The country’s best performing real estate agents have been ranked in the second annual Real Estate Business Top 100 Agents ranking, revealed at AREC on the Gold Coast today.
The annual ranking, partnered by RP Data, rated agents across a range of 2012 calendar year criteria including sales volumes, sales numbers and average sale prices.
James Tostevin of Marshall White & Co in Melbourne took out first place in the annual agents' benchmark report.
Backed by more than 18 years’ experience in the industry, Mr Tostevin achieved a staggering 144 sales in 2012, with a total volume exceeding $203 million.
Mr Tostevin was the only entrant in this year’s ranking to break the $200 million mark – an extraordinary feat given current market conditions, Real Estate Business editor Stacey Moseley said.
“While market activity picked up slightly in 2012, we are still a long way from saying the Australian property market has fully recovered,” Ms Moseley said
“Economic uncertainty still looms over consumers and as a result, market confidence has taken a hit with fewer buyers and sellers willing to take the plunge.
“In boom markets everyone can prosper, but when times are tough, only those with the right business acumen can truly excel.
“The Real Estate Business Top 100 Agents ranking provides consumers and industry leaders with insight into those practitioners who are going above and beyond their peers to ensure they get the best result for their clients,” she added.
It was McGrath Estate Agents that dominated the list, scoring 14 of the Top 100 spots.
On a state by state basis New South Wales agents dominated the report again with 57 agents, up 10 entrants from last year’s list.
For full details on the 2013 Real Estate Business Top 100 Agents ranking look out for the May edition, hitting desks next week. Or to see the full list now, click here.