NAGLREP Partners with REAL Trends + Tom Ferry to Unveil Second Annual Top LGBT+ Rankings

NAGLREP Unveils Industry’s Second Annual Top LBGT+ Agent and Team Rankings

Georgia Agents Blair Myers and Shirley Gary Repeat as Winners on Individual Lists; Michael Zinicola and EZ Referral Network Lead in Team Honors.
Created with REAL Trends and Presented by Sotheby’s International Realty, NAGLREP Top LGBT+ Agent List Nearly Doubles to 118.

The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) today unveiled its second annual Top LGBT+ Agent List, the real estate industry’s only recognition of top producing LGBT and allied agents and teams. The year’s list included 118 individual and teams and nearly doubled last year’s honoree total.

Shirley Gary of Engel & Vӧlkers Buckhead Atlanta repeated at the top of the individual agent sales volume category producing $125.1 million, a 78% increase over her winning $70.1 million generated last year.

Blair Myers of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Success in Warner Robins, Ga. headed the individual agent transaction sides list with 305.8 sides in 2018. He was up 12% over last year’s 272 transaction sides.

The EZ Referral Network, led by Michael Zinicola with Keller Williams in West Lake, Ohio, again led all teams on the list with $208.9 million in sales volume and 1,081 transaction sides in 2018. The group did $185.1 million in sales volume and 968.8 sides in 2017.

“NAGLREP is playing an important role in showcasing the success of LGBT and allied agents across the United States,” said Kevin Thompson, Chief Marketing Officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.

“We are proud to sponsor the LGBT+ Agent List for the second year in a row because we support the commitment and dedication of these individuals who make real estate more inclusive every day. At its core, the real estate industry is about curating relationships and providing impeccable service; the professionals on this list excel at making those connections and delivering on that promise.”

All sales professionals and teams ranked in the NAGLREP Top LGBT+ Agent List appeared on the 2019 REAL Trends + Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals ratings. REAL Trends qualified all NAGLREP members who met 2018 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.

“REAL Trends is proud to recognize this preeminent group of top-producing agents and teams who are members of NAGLREP and qualified to be on the REAL Trends + Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals,” says Steve Murray, president of REAL Trends.

“This esteemed group is in the top 1.5 percent of all 1.4 million Realtors® in the United States for the calendar year 2018 sales results. The residential real estate industry is one of the most intensely competitive businesses in the country. To be included in this list recognizes just how professional and productive these real estate agents are.”

NAGLREP, now in its 12th year, has grown dramatically with more than 2,500 members and 37 chapters around the nation and is noted as one of the largest LGBT+ trade groups in the U.S.

“Doubling the number of agents and teams on the Top LGBT+ Agent List is another example of the positive momentum the LGBT community has seen this year in the real estate industry,” said NAGLREP Founder Jeff Berger.

“The industry continues to lead against anti-discrimination in housing including the outpouring of public support for the Equality Act, which recently passed in the House. And, while advocacy is a core mission of NAGLREP, we are also a business organization. Shirley and Blair, along with Michael and his team, produced at such high levels and are setting an incredible standard. We are looking forward to honoring them, and all of those who made the list, at the NAGLREP Conference in October in Palm Springs.”

