Top Agent Network, Inc. Launches Multiple Chapters in Boston

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Metro Boston, Metro North and Metro West/Rt. 128 chapters are the first three of nine chapters planned for region. Tracy Campion, Gail Roberts, Charles Cherney, Deborah M. Gordon, Donna Scott, Ann Marie Paul, Kathy Krongel and other local industry leaders to serve as Charter Members.

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Metro Boston, Metro North and Metro West/Rt. 128 chapters are the first three of nine Top Agent Network chapters planned for region

Top Agent Network (TAN), the private online business community for top real estate agents, is launching the first three of nine local chapters planned for the Boston metropolitan area. TAN will come to Boston on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 with the establishment of its Metro Boston, Metro North, and Metro West/Rt. 128 chapters.

Membership in Top Agent Network allows top-ranked real estate agents to share exclusive Pre- and Non-MLS real estate information via the network’s sophisticated online communications platform. The exchange of local “inside scoops” and industry expertise among trusted top peers lets members provide an unprecedented level of service to their clients, resulting in happier clients and more home sales.

Tracy Campion, the founding broker of Campion & Company and Massachusetts's #1 selling residential real estate agent, will serve as the Metro Boston chapter’s exclusive Charter Member. Other Charter Members currently enrolled for Boston chapters are Gail Roberts, Charles Cherney (Metro North) and Donna Scott, Deborah M. Gordon and the team of Ann Marie Paul and Kathy Krongel (Metro West/Rt. 128). Charter members serve as regional advisors and early adopters to help local chapters take root.

Among the online tools available to Boston real estate agents currently, TAN will serve a unique function. Its use comes very early in the listing cycle, as soon as clients have informed the agent of their decision to sell. While the property is being prepared for listing and showing, members use TAN within local chapters in an informal but potent way to announce the listing’s eventual availability--just as agents traditionally have been sharing advance leads in brokerage meetings, by word of mouth and by phone. But with TAN, that advance word is spread across all brokerages, efficiently and transparently, which benefits members, buyers and sellers.

“Sharing Pre- and Non-MLS real estate information with one another is something that top agents have been doing forever,” says Top Agent Network Founder and CEO David Faudman. “Unfortunately, this sharing was very haphazard and inefficient. That’s why I created Top Agent Network. As soon as agents become members, they start making connections that lead to more home sales and to happier clients.”

The top 10 percent producing agents are typically involved in 3 out of 4 closed home sales in their respective market areas. These relatively small, targeted groups allow TAN to be extremely effective at capturing the bulk of real estate activity in each region.

In addition to the MLS, which is used by nearly all agents, and LINK, which is used primarily in Boston, TAN is a members-only website, used by only the top 10 percent agents in local chapters based on past two-year MLS sales. TAN performs strict qualification analyses before inviting an agent to membership. The high degree of trust and professionalism on the network, therefore, allows for the sharing of far more than listing information. Members use TAN to circulate buyer needs, request service provider recommendations, seek out advice on pricing and share in industry discussion. This collaboration of the area’s most esteemed peers allows all of them to serve their clients better.

Members also use their TAN memberships to promote themselves to clients.

TAN’s expansion into the Boston area will continue through early 2013 with the rollout of six more chapters: Boston North/I-93, Boston Metro South, Metro West/I-495, Boston North Shore, Boston South Shore and Cape & The Islands.

TAN’s Boston presence will bring the company’s total number of chapters to 27. After its formation in the San Francisco Bay area, TAN has attracted an enthusiastic member following in chapters spanning California, in Scottsdale, Arizona, and throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The company plans continued aggressive national expansion in 2013 and beyond.

Becoming a TAN member agent

To become a member of Top Agent Network, an agent must be in the top 10 percent of their TAN chapter geography based on past 24-month closed home sales. Real estate agents in the Boston area interested in becoming members of Top Agent Network may contact Membership Director Suzanne Crawford.

About Top Agent Network, Inc. and Founder/CEO David Faudman

Beginning in 1991, TAN Founder/CEO David Faudman spent more than a decade in the top 1 percent of his market and has emerged as an insightful innovator, resource and subject matter expert in the real estate industry. Mr. Faudman started Top Agent Network in 1995 as a private email list for premier agents in Marin County, California. The company re-launched TAN as a private online application in June, 2009.

In addition to Top Agent Network, Mr. Faudman founded in 2002. CleanOffer allows homebuyers and sellers to have access to the same MLS data as their agent. Prior to his entrepreneurial pursuits, Mr. Faudman worked as a senior management consultant for Boston-based Bain & Company.

Mr. Faudman has an MBA from Stanford University and a BS in Engineering from Tufts University. He lives in Larkspur, California.

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