January 2021 Top Producers

Happy 2021, everyone! Welcome to the first Top Producers list of the year. After what was likely one of the most harrowing years in recent memory, we find ourselves front and center of brand new possibilities. We know the market is still searing hot in many of our Help-U-Sell Real Estate locations. With the mortgage forbearance legislation extended through the end of June of this year (so far), we may not see a large influx of properties for sale unless something else changes. So home sellers are still enjoying a robust and competitive market when they do sell. That’s where you all come in!

Jack Bailey

We start with a gentleman who topped our list for much of 2020. Jack Bailey and his team at Help-U-Sell Greensboro in North Carolina, made a great post-holiday leap with 12 sides for January. A year that starts off with four closings a week can only be a sign of more good things. 

Just one side behind in second place with 11 for January is Jeff Hedberg of Help-U-Sell Real Estate Masters in Port Huron, Michigan. Jeff is regularly the most prolific broker in his region of Michigan, often appearing in the top spots of the MLS. Jeff stays busy!

Third place is a tie between Debra Schmidt of Help-U-Sell Heritage Real Estate in Owatonna, Minnesota, and Patrick Wood of Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties in Chino Hills, California. Both of these hard working Broker/Owners closed eight for January. 

Fourth place is a three-way tie between Yasumi Davis of Help-U-Sell Golden Homes in Martinez, California, Mario Ferrante at Help-U-Sell Metropolitan in Woodhaven, Michigan, and Lona Murphy at Help-U-Sell Select in Eugene, Oregon. All three offices closed with five sides. 

We had six brokers close four sides for the month, so our list goes to 13 for January. We shall consider this to be a good omen to replace any triskaidekaphobia surrounding the number 13. 


Office
BuyerSellerTotal
Help-U-Sell Greensboro6612
Help-U-Sell Real Estate Masters4711
Help-U-Sell Heritage Real Estate 538
Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties178
Help-U-Sell Golden Homes325
Help-U-Sell Metropolitan325
Help-U-Sell Select Real Estate145
Help-U-Sell Detwiler Realty224
Help-U-Sell Direct Savings Real Estate314
Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties134
Help-U-Sell Mike Bowling134
Help-U-Sell Real Estate Specialists224
Help-U-Sell Treasure Coast44

For our first Gross Sales Volume report, naturally we find  Patrick Wood from Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties in Chino Hills, California, in our number one spot with $4.5 million in sales. 

Jack Bailey

In second place is our number guy from sides for January: Jack Bailey of Help-U-Sell Greensboro. 12 sides created $2.9 million in sales for the month. 

Third place shines bright not just with $2.3  million in gross sales volume, but the smiles of Michelle Morgan and her team at Help-U-Sell Real Estate Specialists in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. We are thrilled to welcome a new face into the top three this month!

Thanks to everyone for making a striking start to the year. 

OfficeGross Sales Volume
Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties$4,546,000
Help-U-Sell Greensboro$2,976,050
Help-U-Sell Real Estate Specialists$2,338,900
Help-U-Sell Allied Realty$2,010,000
Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties$1,906,250
Help-U-Sell Golden Homes$1,770,000
Help-U-Sell Tri-Valley Homes$1,660,000
Help-U-Sell Real Estate Masters$1,536,000
Help-U-Sell Santa Maria$1,529,000
Help-U-Sell South Santa Clara County$1,526,000

2020 Top Producers Year End Report

When you study enough Top Producer reports over the course of a year, you are reasonably confident exactly who will end up at the top of this list. The surprise comes in when the thing that inexplicably delights you the most – TIES – happens at the very top of our final Top Producer list for 2020.

Without further ado, we present: Jack Bailey and Mario Ferrante with 129 sides for the year. Legally, we can’t have a top three without these two (We’re kidding, of course).

Jack Bailey and his team at Help-U-Sell Greensboro, located in North Carolina, is our example of a well-oiled machine, fine tuned to perfection only when adjustments are needed. His process is so well rehearsed, not only do things turn out how he planned, Jack helps other owners achieve great results, too. 

Mario Ferrante of Help-U-Sell Metropolitan in Woodhaven, Michigan, makes things perfectly even with 129 sides for the year also. In 2019, Mario and Jack were neck and neck all year long with Mario’s team pushing ahead in the final moments and 2020 looked very similar throughout. Somewhere between these two gentlemen is likely the secret to all residential real estate.

