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

July 9, 2014

Long & Foster Real Estate, the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States, announced today that its Creig Northrop Team, based in Clarksville, Md., earned the number two spot for real estate teams nationwide, based on transaction volume in 2013, as ranked by REAL Trends, Inc.

The team, which has offices in Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Howard, and Montgomery counties in Maryland, also ranked sixth in the survey based on number of closed transaction sides in 2013. The ranking program was developed jointly by the Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends, a leading source of statistical analysis for the residential real estate industry.

The Northrop Team, which has for the past 13 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, 13 Long & Foster teams were ranked in the survey of the nation’s top 250 sales professionals by closed volume and transaction sides for 2013. 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 them, as well as all our sales associates, our overwhelming congratulations for helping to make Long & Foster the real estate leader in the Mid-Atlantic and the No. 1 independent real estate company in the nation,” said Gary Scott, president 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.”

REAL Trends, Inc. compiles rankings for the Top Thousand based on surveys of previous applicants, as well as 900 of the largest US brokerage firms. An independent third party verifies all submissions, and staff from REAL Trends also reviews these submissions for accuracy. Now in its 8th 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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