Real Estate

Local Realtors reign in national rankings

Palo Alto team takes No. 1 spot, 17 make top 250 list

Six local Realtor teams and 17 individuals were among the top 250 salespeople in the country in 2015, according to rankings announced by Real Trends, a private communications company, in its annual "The Thousand" list, published in The Wall Street Journal.

DeLeon Realty of Palo Alto ranked No. 1 while Mary & Brent Gullixson of Alain Pinel Realtors, Menlo Park, and The Troyer Group of Intero Real Estate Services, Los Altos, ranked No. 12 and No. 16, respectively.

Last year, DeLeon Realty was rated as No. 5 as a team with $332 million in sales. This year's team volume reached $559 million, earning them the No. 1 spot.

Top local teams included:

No. 1: The DeLeon Team, DeLeon Realty, Inc., Palo Alto, $559 million

No. 12: Mary & Brent Gullixson, Alain Pinel Realtors, Menlo Park, $308 million

No. 16: The Troyer Group, Intero Real Estate Services, Los Altos, $258 million

No. 101: Brad and Helen Miller, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/NRT, Woodside, $120 million

No. 144: Carol Carnevale and Nicole Aron, Alain Pinel Realtors, Menlo Park, $104 million

No. 222: Caitlin and Gloria Darke, Alain Pinel Realtors, Menlo Park, $84 millions

Top individuals included:

No. 27: Efi Luzon, Intero Real Estate Services, Los Altos, $213 million

No. 38: Keri Nicholas of Alain Pinel Realtors, Menlo Park, $181 million

No. 40: Juliana Lee of Keller Williams Realty, Palo Alto, $179 million

No. 50: Tom LeMieux, Pacific Union Real Estate, Menlo Park, $159 million

No. 63: Kathy Bridgman, Alain Pinel Realtors, Los Altos, $139 million

No. 73: Judy Citron, Alain Pinel Realtors, Menlo Park, $129 million

No. 89: Judy Bogard-Tanigami, Alain Pinel Realtors, Los Altos, $116 million

No. 99: Hugh Cornish, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/NRT, Menlo Park, $110 million

No. 108: Tim Kerns, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/NRT, Menlo Park, $107 million

No. 123: Lan Bowling, Keller Williams Realty, Palo Alto, $100 million

No. 138: Ginny Kavanaugh, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/NRT, Woodside, $94 million

No. 155: Zach Trailer, Alain Pinel Realtors, Menlo Park, $89 million

No. 176: Billy McNair, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/NRT, Menlo Park, $84 million

No. 177: Scott Dancer, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/NRT, Woodside, $84 million

No. 179: Kristin Cashin, Pacific Union Real Estate, Menlo Park, $83 million

No. 193: Ed Graziani, Sereno Group, Los Altos, $79 million

No. 204: Erika Demma, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/NRT, Woodside, $76 million

Comments

33 people like this
Posted by Nauseated
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 3, 2015 at 2:37 pm

For someone who has largely helped ruin Palo Alto's residential neighborhoods, I am disgusted to see Ken DeLeon become so wealthy from money that may have been made illegally or possibly laundered.


1 person likes this
Posted by Get Real "Nauseated"
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 5, 2015 at 12:51 pm

Get serious Mr. Nauseated. DeLeon and other realtors are not ruining neighborhoods. They are merely providing a service, on behalf of sellers, to extract the most money from buyers. Ken's the best at it, that's all.

The people who are ruining the neighborhoods are the sellers who are demanding $2-3 million for a run down Eichler that has had no work done on it since the sellers bought 20 years ago for $250K. They are basically selling tear downs. Any buyer who is going to spend a few million wants a real house which means they will tear it down or a builder will do so.


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Posted by when overseas owners sell...
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Jul 5, 2015 at 1:58 pm

I thought there was a newspaper story about when these overseas owners/consortia go to sell, and you, the local resident may be an interested buyer, that the burden or proving something to the government about the transaction is on the BUYER when the SELLER is foreign. May make for a complication for buyers down the road who wish to get their families into PAUSD schools and residing in local PA residential neighborhoods. A lot of foreign cash buyers are snapping up nice PA homes, but when they go to sell, as I say, there may be a complication for buyers (tax withholding to the federal government?!) May be when seller doesn't have a SS $ or TIN.
Doesn't sound that great for any of us in this community.


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Posted by Huh?
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 5, 2015 at 11:34 pm

Does the owner have the right to choose who buys the house? How much is the seller told about the bidders? Names? Number of children? I have heard of people preferring a buyer and asking them to meet the highest bidder and they would sell the house to them. I have also heard of bidders telling owners that they will outbid any other bidder if they tell them how much.


8 people like this
Posted by Crescent Park Dad
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 6, 2015 at 5:48 am

Sellers can choose the buyer...the seller does not have to sell to the highest bidder. The seller can ask for a profile of the buyer.


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