Debra Schmidt of Help-U-Sell Heritage Real Estate in Owatonna, Minnesota, almost made first place a three-way tie, but comes in second place with a still tremendous 126 sides.  Debra and her team appear regularly in our top ten. What comes to mind when thinking about her is: consistency has its rewards and benefits. 

Third place is one more tie between Jeff Hedberg of Help-U-Sell Real Estate Masters in Port Huron, Michigan, and Patrick Wood of Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties in Chino Hills, California. Both of these gentlemen and their respective teams have cleared 115 sides for the 2020 year.

Because celebration is completely discretionary but highly encouraged, the numbers on this list “go all the way to 12” on this particular occasion (with apologies to Spinal Tap). With folks like Matt Kellam of Help-U-Sell Keystone Realty, closing 64 sides in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and Danny Kettle of Help-U-Sell Legacy with 61 sides in Layton, Utah, it is worth noting that any franchise office that is closing more than one house per week during a tumultuous time filled with uncertainty is worth making joyful noise over. 

Cheers to absolutely every single Help-U-Sell Real Estate franchise office in 2020 who worked hard and kept the doors open.

OfficeBuyerSellerTotal Sides
Help-U-Sell Greensboro4881129
Help-U-Sell Metropolitan4485129
Help-U-Sell Heritage Real Estate5175126
Help-U-Sell Real Estate Masters3580115
Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties1996115
Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties226486
Help-U-Sell The Smart Choice414283
Help-U-Sell Mike Bowling374683
Help-U-Sell Detwiler Realty374077
Help-U-Sell Direct Savings Real Estate264369
Help-U-Sell Keystone Realty234164
Help-U-Sell Legacy283361

Naturally, on our Gross Sales Volume report, we find Patrick Wood in the number one spot. For 2020’s final report, Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties handled $74.2 million in gross sales. Their hard work means they are one of our very familiar faces, and one we’re always happy to see. 

Richard Cricchio

First and second place on the Gross Sales Volume report is usually an alternating contest between Patrick Wood and Richard Criccio of Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties in Hawaii.  Richard’s team brought in $63.9 million for 2020. We’re thinking a Ti Leaf lei to celebrate prosperity would be an appropriate choice to show admiration. 

Jack Bailey

Jack Bailey and his team at Help-U-Sell Greensboro, North Carolina take third place here with $26.1 million.

In a time when it was easy to be disheartened by bizarre circumstances coloring our lives, affecting our businesses, separating us from people that we care about, impacting the businesses we patronize like restaurants and grocery stores, no one would be blamed for forgetting that it was still incumbent upon us to make things happen for clients. Even if it felt like everything was standing still at times, life was still moving forward. Differently, but forward. These reports proved you would not be hindered.

OfficeGross Sales Volume 
Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties$  74,276,061
Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties$  63,962,738
Help-U-Sell Greensboro$  26,118,222
Help-U-Sell Golden Homes$  24,170,888
Help-U-Sell Legacy$  20,304,570
Help-U-Sell Heritage Real Estate$  19,867,218
Help-U-Sell The Smart Choice$  19,733,600
Help-U-Sell Real Estate Masters$  19,324,600
Help-U-Sell 951 Realty$  16,361,998
Help-U-Sell Detwiler Realty$  16,269,980
Help-U-Sell Metropolitan$  16,027,558

Top Producers Q4 2020

The final quarter of 2020 was incredibly turbulent for many industries, but for real estate, several owners in the Help-U-Sell family could not keep houses listed for more than a few days.

People were looking to escape smaller city dwellings. They yearned to stretch out, and were taking off for bigger homes, smaller crowds, and much wider open spaces. That mad flurry of activity is best illustrated by our top two producers in the fourth quarter, both of whom run offices in more spacious states. First place is a tie, of course. 

Jack Bailey of Help-U-Sell Greensboro in North Carolina, and Jeffrey Hedberg of Help-U-Sell Real Estate Masters in Port Huron, Michigan, both total 41 sides. It is worth noting, both gentlemen have an active approach when it comes to training agents. They are constantly evolving best practices over time and making adjustments, curating the betterment and abilities of agents on their team to better serve future clients. It is worth paying attention to what they do and how they do it.

Second-place finds us with another tie. Debra Schmidt of Help-U-Sell Heritage Real Estate in Owatonna, Minnesota, and Patrick Wood of Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties in Chino Hills, California. Both offices narrowly missed first place with total 38 sides for Q4.  It’s really cool to see so much momentum. 

