Reprinted from Prince George's Suite
By Xavier Bias

After a six-year absence the celebration is back, as Prince George's County Association of REALTORS® (PGCAR) recognized the incredible performance of its agents for their sales production in 2015. On March 30, the gala awarded almost 100 county REALTORS®.

The sales agents had to make a minimum of $2.5 million in sales to qualify. The top recipients exceeded that qualification at the platinum levels, where the minimum sales are $10.5 million to receive the Individual General Brokerage Award. John Lesniewski of RE/MAX United Real Estate, came in first place with his sales reaching an outstanding $35 million.

The Bill Franklin Team of Long and Foster Real Estate, won first place for their platinum level sales. With over $43 million in production, they received first place in the Team Production General Brokerage Awards.

Rookie of The Year 2015 is Demetrius Crawford of TriStar Realty with $4.2 million in sales during his 12 months as a real estate agent.

These agents were able to produce award worthy sales thanks to positive changes in the real estate market. "2015 was a particularly good year for agent production," said PGCAR President Chuck Ottley, an award recipient himself. "Property values are up, finance options are attractive, homes are selling in less time and for more money. This scenario translates into good numbers for real estate agents and, quite frankly good news for home buyers and sellers."

PGCAR is the voice for REALTORS® in Prince George's County, Maryland. Representing more than 2,600 real estate professionals in the national capital area, PGCAR provides numerous services vital to its members' daily business needs. It also works with lawmakers to ensure public policy that encourages homeownership, promotes an environment conducive to business growth, and works to improve the communities in which its members live and work.