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 and Gardens Real Estate Success Warner Robins, Ga. 306.8
2 Shirley Gary Engel & Vӧlkers Buckhead Atlanta Atlanta, Ga. 266.2
3 Zar Zanganeh Luxe Estates & Lifestyles Las Vegas, Nev. 219.0
4 Cathy Hoppough Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel Ionia, Mich. 144.2
5 Alison Elder Engel & Vӧlkers Truckee Donner Truckee, Calif. 139.5
6 Roman Novian Coldwell Banker Apex Realtors Waco, Texas 91.0
7 David Dorman CENTURY 21 Professional Group, Inc. Ocoee, Fla. 79.8
8 Paul Bryant Prime Real Estate Group Hoboken, N.J. 78.0
9 Melinda Elmer CENTURY 21 Masters Long Beach, Calif. 76.8
10 Daniel Casabonne Sotheby’s International Realty Sonoma, Calif. 70.5
11 Tim Orr Coldwell Banker Heritage Richmond, Ind. 60.0
12 Mario Trejo Romero The Melcher Agency Phoenix, Ariz. 60.0
13 Barry Kramer Westchester Choice Realty, Inc. Scarsdale, N.Y. 60.0
14 Joseph Poletto Keller Williams Jacksonville Realty Jacksonville, Fla. 58.5
15 Roxann Taylor Engel & Vӧlkers Dallas Southlake Dallas, Texas 56.5
16 Ann Heiring RE/MAX Advantage Colorado Springs, Colo. 55.0
17 Michael Wright EXIT Real Estate Gallery Fleming Island, Fla. 55.0
18 Marcie Bolt Engel & Vӧlkers Melbourne Central Melbourne, Fla. 53.0
29 Lauren Tetreault Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage New England Concord, Mass. 52.3
20 Patrick Conlin Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Silver City Silver City, N.M. 52.2
21 Rob Mccain Coldwell Banker Real Estate Professionals Iowa City, Iowa 52.1
22 Camille Campbell Coldwell Banker Schmidt, Realtors Traverse City, Mich. 52.0
23 Carl Davis RE/MAX Advantage Central Birmingham, Ala. 51.0

 

INDIVIDUAL SALES VOLUME

Rank Name Company City. State Volume ($million)
1 Shirley Gary Engel & Vӧlkers Buckhead Atlanta Atlanta, Ga. $125.1
2 Alison Elder Engel & Vӧlkers Truckee Donner Truckee, Calif. $  93.8
3 Mark Lowham TTR Sotheby’s International Realty Washington, DC $  83.0
4 Wendy Storch Sotheby’s International Realty San Francisco, Calif. $  82.5
5 Daniel Casabonne Sotheby’s International Realty Sonoma, Calif. $  78.1
6 Zar Zanganeh Luxe Estates & Lifestyles Las Vegas, Nev. $  77.2
7 Scott Stewart The Corcoran Group New York, N.Y. $  70.4
8 Chris Benfante Compass Brooklyn, N.Y. $  61.6
9 Stan Ponte Sotheby’s International Realty New York, N.Y. $  58.5
10 Herman Chan Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty Berkeley, Calif. $  45.5
11 Barry Dantagnan Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Southern California Sherman Oaks, Calif. $  41.5
12 Kristi Ambrosetti Sotheby’s International Realty New York, N.Y. $  40.6
13 Dean Poritzky Engel & Vӧlkers Wellesley Wellesley, Mass. $  37.9
14 Melinda Elmer CENTURY 21 Masters Long Beach, Calif. $  36.1
15 Jay Kipp Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty Seattle, Wash. $  33.2
16 Brad Hinckley Compass Seattle, Wash. $  32.3
17 Blair Myers Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Success Warner Robins, Ga. $  28.8
18 Emily Flax Atlantic Bay Sotheby’s International Realty Provincetown, Mass $  28.3
19 David Dorman CENTURY 21 Professional Group, Inc. Ocoee, Fla. $  27.7
20 Chris Lim Climb Real Estate San Francisco, Calif. $  25.7
21 David Oliphant Ocean Blue Real Estate Half Moon Bay, Calif. $  25.4
22 Grant Muller Spaces Real Estate Denver, Colo. $  24.6
23 Avi Dan-Goor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties Las Vegas, Nev. $  23.5
24 Lauren Tetreault Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage New England Concord, Mass. $  22.5
25 Andy Levine Engel & Vӧlkers Park City Park City, Utah $  22.0
26 Steven Porzio RE/MAX Real Estate Ltd. Little Silver, N.J. $  21.6
27 Bruce Miller John R, Wood Properties Naples, Fla. $  21.4
28 Chad Estes Coldwell Banker BAIN Portland, Ore. $  21.2
29 Kelly Williams TTR Sotheby’s International Realty Washington, DC $  21.0
30 Paul Bryant Prime Real Estate Group Hoboken, N.J. $  20.6
31 Michael Tessaro Intero Franchise Pleasanton, Calif. $  20.6
32 David Grega Compass San Rafael, Calif. $  20.4
33 Ann Heiring RE/MAX Advantage Colorado Springs, Colo. $  20.3
34 Camille Campbell Coldwell Banker Schmidt, Realtors Traverse City, Mich. $  20.1

