REAL Trends + Tom Ferry Announce 2020 The Thousand 15th annual real estate ranking advertised in The Wall Street Journal

Today, REAL Trends + Tom Ferry, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal, publish the 15th annual The Thousand list of America’s top 1,000 real estate sales professionals, teams and agent- and team-owned brokerages. An abridged list of the designees is publish in today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal and a complete listing is available online at

REAL Trends + Tom Ferry The Thousand, is an annual, national awards ranking sponsored by REAL Trends—the Trusted Source—and Tom Ferry International coaching, advertised in The Wall Street Journal. Designees are recognized as the top one-tenth of one percent of more than 1.4 million licensed Realtors® nationwide.

The Thousand includes additional categories and breakouts to highlight all the variances in the real estate industry. This year, there is a new category called Agent-owned brokerages and Team-owned brokerages which encompasses those top individual agents and teams who own and direct their brokerages. Many of them also qualify to be ranked on the REAL Trends Nation’s Best Brokerages, which ranks the top 1,700 plus brokerage firms in the country.

We also segmented teams by the number of Realtors® they have on their teams—small (2-5 licensed members), medium (6-10), and large (11+) teams. “You asked, and we listened. We changed the ranking categories to allow for a more accurate and equal representation of successful agents and teams based on size and business models,” said Steve Murray, president of REAL Trends.

“The REAL Trends team set a precedent for what success looks like in our industry with The Thousand list,” says Tom Ferry, founder of coaching and training company Tom Ferry International. “We’re honored to partner in recognizing these talents and will continue to help agents fulfill their greatness.”


Individual by Volume
Alexa P. Lambert, Compass, New York

Individual by Transactions
Kyle  Seyboth, Keller Williams Realty, Rhode Island

Small Team by Volume
The Sukenik | Glazer Team, Compass, New York

Small Team by Transactions
Amanda & Kyla Team, ERA-All In One Realty, Georgia

Medium Team by Volume
The Altman Brothers Team, Douglas Elliman, California

Medium Team by Transactions
The Boehmer Team, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties, Missouri

Large Team by Volume
Alexander Team, Douglas Elliman, New York

Large Team by Transactions
The Minnesota Real Estate Team, RE/MAX Advantage Plus, Minnesota

Agent-owned Brokerage by Volume
Ben Caballero,, Texas

Agent-owned Brokerage by Transactions
Ben Caballero,, Texas

Team-owned Brokerage by Volume
Creig Northrop, Northrop Realty, Long & Foster Real Estate, Maryland

Team-owned Brokerage by Transactions
Mark Spain Real Estate, Georgia

REAL Trends The Thousand awards program was developed by REAL Trends, a leading source of analysis and information for the residential real estate brokerage industry, in partnership with Tom Ferry International, a leading real estate coaching and training company. The Thousand honors America’s finest real estate professionals and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends.

Rankings are compiled based on surveys from virtually every national branded network, state and local associations of Realtors®, multiple listing services, all applicants from past years’ rankings, and the 900 largest brokerage firms in the United States. Verification from an independent source is required for all submissions. In addition, REAL Trends senior staff reviews every submission for completeness and accuracy.

We continue to ensure accuracy in these reports but also realize that given the disparity of the types of agent and team models, absolute consistency is not always achievable.  We’ll continue to perform superlative due diligence on the type of agent or firm applying to be ranked and the volume of business they closed.  We know that there are agents and teams who either chose not to be considered for these rankings or who we haven’t been able to reach.  

About The REAL Trends + Tom Ferry The Thousand

The REAL Trends + Tom Ferry The Thousand ranking report is sponsored jointly by REAL Trends and Tom Ferry International and advertised in The Wall Street Journal. REAL Trends The Thousand honors America’s elite real estate agents and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends with a special ad section publish in The Wall Street Journal and is not affiliated with The Wall Street Journal news department.

When promoting your selection into The Thousand, any use of The Wall Street Journal name other than ‘as advertised in The Wall Street Journal’ is strictly prohibited. Violators will be subject to legal action.

REAL Trends is a leading source of analysis and information for the residential real estate brokerage industry. Tom Ferry International is a nationwide real estate business and life coaching and training company.