REAL Trends and Tom Ferry International released its list of the 2019 America’s Best Real Estate Professionals and Karla Murtaugh, a licensed realtor with Neumann Real Estate/Christie’s International Real Estate in Ridgefield, made the list for both the number of transactions she closed in 2018, and for her total sales volume during the same period.
The list ranks the most productive agents by state and metropolitan area based on closed transaction sides and closed volume. To qualify for inclusion, an individual agent must have closed at least 50 transaction sides or $20 million in sales volume in 2018.
In Connecticut, a total of 93 agents qualified for the list based on their sales volume, and 68 by the number of closed transactions. Ms. Murtaugh ranked #7 for volume closing 54 transactions.
“We are so proud of Karla and what she brings to this office. Her commitment to the profession, along with her high ethical standards and incredible work ethic provide the perfect combination for her success,” said Russ Neumann, broker and partner at Neumann Real Estate. “There is no one more deserving of this recognition.”
“Those individual agents and teams who make up the 2019 America’s Best Real Estate Professionals represent less than 1.5 percent of all Realtors® in the country yet account for over 12 percent of the closed transactions and more than 22 percent of all the sales volume closed last year,” says Steve Murray, president of REAL Trends.
The rankings are compiled based on surveys from virtually every national branded network, many state and local associations of Realtors®, multiple listing services, all applicants from past years’ rankings, and the 900 largest brokerage firms in the United States. Verification from an independent source is required for all submissions.