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APR in the News

Local Alain Pinel Realtors Ranked Among Top Producing Agents in the Nation

June 29, 2015

Northern California Brokerage Dominates Annual National Rankings

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SARATOGA, California — REAL Trends, Inc., in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal, have published their annual report ranking the top real estate agents in the United States, including 29 Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) sales professionals. Nine individuals and 10 teams were included in the prestigious 2015 rankings which are based on 2014 sales numbers. In categories based on sales volume, APR had the strongest presence of any independent real estate firm in Northern California. In addition to ranking sales volume and number of transactions, the 2015 report also ranks agents by average sales price for the first time.
Topping the list for Average Sales Price are APR Menlo Park’s Mary and Brent Gullixson ranked #4 with an average sales price of almost $9.4 million. The Gullixson Team also was the #12 ranked team in the nation by sales volume with nearly $308 million. Notably, while many of the teams in the top 10 include several team members, The Gullixson Team is comprised of only two licensed individuals. By looking at agent productivity on teams, The Gullixson Team are among the top three in the nation. This is Mary Gullixson’s sixth consecutive year ranking in the top six in a category on the REAL Trends list, either individually or as a team with her son Brent. She has been represented in the top of the list each year since the list was created in 2006.
Leading the Top Agents by Sales Volume list is Keri Nicholas, from APR Menlo Park, ranked #38 with a closed sales volume of almost $181 million. Also included are Kathy Bridgman, from APR Los Altos, ranked #63; Judy Citron, from APR Menlo Park, ranked #73; Judy Bogard-Tanigami, from APR Los Altos, ranked #89; Joe Piazza, from APR Los Gatos, ranked #102; Zach Trailer, from APR Menlo Park, ranked #155; and Therese Swan, from APR Los Gatos, ranked #209.
Joining The Gullixson Team on the Top Teams by Sales Volume list are David Gunderman and Andrew Raskopf, from APR Oakland – Montclair Village, ranked #71; Carol Carnevale and Nicole Aron, from APR Menlo Park, ranked #144; and Caitlin and Gloria Darke, from APR Menlo Park, ranked #222.
In the new category of Average Sales Price by Individuals are Alireza Faghiri, from APR Menlo Park, ranked #87 and Sherry Bucolo, from APR Palo Alto, ranked #133. The Average Sales Price list by teams includes The Gullixson Team, ranked #4; Mara McCain and Samira Amid-Hozour, from APR Menlo Park, ranked #12; Anne Riley and Andrew Greenman, from APR Burlingame, ranked #44; Jolaine and Jack Woodson, from APR Menlo Park, ranked #73; Caitlin and Gloria Darke, from APR Menlo Park, ranked #87; Jim and Jimmy Nappo, from APR Los Altos, ranked #99; Carol Carnevale and Nicole Aron, from APR Menlo Park, ranked #133;  Jeff Stricker and Steve TenBroeck, from APR Los Altos and APR Palo Alto, ranked #131; and John Howmiller and Rick Ardizzone, from APR Los Gatos, ranked #221.
“Through their focus and determination, these agents earned incredible results in 2014, and are among the elite in the nation,” said Paul Hulme, President and CEO of APR. “We are so proud that they represent Alain Pinel Realtors in providing the highest quality of service to our clients.”
The REAL Trends/WSJ Thousand designees are recognized as the top one half of one percent of the more than 1,100,000 licensed REALTORS® nationwide. The list includes the top 250 agents or teams in six different categories, including top individuals ranked by closed transaction sides; top individuals ranked by closed sales volume; top teams ranked by closed transaction sides; top teams ranked by closed sales volume; and new this year, top individuals ranked by average sales price; and top teams ranked by average sales price. All rankings are verified from independent sources and are based on the calendar year 2014.
The achievements from these agents are in addition to the accolades APR has previously received based on their 2014 performance in which the firm closed a record sales volume of $10.8 billion making it the fifth largest real estate firm in the nation and the largest independent broker in California.

Notable Listings / Sales

Featured Home: 132 Isabella Avenue in Atherton

April 24, 2015

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LUXURY DEFINED IN ATHERTON
Where: 132 Isabella Avenue in Atherton (listing | property site)
Presiding over 3+ acres with sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay, sits this modern high-tech home. The home’s abstract contemporary architecture immediately draw you in to a world of luxury. The home features a 2-story living room with walls of glass looking out to the Bay, an extraordinary staircase, customized library and office, four bedrooms and two multi-room apartments. Luxury features include an elevator, 21kw solar system, underground garage, 12’ ceilings in basement with tremendous unfinished commercial grade space ideal for the “maker” culture, infinity pool, putting green, fire pit and terraces.
The home is listed by Mary Gullixson and Brent Gullixson of Alain Pinel Realtors Menlo Park.
Offered at: $18,350,000
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Notable Listings / Sales

