by Sharon Roberts, editor
Published: July 15th, 2013

Several Charlotte-area residential real estate agents are among those recently listed in The Thousand 2013, a listing of top individuals and teams by transactions and volume.

The list is generated by The Wall Street Journal and Real Trends consulting and communications company and breaks down the top 250 realtors in four categories: individuals by transactions; teams by transactions; individuals by volume; and teams by volume.

The highest ranking Charlotte area real estate agent in the recently released list was Nancy Braun, owner and broker-in-charge of Showcase Realty in South End. She was ranked 12th in the nation for “Top Sales Professionals by Transaction Sides.” That ranking includes agents who represented buyers, sellers, or both. For those who represented both sides, the transaction is counted twice. Braun was credited with 426 closings last year.

In an announcement of the list compiled from 2012 statistics, the list publisher said that the 1,000 are recognized as being in the top one-half percent of more than 963,000 licensed Realtors nationwide.

“Given that the national averages are less than ten closed transactions and less than $1.2 million in closed volume per agent or team, these results speak to the extraordinary success of the Top Thousand,” said Steve Murray, publisher of the list, said in an announcement. “Being ranked in the REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal Top Thousand, in short, is an incredible accomplishment.”

The list’s website notes that while applications are sent to all Realtors known to the publisher, not all choose to participate and some may have been missed.

Others from the Charlotte area recognized on the list, according to its website, were:

  • Lars Hedenborg of RE/MAX Real Estate Experts in Charlotte, with 270 team transactions and $62,652,986 in team volume;
  • The late Doug Black of Coldwell Banker MECA Realty in Gastonia with 174 transactions;
  • The Stephen Cooley Team at Keller Williams Realty Inc. in Fort Mill, S.C., with 244 team transactions;
  • Leigh Brown and Associates with RE/MAX Executive Realty in Concord with 213 team transactions.
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