Norman Block, of Block & Associates Realty, Cary, NC, Named a Member of North American “Top 5 in Real Estate Network®”

Reaching the pinnacle of his profession nationally, Norman Block of Block & Associates Realty was today accepted as a Member of the Top 5 in Real Estate Network®, the most prestigious of all industry achievements.

Norwalk, CT, March 30, 2014 --( Reaching the pinnacle of his profession nationally, Norman Block of Block & Associates Realty was today accepted as a Member of the Top 5 in Real Estate Network®, the most prestigious of all industry achievements.

More than just a sales-driven recognition, the Top 5 in Real Estate Network meets a need that heretofore has never been addressed – helping consumers identify the most professional real estate agents in North America. To qualify, each member must first meet a stringent set of criteria, based upon performance, as well as educational and professional skills and service to the consumer.

The Top 5 Network is carefully selected and managed by RISMedia, which has provided the real estate industry with objective, unbiased news for nearly 30 years.

John Featherston, Chairman of RISMedia, congratulated Norman Block for earning this top status within the industry. “Norman has reached the very highest level of North America’s residential real estate industry. Not only are his professional accomplishments extraordinary, he has long been a true champion for homebuyers and sellers in his area. It is a pleasure to welcome Norman into this elite group of industry leaders.”

According to Featherston, the significance of Top 5 in Real Estate is that consumers deserve full transparency regarding all matters related to the real estate transaction, which often begins with the need to select a highly competent, experienced and results-oriented real estate professional. Top 5 in Real Estate has been established to both empower consumers with leading real estate content through Top 5 members, as well as to ensure that consumers are made fully aware that there is a material difference between average and exceptional real estate professionals.

From owning Norman Block Realtors in Chapel Hill, N.C., to working as general manager of Howard Perry & Walston, real estate professional Norman Block has been engaged full-time in the practice of real estate—as well as the ownership and management of real estate brokerage firms—for the last 34 years. As an owner and manager of Block & Associates Realty in Cary, N.C., a firm specializing in listings, sales, rentals and property management, Block and his team handle over 1,600 transactions a year. Block is also active as a developer of single-family lots and townhome sites for residential builders in the Sanford, N.C., marketplace.

Having held a position as Adjunct Professor at Kenan Flagler School of Business at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he has taught numerous courses to both Undergraduate and MBA students since 1981, Block’s colleagues say his strongest suits are as a marketer and teacher. Block also teaches occasionally at the UNC School of Law and has spent time teaching for the North Carolina Association of REALTORS®, investment clubs and other professional groups. To learn more, contact Molly O’Brien at 919-459-6321 or email

For more information on RISMedia’s Top 5 in Real Estate Network®, please visit or contact Member Services at 203-853-2167.

RISMedia’s Top 5 in Real Estate Network® is a membership network of leading real estate professionals providing leading real estate information to consumers. To qualify for recognition in the Top 5 in Real Estate Network, agents must meet specific criteria in five key categories: C-R-E-E-D; Commitment to Community; Results; Experience; Education; and Digital Savvy (effective use of information technology.) RISMedia, the leader in real estate information systems, has been providing the industry with news, trends and business development strategies for nearly 30 years through its flagship publication, Real Estate magazine, its leading website,, and its renowned networking and educational events.
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Peter Di Salvo