Who's the 'best' agent in each state?

In the wake of the annual Real Trends Thousand, the real estate consulting firm released its state-by-state breakdown of the 'best' agents

BY PATRICK KEARNS JULY 09, 2019

Real Trends and Tom Ferry on Tuesday released its seventh annual breakdown of the most productive agents and teams by state and metro area according to transaction sides and volume.

“With today’s release of the 2019 America’s Best Real Estate Professionals list, an elite group of real estate agents across the country are receiving well-deserved recognition,” Real Trends President Steve Murray said in a statement. “These sales associates are far above average and have built enormously successful small businesses in an extremely competitive field.”

The list features more than 14,000 real estate professionals from every state. In order to qualify for placement on the list, an agent must have at least 50 transaction sides or $20 million in sales volume. For teams, the minimums are 75 sides or $30 million in sale volume.

The average Realtor did fewer than nine transactions and $1.8 million in sales volume in 2018, according to Murray, which makes placement on this list even more impressive.

“Those individual agents and teams who make up the 2019 America’s Best Real Estate Professionals represent less than 1.5 percent of all Realtors in the country yet account for over 12 percent of the closed transactions and more than 22 percent of all the sales volume closed last year,” Murray said.

“It’s incredible to consider that such a small number of real estate professionals have found a way to truly build their own businesses.,” Murray added. “It’s also interesting that these top performers are reaching new levels while they work with numerous different kinds of brokerage firms and regions of the country.”

Real Trends compiles the rankings based on surveys from “virtually every national branded network,” along with many state and local Realtor associations, multiple listing services and the largest brokerage firms in the country.

Many of the agents that appear at the top of the list in their respective states also headlined the Real Trends Thousand, released in June, like Ben Caballero in Texas, Ryan Gehris in Pennsylvania and Ralph Harvey III in Florida.

The list is compiled in a joint partnership between real estate analytics and consulting firm Real Trends and real estate coaching and training firm Tom Ferry International.

See the full breakdown of the “best” agents and teams here.