Real Estate

Local realtors take top spots in national sales rankings

Palo Alto realtor places first among team sellers

Five teams of local real-estate agents and 11 individual local sales people were among the top-selling 250 teams and 250 agents nationwide this past year, according to REAL Trends, a private communications company that annually publishes "The Thousand" list.

Palo Alto Realtor Ken DeLeon took the top spot in the team category: The DeLeon team was No. 1 in volume, with $853,540,013 in annual sales.

At No. 17, Keri Nicholas of Parc Agency Corporation in Menlo Park was the local top individual seller by volume, with sales of $227,009,500.

The listings can be found here for teams and here for individuals.

Here are the agents and teams based in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Woodside, and Los Altos who made the list.


No. 1: DeLeon Realty, Inc. in Palo Alto, with sales of $853,540,013

No. 21: The Troyer Group of Intero - A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate in Los Altos, with sales of $410,802,946

No. 25: Mary & Brent Gullixson of Compass in Menlo Park, with sales of $356,560,000

No. 100: The Dreyfus Group of Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty in Palo Alto, with sales of $195,244,025

No. 116: The Juliana Lee Team of Keller Williams Realty in Palo Alto, with sales of $182,788,618


No. 17: Keri Nicholas, Parc Agency Corporation, Menlo Park, $227,009,500

No. 26: Judy Citron, Compass, Menlo Park, $207,678,000

No. 120: Kathy Bridgman, Compass, Los Altos, $110,307,000

No. 122: Linda Hymes, Intero - A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate, Menlo Park, $109,660,000

No. 139: Zach Trailer, Compass, Palo Alto, $101,305,000

No. 171: Erika Demma, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Northern California, Woodside, $93,552,000

No. 177: Joe Velasco, Compass, Palo Alto, $92,414,733

No. 199: Marc Roos, Sereno Group, Los Altos, $87,870,000

No. 200: Hugh Cornish, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Northern California, Menlo Park, $87,630,250

No. 220: Michael Galli, Compass, Los Altos, $83,339,638

No. 237: Billy McNair, Compass, Menlo Park, $79,991,163

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Posted by Gnar
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Jul 3, 2019 at 9:47 am

I have zero respect for Ken DeLeon. He was interviewed on local news about the insane real estate market inflation here in the Bay Area, and he was shamelessly stroking the egos of the "brilliant" tech workers who have "20 to 30 points higher IQs," contribute so much to our society, etc. while blaming the locals he's pricing out for not being "smart enough" or "deserving enough." He actually said those things. (Search Youtube for "Million Dollar Shack", start at 20:00, and again at 21:44).

What he didn't disclose, but what his CEO Mike Repka stated explicitly in a separate interview, is that actively seeking "international" investment is a critical part of their business model.

Foreign money laundering in US real estate is a big problem, which FINCEN is already aware of and trying to mitigate. If you google "FINCEN money laundering" you can see that the Bay Area is a hotspot for this activity. DeLeon real estate has been quietly profiting from this problem while blaming the victims and pretending that they're only catering to tech workers.

So Ken is profiting handsomely from this situation without disclosing that fact, while blaming the victims of the problem he's making worse.

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Posted by No Kidding Dick Tracy
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Jul 3, 2019 at 12:35 pm

> ...actively seeking "international" investment is a critical part of their business model.

This makes sense. After all, who else can afford to pay anywhere from $5M+ CASH for real property nowadays except for the wealthy overseas investors & future PA residents from China?

It does not take a Ph.D. in Economics to put 2 + 2 together.

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Posted by Judgement is always in order
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Jul 4, 2019 at 3:02 pm

Dick Tracy:
That doesn't mean we like what's happening.
And wish there was a way to stop it. Some communities have stopped it.

Studying economics is not an excuse for being obtuse or siding with predators.
Economics *explains* what is happening, it doesn't *approve* of anything.
I doubt you studied much economics.

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Posted by No Kidding Dick Tracy
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Jul 4, 2019 at 3:40 pm

> Economics *explains* what is happening...I doubt you studied much economics.

Economics can best be described as 'the science of the obvious' but with charts and graphs.

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