Monday, February 25, 2008

Top 10: Agents With Most Transactions

Condo Superstars!

That's what we're calling Equity Marketing's Michael Holtorf (left) and the other agents who made our Top 10 list for generating the most transactions of Chicago condos in 2007.

Before the drumroll, the list and the Oscars, some context: Behind each of these Superstars is a story, one, with their help, we will tell in future posts. Most of these names are familiar to us from previous years, so they are not one-year wonders.

Some of these Superstars were skilled enough, or lucky enough, or both, to serve as the exclusive marketing representative for a developer and thus received credit on the MLS for every unit sold in a building or buildings. Others almost certainly received credit for units their team members helped sell.

Neither group is comparable to the typical agent, who must recruit sellers and buyers, one by one. By next year, with your help, perhaps we will figure out a way to create a list that has the maximum meaning for the most people.

Whatever their secrets, these Condo Superstars moved mucho condos. For that, we offer each of them our con(do)gratulations.

Combined, these 10 agents participated in 2,640 transactions, 7% of the city's total. For now, each of them can bask in unfootnoted glory. In future posts, we'll drill down deeper into the numbers, and add the fascinating footnotes.

As always, our information is based on transactions of condos in the city that closed on the Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois (MLSNI).

Drumroll, please, and sound the trumpets!

Agents, Most Transactions* for Chicago Condos, 2007

1.Michael HoltorfEquity Brokerage681
2.Leila ZammattaMagellan490
3.Chris FeurerKoenig & Strey323
4.Matt GarrisonColdwell Banker228
5.Art CollazoKoenig & Strey199
6.Scott Graden@properties178
7.Mario GrecoRubloff142
8.Jeffrey LoweC21 Sussex & Reilly138
9.Joe Zimmerman@properties135
10.Dana DiPasqualeBaird & Warner126

Monday's Top 10: Agents With Most Dollar Volume


Chicago Real Estate said...

I'd be interested in knowing what their net commisions were after paying the team of agents, discounted commisions, costs etc...

Anonymous said...

I agree. There should be a separate category for teams. Some of these "agents" are more like brokerages within brokerages.