St. Paul, Minn. (August 17, 2022) – The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance today unveiled its second-annual LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance Top Producers list which honors 237 individual member agents and teams, an increase of 20% over last year’s inaugural list. RealTrends created the report in concert with The Alliance as the real estate industry’s only recognition of top producing LGBTQ+ and ally agents.
Ehab Ismail with The Hawley Group at Compass, based in San Diego, CA, has been named to the list as a nationally recognized Top Producer, having closed $14.9M in Sales Volume in 2021, and is ranked #60
The Alliance honorees combined for 10,028 sides in 2021 equating to $4.85 billion in volume. The collective group would have ranked on the RealTrends 500 as the 64th and 62nd largest brokerages in the nation by sides and volume, respectively.
“The collective numbers posted by the members of the Alliance are extremely impressive and validate that our member agents are some of the hardest working people in the business,” said Dave Gervase, 2022 National President and Chairman of the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance. “Energy like this is contagious and we look forward to our agents continuing to rise to the challenges of the marketplace, despite market conditions. We look forward to providing exceptional content at our conference this September to enable all agents to achieve their desired results.”
“The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance continues to grow in size and stature, and we are led by incredible members like Shirley, Mike, his teammates, and this distinguished group,” said Ryan Weyandt, CEO of the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance. “There is no denying how important our members are to LGBTQ+ buyers and sellers especially at a time when rhetoric and actions against the LGBTQ+ community are on the rise, and governing officials across the country are introducing hundreds of state and local bills and laws to restrict our freedoms. In April we published alarming numbers in our annual report which show that despite DEI initiatives, 20.7% of surveyed Alliance members identify real estate agents as the leading culprit in how housing discrimination occurs against the LGBTQ+ real estate home buyer. So, it’s only natural for LGBTQ+ folks to want to work with an allied or LGBTQ+ real estate professional who understands their needs, challenges, and goals during the homebuying and selling process.”
Sponsored by Anywhere, a founding partner of The Alliance, the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance Top Producers list recognizes Alliance members who generated at least 25 transaction sides or $10 million in sales volume in 2021. Teams, with leaders who are Alliance members, qualified with at least 40 transaction sides and $15 million in sales volume last year. REAL Trends compiled the list for The Alliance utilizing its RealTrends + Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals along with member entries.
“It’s so gratifying to see the growth not only in the Anywhere representation on the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance Top Producers list, but also of the list as a whole,” said Susan Yannaccone, President and Chief Executive Officer, Anywhere Brands. “The presence of more high-producing, influential LGBTQ+ agents than ever is a measure of progress in the Alliance’s mission to build a more representative and equitable real estate industry.”
The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance launched in October 2020 and has grown to more than 2,600 members and dozens of chapters across North America. It was recently named the Innovator of the Year in the MLS, Association, or Industry Organization category by Inman News.
To see the full list of Top Producers List, and read full press release, please visit: https://bit.ly/LGBTQAllianceTopProducers