Estate Team Compass Jamaica Plain, MA $68.5
9 Don Callahan Real Estate Group Keller Williams Coastal Area Properties Savannah, GA $40.6
10 O’Connor and Highland Keller Williams Boston Boston, MA $40.5
11 Eric Copper and Associates Keller Williams Austin Portfolio Real Estate Austin, TX $37.4
12 Best in the Carolinas Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Charlotte, NC $36.7

 

METHODOLOGY

REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals sponsored by Adwerx and honors America’s finest real estate agents and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends.

 

The rankings are compiled based on surveys from virtually every national branded network, many state and local associations of Realtors®, multiple listing services, all applicants from past years’ rankings, and the 1,752 largest brokerage firms in the United States. Verification from an independent source is required for all submissions. Also, REAL Trends senior staff reviews every submission for completeness and accuracy.

 

All NAGLREP members who appeared on the REAL Trends America’s Best Professionals sponsored by Adwerx were included on the NAGLREP Top LGBT+ Agent List if they opted in.  Teams were included if the team lead was a NAGLREP member and opted in.

 

About NAGLREP

Established in 2007, The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) is a mission driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with nearly 2,000 members.  NAGLREP advocates on behalf of the rights of the LGBT community on issues related to housing and discrimination laws. It hosts a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) and allied REALTOR referral network which also includes mortgage professionals, title agents, insurance agents, commercial agents, trainers and educators. Visit www.naglrep.com for more information.

 

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