Alain Pinel Realtors Leads the Nation

Posted by Rainy Hake — September 22, 2011

1316716301The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends, Inc. announced the 2011 rankings of the top real estate professionals in the entire country based on 2010 sales volume. 14 Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) sales professionals were included in these prestigious rankings, with seven individuals and three teams listed as the top producing agents in the country, giving APR the strongest presence of any independent real estate firm in the nation based on volume.

Topping the list for Top Agents by Sales Volume was APR’s Mary Gullixson from the APR Menlo Park office, ranked #2 with a sales volume of $226,387,081, moving up from a #4 ranking last year. Also on the Top Agent list were Kathy Bridgman, from the APR Los Altos office, ranked #47; Nicki Naylor, from the APR Sonoma office, ranked #96; Judy Bogard-Tanigami, from the APR Los Altos office, ranked #122; George Montanari, from the APR Los Gatos office, ranked #158; Debbie Sharp, from the APR Burlingame office, ranked #208; and Sherry Bucolo, from the APR Palo Alto office, ranked #221.

The Cox Team, from the APR Danville/Blackhawk office, was ranked #172 on the Top Teams by Sales Volume list with a sales volume of $47,351,253. Also included on the list were Caitlin and Gloria Darke, from the APR Menlo Park office, ranked #185; and Steve TenBroeck and Jeff Stricker, from the Palo Alto and Los Altos offices, ranked #250.

“This is a remarkable achievement for these agents,” said Paul Hulme, CEO & President of APR. “Through their determination and hard work they earned incredible results in 2010, and are among the best in the entire nation. We are proud that they represent Alain Pinel Realtors in providing top quality service to our clients.”

The Wall Street Journal Top 1000 represent the top 1% of the more than 1 million REALTORS® nationwide. The list includes the top 250 agents or teams in four different 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 2010.

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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 sixth largest residential real estate firm in the United States based on its closed sales volume in 2010, and has been consistently ranked in the Top 10 firms in the country. The firm has nearly 1,400 agents in its 32 offices throughout the Bay Area. Now celebrating its 20 year anniversary, APR was founded in 1990 by CEO and President Paul L. Hulme, and is based in Saratoga, CA. For more information about APR, visit our website at

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