11 Alain Pinel Realtors Agents Named Top Professionals in the U.S.

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2016 rankings from Real Trends represent more than $2 billion in transactions from Alain Pinel Realtors agents

Alain Pinel Realtors today announces 11 of its licensed Realtors were recently ranked among America’s top real estate professionals by REAL Trends, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal.

Realtors from Alain Pinel Realtors’ Menlo Park, Los Altos, Woodside, Saratoga and Palo Alto offices were ranked nationally on this prestigious list based on their individual transaction volume from 2015. Those agents, with their rank number, name, Alain Pinel Realtors office location and transaction volume included:

#27, Keri Nicholas, Menlo Park, $182,557,200
#53, Kathy Bridgman, Los Altos, $144,531,000
#74, Judy Citron, Menlo Park, $124,284,000
#105, Zach Trailer, Menlo Park, $107,245,000
#120, Scott Dancer, Woodside, $101,685,000
#122, Joe Piazza, Los Gatos, $101,438,063
#128, Judy Bogard-Tanigami, Los Altos, $98,612,528.27
#160, Monica Corman, Menlo Park, $86,635,275.06
#175, David Welton, Saratoga, $82,452,203
#185, Mara McCain, Menlo Park, $80,520,501
#209, Sherry Bucolo, Palo Alto, $76,245,000

In the category for team transaction volume, four Alain Pinel Realtors teams made the list. The Alain Pinel Realtors teams, organized by national rank, name, office location and transaction volume included::

#13, Mary & Brent Gullison, Menlo Park, $341,669,999.50
#75, David Gunderman & Andrew Raskopf, Oakland, $171,127,251.25
#201, The Patty Dwyer Group, Burlingame, $108,132,375
#221, The Rick Richetta Team, Oakland, $103,162,129

In addition, Alireza Faghiri in the Menlo Park office of Alain Pinel Realtors, was ranked third in the nation for the highest average priced transaction for an individual at $35,300,000.

“Our individual agents and teams each day demonstrate to their clients the dedication, passion and expertise they bring to their profession, and we could not be more proud than to see this reflected in the achievements noted in the Real Trends rankings,” said Rainy Hake, COO of Alain Pinel Realtors. “We applaud these agents on their well-earned success.”

The Thousand real estate professionals was announced on June 24, 2016, with four separate categories honoring the top 250 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in:

  •     Individual Sales Professionals—Sales volume
  •     Individual Sales Professionals—Transaction sides
  •     Team Professionals—Sales volume
  •     Team Professionals—Transaction sides                

For the second year, REAL Trends has added two new categories to The Thousand ranking based off of average sales price. This new category is broken down into the top 50 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in:

  •     Individual Sales Professionals – Average Sales Price
  •     Team Professionals – Average Sales Price

“The best individual agents and teams were nothing short of phenomenal considering the challenges in today’s complex housing market,” said Steve Murray, founder of REAL Trends, a Denver-based consulting, publishing and communications company and The Trusted Source that compiles the yearly, third-party verified list.

About Alain Pinel Realtors
Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) is the fifth largest residential real estate firm in the United States and the largest privately-owned residential real estate company in California based on its closed-sales volume. The firm has 1,400 agents in more than 30 offices throughout Northern California. Celebrating a quarter century in Bay Area real estate, APR was founded in 1990 by CEO and President Paul L. Hulme, and is based in Saratoga, California. Visit us at apr.com, china.apr.com, facebook.com/AlainPinelRealtors, and @AlainPinel.

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