The singular (no tie) honor for third place goes to Mario Ferrante at Help-U-Sell Metropolitan in Woodhaven, Michigan. Mario has been a staple on our Top Producers list for so long, it’s more surprising when he’s not on it. For the last quarter, his team closed 34 sides. 

OfficeBuyerSellerTotal Sides
Help-U-Sell Greensboro182341
Help-U-Sell  Real Estate Masters103141
Help-U-Sell Heritage Real Estate152338
Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties43438
Help-U-Sell Metropolitan102434
Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties71724
Help-U-Sell Detwiler Realty12921
Help-U-Sell Direct Savings Real Estate81018
Help-U-Sell Bakersfield Equity Savers61117
Help-U-Sell Legacy8816
Help-U-Sell  Mike Bowling61016

On the Gross Sales Volume report, Patrick Wood from Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties in Chino Hills, California, once again takes our number one spot with $27.7 million in sales. 

Richard Cricchio of Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties in Honolulu, Hawaii clinches second place for the fourth quarter. His team’s efforts created $20.1 million in gross sales and likely many “maholos” from clients who saved several thousand dollars in commissions.

Jack Bailey

In third place is our favorite coach in North Carolina: Jack Bailey of Help-U-Sell Greensboro. The 41 sides his team garnered for the quarter resulted in a gross sales volume of $8.5 million.

When life got quiet in the middle of a pandemic-ridden March last year, many of us held our breath and just continued to do what we know how to do best. Seasoned brokers and agents have witnessed many downward spirals in real estate, as well as benefited from riding the coattails of robust and thriving markets. Being able to adjust to the changing circumstances, continuing to work hard and show up (even virtually) for clients, and still prosper is the difference between people who love real estate, and people who went into it as a side gig or hobby. You all are real estate professionals. You love this business. It shows.

OfficeGross Sales Volume 
Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties$           27,783,041
Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties$           20,106,500
Help-U-Sell Greensboro$             8,570,830
Help-U-Sell Real Estate Masters$             7,782,300
Help-U-Sell Wright $             7,129,250
Help-U-Sell Heritage Real Estate$             6,632,000
Help-U-Sell Golden Homes$             5,489,500
Help-U-Sell Legacy$             5,443,745
Help-U-Sell Metropolitan$             4,910,902
Help-U-Sell South Santa Clara County$             4,887,400
Help-U-Sell Bakersfield Equity Savers$             4,863,500

December 2020 Top Producers

December is traditionally a busy month for everyone for dozens of non-real estate reasons, but our Eagles were making one final push for a phenomenal ending to an otherwise odd and worrisome 2020. Despite obstacles, they made the last Top Producers list of the year noteworthy.

Patrick Wood of Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties in Chino Hills, California enjoys a perpetual residence amongst our top offices. He comes in first place with 19 total sides. 17 of those sides were from sellers, and coupled with one of the busiest markets in the country, it’s no surprise seeing home sellers take advantage of the hot selling season.  

Jack Bailey and his team at Help-U-Sell Greensboro take second place for December with 12 sides. North Carolina home sellers were also eager to pocket equity in the process of selling, and no one makes saving clients money look easier and more polished than Jack.

Third place is a three-way tie! Our favorite! Mike Bowling of Help-U-Sell Mike Bowling in Yuma, Arizona,  Richard Cricchio of Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Kimberly Zelena of Help-U-Sell Direct Savings Real Estate in Waynesboro, Virginia, each closed 10 sides a piece. 

4th Place is another tie with nine sides each for Jeff Hedberg of Help-U-Sell Real Estate Masters in Port Huron, Michigan, and Debra Schmidt of Help-U-Sell Heritage Real Estate in Owatonna, Minnesota.

All in all, an impressive turnout during a time of both continued uncertainty and bundled together with the holiday season. No problem for our Help-U-Sell family!

OfficeBuyerSellerTotal Sides
Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties21719
Help-U-Sell Greensboro5712
Help-U-Sell Direct Savings Real Estate5510
Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties3710
Help-U-Sell Mike Bowling5510
Help-U-Sell Heritage Real Estate549
Help-U-Sell Real Estate Masters369
Help-U-Sell Bakersfield Equity Savers257
Help-U-Sell Keystone Realty437
Help-U-Sell Real Estate Specialists426

On to our Gross Sales Volume Report!

Patrick Wood seals top place again – by many long miles – with the help of his team at Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties in Chino Hills, California. With a gross sales volume of $15.4 million – just for December, mind you – they are cranking out first rate success. 

