HILTON HEAD, SC, July 2018 - REAL Trends, in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal, published the 13th annual The Thousand list of America’s top 1,000 real estate professionals on June 29, 2018. This year's list ranks The Wedgeworth Team of Charter One Realty at #179 out of the top 1,000 real estate teams in the nation. Additionally, The Wedgeworth Team was named in "America's Best," ranking third in the state of South Carolina by sales volume. Closing more than $140 Million in sales in 2017, The Wedgeworth Team is also the #1 ranked team in the Lowcountry.
The Thousand is an annual ranking of real estate professionals across the nation, sponsored by REAL Trends—the Trusted Source—and advertised in The Wall Street Journal. Designees are recognized as the top one-half of one percent of more than 1.3 million licensed real estate professionals nationwide. The Thousand is divided into four categories, each listing the top 250 designees by Individual Agent Sales Volume, Individual Agent Transaction Sides, Agent Team Sales Volume, and Agent Team Transaction Sides.
"The real estate sales professionals ranked in The Thousand have proven that they have the skills to grow their businesses year after year," said Steve Murray, president of REAL Trends and publisher of The Thousand. "The average U.S. real estate professional closed 8.0 transaction sides in 2017. The average agent ranked in The Thousand closed 204 transaction sides and the average team closed over 533 transaction sides. These kinds of results show that those who commit to being full-time professionals can build meaningful businesses and succeed beyond expectations. Achieving this level of results is simply incredible."
"In total, this year's professionals in The Thousand closed 184,407 sides and sold more than $86 billion in 2017—a new record for sales volume with a 9 percent increase over last year," said Murray. "It is incredible to consider that 1,000 sales professionals and teams could accomplish so much."
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