Long & Foster® Sales Professionals Ranked Top In Nation

Posted by Vicki Bendure — October 10, 2011

1318265103CHANTILLY, VA, Sept. 8, 2011Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc., the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States, announced today that its Creig Northrop Team, based in Clarksburg, MD, earned the #1 one spot for real estate teams nationwide, based on closed sales volume in 2010, as ranked by The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends, Inc. The team, which has offices in Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery and Frederick counties in Maryland, also ranked third in the survey based on the number of closed transaction sides in 2010.

Also ranked in the survey of the nation’s top 250 sales professionals by closed volume and transaction sides for 2010 were 15 other Long & Foster teams based on closed sales volume, four teams based on the number of closed transaction sides, and three individual sales agents based on the amount of closed transactions volume.

“These nationally-recognized top rankings represent the many exceptional teams of sales professionals we have in our company who are dedicated to our mission of providing consumers with the total homeownership experience,” said Gary Scott, President of Long & Foster Real Estate. “We congratulate The Northrop Team on achieving this top honor, as well as all of our sales professionals who ranked as part of the Top 250 for 2010.”

“With a long-standing commitment to providing the best tools and technology for sales associates, enabling them to offer an industry-leading real estate experience for buyers and sellers, Long & Foster is home to many of the top-performing sales associates in the Mid-Atlantic region,” Scott added.

The Northrop Team, which has ranked second in the survey for the last five years, moved up to the top spot of the 2010 survey with closed sales volume of more than $300 million.

The following Long & Foster teams were also recognized in the top 250 nationwide, based on closed sales volume in 2010: Debbie Dogrul Associates, Fairfax, VA, ranked 6th; Marc Fleisher, Washington, D.C., 22nd; Tom & Cindy and Associates, Alexandria, VA, 46th; Wydler Brothers Realty Team, McLean, VA, 68th; Coley-Reed & Associates, Bethesda, MD, 78th; Nancy Itteilag, Washington, D.C., 88th; The Banner Team, Bethesda, MD, 91st; The Ron Rush Team, Chantilly, VA, 93rd; The Leslie Kopp Group, Bethany Beach, DE, 131st; John Plank, Arlington, VA, 150th; Boofie O’Gorman, Reston, VA, 163rd; The Rozansky Realty Group, Bethesda, MD, 164th; Marianne Prendergast, McLean, VA, 165th; Judi Levin, Washington, D.C., 244th; and Meg Finn, Bethesda, MD, 248th.

Long & Foster teams that ranked in the top 250 nationwide, based on the number of closed transaction sides in 2010, include: Debbie Dogrul Associates, Fairfax, VA, 26th; Tom & Cindy and Associates, Alexandria, VA, 96th; and The Ron Rush Team, Chantilly, VA, 221st.

In addition, Long & Foster sales agents who ranked in the 250 nationwide, based on the amount of closed transactions volume for 2010 include: Lilian Jorgenson, McLean, VA, 112th; and Kimberly Cestari, Washington, D.C., 176th. Long & Foster sales agent Kyle Hause, Newport News, VA, ranked 169th in the top 250 agents nationwide based on the number of closed transaction sides.

The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends rankings are based on a survey of more than 7,000 brokerage firms, associations of Realtors® and other sources to determine the top real estate professionals in the United States. Now in its sixth year, the survey ranks top-producing teams and individual sales agents based on closed sales volume and closed transaction sides. Transaction sides recognize that in each real estate transaction, there are two sides that can be represented by a real estate agent—a buyer's and a seller's. It is the only independent study of its kind where all of the results from individual submissions are independently verified through third-party sources.

About Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc.:

Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc. is the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States. The company is part of The Long & Foster® Companies, which also includes Prosperity Mortgage® Company; Walker Jackson® Mortgage Corporation; Long & Foster Insurance Agency, Inc.; and Long & Foster Settlement Services. Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. represents more than 12,000 agents in seven Mid-Atlantic states, plusthe District of Columbia. The company sold more than $24 billion worth of homes and helped more than 72,000 people buy and sell homes in 2010. The combined sales and equivalents for the Long & Foster Companies in 2010 were in excess of $47.2 billion. Visit longandfoster.com for more information or visit us on Facebook or Twitter.

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