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Alain Pinel Realtors Agents Rank Among Best in the Nation

June 28, 2012

18 Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) sales professionals, from all over the Bay Area, were recognized by The 2012 Wall Street Journal / REAL Trends “Top Thousand” which ranks the top real estate professionals in the United States based on 2011 sales data. With 10 individuals and 3 sales teams being honored on the prestigious by-volume lists, APR has the strongest presence of any privately-owned, independent real estate brokerage in the nation.
Topping the Top Individual Agents by Sales Volume is APR’s Mary Gullixson from the APR Menlo Park office, ranked at #4 with a sales volume of $253,485,527. This sales volume represents almost a 12% increase over Gullixson’s volume in 2010. Gullixson has placed in the top five real estate professionals in the nation for the past three consecutive years, and the top 15 each year since the list was created in 2006. This is Gullixson’s fifth time placing in the top five agents in the nation, more than any other REALTOR® since the list was created.
Also on the Top Agent list were Sherry Bucolo, of APR Palo Alto, at #59; Kathy Bridgman, of APR Los Altos, at #65; Judy Bogard-Tanigami, of APR Los Altos, at #93; Debbie Sharp, of APR Burlingame, at #108; Judie Profeta, of APR Carmel, at #178; George Montanari, of APR Los Gatos, at #188; Julie Tsai Law, of APR Palo Alto, at #229; Carol Mauldin, of APR Saratoga, at #244; and Therese Swan, of APR San Jose – Almaden Valley, at #248.
Carol Carnevale and Nicole Aron, of APR Menlo Park, were APR’s highest ranked on the Top Teams by Sales Volume list at #53 with $95,064,500 in sales. Also on the Top Team list were: David Gunderman and Andrew Raskopf, of APR Montclair, at #215; and Jan Majeski and Cynthia Anne Smith, of APR San Mateo, at #216.
“These are truly remarkable agents – and their achievements reflect this,” said Paul Hulme, CEO & President of APR. “With almost a million REALTORS® in the nation, it is an honor for any agent to be among this list. To have so many agents from Alain Pinel Realtors recognized is a testament to their hard work and dedication in providing top quality service to our clients.”
“The Thousand” is based on 2011 data and is divided into four separate lists of 250: top individuals by sales volume, top teams by sales volume, top individuals by transaction sides, and top teams by transaction side. The lists are compiled by REAL Trends, Inc. and published in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal.  To see the full lists, visit:

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Featured Open Homes

1290 University Avenue in Palo Alto

May 18, 2012

Where: 1290 University Avenue in Paul Alto (listing | google map)
When: Sunday, May 20th, from  1:30-4:30 pm
Palo Alto is the market everyone is going to be watching and talking about. As of this morning, the neighborhood got a little wealthier, as Facebook officially began selling shares on the NASDAQ exchange.
1290 University Avenue is a gracious 4 bd/3 ba home and a magnificent example of the Spanish Colonial architecture practiced by so many of the mid-peninsula’s great architects in the early 1920’s. The appeal is enhanced by its signature arched windows, tiled roof, and covered balconies surrounded by greenery.  The interior is highlighted by hardwood and tiled floors, high ceilings with exposed beams, and large rooms flooded with light. French doors open from almost every room onto wonderful gardens, bursting with color.  The romantic rear garden is a quiet oasis, its sitting areas set against the whisper of a welcoming fountain.  This location on University Avenue in the Crescent Park neighborhood means downtown Palo Alto restaurants, shops, and Stanford University are mere minutes away.
Listed by Alan Dunkel and Derk Brill of the Alain Pinel Realtors Palo Alto office, you have to check it out this weekend – many listings in Palo Alto area are not staying on the market long.