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August 2, 2016 | In the News

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Sales Associates in Sarasota Named to REAL Trends “America’s Best” Ranking

SARASOTA (August 2, 2016) – Thirteen sales associates and teams affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Sarasota, Bradenton and North Port were named among America’s most productive sales associates as a part of REAL Trends “America’s Best”.

Roger Pettingell was ranked as the No. 1 individual agent by sales volume and the Ackerman Group as the No. 1 team in sales volume in the Sarasota, Bradenton and North Port combined market, and the Joe Murphy Team ranked No. 1 in team transaction sides for Lakewood Ranch.

Other associates and teams on this year’s list include: Judy Aarnes, Jerry Cercone, Gary Hoskins, Lynne Koy, Bruce Myer, Miranda Oswald, Mickey Schweitzer, Patty Torchia, Jo Ellyn Yturraspe and the Kepecz-Hays and Buky Team.

“Ranking as one of America’s best real estate agents and teams is a huge honor and so well deserved,” said Clark Toole, president, Florida, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. “This accomplishment really reflects the level of service that these agents provide to each of their clients.”

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is a leading full-service residential real estate brokerage company with more than 85 offices and 5,000 sales associates serving the communities of Central Florida, Flagler, Brevard, Palm Beach, Southeast Florida, Southwest Florida, Tampa Bay and the Panhandle. Worldwide, the Coldwell Banker network includes 3,000 offices with nearly 85,000 sales associates. Every day, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate properties are exposed to 16 million buyers on more than 725 high-traffic websites. For more information or to view local listings, visit To learn more about a career in real estate or affiliating with Coldwell Banker, visit Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is a subsidiary of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company.

About REAL Trends

REAL Trends is a Castle Pines, Colorado-based real estate publishing and consulting firm that offers a wide range of research and advisory services to the residential real estate industry. Recognized as the leading source of trends in the industry, REAL Trends also publishes the REAL Trends The Thousand, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal and the REAL Trends 500, which ranks the top brokerage firms in the United States.