Edmond, OK, June 23, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Kathleen Forrest of Metro Brokers of Oklahoma was named one of America’s top real estate professionals by REAL Trends, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. She is now a member of the “The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals,” a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by REAL Trends and advertised in The Wall Street Journal. Forrest is now ranked in the top one-half of 1 percent of the more than 1.25 million Realtors® nationwide.
The Thousand real estate professionals was announced on June 23, 2017, with four separate categories honoring the top 250 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in:
Individual Sales Professionals—Sales volume
Individual Sales Professionals—Transaction sides (in each real estate transaction, there are two sides that can be represented by a real estate agent: a buyer’s and a seller’s.)
Team Professionals—Sales volume
Team Professionals—Transaction sides
For the third year, REAL Trends added two new categories to The Thousand ranking based on of average sales price. This new category is broken down into the top 50 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in:
· Individual Sales Professionals – Average Sales Price
· Team Professionals – Average Sales Price
According to The Thousand, Forrest had 188 transaction sides totaling $88,834,698, ranking her sixty fifth in the nation for total number of transaction sides and one hundred and fifty seventh in total transaction volume.
“The best individual agents and teams—including Forrest’s award-winning efforts—were nothing short of phenomenal considering the challenges in today’s complex housing market,” said Steve Murray, founder of REAL Trends, a Denver-based consulting, publishing and communications company and The Trusted Source that complies the yearly, third-party verified list. "Being a member of The Thousand is an incredible achievement in today's increasingly competitive environment. This elite group of sales associates are proven professionals who bring together innovative marketing solutions that combine cutting-edge technology with best-in-class customer service to consistently exceed their client’s expectations. Her success put them in the top 1 percent of more than 1.25 million REALTORS® nationwide," said Luke Bahrenburg, vice president of real estate advertising at Dow Jones, publisher of The Wall Street Journal.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be named to The Thousand,” said Forrest, who serves clients primarily in Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas. “It’s incredibly gratifying to help customers find their dream homes as well as help them sell their properties quickly and for the highest price possible.”
The full ranking of The Thousand can be found at www.realtrends.com/rankings/rt1000.
Forrest was one of only 3 agents in Oklahoma to be named to The Thousand for total number of transactions and the only agent in Oklahoma to be named to The Thousand for total transaction volume.
Forrest is continuing on her way to top rankings for 2017 with 103 transactions closed to date totaling more than $21,535,375 in total sales volume. Her listings sold to date in 2017 have a median sale to list ratio of over 100% and a median 24 days on market with a median sold price of $229,900. Her year to date performance far exceeds the median sales trends as reported by OKCMAR (MLSOK) of 98.9% median sale to list ratio, 33 median days on market and $158,000 median sold price.
If you are looking to buy or sell or a home in the greater Oklahoma City, OK area contact Forrest today to search available listings or get a no obligation home valuation, because there is nobody better to help you…remember #KatClosesTheDeal.
Meet Kathleen and learn more about buying or selling in the greater Oklahoma City, OK area:
Cell: 405-476-9600, Office: 405-330-1859
Facebook: Kathleen Forrest Metro Brokers of Oklahoma
About The Thousand - This awards program was developed jointly by WSJ. Custom Studios (and is not affiliated with the Editorial Department) and REAL Trends, a leading source of analysis and information for the residential real estate brokerage industry. REAL Trends The Thousand honors America’s elite real estate professionals and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends with a special ad section included in The Wall Street Journal.
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