The Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach, was named recently to the REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals list for 2019, coming in as the 245th ranked real estate team in the United States.
Sponsored by REAL Trends, this prestigious listing ranks the most productive agents by state and metropolitan areas based on closed transaction sides and closed volume. The list ranks the top 1,000 firms in the United States, and the Oldfather Group was also included in 2018.
“We want to congratulate Dustin, Mariya and the entire Oldfather Group on this tremendous accomplishment as part of The Thousand Rankings of top agents and teams in America,” said Kathleen Schell, co-owner of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty. “With more than 1.4 million professionals involved in residential real estate transactions in this country, their inclusion on this list as one of the top 250 teams in the nation is an incredible achievement. Their commitment to recruiting and training an outstanding team, including both Realtors and support staff, has enabled them to provide a high level of excellence and customer service to all their clients. We could not be prouder of their accomplishments and inclusion as one of the top teams in the country.”
More than 14,000 real estate professionals from every state are featured on this year’s list. To qualify for inclusion, an individual agent must have closed at least 50 transaction sides or $20 million in sales volume in 2018. For real estate teams, like the Oldfather Group, the minimum is 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume.
For 2018, the Oldfather Group closed 329 transactions in Delaware and Maryland, representing 218 buyers and selling 117 homes that were personally listed by real estate agents with the firm.
The application process for the annual Top 1,000 list begins Jan. 1 each year and runs through March 31. Applicants are vetted in many different ways, including through personal contact, by reaching out to local and state Realtors’ associations, and via independent third-party verification.
Agents and brokers selected for the 2019 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents list will receive custom marketing materials and other bonuses designed to help grow their businesses.
The Oldfather Group was founded in 2004 and specializes in real estate sales throughout coastal Delaware, including Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island, as well as the coastal Maryland towns of Ocean City and Berlin, and northern New Castle County.