Local Realtor Larry Holen receives top ranking

Larry Holen of Pioneer Real Estate Services, Inc., was named one of America’s top real estate professionals by REAL Trends and as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. He is now a member of the “The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals,” a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by the two respected publications. Holen is now ranked in the top one-half of 1 percent of the more than 963,000 Realtors nationwide.

The Thousand Real Estate Professionals was announced June 27, with four separate categories honoring the top 250 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in: Individual Sales Professionals — Sales volume; Individual Sales Professionals — Transaction sides (in each real estate transaction, there are two sides that can be represented by a real estate agent: a buyer’s and a seller’s); Team Professionals — Sales volume; and Team Professionals — Transaction sides.

According to The Thousand, Holen had transaction sides totaling 152, ranking 203rd in the nation.

The best individual agents and teams — including Holen’s award-winning efforts — were nothing short of phenomenal considering the recovering real estate market,” said Steve Murray, founder of Denver-based publishing and communications company REAL Trends, which compiled the list.

Marti Gallardo, vice president of classified advertising for The Wall Street Journal, said: “Becoming a member of such an elite group as The Thousand is an incredible accomplishment in any market, but what Holen did during these challenging times is impressive on so many levels. His efforts topped 99.99 percent of the more than 963,000 Realtors nationwide.”

Holen, who serves clients primarily in Rockford, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be named to The Thousand. Even with the market’s challenges, it’s incredibly gratifying to help clients find their dream homes as well as help them sell their properties quickly and for the highest price possible.”

The ranking of The Thousand can be found at www.thethousandrealestateprofessionals.com.

From the July 9-15, 2014, issue

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