I guess the Real Trends 1000 list of Best Real Estate Agents in America came out last month but they did not notify me, and probably no wonder since I rarely have anything nice to say about them because there are drawbacks and pitfalls to being named to this list.
They don't put together this list out of the goodness of their hearts or because they believe the public has a right or deserves to know this information. It's a bit of a racket. There is no reason to publish such a list except to make a profit from it, and most people see no problem with corporate profit, even at their own expense.
It was through my company that I found out my name is on the list. Rank #7 and #8 in Sacramento for number of units and sales volume. I think that's also what Trendgraphix shows but it's under my name and not my team. For some reason, Real Trends put it all under my team, what the hey, though.
Real Trends is a little cryptic about the accuracy of the information and how it is compliled, but I am not surprised that my production qualified. I'm generally ranking in the top 10 agents in the Sacramento Region, but it's no big deal, really, especially when consumers don't seem to care. You can read more in my personal blog today about my recent clients, Real Trends and its collaboration with WSJ, Trulia and Zillow List Best Real Estate Agents in America.