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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

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Posted by frugal
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Let's see. The DeLeon team with $500,000.000 in sales at for example a 5% commission that $25,000,000.

How about a voter initiative to limit commissions on higher end sales? A $2,000,000 house is currently paying a $100,000 commission for a house that sells less in than 30 days. One could almost afford to sponsor an initiative for $100,000 if the realtors didn't do as they did with Prop M and outspend the citizens by a multiple of 10.


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Posted by Already doing it
a resident of Menlo-Atherton High School
on Jul 7, 2015 at 1:43 pm

It already exists. Check out www.@listings.com.


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Posted by John Sims7
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 7, 2015 at 4:12 pm

Ken DeLeon has obviously put together a great team who do a fantastic job for their clients. Why would that upset anyone not doing using their services. Maybe we should limit how much an individuAl can make in a successful start up. How silly, isn't this the land of opportunity for those who choose to work hard? Maybe frugal should think about moving if the idea of success is so offensive.
I never hired DeLeon but one of his clients bought a house I sold and I was pleased to get such a good price. I'm happy and from what I can see so are his clients. We are all Happy, Happy , Happy!! You don't have to hire him if you don't want, and who knows, maybe he discounts his commission although I doubt it since his nick name should be Ken 'Results' DeLeon.


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Posted by resident2
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 8, 2015 at 1:29 pm

resident2 is a registered user.

95% goes to the seller. The 5% is spilt 4 ways, buyer's broker and agent, seller's broker and agent. After taxes and business expenses the agent's net is in the range of 1%. The agents bring a lot of knowledge, negotiating skills and transaction ( liability) management. They're managing the sales of multi million dollar assets not used cars. Very smart people use realtors and are more than happy with the results. I am.


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