Second place brings the spirit of aloha with Richard Cricchio of Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties in Honolulu, Hawaii. The efforts of Richard and his team for just the months totaled $10 million. 

Help-U-Sell Heritage Real Estate's Debra Schmidt

Debra Schmidt of Help-U-Sell Heritage Real Estate ascends to third place with $2.5 million for the month and making December count with a place on both reports.

Thanks for making 2020 one to remember for good reasons!

Office Gross Sales Volume 
Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties $      15,411,155
Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties $      10,096,500
Help-U-Sell Heritage Real Estate $        2,540,600
Help-U-Sell South Santa Clara County $        2,473,500
Help-U-Sell Bakersfield Equity Savers $        2,408,000
Help-U-Sell Greensboro $        2,262,450
Help-U-Sell Julian Team $        1,951,400
Help-U-Sell Legacy $        1,892,000
Help-U-Sell Beachside $        1,870,000
Help-U-Sell Real Estate Masters $        1,627,200
Help-U-Sell Golden Homes $        1,589,000

Top Producers, November 2020

Wow! When we were first facing the reality of the pandemic, time felt like it came to a standstill and oftentimes dragged out slowly while we waited with baited breath for “what was next”. By extreme contrast, the last few weeks of 2020 have seemingly whizzed by in the blink! It’s pretty safe to say that we are all incredibly grateful to see this odd and obstacle-laden year come to a close. 

We are, of course, very lucky that real estate had suffered only a temporary hit, rather than what we feared in the beginning of this epic change. Since then, what we have witnessed amongst some of our Broker/Owners at Help-U-Sell Real Estate has been nothing short  of impressive. For November, we are seeing the fruits of labor from those who have fine-tuned their game to accommodate the changes foisted upon us as a result of covid-19. These numbers make it tough to tell they were even working outside of normal circumstances!

Jack Bailey

In first place is Jack Bailey and his team at Help-U-Sell Greensboro in North Carolina with 18 sides (an even nine and nine split). Jack’s office runs like a well oiled machine – and being perpetually in the top three on our Top Producers list proves it.

Debra Schmidt takes second place for the second month in a row with the help of her team at Help-U-Sell Heritage Real Estate of Steele County in Owatonna, MN. They closed 14 houses for November, and we suspect this office will make our top ten for the year. 

Third place goes to Mario Ferrante and his team at Help-U-Sell Metropolitan in Woodhaven, Michigan. With 12 sides for the month, he remains a top contender for the year. 

OfficeBuyerSellerTotal
Help-U-Sell Greensboro9918
Help-U-Sell Heritage Real Estate of Steele County Inc.41014
Help-U-Sell Metropolitan3912
Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties11011
Help-U-Sell Real Estate Masters369
Help-U-Sell Capital City257
Help-U-Sell Direct Savings Real Estate336
Help-U-Sell Detwiler Realty325
Help-U-Sell Options Unlimited325

On our Gross Sales Volume report, Patrick Wood from Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties in Chino Hills, California has sprung into first place after alternating between second and third for much of the year.  Patrick’s team closed $7.8M in sales for November.

Jack Bailey swoops into second place with his team from  Help-U-Sell Greensboro in Greensboro, North Carolina. While number one for sides, coming in second meant closing nearly $4M is sales. 

In third place is Ed and Julie Wright of Help-U-Sell Wright in Aliso Viejo, CA. The subject of a Broker/Owner profile last year, this dynamic husband and wife duo closed November with $3.5M in sales, proving they are stronger together.

November is when we traditionally look around and count our blessings as reasons to be thankful. We rightfully count important things like the health and happiness of loved ones, a stable home and income, and peace within and with others. It’s also a good time to recognize traits that are easy to overlook as blessings: resilience, ingenuity, determination, kindness, honesty, and goodness. Stuff that makes for great real estate professionals, and great people in general. Thanks to all of you for demonstrating those things.

OfficeGross Sales Volume
Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties$    7,896,888
Help-U-Sell Greensboro$    3,935,980
Help-U-Sell Wright $    3,578,250
Help-U-Sell Capital City$    2,326,450
Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties$    2,110,000
Help-U-Sell Heritage Real Estate of Steele County Inc.$    1,892,300
Help-U-Sell Edmond/OKC$    1,889,900
Help-U-Sell Alpha Paladins Realty$    1,850,000
Help-U-Sell Golden Homes$    1,830,000
Help-U-Sell Metropolitan$    1,725,700