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