On September 6, the Wall Street Journal named Rebecca Riskin & Associates #40 in its ranking of the top Real Estate Teams in the United States, thus becoming a member of "The Thousand Top Real Estate Professional." This is an exciting ode to our accomplishments and we have been thrilled to be part of such a prestigious list; it means we are ranked in America's top one-half percent of realtors! The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals honored the top 250 residential agents and agent teams split up into four lists-- individual agents and teams, and then one list for each sales by volume and number of transactions.

Thanks to the wonderful grand estates we work with, we were ranked for our high sales volume, with sales totaling $98,105,000. Considering our team consists of just three agents, we are extremely proud of our position.

“The best individual agents and teams – including Rebecca Riskin & Associates' award-winning efforts – were nothing short of phenomenal considering the challenging real estate market,” said Steve Murray, founder of Denver-based publishing and communications company REAL Trends, which compiled the list.  “Ironically, if you look at the top 250 in each category you will find that collectively, their sales volume and transaction sides held up quite nicely compared with the market as a whole.”

“Becoming a member of such an elite group as the The Thousand  Top Real Estate Professionals is an incredible accomplishment in any market, but what Rebecca Riskin & Associates did during these challenging times is impressive on so many levels,” said Marti Gallardo, vice president, Global Sales, Vertical Markets Advertising for The Wall Street Journal. "Their efforts topped 99.99 percent of the more than 1 million REALTORS nationwide.”

Indeed, in such a challenging economic time, we cannot say how grateful we feel for our fantastic clients and colleagues who enable our success. We hope to continue sharing our passion for extraordinary properties in Montecito, Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, and Summerland.

The four lists of the The Thousand can be found at:

http://realtrends.com/products/top-1000-sales-professionals/individual-sides http://realtrends.com/products/top-1000-sales-professionals/individual-volume



The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals awards program was developed jointly by The Wall Street Journal’s Business Development Group and REAL Trends, a leading source of analysis and information for the residential real estate brokerage industry.  The Real Estate Top 1,000 honors America’s elite real estate agents and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends.