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Real Trends ‘Best Agents’ rankings include broader field of Wichita agents, teams

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at 10:58 a.m.

On the heels of Real Trends’ “The Thousand” report, which ranks the top residential real estate agents and teams in the country, the Colorado-based firm has released a second wave of rankings.

The real estate communications and consulting firm on Tuesday released its “Best Real Estate Agents in America” report, which ranks agents and teams at a local level.

The report said Kelly Ball and Myron Klaassen, both of Coldwell Banker Plaza Real Estate, ranked highest in the Wichita metropolitan statistical area for 2013 home sales volume. Ball and Klaassen each came in with more than $20 million in home sales last year, Real Trends said.

It also ranked 15 agents from five area real estate firms with the highest number of home transactions in 2013.

J.P. Weigand & Sons had eight agents in that ranking – Sue Wenger, Tammi Blackburn, Ginette Huelsman, Kelly Kemnitz, Alissa Unruh, Danielle Wildeman, Jill Coad and Carol Carpenter – the most of any area firm.

Coldwell Banker Plaza had the second most agents – Klaassen, Justin Mayer, Debbie Haukap and Art Busch.

The three other agents and firms on the top transactions list were Basem Krichati of Re/Max Superior Realtors, Marsha Allen of Re/Max Realty Professionals East and Dawn Wade of Re/Max Premier. Their transactions for the year ranged from 51 to 206.

The report said three teams were tops in the area for sales volume last year: Select Homes Mike Grbic Team, the Carnahan Group of J.P. Weigand and the A-Team of Coldwell Banker Plaza. They had between $43 million and $115 million in volume.

And six teams made the area’s most transactions list, the report said. They were: Grbic Team, Carnahan Group, the Roy Group of Keller Williams Realty, the Rick Hopper Team of J.P. Weigand, the A-Team of Coldwell Banker Plaza and Brian Johnson team of Re/Max Realty Professionals. Their transactions ranged between 102 and 853.

To be considered for the rankings, agents and teams submit their information to Real Trends, which said it independently verifies the data.

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