 

TEAM SIDES

Rank Team Lead Team Name Company City. State Sides
1 Michael Zinicola The EZ Referral Network Keller Williams Realty Westlake, Ohio 1,081.0
2 Stephen Cooley The Stephen Cooley Real Estate Group Keller Williams Realty Rock Hill, S.C. 716.5
3 Christina Griffin The Griffin Group Keller Williams Realty Tampa, Fla. 564.0
4 Alex Tooke The Alex Tooke Team The Peak Properties Group Aurora, Colo. 281.0
5 Shannon Foster-Boline Shannon Foster-Boline Group Realty Executives Associates Knoxville, Tenn. 251.0
6 Jeff Anderson Anderson Real Estate Group Keller Williams Realty Long Beach, Calif. 212.0
7 Martin Bouma & Brian Bouma-Quinn Bouma Group Keller Williams Realty Ann Arbor, Mich. 205.3
8 Don Callahan Don Callahan Real Estate Group Keller Williams Realty Savannah, Ga. 176.3
9 Curtis Mellon & Mike Federau Team Curtis Mellon RE/MAX Anchor Realty Punta Gorda, Fla. 163.0
10 Lisa Phair Lisa Phair & Associates Coldwell Banker West Shell West Chester, Ohio 147.4
11 Ricardo Rodriguez Ricardo Rodriguez & Associates Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage New England Boston, Mass. 125.2
12 Jamie Coley Heller Coley Reed Team Long & Foster Real Estate. Inc. Bethesda, Md. 122.0
13 Mark Pattison PorchLight San Diego Powered by Big Block San Diego, Calif. 115.0
14 Joe Stanfield Best In The Carolinas Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Carolinas Charlotte, N.C. 113.5
15 Brady Sandahl Brady Sandahl Real Estate Group Keller Williams Realty Palm Springs, Calif. 113.0
16 Steven Norris Norris Team eXp Realty Raleigh, N.C. 112.0
17 Dillar Schwartz The Seely Group Keller Williams Realty Austin, Texas 109.0
18 Jennifer Ames Ames Group Chicago Engel & Vӧlkers Chicago Chicago, Ill. 107.0
19 Mark Mayer Mayer Sutphin Group Engel & Vӧlkers Hilton Head Island – Bluffton Hilton Head Island, S.C. 104.5
20 Mark Rutstein Evan + Mark Team Compass Washington, DC 104.0
21 John Hatcher The Hatcher Group Keller Williams Realty Portland, Maine 100.1
22 Hudson Warren The Hudson Warren Team Keller Williams Realty Bonita Springs, Fla. 90.2
23 Robert Rutley Taylor & Associates Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Providence, R.I. 88.0
24 Lisa Munoz Lisa Munoz Team Realty Austin Austin, Texas 87.0
25 John W Whitesell Team Whitesell Keller Williams Realty St, Augustine, Fla. 87.0
26 Melissa Hastings & Cassie Lamoureaux The Cassie Lamoureux Group Keller Williams Realty Ocoee, Fla.

 

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27 Kim Colaprete Team Diva Coldwell Banker BAIN Seattle, Wash. 80.3
28 Brian Maguire Maguire and Company Compass Atlanta, Ga. 77.0

 

