Alain Pinel Realtors Among The Wall Street Journal Top 400 Rankings for 2009

The Wall Street Journal announced the 2009 rankings of the top real estate professionals in the country based on 2008 sales volume. Six Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) sales professionals were included in these prestigious rankings, with three individuals and one team listed among the top agents in the country.

Topping the list for individual production was APR’s Mary Gullixson from the APR Menlo Park office, ranking #15. Also on the top individual list were Kathy Bridgman, from the APR Los Altos office, ranked #78, and Sherry Bucolo, from the APR Palo Alto office, ranked #90. The team of Carol Carnevale, Rosemary Squires & Nicole Aron from the APR Menlo Park office was ranked #63 on the top team list.

“This is a remarkable achievement for these agents when you consider that there are over one million real estate agents in America,” said Larry Knapp, President of Alain Pinel Realtors. “They are the best of the best in the entire nation and we are proud that they represent Alain Pinel Realtors in providing top quality service to our clients”.

The Wall Street Journal Top 400 is based on a survey of over 7,000 brokerage firms, Associations of Realtors® and hundreds of other sources to determine the top real estate professionals in the United States. Now in its 4th year, this ranking is the only independent study of its kind where all of the results from individual submissions are independently verified through third party sources. The 400 include the top 100 in each of four categories, including top individuals ranked by closed transaction sides; top individuals ranked by closed sales volume; top teams ranked by closed transaction sides; and top teams ranked by closed sales volume. All results from the study are based on calendar year 2008.

About Alain Pinel Realtors

Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) is the largest privately-owned and independent residential real estate company in California. APR was ranked the eighth largest real estate firm in the United States based on its sales volume in 2008, and has been consistently ranked in the Top 10 firms in the country. The firm has over 1,300 agents in its 30 offices throughout the Bay Area. APR was founded in 1990 by Chairman and CEO Paul Hulme, and is based in Saratoga, Calif. For more information about APR, please visit our website at