The ranking measures nearly 6,500 residential real estate agents solely based on their excellence in real estate sales during the 2012 calendar year. All production numbers are independently verified by a third party in order to ensure accuracy and report integrity. This group of highly successful real estate sales agents represents less than 1 percent of all real estate practitioners in the United States.
The real estate agents are ranked in four categories:
n Individual agent — Sales volume
n Individual agent — Transaction sides
n Agent team — Sales volume
n Agent team — Transaction sides
To qualify for inclusion, an individual agent must have closed at least 50 transactions or $20 million in sales volume in 2012. For real estate agent teams, the minimum is 75 transactions or $30 million in closed sales volume.
“The average residential real estate agent in the United States closed fewer than eight transactions in 2012 and had less than $1.5 million in sales,” said Steve Murray, publisher of REAL Trends’ Best Real Estate Agents in America and editor of REAL Trends. “To say that Markietta Munck is an exceptional sales professional is an understatement. To attain this level of sales is truly outstanding.”
Munck, a Real Estate Broker/Owner at RE/MAX Experience located in Cleveland, has been in the business since 2004.
“I am obviously pleased and honored to be ranked on this new national ranking of the country’s top residential real estate agents,” Munck said. “It represents the time and effort that we put into each client that we serve and how much work it takes to build a successful real estate career. The level of sales it takes to qualify makes it a truly special recognition.”
Munck sold more than 40 homes the first year and sold more than 200 homes during 2012 and so far this year.
“I'm looking forward to 2014 with the help of God, my team and my family and friends,” she said. “I expect it to be just as productive!”
Munck has been married to her husband, Philip, for the last 18 years, and they have four sons named Hunter, Jordan, Christian and Jaxson.
REAL Trends is a real estate publishing and consulting firm in Castle Pines, Colo., that offers a wide range of research and advisory services to the residential real estate industry.
More information on the recipients of the Best Real Estate Agents recognition can be found online at http://www.RealTrendsBestRealEstateAgents.com.