TEAM VOLUME

Rank Team Lead Team Name Company City. State Volume ($million)
1 Michael Zinicola The EZ Referral Network Keller Williams Realty Westlake, Ohio $208.9
2 Stephen Cooley The Stephen Cooley Real Estate Group Keller Williams Realty Rock Hill, S.C. $156.2
3 Ricardo Rodriguez Ricardo Rodriguez & Associates Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage New England Boston, Mass. $134.0
4 Jeff Anderson Anderson Real Estate Group Keller Williams Realty Long Beach, Calif. $127.5
5 Christina Griffin The Griffin Group Keller Williams Realty Tampa, Fla. $123.3
6 Jamie Coley Heller Coley Reed Team Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. Bethesda, Md. $114.0
7 Jennifer Ames Ames Group Chicago Engel & Vӧlkers Chicago Chicago, Ill. $111.4
8 Alex Tooke The Alex Tooke Team The Peak Properties Group Aurora, Colo. $104.9
9 Brady Sandahl Brady Sandahl Real Estate Group Keller Williams Realty Palm Springs, Calif. $87.4
10 Martin Bouma & Brian Bouma-Quinn Bouma Group Keller Williams Realty Ann Arbor, Mich. $83.6
11 Daryl Judy The Kimberly & Daryl Team Washington Fine Properties, LLC Washington, DC $78.6
12 Madison Hildebrand The Malibu Life Team Compass Malibu, Calif. $72.8
13 Anthony Riggins Anthony Riggins East Bay Team Sotheby’s International Realty San Francisco, Calif. $68.5
14 Mark Pattison PorchLight San Diego Powered by Big Block San Diego, Calif. $64.3
15 Mark Rutstein Evan + Mark Team Compass Washington, DC $58.3
16 Kim Colaprete Team Diva Coldwell Banker BAIN Seattle, Wash. $49.8
17 Shannon Foster-Boline Shannon Foster-Boline Group Realty Executives Associates Knoxville, Tenn. $48.7
18 Don Callahan Don Callahan Real Estate Group Keller Williams Realty Savannah, Ga. $47.0
19 Christopher Fling Fling and Yang Associates Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Los Altos Los Altos, Calif. $43.4
20 Eric Copper Eric Copper Keller Williams Realty Austin, Texas $42.6
21 Brett Caviness Caviness Group Compass Menlo Park, Calif. $42.5
22 Joe Stanfield Best In The Carolinas Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Carolinas Charlotte, N.C. $41.7
23 John Hatcher The Hatcher Group Keller Williams Realty Portland, Maine $41.1
24 Dillar Schwartz The Seely Group Keller Williams Realty Austin, Texas $40.0
25 Richard Woods Woods Real Estate Services Woods Real Estate Services San Diego, Calif. $39.5
26 John Westfall-Kwong Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group Keller Williams Realty Short Hills, N.J. $39.2
27 John O’Connor O’Connor & Highland Keller Williams Realty Boston, Mass. $39.1
28 Lisa Munoz Lisa Munoz Team Realty Austin Austin, Texas $37.7
29 Frank Castaldini Frank Castaldini Compass San Francisco, Calif. $35.9
30 Mark Mayer Mayer Sutphin Group Engel & Vӧlkers Hilton Head Island – Bluffton Hilton Head Island, S.C. $33.7
31 Lisa Phair Lisa Phair & Associates Coldwell Banker West Shell West Chester, Ohio $32.9
32 Robert Rutley Taylor & Associates Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Providence, R.I. $32.0
33 Phillip Belenky Phillip Belenky Team Coldwell Banker BAIN Seattle, Wash. $31.1
34 Denny Horner The Denny & Leyla Team Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Mid-Atlantic Washington, DC $30.8

 

Methodology

REAL Trends + Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals 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 900 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 + Tom Ferry America’s Best Professionals 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 2.500 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.

About REAL Trends

REAL Trends is a privately-held. Colorado-based publishing, consulting and communications company specializing in the residential brokerage and housing industries. REAL Trends provides a wide range of advisory services to a clientele of local, regional and national real estate organizations. REAL Trends’ areas of expertise include operational analysis, valuations, merger and acquisition advisory service, technology and digital marketing consulting, consumer and business research and strategic planning.  Visit REAL Trends at www.realtrends.com.

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After earning her bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Central Florida, Tracey set out in the real world at Florida Realtors in 1994 as a communication assistant, working her way up to editor in chief of Florida Realtor magazine. In 2004, she left the association to start her freelance writing and editing business. One of her first clients was REAL Trends, and she started working for the organization in 2005. In 2014, Tracey was promoted to editor in chief of publications for REAL Trends. She handles the writing and editing of all REAL Trends publications and marketing materials, including LORE Magazine, the REAL Trends newsletter and the blog. She is also the primary podcast interviewer where she conducts interviews with top real estate industry leaders and affiliated industry leaders. Tracey is married with two children.

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