Published in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal, the list features America’s top 1,000 real estate sales professionals and teams.


REAL Trends The Thousand is an annual, national awards ranking sponsored by REAL Trends and advertised in The Wall Street Journal. The 11th annual list was published on June 24, and those listed are recognized as the top one half of one percent of more than 1.1 million licensed Realtors® nationwide.

“The real estate sales professionals ranked in The Thousand have proven they have the skills to grow their business year after year,” said Steve Murray, president of REAL Trends and publisher of The Thousand. “The average real estate agent in the U.S. sold seven homes in 2015.  The average agent ranked in The Thousand sold 202 homes and the average team sold over 433 homes.”

The list is divided into four categories including Individual Agent—Sales Volume, Individual Agent—Transaction Sides, Agent Team—Sales Volume and Agent Team—Transaction Sides. Each list is comprised of 250 designees and for the second year in a row, REAL Trends has provided an additional ranking of the top 50 by average sales price for both individual agents and agent teams, offering an additional way to look at some of the top real estate professionals across the United States.

“In total, this year’s professionals in The Thousand closed 159,589 sides and sold more than $72 billion in 2015—a new record for sales volume with a nine percent increase over last year,” said Murray.