David Welton of Alain Pinel Realtors Named One of America’s Top 1,000 Real Estate Professionals by Real Trends

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Saratoga Realtor David Welton secures national ranking based on his sales volume for 2015.

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David Welton of Alain Pinel Realtors’ Saratoga office was named one America’s top real estate professionals by Real Trends, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. He is now a member of “The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals,” a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by Real Trends and advertised in The Wall Street Journal. Welton is now ranked in the top one half of 1 percent of the more than 1.1 million Realtors nationwide.

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

According to The Thousand, Welton had sales volume totaling $82,452,203, ranking him 175th in the nation among real estate professionals.

“Becoming a member of such an elite group as The Thousand is an incredible accomplishment in any market, but what Welton did during these challenging times is impressive on so many levels,” said Marti Gallardo, vice president of classified advertising for The Wall Street Journal. “His efforts topped 99.99 percent of more than 1.1 million Realtors nationwide.”

“Commitment and quality are two characteristics I value the most and I strive to ensure I offer both to each of my clients,” said Welton. “My negotiation skills add a valued edge to my work in achieving and maximizing my client’s goals. I’m honored to have my work recognized through this prestigious ranking.”

Rainy Hake, COO of Alain Pinel Realtors, agreed.

“David’s negotiation prowess is an invaluable asset to his clients,” said Hake. “Understanding his clients’ needs, making the buying and selling process a smooth one and helping his clients achieve their goals and vision for their home is what makes David successful. We are excited to see him recognized by Real Trends for his work.”

The ranking of The Thousand can be found at: http://www.thethousandrealestateprofessionals.com.

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.

About The Thousand
This awards program was developed jointly by WSJ. Custom Studios (and is not affiliated with the Editorial Department) and REAL Trends, a leading source of analysis and information for the residential real estate brokerage industry. REAL Trends The Thousand honors America’s elite real estate professionals and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends with a special ad section included in The Wall Street Journal.

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