Featured Home: 240 Cinnabar Road in Woodside

January 30, 2015

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MAGNIFICENT WOODSIDE CONTEMPORARY
Where: 240 Cinnabar Road in Woodside (listing | property site)
Presiding over 3+ acres with sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay, sits this modern high-tech home. The home’s abstract contemporary architecture immediately draw you in to a world of luxury. The home features a 2-story living room with walls of glass looking out to the Bay, an extraordinary staircase, customized library and office, four bedrooms and two multi-room apartments. Luxury features include an elevator, 21kw solar system, underground garage, 12’ ceilings in basement with tremendous unfinished commercial grade space ideal for the “maker” culture, infinity pool, putting green, fire pit and terraces.
The home is listed by Mary Gullixson and Brent Gullixson of Alain Pinel Realtors Menlo Park.
Offered at: $13,800,000
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Featured Open Homes Notable Listings / Sales

OPEN HOUSE: 3 Vineyard Hill Road in Woodside

September 19, 2014

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BOLD AND MODERN WOODSIDE RETREAT
Where: 3 Vineyard Hill Road in Woodside  (listing | virtual tour | video tour)
Open: Sunday, September 21st, from 1:30-4:30 pm
Presiding over 3 acres on the scenic corridor of premier central Woodside, this 4 bedroom custom home has been renovated with an aesthetic that is bold and modern yet graceful and warm. The exceptional craftsmanship is never more apparent than with the dramatic ceilings that span the living areas – each an architectural work of art. Extraordinary details are many throughout the property – hand-cut stone exterior walls, book-matched granite, floating glass counters, and beautifully finished white oak floors, to name a few. Tremendous walls of glass provide a seamless connection with stone terraces that wrap around the rear of the home and the wooded backdrop is quintessential Woodside. Tucked away in sheltered privacy are a pool and spa, as well as a fully fenced tennis court – everything needed for the ultimate Silicon Valley lifestyle.
The home is listed by Mary Gullixson and Brent Gullixson of Alain Pinel Realtors Menlo Park. See more at www.3VineyardHillRoad.com
Offered at: $8,800,000
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Notable Listings / Sales

Featured Home: 1 Faxon Road in Atherton

July 25, 2014

1 Faxon Road
Where: 1 Faxon Road in Atherton (listing | property site | video tour)
This grand estate on a gorgeous 1.7+/- acre lot in the Circus Club area is reminiscent of a fine Italian manor, with 12,800+/- square feet of true old-world craftsmanship. The quality of this home is evident in every detail—from the curved millwork and fine stonework, to the Venetian plaster walls. The home features superb communal spaces, including the formal living room, dining room and kitchen.
Entering through the manicured gardens and into the grand foyer with 25’ ceilings and an imperial staircase, you will find a home that blends grandeur and comfort. Despite being able to host large galas, this home is also remarkably comfortable for everyday living. The home features 5 large bedrooms, including a spectacular master suite. Impressive outdoor features include the entertainment terrace, pool, putting green, and outdoor kitchen.
This home is listed by Mary and Brent Gullixson of Alain Pinel Realtors Menlo Park.
Offered at: $21,988,000
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APR in the News

Alain Pinel Realtors Ranked Among Top Real Estate Professionals in U.S.

June 27, 2014

Nationwide report based on sales volume

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SARATOGA, California (June 27, 2014) — The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends, Inc. have announced the 2014 rankings of the top real estate professionals in the entire country based on 2013 sales volume. Ten Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) sales professionals were included in these prestigious rankings, with four individuals and three teams listed as the top producing agents in the country.
Topping the list for Top Teams by Sales Volume are APR’s Mary and Brent Gullixson from the APR Menlo Park office, ranked #6 with a sales volume of over $323 million. This is Mary Gullixson’s fifth consecutive year ranking in the top six by sales volume, either individually or as a team with her son Brent. She has been represented in the top of the list each year since the list was created in 2006.
The Top Agents by Sales Volume list includes:

The Top Teams by Sales Volume list includes:

“Through their determination and hard work, these agents earned incredible results in 2013, and are among the best in the entire nation,” said Paul Hulme, CEO & President of APR. “We are proud that they represent Alain Pinel Realtors in providing top quality service to our clients.”
The Wall Street Journal Top 1000 designees are recognized as the top one half of one percent of nearly one million licensed REALTORS® nationwide. The list includes the top 250 agents or teams in four different categories, including top individuals ranked by closed transaction sides; top individuals ranked by closed sales volume; top teams ranked by closed transaction sides; and top teams ranked by closed sales volume. All results from the study are based on calendar year 2013.
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Notable Listings / Sales

