Report uncovers the country’s top 100 real estate agents

A local businessman has been named one of Australia’s leading real estate agents in a national list of top performing agents.

Rick Hockey First National Hedland of Port Headland placed 29th in the 2013 Real Estate Business Top 100 Agents benchmark report which ranks real estate agents across Australia according to a range of 2012 calendar year business metrics, including sales volumes, sales dollars and average sale price.

According to the report, Mr Hockey sold 57 properties in 2012, totaling to more than $57.9 million - an extraordinary feat given current market conditions, Stacey Moseley editor of Real Estate Business said.

“The Real Estate Business Top 100 Agents ranking provides consumers and industry leaders with insight into those practitioners who are going above and beyond their peers to ensure they get the best result for their clients,” said Ms Moseley.

Partnered by leading property analytics company, RP Data, the 2013 Real Estate Business Top 100 Agents ranking was based on submissions supplied by the leading agents across Australia.

The data collected included sales numbers, sales volumes, years in the industry and listing numbers, among other information, with RP Data verifying the sales data provided by every agent.

More than half of the Top 100 Agents were based in New South Wales (57), followed by 15 in Victoria, 12 in Western Australia and 9 in Queensland. The ACT featured 4 agents,