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Front Page - Friday, July 10, 2020

REAL Trends identifies Chattanooga Realtors, real estate teams as among America’s best




The Edrington Team of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices J Douglas Properties ranked second on REAL Trends’ list of the top medium-sized teams in Tennessee in 2019 with 379 closings and over $106 million in sales. - Photographs provided

REAL Trends has identified five Chattanooga Realtors and 24 local real estate teams as among the most productive in Tennessee in 2019 based on closed transaction sides and closed volume.

REAL Trends released the 2020 edition of its America’s Best Real Estate Professionals list this month in partnership with coaching and training company Tom Ferry International.

To qualify for inclusion, an individual agent must have closed at least 50 transaction sides or $20 million in sales volume in 2019. For real estate agent teams, the minimum is 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume.

“The individual agents and teams who make up the 2020 list of America’s Best Real Estate Professionals represent only about 1.5% of all Realtors in the country, yet account for over 10% of the closed transactions and more than 16% of all the sales volume closed last year,” says Steve Murray, president of REAL Trends.

The average Realtor did fewer than nine transactions and $2.4 million in volume in 2020, according to REAL Trends.

The following Chattanooga-based agents and teams made REAL Trends’ America’s Best Real Estate Professionals list:

Individuals by volume

  • Justin Tate, Real Estate Partners: $22,973,051 (32nd in state)

Individuals by transaction sides

  • Justin Tate: 93 sides (17th in state)
  • Geoff Ramsey, RE/MAX Properties: 69 sides (46th in state)
  • Sarah Ketterer, Keller Williams Realty: 61 sides (69th in state)
  • Stevie Rifenberick, Keller Williams Realty: 59.75 (72nd in state)
  • David Turner, RE/MAX Properties: 56 (80th in state)

Small teams by volume

  • The Paula McDaniel Group, Real Estate Partners Chattanooga: $40,635,451.60 (14th in state)
  • The Lawrence Team, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices J Douglas Properties: $37,088,000 (17th in state)
  • Henon Team, Keller Williams Realty: $35,195,223.60 (18th in state)

Small teams by transaction sides

  • The Lawrence Team: 130 (17th in state)
  • The Paula McDaniel Group: 120 (20th in state)
  • The Torgerson Team, Keller Williams Realty: 117 (22nd in state)
  • Kelly Jooma Team, Keller Williams Realty: 111 (25th in state)
  • Team Tim West, Keller Williams Realty: 110.50 (26th in state)
  • The Blankenship Team, Keller Williams Realty: 104 (31st in state)
  • Henon Team: 96 (tied for 35th in state)
  • The Trusted Team, Keller Williams Realty: 96 (tied for 35th in state)
  • The Ryan King Team, Keller Williams Realty: 88 (46th in state)
  • Frank Trimble Homes, Keller Williams Realty: 87.10 (47th in state)
  • Kelly Cooper Homes, Keller Williams Realty: 83.25 (49th in state)
  • The Trammell Group, Keller Williams Realty: 78.90 (50th in state)
  • Chattanooga Property Team, Keller Williams Realty: 76 (58th in state)
  • The Iris Rodger Team, Keller Williams Realty: 75 (61st in state)

Medium-sized teams by volume

  • The Edrington Team, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices J Douglas Properties: $106,301,582.93 (second in state)
  • Dixon Team, Keller Williams Realty: $55,853,880.27 (seventh in state)
  • Team Montieth, Keller Williams Realty: $52,887,698.25 (ninth in state)
  • Chattanooga Property Shop, Keller Williams Realty: $36,151,750 (23rd in state)

Medium-sized teams by transaction sides

  • The Edrington Team: 379 (second in state)
  • Team Montieth: 232.40 (seventh in state)
  • Dixon Team: 211.58 (eighth in state)
  • Chattanooga Property Shop: 126.25 (18th in state)
  • Durham Team, Keller Williams Realty: 115.60 (22nd in state)
  • The Evans Group, Keller Williams Realty: 105.15 (29th in state)

Large teams buy volume

  • Robinson Team, Keller Williams Realty: $93,048,969 (third in state)
  • Mark Hite Team, Keller Williams Realty: $80,337,579 (eighth in state)
  • The Lea Team, Keller Williams Realty: $66,039,409.11 (ninth in state)
  • Kellerhals Team, Keller Williams Realty: $47,849,367.60 (12th in state)

Large teams by transactions sides

  • Mark Hite Team: 369.32 (third in state)
  • The Lea Team: 215.47 (ninth in state)
  • Robinson Team: 207 (10th in state)
  • Kellerhals Team: 195.92 (12th in state)

The rankings are compiled based on surveys from every nationally branded network, many state and local Realtors associations, MLSs, applicants from past years’ rankings and the 900 largest brokerages in the U.S.

Verification from an independent source is required for all submissions. In addition, REAL Trends senior staff reviews every submission for completeness and accuracy.

Sources: REAL Trends; realtrends.com