Atlanta REALTORS® Association Celebrates 2016 Top Producers

Atlanta REALTORS® Association Celebrates 2016 Top Producers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — Presenters at the Atlanta REALTORS® Association’s Annual Top Producers Gala, held March 18, 2017, included (l-r): Jean Rawls, Scott Askew, Charlotte Sears, Ro Preisinger, David Tufts, Glennis Beacham, Bill Rawlings, Dan Forsman, Jenni Bonura, and Lisa Johnson.

Atlanta REALTORS® Association President Bill Rawlings with the 2016 Top Producer in the Individual Volume category, Betsy Akers (center), and the Top Producers Committee Chair, Lisa Johnson (right).

Atlanta, GA (April 10, 2017) – The Atlanta REALTORS® premier event of the year, the annual Top Producers Gala, was held March 18th at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The sold out event brought together nearly 1,100 of the finest in the Atlanta real estate industry to celebrate the 2016 Top Producers.

Recognition as a Top Producer of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association is merited based on the Top 15% of the membership in both volume and units. The minimum required to receive recognition was just over $3.9 million in volume or 9 total units of production. This year, the Association recognized 1,135 members with a total of 220 members being recognized for the first time.

Highlights of the event included a presentation of the Top Producer Awards to the individual and team members who had the highest sales for the year, a secret that is held until the recipients are announced at the event. The Top Producers for 2016 were recognized in four categories:

Individual, Volume Category: Betsy Akers, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty (Over $68M in sales)
Individual, Units Category: Marwan Karaa, RE/MAX Metro Atlanta Cityside (155 Units)
Team, Volume Category: BrownDaniel Real Estate, Beacham & Company, REALTORS® (Over $43M average per team member)
Team, Units Category: ERA Atlantic Realty (105.25 average units per team member)

The complete list of Top 10 Producers in the Individual Volume category includes:
#1 – Over $68 million – Betsy Akers, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty
#2 – Over $50 million – Chase Mizell, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty
#3 – Over $44 million – Ben Hirsh, Hirsh Real Estate Specialists
#4 – Over $43 million – Tom Ellicott, PalmerHouse Properties & Associates
#5 – Over $39 million – Robin Blass, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
#6 – Over $36 million – Weslee Knapp, Keller Knapp Realty
#7 – Over $35 million – Chip Wallace, Keller Knapp Realty
#8 – Over $34 million – Jodi Halpert, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties
#9 – Over $33 million – Chad Polazzo, RE/MAX Metro Atlanta Cityside
#10 – Over $30 million – Mikel Muffley, Muffley & Associates

The complete list of Top 10 in the Team Volume category includes:

#1 – Average Team Member Volume Over $43 million – BrownDaniel Real Estate, Beacham & Company, REALTORS
#2 – Average Team Member Volume Over $33 million – Bonneau Ansley III, Ansley Atlanta Real Estate
#3 – Average Team Member Volume Over $26 million – J.Rich Atlanta, Keller Knapp Realty
#4 – Average Team Member Volume Over $23 million – The Natalie Gregory Team, Keller Williams Realty Metro Atlanta
#5 – Average Team Member Volume Over $21 million – Travis Reed, Harry Norman, REALTORS®
#6 – Average Team Member Volume Over $18 million – Mary Stuart Iverson, Harry Norman, REALTORS®
#7 – Average Team Member Volume Over $17 million – Anna K. Intown, Keller Williams Realty Intown Atlanta
#8 – Average Team Member Volume Over $16 million – Kelly Boudreau, Harry Norman, REALTORS®
#9 – Average Team Member Volume Over $16 million – Banister Team, Harry Norman, REALTORS®
#10 – Average Team Member Volume Over $16 million – Price Curtis, Harry Norman, REALTORS®

The complete list of the Top 10 in the Individual Units category includes:
#1 – 155 Units – Marwan Karaa, RE/MAX Metro Atlanta Cityside
#2 – 94.25 Units – Amanda Fard, Keller Williams Realty Cityside
#3 – 86 Units – Michael Smith, Chapman Hall, REALTORS
#4 – 80 Units – Elena Gist, Keller Williams Realty of Buckhead
#5 – 74.63 Units – Weslee Knapp, Keller Knapp Realty
#6 – 72 Units – Robin Blass, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
#7 – 71 Units – Ryan Garrett, Keller Williams Realty Metro Atlanta
#8 – 70 Units – Dawn Faulkner, Dawn, REALTORS
#9 – 66 Units – Kevin Khoa Do, RE/MAX Grand South
#10 – 64 Units – Rod Williams, Solid Source Realty

The complete list of the Top 10 recipients in the Team Units category includes:
#1 – With a Team Member average of 105.25 units – ERA Atlantic Realty
#2 – With a Team Member average of 64.38 units – J.Rich Atlanta, Keller Knapp Realty
#3 – With a Team Member average of 63.38 units – BrownDaniel Real Estate, Beacham & Company, REALTORS
#4 – With a Team Member average of 45 units – Anna K Intown, Keller Williams Realty Intown Atlanta
#5 – With a Team Member average of 41.88 units – Banister Team, Harry Norman, REALTORS®
#6 – With a Team Member average of 41.25 units – The Natalie Gregory Team, Keller Williams Realty Metro Atlanta
#7 – With a Team Member average of 37 units – Lee Budden, Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta
#8 – With a Team Member average of 35.3 units – AtlantaBen Team, Keller Williams Realty Metro Atlanta
#9 – With a Team Member average of 34.38 units – Gina Sharma Team, Keller Williams Realty North Atlanta
#10 – With a Team Member average of 34.3 units – Sherry & Maria Team, Keller Williams Realty Consultants

The Top Producers Committee Chair Lisa Johnson notes that “By identifying the top 15% of Atlanta’s REALTORS®, we were able to recognize over 1,100 individuals and teams for their 2016 achievements. These accomplishments include over 200 new members who were being recognized for the very first time.”

The Atlanta REALTORS® Association President Bill Rawlings says, “Our association and the local industry has been growing for several years, and the ability to recognize new Top Producers makes this an exciting time of growth in this dynamic community.”

For additional information about this event, visit http://www.atlantarealtors.com/Top-Producers-Past.aspx.

For the press kit on this event, visit https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bw2tHvstnqBMWG5weVhGMDlWTWs

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About the Atlanta REALTORS® Association:
The mission of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association is about supporting high standards of conduct, the business of real estate, our members, and the communities we serve. Founded in 1910, the Atlanta REALTORS® Association has been an instrumental factor in the growth of organized real estate in the state of Georgia for over a century. With over 7,000 members, ARA is the largest real estate association in the state of Georgia and considered to be one of the strongest and most successful REALTOR® Associations across the nation. Throughout its history, ARA has exerted its influence in civic affairs in its capacity of representing a substantial segment of the business community across Atlanta. The Association has contributed representatives to the Atlanta Aldermanic Board, City Zoning Boards, the Mayor’s Committee on Urban Renewal, the office of Vice-Mayor, the Mayor, County Commissions, and the Atlanta Housing Authority. ARA has consistently, for many years, exerted its influence on behalf of the real property taxpayers. Additionally, the Atlanta Association played a major role in the creation of the Georgia Real Estate Commission and has continued to play an integral part in the development of the Georgia License Law.

CONTACTS:

Tripp Cook, Communications & PR Director
Office: 404-732-0645

Mary Pope, Executive Director
Office: 404-732-0603

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