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Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty triumphs in rankings of best agents in America — three number-ones included

A note from brokerage CEO Robbie Briggs:

Of all the industry awards our agents earn in any given year — and I am proud to say that it is a lot — one honor comes with a little extra excitement.

Each year, a firm called RealTrends ranks the top individuals, teams and brokerages in the United States. The company, launched in 1987, bases its various rankings on sales data that is independently verified, which is why folks in the real estate world anxiously await the results.

RealTrends publishes two influential agent rankings: The Thousand, which is what it sounds like — the top 1,000 agents in the entire U.S. based on sales volume or transaction sides — and America’s Best Real Estate Professionals, a further ranking of the top agents in the country, also based on sales volume or transaction sides.

This year, we are thrilled that Tyler Thomas, the founder of the TT Ranch Group, which is part of our unique Ranch and Land Division, has earned a spot on The Thousand — a spot that makes him the No. 3 luxury agent in all of Dallas and No. 6 in all of Texas.

I tip my hat to him — and to this next group of exceptional agents. These are our Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty agents and teams who earned a spot on the America’s Best ranking because their sales were above $20 million for individuals and $30 million for teams. It gets no better than this. Even more astounding, consider that there are more than 200,000 licensed agents in Texas, including 30,000 across Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano and Southlake.

Small teams by volume:

Faisal Halum Group — #1 in Dallas — #3 in Texas

Jobst Randall Group — #3 in Dallas — #17 in Texas

Winchester | Steitle Group — #1 in Plano — #48 in Texas

The Gina Lester Team — #2 in Plano — #67 in Texas

The Gioia Goyer Group — #31 in Dallas — #135 in Texas

Shelle Carrig Team — #33 in Dallas — #143 in Texas

Forke + Shindler Group — #38 in Dallas — #163 in Texas

Ryan | Roberts Group — #41 in Dallas — #189 in Texas

Beca & Paige Real Estate Group — #45 in Dallas — #202 in Texas

Devon & Alberto Team — #7 in Fort Worth — #228 in Texas


Medium teams by volume:

Burgher-Ray Ranch Group — #6 in Dallas — #13 in Texas

The Spann Group — #4 in Fort Worth — #124 in Texas


Individuals by volume:

Joan Eleazer — #6 in Dallas — #20 in Texas

Penny Cook — #7 in Dallas — #24 in Texas

Pogir — #11 in Dallas — #58 in Texas

Caroline Summers — #15 in Dallas — #115 in Texas

Kim Bedwell — #3 in Southlake — #201 in Texas

Linda Baker — #4 in Plano — #273 in Texas

Kyle Richards — #35 in Dallas — #293 in Texas

Rachel Finkbohner — #38 in Dallas — #313 in Texas

Bryan Crawford — #41 in Dallas — #362 in Texas

Robert Tyson — #7 in Southlake — #394 in Texas

Lisa Besserer — #44 in Dallas — #402 in Texas

Jason Garcia — #46 in Dallas — #423 in Texas

Isn’t that amazing? And, to have three #1s in the family — Tyler Thomas, the Faisal Halum Group for Dallas and the Winchester Steitle Group for Plano — is especially exciting. We couldn’t be prouder of every pro on this list. Not only are they the finest agents in North Texas, they are the finest agents in the country. As RealTrends says about its America’s Best ranking: “This group of highly successful real estate sales agents represents the top 1 percent of all real estate practitioners in the United States.”

We are lucky to work with them, and lucky to know them. Together with their Sotheby’s International Realty colleagues around the world — and their Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty colleagues right here at home — last year they sold a record $204 billion in homes, ranches and land to clients like you.

Thank you for trusting them — and all of us — with your business.

Robbie Briggs


Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty


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