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Local Realtors dominate national rankings

Original post made on Jun 23, 2012

The nation's top hotshot Realtors come from Palo Alto and Menlo Park, along with other local cities, according to a new report published June 22 in the Wall Street Journal.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 22, 2012, 12:09 PM

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Posted by AMRW, a resident of another community
on Jun 26, 2012 at 9:44 am

With the insane real estate prices in the Bay Area, is this a surprise?
When my husband and I got married we were looking to sell my condo and buy a house together. We were thrilled to find a realtor who didn't drive a luxury car, didn't fast-talk us into something we didn't want, and appreciated that this was a big purchase for us (even though our house cost less than $500K).
He even took us out to dinner after, which was really nice.
And that's my plug for Don Yarkin of Yarkin Realty in Palo Alto

Posted by Alan, a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Jun 28, 2012 at 5:48 pm

These figures do seem to point to the most talented realtors. However, recognizing some of the names on the list, I feel I should point out that quite a few of those individually listed realtors operate more like a small real estate company within a larger one. In other words, they employ both licensed and unlicensed people to do much of the work for them. In other words, when you use them, you are not getting the individual attention that other, lesser known, realtors can give you.

I'm not saying they aren't great realtors; I'm merely pointing out that high numbers do not necessarily make them the best realtor for you. (I am not a realtor.)

Posted by Alan, a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Jun 28, 2012 at 5:50 pm

AMRW: You make an excellent point!

Posted by GOLLY, a resident of another community
on Jun 29, 2012 at 4:41 pm

They are still just salespeople with a six week degree.

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