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Before any of you go crazy thinking that I am claiming to be in the top 10% of agents in Middle Tennessee, I am not. This was a statement made by another agent in my area who was responding to a home seller's question posted on Trulia. In that response, he claimed to be a top 10% agent in Middle Tennessee.
I was surprised to see this statement. Why? Because to my knowledge, there is no such list. Now, I admit there has to be a top 10%. The question is--who accumulates the data, produces the report and disperses the information? And how often?
I decided to contact my local MLS to see if I could get a copy of said list. I was informed by Realtracs, the MLS provider for all of Middle Tennessee, that no such list exists. They don't track this information. Not only that, they don't make it easy for their members to track it either. It can be done but it's an arduous task.
Realtracs did say it's possible that the various real estate associations may track sales data, but even if they did produce such a report for their association, it would only contain data for that particular association, not the entire Middle Tennessee area. The only authoritative source for that information would be Realtracs themselves and they don't compile it.
What did this agent mean by "top 10% agent in Middle Tennessee"? I don't know. Was that a top 10% listing agent or a top 10% selling agent or just a top 10% agent for total sales? Was that the number of transactions or the volume?
Who knows? Whatever the case, the statement was made in error.
While I do agree it is within Realtracs' ability to provide such a list, they have chosen not to.
There are thousands of agents in the Middle Tennesee area, it would be a huge undertaking for an organization to compile the sales data for every single agent in Middle Tennessee and then rank them.
SELLERS BEWARE: If a Middle Tennessee agent tells you during a listing appointment or anywhere in writing or the internet to be in the top 10% of agents in Middle Tennessee, challenge his/her statement and ask for written verification of such.
Just because an agent makes the claim doesn't mean it's true. And based upon what I learned today, he or she is just blowing smoke by stating:
I am in the top 10% of agents in Middle Tennessee.
Franklin TN Homes Real Estate Blog by Tammie White of Benchmark Realty LLC is a Great Place For Real Estate Agents and Potential Buyers and Sellers to get to know more about Franklin TN Homes as well as other parts of Williamson County.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.