Long & Foster's Creig Northrop Team Ranked Top in Nation

July 9, 2015

Long & Foster Real Estate, the largest family-owned residential real estate company in the United States, announced today that its Creig Northrop Team, based in Clarksville, Md., earned the number four spot for real estate teams nationwide, based on transaction volume in 2014, as ranked by REAL Trends, Inc.

The Northrop Team, which has offices in Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Howard, and Montgomery counties in Maryland, also ranked seventh on the list based on the number of closed transaction sides in 2014. The ranking program was developed by REAL Trends, a leading source of statistical analysis for the residential real estate industry.

The Northrop Team, which has for the past 14 years consistently ranked No. 1 in Maryland for homes sold, is comprised of more than 40 real estate sales professionals who work with both buyers and sellers.

“Being recognized as a leader in the REAL Trends national rankings comes only with a steadfast dedication to serving local buyers and sellers,” said Creig Northrop, president of the Creig Northrop Team. “We are proud of our national ranking and we will continue to bring our customers the unparalleled service, expertise and client-first philosophy they can expect from one of the top-ranking residential real estate teams in the country.”

In total, 10 Long & Foster teams were ranked in the survey of the nation’s top 250 sales professionals by closed volume and transaction sides for 2014. One individual sales agent was ranked in the top 250 associates nationwide based on the amount of closed transactions volume.

“These top-ranking real estate professionals are a reflection of our entire team of experts, and we offer The Northrop Team our overwhelming congratulations for helping to make Long & Foster the real estate leader in the Mid-Atlantic and the No. 1 family-owned real estate company in the nation,” said Gary Scott and Boomer Foster, presidents of Long & Foster Real Estate. “Our agents continue to thrive in this swiftly-evolving real estate environment, thanks to their motivation and drive, as well as the industry-leading suite of tools and technology and the unparalleled support that comes from a full-service brokerage.”

“I’d like to congratulate Creig Northrop and the entire Northrop Team on their sales success and top ranking in Real Trends as the No. 1 team in Maryland” said P. Wesley Foster Jr., chairman and CEO of The Long & Foster Companies. “The fact that so many clients have put their trust in The Northrop Team shows their commitment to helping clients meet their real estate needs.”

REAL Trends, Inc. compiles rankings for the Top Thousand based on surveys of previous applicants, as well as 900 of the largest United States brokerage firms. An independent third party verifies all submissions, and staff from REAL Trends also reviews these submissions for accuracy. Now in its 9th year, the Top Thousand features the four total lists, the top 250 individual sales agents by sales volume and transaction sides, as well as the top 250 teams by sales volume and transaction side.

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