Featured Home: 60 Monte Vista Avenue in Atherton

February 28, 2014


Where: 60 Monte Vista Avenue in Atherton (listing | virtual tour)
Privately positioned on just over one acre, this magnificent property is a residence of chic sophistication and modern elegance. A striking palette of neutral colors and rich mahogany presents a timeless backdrop that allows furniture, lighting, and art to be the focal point of each room. Completed in 2007 with architecture by the world-renowned firm of Hill Glazier, the three-level home is comprised of 5 bedrooms plus a pool-side cabana with every inch of the property offering unparalleled luxury and a soothing ambiance. Cutting-edge technology provides for the ultimate in comfort and convenience, a home theatre and wine cellar have been designed by the best in the industry, and a spa bath and fitness center provide for health and well-being. Completing the setting are formal grounds that evoke a resort-like atmosphere in a palette of white and green with a sweeping limestone terrace beside a sparkling pool and spa.
This home is listed by Mary Gullixson and Brent Gullixson of Alain Pinel Realtors Menlo Park.
Offered at: $16,950,000
View this property and more incredible estates in Exquisite Living Winter 2014 – Alain Pinel Realtors exclusive luxury magazine.
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APR in the News

WSJ/REALTrends: APR Agents Among Top in Nation

June 28, 2013


The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends, Inc. announced the 2013 rankings of the top real estate professionals in the entire country based on 2012 sales volume. 14 Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) sales professionals were included in these prestigious rankings, with 6 individuals and 4 teams listed as the top producing agents in the country, giving APR the strongest presence of any independent real estate firm in California, based on sales volume.
Topping the list for Top Teams by Sales Volume are APR’s Mary & Brent Gullixson from the APR Menlo Park office, ranked #4 with a sales volume of over $265 million. For the past three years, Mary has been ranked in the top five in the nation on the Top Agents by Sales Volume list.
The Top Agents by Sales Volume list includes:

The Top Teams by Sales Volume list are:

The Wall Street Journal Top 1000 designees are recognized as the top one half of one percent of nearly one million licensed REALTORS® nationwide. The list includes the top 250 agents or teams in four different categories, including top individuals ranked by closed transaction sides; top individuals ranked by closed sales volume; top teams ranked by closed transaction sides; and top teams ranked by closed sales volume. All results from the study are based on calendar year 2012.
Visit http://www.realtrends.com/products/rt1000 to view the full lists.
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Luxury Portfolio International® Honors Mary Gullixson

March 29, 2013

Alain Pinel Realtor Claims Award for Highest Listing Volume in 2012 Within Luxury Network

Mary Gullixson of Alain Pinel Realtors was the recipient of a prestigious Luxury Portfolio International® Award presented during the network’s annual conference held February 24-28 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The event attracted a sell-out crowd of nearly 2,000 leading real estate professionals from 17 countries who gathered to explore global real estate trends and recognize top-performing members.
Mary Gullixson was recognized for having the Highest Total Listing Volume in 2012 among U.S.-based Luxury Portfolio member firms, a significant distinction reflecting the company’s dominance in the high-end luxury real estate market. Gullixson, with the help of her son Brent, is no stranger to being nationally recognized. Gullixson has placed in the top five agents in the nation the past three consecutive years based on closed sales volume according to the Wall Street Journal / Real Trends “Top Thousand” which ranks all real estate professionals each year.
“Mary Gullixson is an extraordinary person who never ceases to amaze me with her unrivaled success as a real estate professional and her unparalleled integrity and personal dedication to excellence in all that she does,” said Rainy Hake, Executive Vice President of Alain Pinel Realtors. “The team of Mary and Brent Gullixson continues to be a dominant force in residential real estate not just in the San Francisco Bay area, but internationally, as proved by this award. I expect that this is not the last award for excellence that Mary and Brent will win this year for delivering what Alain Pinel Realtors is known for – truly exceptional service for our distinguished clients.” Alain Pinel Realtors was previously honored as Top Luxury Brokerage in 2011 by Luxury Portfolio.
“We are delighted to recognize Mary Gullixson and her team at Alain Pinel Realtors for achieving distinction among our network of market-leading luxury real estate firms,” said Stephanie Pfeffer, Executive Vice President of Luxury Portfolio International®. “The award reflects the continued commitment of Alain Pinel Realtors to delivering the highest level of service to its luxury clientele and strategically utilizing Luxury Portfolio’s global marketing resources.”
Luxury Portfolio International® is the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest global network of premier locally branded companies dominated by many of the world’s most powerful independent luxury brokerages. Luxury Portfolio International attracts a global audience of visitors from over 200 countries/territories every month and annually markets over 25,000 luxury homes to over 1.2 million high-net-worth visitors.