Michael Saunders 60th in nation in sales

Michael and Drayton Saunders

Michael Saunders & Company moved from 88th to 60th in total sales dollar volume sales on the REAL Trends 500 List, an annual research report identifying the top 500 of the country’s largest and most successful residential real estate firms. The climb in sales made it the 22nd most improved performance in the country. The firm was also the 13th most improved U.S. brokerage in terms of total transaction sides closed.

In addition, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, of which Michael Saunders & Company is the exclusive affiliate for Southwest Florida, was once again named the highest-producing national real estate network in terms of total sales for 2010 within this elite group of the top 500 companies.

Michael Saunders & Company finished 2010 with $1.432 billion in closed company sales, a 21 percent increase in dollar volume over 2009. The 4,346 units sold company-wide during the year represented a 29 percent increase in year-over-year unit sales. In contrast, the overall market for properties in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties rose by only .5 percent in dollar volume and 3 percent in unit sales.

“This extraordinary level of performance, coming as it did during one of the most challenging years in our market’s history, makes me doubly proud of our agents and management team,” said company founder and CEO Michael Saunders. “At the beginning of last year we knew that nothing less than a brilliant performance from each of them would be needed to achieve the exceptional results our clients and customers are due. That they so vastly outperformed our market, while making us one of the most-improved real estate companies in the U.S., is a huge tribute to their dedication, talent, teamwork and focus.”

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