Walt Danley Group Named in America’s Top 200 Real Estate Professionals by The Wall Street Journal, REAL Trends and Lore

Posted by Terri MacDonald — January 13, 2008

PHOENIX – (Jan. 14, 2008) – The Walt Danley Group of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Arizona was named among America’s top real estate professionals by The Wall Street Journal, REAL Trends and lore Magazine. They are now members of “The Real Estate Top 200,” a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by the three respected publications.The Real Estate Top 200 rankings were announced this month at the National Association of REALTORS’® Annual Conference & Expo in Las Vegas at a gala awards presentation and dinner.The Walt Danley Group achieved a closed sales volume of $245,638,856 and is ranked sixth among real estate teams nationwide by sales volume. Although sales units closed were down nearly 20 percent in 2006, the nation\\\\\'s top 200 real estate professionals were within 5 percent of the record they achieved in 2005.The Paradise Valley real estate team is led by Walt Danley, who last year achieved a #3 ranking among 126,000 Coldwell Banker sales associates worldwide. Danley was named one of the “35 Most Influential People in Luxury Real Estate” in 2006, along with such names as Donald Trump and Jack Nicklaus. This is also the fourth consecutive year Danley has been ranked as the top Coldwell Banker agent in Arizona. Danley sold more luxury real estate than any other real estate agent in the State of Arizona during 2006, regardless of company affiliation.“Becoming a member of The Real Estate Top 200 is no small feat, considering these accomplished professionals are competing against more than 1 million real estate agents nationwide,” said Anne Randolph, publisher of lore Magazine. “It is an elite group, and this national recognition is our way of saluting the hard work and accomplishments of America’s top real estate agents like Walt Danley.”“We are extremely inspired by real estate agents like Danley,” said Marti Gallardo, vice president of classified advertising for The Wall Street Journal. “His accomplishments serve as a strong reminder of what a dynamic, fun, fast-paced and challenging industry real estate is—and the personal and career rewards that can be attained through perseverance, a great attitude and an unbending commitment to customer service.”Information on the winners can also be found online at www.loremagazine.com and www.RealEstateJournal.com, which is The Wall Street Journal’s real estate Web site.About Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – ArizonaColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage Arizona is owned and operated by NRT LLC, the largest residential real estate brokerage company in the United States. With over 30 offices and close to 2,000 real estate professionals in metro Phoenix, metro Tucson, the White Mountains and Northwest Arizona, the organization has been recognized as one of the top 20 brokers in the nation. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Arizona has 16 residential real estate branch offices throughout the metro Phoenix area and offers one-stop shopping through a builder services division, a relocation division, a concierge service and mortgage and title services. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Arizona also has eight branch offices in metro Tucson and eight branch offices in western and central Arizona. The company hosts a Web site at www.AZmoves.com.About NRT LLC  NRT LLC is the nation\\\\\'s largest residential real estate brokerage company, with 1,000 offices, 59,000 sales associates and 8,000 employees operating in 35 major metropolitan areas. NRT, its affiliated companies, marketing partners or joint ventures provide mortgage, title, insurance, escrow, warranty, relocation and concierge services to NRT\\\\\'s family of companies. NRT\\\\\'s commercial operations rank as the 12th-largest corporate-owned commercial real estate brokerage in the United States. In 2006, NRT accounted for more than $193 billion in closed sales volume. NRT (www.nrtinc.com), a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, operates Realogy\\\\\'s company-owned real estate brokerage offices under the world-renowned brand names of Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, ERA®, Sotheby\\\\\'s International Realty® and The Corcoran Group®. Realogy is the world\\\\\'s leading real estate brokerage franchisor.About The Real Estate Top 200The Real Estate Top 200 awards program was developed jointly by The Wall Street Journal’s Business Development Group and REAL Trends, a leading source of analysis and information for the residential real estate brokerage industry, and lore magazine, the “people” magazine for the industry. The Real Estate Top 200 honors America’s elite real estate agents and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends. Winners were published in a special advertising supplement of The Wall Street Journal, lore magazine, in www.loremagazine.com, and on RealEstateJournal.com, The Wall Street Journal’s real estate Web site.

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