Island Sotheby's International Realty's realtors in the Top 3%, Left to right, Alex Cortez R(B), Ryan MacLaughlin R(B), Wendy Peterson R(S), Jan Lap R(B), Rob Shelton R(B) - Courtney Brown R(S) not pictured.
Six Island Sotheby’s International Realty agents have been honored for making the list of Maui’s Top 3% REALTORS® for 2019, further solidifying their status as leaders among hundreds of agents on island.
Fidelity National Title & Escrow and Homes and Land Magazine set out to honor Maui’s top agents based on their production in 2018. Using data from the Realtors Association of Maui’s Paragon system, they totaled agents’ production by calculating the sales volume of homes, condominiums, land transactions and project sales. When agents served as co-listers or co-buyers, the closed sales volume was divided equally.
“Making the Top 3% is quite a feat,” said Reta Chin-Chiarella, assistant vice president of Fidelity National Title & Escrow on Maui. “Representing principals is no easy task— given the raw emotions that are present in the process, the unexpected issues that arise in most every transaction and with the higher price points that the Maui real estate market demands.”
Among more than 1,750 licensed real estate agents on Maui, just more than 50 agents made the list. And of those, a half dozen are real estate professionals at Island Sotheby’s International Realty. Those agents are:
- Ryan MacLaughlin, Principal Broker and Owner
- Wendy Peterson, Realtor (S)
- Alex Cortez, Co-Owner and Realtor (B)
- Courtney Brown, Vice President and Realtor (S)
- Jan Lap, Realtor (B)
- Rob Shelton, Vice President and Broker-In-Charge
This is just the latest instance that Island Sotheby's International Realty agents have been honored for their work. The firm's agents are consistently ranked among Maui's top Realtors and have also been recognized multiple times for being some of the top producers in the state.
"As an owner at Island Sotheby’s Realty, there are many reasons why I am proud of our agents — whether they are in the Top 3% or not," said Georgianna Tamayose, president and co-owner of the firm. "They are true professionals in this industry and care about the service they provide their clients. Most importantly, they care for each other. This is the culture we have: We don’t take the Hawaiian words, Aloha, Pono and Kuleana lightly. We live them every day."