by Staff Writer
on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 9:25am.
Three Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents have been ranked among the top producing in the state, according to REAL Trends, a national firm that publishes rankings from across the country.
REAL Trends recently released data exhibiting the highest producing firms and agents throughout the nation. The list shows that Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents were among the top agents in Hawai’i, selling millions of dollars in real estate.
Courtney Brown, R(S), who specializes in the resort areas of West Maui, ranked in at No. 10 with $42,159,588 in sales. From luxury resorts to oceanfront condominiums, Brown has represented the buyers and sellers of some of Maui’s finest properties over the last decade.
Meanwhile, Wendy Peterson, R(S), who represents buyers and sellers island-wide and specializes in the Upcountry area, ranked in at No. 37 with $23,238,928 in sales. A sixth generation rancher, Peterson’s family has lived in the Makawao and Kula areas for generations.
Additionally, longtime Olinda resident Deb Merle, R(B) was the 43rd top-producing agent with $21,796,665. Merle moved to Maui in 1973 and earned her real estate license in 1979. She is known for extraordinary service to her real estate clients.
The announcement from REAL Trends comes after Peterson and Brown made it onto Hawaii Business magazine's list of the top 100 real estate agents in the Aloha State for the second year in a row. Additionally, Merle earned the title of a distinguished agent.
For more than a decade, Hawaii Business magazine has been creating a list of the state’s most successful agents and companies, which has become the pinnacle of success for Hawaii's real estate professionals. The list named Island Sotheby’s International Realty as the ninth-top company in the state, which closed $340,481,875* in real estate transactions in 2017.