The Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) released its annual A-List which honors 167 individual real estate agents and teams for outstanding production in 2021. Additionally, 38 outstanding loan officers were recognized.
The combined group of real estate sales professionals generated more than $12.93 billion in sales volume and 19,850 transaction sides in 2021. George Kypreos of GK Properties in Las Vegas and Long Doan of Realty Group in Minneapolis led the A-List sales and volume for individual agents and teams.
The list of real estate agents and teams on the A-List was produced this year by RealTrends in partnership with Bank of America.
Joanna Yu with US Bank in Campbell, Calif., led the A-List with $521.5 million in closed mortgage volume. Shashank Shekhar, the founder and CEO of InstaMortgage based in San Jose, Calif., topped the closed mortgage list with 817 in 2021.
The list of loan officers was generated through self-submissions directly to AREAA.
Kypreos of GK Properties in Las Vegas, generated 1,293 transaction sides in 2021 to head the A-List. His $465.4 million in sales volume also earned the top individual agent spot. The high-profile RealTrends + Tom Ferry The Thousand, previously ranked him fourth overall in the industry in sides and No. 18 in volume. RealTrends showed he grew his production by 203 sides and $208.2 million from 2020.
Kypreos was followed on the individual agent transactions list by Abe Lee of Century 21 Properties Hawaii (535), Danielle Moy with @Properties in Orland Park, Ill. (252), Eric Delgado with Keller Williams Encino-Sherman Oaks in Encino, Calif. (185.4) and Meghan Clarkson of Long & Foster Real Estate-based in Chincoteague Island, Va. (162.3).
Lee ($339.1 million) followed Krypreos on the sales volume list with Delgado ($158.2 million), Randy Char of Char Luxury in Las Vegas ($107.2 million), and Herman Chan of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty in Berkeley, CA ($94.1 million) rounding out the top five.
Doan’s Realty Group in Minneapolis, Minn., earned $1.629 billion in 2021 sales volume to best all AREAA teams.
The top five on the team volume list was filled out by the TSE Group of Intero in Saratoga, Calif. ($939.6 million), Fast Real Estate with eXp in Oakland, Calif. ($671.6 million), TYG of Long and Foster in Midlothian, Va. ($385.9 million), and Team Foster Skillman of Compass in Bellevue, Wash. ($335.5 million).
Doan’s team also generated 5,108 sides in 2021 to lead all AREAA teams.
The Tamra Wade Team of Buford, GA. (994), TYG (920.5), Fast Real Estate (875), and the Donnie Pingaro Team of Side in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (621) followed on the team’s transaction list.
Yu, a Senior Mortgage Loan Consultant at US Bank, has been in the mortgage industry for 34 years and was recently ranked 20th of all U.S. loan officers in total mortgage volume by the Scotsman Guide. She is followed on the A-List’s closed mortgage volume list by Viral Vora of PNC Bank ($397.2 million), Shekhar ($340.0 million), Michelle Kim of HSBC ($312.0) and Choe Hung of US Bank ($280.3 million).
Shekhar was ranked by the Scotsman Guide as the 86th most productive loan officer in the nation for his number of loans in 2021. The A-List top five in this category also included Loan Depot’s Nathan Sibbet (482), Yu (458), Karen Chiu of North America Funding (425) and Vora (365).
“AREAA has honored the best-of-the best for years and now we get to recognize so many more than we have ever been able to,” said Tim Hur, AREAA’s 2022 National President. “George, along with Long’s team, along with Joanna and Shashank are not only real estate industry icons but showcase how strong the AREAA membership is. AREAA has an important job to do in representing the housing needs of the AAPI community that is not one homogenous group. We are made up of approximately 50 nationalities and cultures. It is important for the real estate industry to understand this especially because of the ongoing AAPI migration patterns to the South and Southwest. More and more agents and lenders are going to work with AAPI immigrants along with first, second and third generations and AREAA is committed to ensure that they can enjoy homeownership.”
The A-List was developed using these criteria:
- RealTrends identified honorees by cross-tabulating AREAA membership with those on its RealTrends + Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals list.
