realtrends1Posted by Leonard Steinberg, president of COMPASS on June 28th, 2015

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to all my fellow colleagues who were listed on the Real Trends TOP 1000 Agents in the Wall Street Journal yesterday: everyone on these lists should be extremely proud of their achievements considering they are in the Top 0.00125% of all agents in the country.

Granted in New York and some other large cities pricing of housing alone gives agents an unfair advantage of equally competent agents in smaller cities. And yes, some teams comprise 3 agents while other have dozens. And yes, some ‘individual agents’ aren’t that alone either…..yet all-in-all, being on these lists alone is simply extraordinary!

  • To the Agents of COMPASS who made this list, Kyle Blackmon, Lindsay Barton Barrett, Josh Wesoky and James Morgan: you make us all proud!
  • To John Burger at Brown Harris Stevens, a huge congratulations for being the #2 individual broker nationwide¬†followed closely by the equally brilliant Serena Boardman of Sotheby’s.
  • To The Jill’s in Miami for being #3 team nationwide with over a half a BILLION dollars in sales: Congratulations. These two ladies are consistently in the Top 5 agents nationwide every year!
  • To Ryan Serhant, who now holds the title of the #1 team in all of New York State and the #6 team nationwide, a remarkable achievement at such a young age.
  • To my old colleagues at Douglas Elliman, the Raphael De Niro Team, Fredrik Eklund John Gomes Team, The Holly Parker Team…..not too shabby either! Congratulations!

Yes, selling hundreds of millions of dollars worth of real estate is truly an extraordinary achievement on any standards, but lets not forget those incredible agents who sell much less, yet do so with the most outstanding level of professionalism. They may not sell the most but their achievements in elevating the quality of our profession are equally impressive.

This year my team, The Leonard Steinberg Team, removed ourselves from this list because of my role as President of Compass. To my team: a huge congratulations for your achievements…..we may not appear on this list, but almost 20 years later we are doing just fine!

Here is a link to the full lists: THE THOUSAND