Lee Johnson and Rick Bennett Recognized Within Top 10 in State of Delaware!

May 12, 2021

Real Trends Announces Coldwell Banker Resort Realty’s Lee Johnson #1 Agent in Delaware and Rick Bennett #10 Agent in Delaware

Real Trends has been The Trusted Source of news, analysis, and information on the residential brokerage industry since 1987. Real Trends is a privately- held publishing, consulting and communications company based in Caste Rock, Colorado.

2020 was the 15th year that Real Trends launched its search to discover the top agents and teams in the country. In partnership with Tom Ferry International, it is the only agent and team ranking survey that requires verification. Those who are ranked earned the designation of The Thousand and one of America’s Best Real Estate Professionals.

The List is an annual, national awards ranking sponsored by REAL Trends—the Trusted Source—and Tom Ferry International, advertised in The Wall Street Journal. Designees are recognized as the top one-tenth of one percent of more than 1.4 million licensed Realtors® nationwide.

This list ranks the most productive agents and teams by state based on closed transaction sides and closed volume. In 2020, more than 14,000 real estate professionals from every state are featured. 2021 will be the 9th year this ranking is published. This ranking is not associated with The Wall Street Journal.

To qualify for inclusion in the America’s Best Ranking, an individual agent must have closed at least 50 transaction sides or $20 million in sales volume in 2020. For real estate teams, the minimum is 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume. (2021 rankings are based off 2020 numbers.)

For the rankings, Real Trend’s only counts RESIDENTIAL business. There are two transaction sides to each transaction, the selling side and the buying side.

Not counted toward the total transaction numbers are leases, rentals or times share units, commercial sales, referrals, or Lots for land.

With 73.70 transactions, Lee Johnson takes the top spot for volume for the State of Delaware for 2020. With 60.50 transactions, Rick Bennett ranked 10th for 2020.

A forty plus year Sussex County resident, Lee Johnson is a 1994 Seaford High School graduate and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from University of Delaware in 1998. He is a former Sears Manager and District Trainer. Lee is proud to reside in Georgetown with his wife Shannon.

Lee’s success as a Realtor has been the envy of many professionals. He has been in sales since 1998 and a licensed Realtor since 2001. He earned his Associate Broker’s license in 2006. He consistently year after year has been recognized as the top Selling and top Listing agent in the Seaford Branch. Locally, he has earned membership in the Coldwell Banker Resort Realty President’s Platinum Club, the highest honor based on transaction volume. Corporately he has been earned his placement in the Coldwell Banker International Elite Circle, distinguishing Lee within the top 5% of Coldwell Banker agents worldwide.  He is regularly recognized among the top three Delaware agents for transaction volume for the Coldwell Banker affiliated agents.

A lifetime resident of Georgetown and Bridgeville, Rick Bennett was licensed as a Realtor in 1995. He has excelled in all aspects of the business including property management, aggressive buyer representation, bank foreclosure management, investor redevelopment representation and resale and served as a real estate mentor to multiple fellow realtors over the years.

Rick has county wide knowledge across all price ranges. He consistently is recognized on the corporate level with inclusion in the International Sterling  Society and locally with both inclusion in the President’s Gold Circle and most recently selected as the Manager’s Choice Award winner for dedication to professionalism.

“Lee Johnson’s   and Rick Bennett’s  business acumen, experience in the business and knowledge of all aspects of a real estate transaction are essential in ensuring their continued success in the Seaford market. This recognition for their hard work is well deserved” stated Bruce Plummer, Chief Executive Officer, Coldwell Banker Resort Realty.

Coldwell Banker Resort Realty is locally owned and operated since 1979 with offices strategically located to serve central and lower Delaware. The corporate office is located at 20184 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, in a modern two story office building. In addition the company operates branch offices at 800 Kings Highway in Lewes, 22350 Sussex Highway, Seaford, and 711 N. Dupont Boulevard in Milford. Their dedicated Realtors work together to make a powerful force of over 100 licensed agents, who represent combined experience of over 1500 years.

Lee Johnson and Rick Bennett may be reached in person at 22350 Sussex Highway, Seaford or by office phone at 302-629-5575. Lee may also be reached via cell phone 302-245-2145 or via email at Rick Bennett may be reached via cell phone 302-228-1760 or via email

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