- AREAAallowed for individual submissions allowing individual agents who generated at least 25 transaction sides or $10 million in sales volume in 2021 to be recognized.
- Teams needed at least 40 transaction sides and $15 million in sales volume. The team lead must be an AREAA member.
- Loan officers who self-nominated and originated the largest volume and units funded were included on the A-List.
Below follows an abbreviated list of the individual real estate agents by sides 2022 A-List honorees:
Individual Real Estate Agents Sides
|1||George Kypreos||GK Properties Real Estate & Management||Henderson, NV||1,293|
|2||Shirley Gary||Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta||Atlanta, GA||574.4|
|3||Abe Lee||Century 21 iProperties Hawaii||Honolulu, HI||535|
|4||Danielle Moy||@Properties||Orland Park, IL||252|
|5||Eric Delgado||Keller Williams Encino – Sherman Oaks||Encino, CA||185.4|
|6||Meghan O. Clarkson||Long & Foster Real Estate||Chincoteague Island, VA||162.3|
|7||Hugh Morrow||RE/MAX Preferred||Birmingham, AL||144|
|8||Randy Hatada||Xpand Realty||Las Vegas, NV||104|
|9||Betty Johnson||Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene||Galveston, TX||102|
|10||Michelle Kauffman||Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Premier Properties||Lubbock, TX||99|
|11||Magda Esola||Fielding Homes||Charlotte, NC||95|
|Oscar Garcia||Century 21 Sweyer & Assocites||Wilmington, NC||95|
|13||Randy Char||Sotheby’s International Realty Char Luxury||Las Vegas, NV||90|
|14||Fion Yau||Coldwell Banker Realty||San Francisco, CA||85.8|
|15||Christine Do||Keller Williams Easton||S. Easton, MA||83|
|16||LuAnn Shikasho||eXp Realty||Elk Grove, CA||81|
|17||Smitha Ramchandani||SR Real Estate Group||Whippany, NJ||80|
|18||Yvonne Summerfield||RE/MAX Kauai Living||Kalaheo, HI||79|
|19||Julie Gritton||Coldwell Banker Resort Realty||Lewes, DE||73.3|
|20||Leslie Webb||Long & Foster Real Estate||Winchester, VA||73.2|
|21||Tracy Keffer||Keller Williams GCR||Columbus, OH||72.3|
|22||Janet Moore||Premier Sotheby’s International Realty||Clearwater, FL||68|
|23||Herman Chan||Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty||Berkeley, CA||63.9|
|24||Gregory Tran||Keller Williams Austin SW||Austin, TX||63.5|
|25||Linda Goss||DRB Homes||Charlotte, NC||60|
|Susan Kliesen||Susan Kliesen RE/MAX Center||Grayson, GA||60|
|27||Spencer Hsu||Spencer Hsu Real Estate||Milpitas, CA||59|
|Lina Shah||Coldwell Banker Realty||Oak Brook, IL||59|
|Karen Sorenson||RE/MAX Newport Elite||Racine, WI||59|
|30||Janice Lee||Colwell Banker Realty||San Francisco, CA||57.2|
|31||Cynthia Li||Keller Williams Allen||Allen, TX||56.8|
|32||Ruth Manzano Javier||Coldwell Banker Realty||Kapoli, HI||56.5|
|33||Anita Vining||Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty||Jacksonville, FL||56|
|34||Tracy Allen||Coldwell Banker Realty||Honolulu, HI||53.8|
|35||Bonnie Lai||RE/MAX Unlimited||Brookline, MA||53|
|36||Li Huong Lanz||Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate||Clackamas, OR||52|
|37||Dane Gates||Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Premier Properties||The Woodlands, TX||51|
|Rich Kim||2Win Realty||Fort Lee, NJ||51|
|Emily Qing Hui Wang||Century 21 Advantage Gold||Philadelphia, PA||51|
