+ RE/MAX named among nation’s top realtors
The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends have named three local RE/MAX Alliance Group associates among America’s top real-estate professionals. The Al Dumas Team, May Aston and Drew Peterson are now members of the “Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals,” a prestigious national ranking sponsored annually by the two publications.
“We are proud that RE/MAX associates have been recognized for their achievements by such an elite group,” said Peter Crowley, president of RE/MAX Alliance Group. “Their accomplishments are impressive, especially in this challenging real-estate market.”
The associates now rank in the top .05% of the more than 1 million Realtors nationwide. The list honors the top 250 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in individual sales professionals by sales volume; individual sales professionals by transaction sides; team professionals by sales volume; and team professionals by transaction sides.
+ Keller Williams doubles operations in Sarasota
Joanne Owens, operating principal of Keller Williams On the Water, has signed a lease to more than double its operations at 630 S. Orange Ave., in Sarasota.
The new space will open Nov. 1, on the third floor of the Swift Center. The new space will allow additional offices for its agents.
Keller Williams On the Water retains offices in downtown Bradenton and on Manatee Avenue West.
+ Hudson and Gillies join Signature Sotheby’s
Signature Soetheby’s International Realty announced the addition of Greg Hudson and Rosemary Gillies as sales associates. Both Hudson and Gillies will focus on luxury real-estate sales and will be based out of Signature Sotheby’s The Plaza at Five Points office.
Hudson has worked in area real estate since 2002; he previously owned and operated Avalar Real Estate of Sarasota with his wife, Mary Beth. He has consistently been recognized as a top producer in the Sarasota real-estate market with a multi-million-dollar sales history. Hudson graduated from the University of Florida-Gainesville with a bachelor’s in telecommunication and with a doctorate in chiropractic from Life University in Georgia.
Hudson specializes in waterfront properties and golf course communities in Sarasota, Siesta Key and Lakewood Ranch. He has been certified as a Fine Homes Specialist, Certified Negotiation Specialist and Special Asset Management Specialist.
Gillies has 19 years of new home construction sales experience. She was a top producer with luxury homebuilder Arthur Rutenberg Homes. Gillies has earned an International Property Professional certification to assist in working with international buyers.
“We are delighted that Greg and Rosemary have joined our firm,” said Judy Green, president and CEO of Signature Sotheby’s International Realty, in a prepared statement. “Greg and Rosemary’s extensive real-estate experience in Sarasota, proven track records of success in marketing luxury properties and strong international relationships, they’re a significant addition to our team of luxury agents”
+ Wellman-Moffatt team joins Michael Saunders
Peggy Wellman, Bob Moffatt, Linda Page and Dan Page have joined the Palmer Ranch office of Michael Saunders & Co. Formerly with Prudential Palms, the Wellman-Moffat team specializes in selling residential, commercial and investment properties.
Each member of the team brings at least 30 years of real-estate experience to Michael Saunders. Wellman formerly managed four real-estate offices and the activities of more than 75 agents and is e-PRO certified through the National Association of REALTORS.
Moffatt was ranked among the top 3% of all Prudential Palms agents nationwide and also won the firm’s Chairman’s Gold Award along with its Legend’s Award.
Dan Page, whose specialty is commercial real estate, has been active in real estate for more than 50 years. Linda Page was recognized in September by the Sarasota Association of REALTORS for her emeritus status. Prior to moving to Florida, she was the owner/broker of a Real Estate One franchise and before that, her own real-estate company, Page Realty, both located in Clare County, Mich.