Local Agent Robert Northfield Named Among America’s Top Real Estate Professionals By Wall Street Journal/Real Trends

ESSEX COUNTY, N.J.  – (July 25, 2013) – Broker Sales Associate Robert Northfield of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Maplewood has been recognized as one of America’s most successful real estate agents in the Wall Street Journal/Real Trends 2013 Top 1,000 report. Northfield ranked No. 230 on the list of the Top 250 individual sales professionals by closed transaction volume, closing approximately $54.7 million in sales in 2012. Northfield, who represents home buyers and sellers in Essex County and surrounding areas, previously made the Real Trends “Top Thousand” in 2011 and 2012.

The Real Trends Top Thousand ranks real estate agents and teams in four separate categories, each category rating the respective Top 250 for excellence as follows:

·         Individual Sales Professionals by Closed Transaction Volume

·         Individual Sales Professionals by Closed 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).

·         Teams by Closed Transaction Volume

·         Teams by Closed Transaction Sides

According to Real Trends, the leading sales professionals in the Top Thousand averaged more than 140 closed transactions and over $50 million in closed sales volume. As a comparison, the national averages are less than 10 closed transactions and less than $1.2 million in closed volume.

“Robert has built a legacy of full-time commitment to his clients with superior results. The knowledge of the local housing market he offers is nuanced and vast. I applaud Robert for once again earning this incredible achievement,” said Hal Maxwell, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y.

Northfield has earned many accolades during his 20 years in real estate, such as ranking No. 1 in his Maplewood sales office every year since 2001. In 2012, he attained the highest company honor at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. by being named to its President’s Council, representing the top 1 percent of approximately 3,000 sales associates. Out of those 3,000 agents, he ranked No. 4 in gross commission income and No. 5 in total units sold.

Northfield is also a member of the Coldwell Banker International President’s Premier, a prestigious group whose sales performance has placed them in the top 1 percent of 82,200 Coldwell Banker sales associates worldwide.  He was additionally honored in 2012 with the New Jersey Association of Realtors (NJAR) Circle of Excellence Award at the Platinum Level, the highest degree of performance recognized by NJAR. He also earned a place in the NJAR Distinguished Sales Club for having earned the Circle of Excellence for 10 or more years.

In both 2012 and 2013, Northfield was selected by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as a Five Star Agent, placing him within the top 2 percent of licensed real estate agents in the State of New Jersey. Northfield has also been cited as one of the Top 50 Most Innovative Realtors in the Country by Real Estate Monthly.

Coldwell Banker placed more agents and teams than any other brand on the nationwide Real Trends rankings, with 155 spots across the four categories, and held the most overall spots in individual agent sales volume (53) and team sales volume (36). Sales associates affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s parent company NRT represented 35 percent (88) of the spots within the Top 250 Agents by Sales Volume. In total, NRT accounted for 16 percent (161) of the agents and teams included in the rankings. The full 2013 list can be viewed at www.thethousandrealestateprofessionals.com.

For information about buying or selling a home in Essex County and its surroundings, contact Robert Northfield with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Maplewood at (973) 378-8300 or directly on his cell at (973) 489-3417. Area listings can be viewed at www.coldwellbankermoves.com/Maplewood and www.NewJerseyUniqueHomes.com.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, New York, a leading residential real estate brokerage company, operates 56 offices with approximately 3,000 sales associates serving all communities from Rockland County, N.Y. to Monmouth County, New Jersey. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company. Visit www.coldwellbankermoves.com for more information.


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