|40||Hazel Heyer||Keller Williams Orlando South||Kissimmee, FL||50|
|Phyliss Lutrick||Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Premier Properties||Lubbock, TX||50|
|42||Melissa Zimmerman||Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty||Huntersville, NC||49|
|43||Jenny Law||Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty||Austin, TX||48|
|Tony Ngo||Real Estate Performance Group||Clackamas, OR||48|
|45||Jonathan Tat||Compass||Seattle, WA||47|
|Christie Xie||Nuage Real Estate Group||Newton, MA||47|
|47||Job Hammond||Dash Realty||Austin, TX||45|
|Linda Lee||Keller Williams Carmel Valley / Del Mar||San Diego, CA||45|
|49||Crystal Ansay||Diamond Realtors||Clovis, CA||44|
|Steven Powers||CENTURY 21 S.G.R., Inc.||Chicago, IL||44|
|51||Lilian Jorgenson||Long & Foster Real Estate||McLean, VA||43.3|
|52||Erin Stumpf||Coldwell Banker Realty||Sacramento, CA||42.8|
|53||Celeste Zarling||Century 21 Northwest Realty||Kirkland, WA||42|
|54||Phat Nguyen||eXp Realty||Orlando, FL||41|
|Darla Togo-Boardwell||Diamond Realtors||Clovis, CA||41|
|56||Donna Davids||Coldwell Banker Realty||South Easton, MA||40.8|
|57||Michele Liang||Compass||Seattle, WA||40|
|58||Carlos Alleyne||RE/MAX Advantage Plus||Delray Beach, FL||39|
|Patti Gage||Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate||Portland, OR||39|
|Maggie Li||Keller Williams Boston Southwest||Westwood, MA||39|
|61||Julie Phan||Julie Phan LLC||Largo, FL||38|
|Eric Yamamoto||Refined Real Estate Hawaii LLC||Ewa Beach, HI||38|
|Soo Yu||Eastern Realty Inc.||Fort Lee, NJ||38|
|64||Jocelyn Lomahan||The Avenue||San Diego, CA||37|
|Christine Nieva||RLAH Real Estate||Washington, DC||37|
|66||Garrett Chan||Compass||Pasadena, CA||36.5|
|Dawn Lanier||Coldwell Banker Realty||Austin, TX||36.5|
|68||Derek Hirano||Keller Williams South Bay||Torrance, CA||36|
|Reid Sanborn||Engel & Völkers Sun Valley||Ketchum, ID||36|
|70||Debbie Lang||Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS||Princeton, NJ||34|
|Eleanor Simon||Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties||Aiea, HI||34|
|72||Kristin Gennetti||Century 21 North East||Malden, MA||33.3|
|73||Susan Borochov||Corcoran Pacific Properties||Honolulu, HI||33.1|
|74||Saeng Bunsy||Iron Key Real Estate||Fresno, CA||33|
|75||Dana Hall-Bradley||Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Fine Living||Celebration, FL||32|
|76||Ellie Yung||Coldwell Banker Realty||Irvine, CA||31|
|77||Padma Sonti||Keller Williams Merrimack Valley||Westford, MA||30|
|78||Lily Ha||Portfolio Real Estate||Sacramento, CA||29|
|79||Tommy Kim||Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties||Honolulu, HI||28.5|
|Caron Ling||eXp Realty||Honolulu, HI||28.5|
|81||Sherry Cree||Ascendant Real Estate||Erie, CO||28|
|Maymay Huang||Sweet Home Realty Group||Sacramento, CA||28|
|Revelina Um||Keller Williams Oakland||Oakland, CA||28|
|George Xie||Keller Williams Silicon City||San Jose, CA||28|
|85||Michael Chang||Keller Williams Anaheim||Diamond Bar, CA||27.6|
|86||Vivian Ho||eXp Realty||Oakland, CA||27|
|87||Michele Turnquist||Engel & Völkers Austin Westlake||Austin, TX||26.5|
|88||Paul Wong||Coldwell Banker Realty||Oakland, CA||26.2|
|89||Ella Sun||Compass||Saratoga, CA||26|
|Terring Wang||Keller Williams Capital Properties||Rockville, MD||26|