WOBURN, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 8, 2011) - Several EXIT Realty Associates were named among America's top real estate professionals by The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends. They are now members of "The Thousand" Top Real Estate Professionals, a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by the two respected publications. These individuals are now ranked in the top one half of 1 percent of the more than 1 million REALTORS® nationwide. They are:

Top 250 by Transaction Sides:

#21 Matthew Stamer - EXIT Realty Central, Maitland FL
#31 Trish Nash - EXIT Realty Unlimited, Henderson NV
#44 Mohammed Siddiq - EXIT Metroquest Realty, Pembroke Pines FL
#49 Marlene Minemier - EXIT 1st Realty, Concord NH
#50 Hazel Churchley - EXIT Lakeshore Realty, Muskegon MI
#58 Robert Hoobler - EXIT Platinum Plus Realty, Camp Hill PA
#91 Blair Myers - EXIT Success Realty, Warner Robbins GA
#96 Kimberly Plourde - EXIT Realty Central, Norfolk VA
#145 Vincent Arcuri - EXIT Realty Foundations of Tampa, Tampa FL
#174 Joe Petno - EXIT Realty 1st Choice, Smyrna TN

Top 250 Teams by Transaction Sides

#241 Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts - EXIT Realty Elite, Myrtle Beach, SC

The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals was announced on September 6, 2011 with four separate categories honoring the top 250 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in:

  • Individual Sales Professionals - Sales volume
  • Individual Sales Professionals - Transaction sides (in each real estate transaction, there are two sides that can be represented by a real estate agent: a buyer's and a seller's.)
  • Team Professionals - Sales Volume
  • Team Professionals - Transaction sides

"The best individual agents and teams 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 Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals is an incredible accomplishment in any market, but what these associates did during these challenging times is impressive on so many levels," said Marti Gallardo, vice president of classified advertising for The Wall Street Journal. "Their efforts topped 99.99 percent of the more than 1 million REALTORS nationwide."

The four lists of The Thousand can be found at:

About EXIT Realty: EXIT is a proven real estate business model that supplies single-level residual income - for agents, security, stability and direction; for agents' families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals. EXIT's MIND-SET Training Systems offer the industry's best hands-on, interactive sales training. Our state-of-the-art technology, including the Digital Marketing Strategy, gives our agents the edge in a competitive marketplace. EXIT is a by-invitation-only company focusing on the business of real estate. A portion of every transaction fee collected by EXIT International is applied to its charitable fund. To-date, $2 Million has been pledged to Habitat for Humanity. Please visit www.exitrealty.com for more information.

About The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals: 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.