Pacific Union Agent Selected as One of RISMedia’s Top 50 REALTORS® on the Rise

Posted by Karen Monroe — August 3, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO – (Aug. 4, 2008) – East Bay real estate broker Maureen Kennedy of Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate was selected as one of the top 50 REALTORS® on the Rise nationwide in the August 2008 issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. Kennedy is the first San Francisco Bay Area winner in the program’s four-year history.Maureen Kennedy, a Pacific Union GMAC broker selected as one of RISMedia's 50 REALTORS® on the Rise.Highlighted as a quick study, the magazine cited Kennedy for her commitment to affordable housing and involvement in housing policy, as well as for her sales and marketing accomplishments.“I’m pleased to be the first Bay Area winner of this prestigious award,” said Kennedy. “I’ve tried to bring together excellent customer service and a strong understanding of our unique market to advance the interests of my clients. And in this market, we need to be tech savvy because our buyers and sellers are. It’s great to get this national recognition from such an influential source.”Now in its fourth year, the REALTORS® on the Rise competition honors 50 of the industry’s best and brightest. All have entered the market within the last ten years. Each nominee was required to submit a one-page resume and 500-word summary of accomplishments. These were then judged from among hundreds of entrants from across the country on their overall success, incorporating today’s best practices in sales and marketing, customer service, use of technology, business savvy and negotiation prowess.Kennedy, a licensed real estate broker, is affiliated with Pacific Union’s Montclair office. In addition to the REALTOR® on the Rise honor, she is a certified EcoBroker and has earned the At-Home-with-Diversity certification from the National Association of REALTORS®. She will be a featured speaker at this year’s Institute for Luxury Home Marketing Leaders in Luxury conference in Miami. A longtime member of the Institute, she will lead a discussion of eco-friendly strategies for high-end REALTORS® and their clients.RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine is recognized by the National Association of REALTORS® as “the industry’s leading independent real estate and relocation news and information source.”To reach Kennedy, call 510-290-8535, email Kennedy at or Union GMAC Real EstateSince 1975, Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate has thoughtfully matched generations of buyers and sellers throughout the entire Bay Area. Pacific Union GMAC focuses on delivering outstanding quality and unparalleled service to a full spectrum of discerning clients. Pacific Union GMAC is the only firm in California to receive a distinguished four star International Property Award in association with CNBC Europe and the London Daily Mirror for superior marketing materials and client services in the luxury marketplace. A premier, locally managed brokerage with knowledgeable, experienced real estate professionals, Pacific Union GMAC takes a leading edge to new technology applications designed to enhance the client experience. Pacific Union is a GMAC Home Services company. For more information, visit

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