Four Brokers of Pacific Union International Named Among America’s Top 1,000 Real Estate Professionals by the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (September 8, 2011) Pacific Union International (PUI) announced today four of their team members were included among the Top 250 Real Estate Professionals by Transaction Volume. Pacific Union International has made its mark among the leading realtors in the Bay Area. Tracy McLaughlin of Ross, Dana Green of Orinda, Steven Mavromihalis and John Lee, both of San Francisco, were named among America’s top real estate professionals by The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends.  They are all now members of the “The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals,” a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by the two respected publications.  They are now ranked in the top one half of 1 percent of the more than 1 million REALTORS® nationwide.

The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals recently announced with four separate categories honoring the top 250 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in:

  • Individual Sales Professionals – Sales volume
  • Individual Sales Professionals – Transaction sides (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.)
  • Team Professionals – Sales Volume
  • Team Professionals – Transaction sides

According to The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals, McLaughlin, Green, Mavromihalis and Lee had sales volume of between $35 million and $53million, ranking in the top 250 in the nation.

“The best individual agents and teams – including McLaughlin, Green, Mavromihalis and Lee’s award-winning efforts – were nothing short of phenomenal considering the challenging real estate market,” said Steve Murray, founder of Denver-based publishing and communications company REAL Trends, which compiled the list.

“Ironically, if you look at the top 250 in each category you will find that collectively, their sales volume and transaction sides held up quite nicely compared with the market as a whole.”

“Becoming a member of such an elite group as the The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals is an incredible accomplishment in any market, but what McLaughlin, Green, Mavromihalis and Lee’s did during these challenging times is impressive on so many levels,” said Marti Gallardo, vice president of classified advertising for The Wall Street Journal.  “Their efforts topped 99.99 percent of the more than 1 million REALTORS nationwide.”

“Pacific Union International is absolutely thrilled to see four team members named to The Thousand,” said Mark A. McLaughlin, president and CEO of Pacific Union International.  “Even with the market’s challenges, it’s incredibly gratifying for our professionals to help clients find their dream homes, as well as help them sell their properties quickly and for the highest price possible. We salute Tracy McLaughlin, Dana Green, Steve Mavromihalis and John Lee for their achievements.”

The four lists of the The Thousand can be found at:

About Pacific Union International(PUI): PUI is the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier international luxury real estate brand operating in six counties including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco and Sonoma for 35 years. Locally owned, PUI leadership operates with an entrepreneurial mindset and unwavering commitment to invest in the right people, processes and tools to ensure deep, long-standing client and agent relationships. In 2009, its team of over 425+ brokers achieved #1 ranking in average sales price and #1 ranking for professional productivity in all six counties. Through its exclusive relationship with Christie’s International Real Estate in the San Francisco Bay Area, Pacific Union delivers international reach in its property marketing programs and provides clients with access to international investors.

About The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals: The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals 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.  The Real Estate Top 1,000 honors America’s elite real estate agents and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends

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