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How many Real Estate Professionals are selected for membership to America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents®?
In keeping with the name of our organization, only 100 Real Estate Professionals in each region are selected each year for membership among America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents®. Regions are determined to ensure that only the Top 1% of Real Estate Professionals are selected within a given region.
Can Real Estate Professionals buy their way into America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents®?
No. Real Estate Professionals cannot buy their way into membership. Every Real Estate Agent and/or Broker selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents® must pass through a thorough multi-phase screening process (See Selection Methodology for more information about the selection process).
How are Real Estate Professionals selected for membership to America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents®?
Candidates for membership are initially identified and carefully screened through third-party research and analysis involving proprietary algorithms applying multi-criteria decision making methods to create a Pareto efficiency frontier. These algorithms assess a broad array of criteria and data for each candidate, including (but not limited to) the Real Estate Professional’s total yearly sales volume, luxury home sales, efficiency rating for closing sales, lifetime professional experience, client satisfaction ratings, and other notable recognitions, among many other proprietary factors.
The Pareto efficiency frontier created by the analysis of these criteria establishes a measure/rating for each Real Estate Professional that indicates their relative effectiveness in closing high-value sales in comparison to other Real Estate Professionals in their region. Through advanced data analytics, the most efficient and effective Real Estate Professional among the community are then identified for selection among America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents®. See Selection Methodology for more information about the selection process.
Why wasn’t I selected for membership to America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents® this year?
All Real Estate Professionals selected for America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents® each year must pass through a thorough multi-phase screening process. If you were not selected this year, it means that either (1) you were not among the Top 100 Real Estate Professionals in your region based on the comprehensive criteria of our multi-phase screening process and data analytics [See Selection Methodology for more information about the selection process], or (2) our third-party candidate research did not locate enough public information and data about you, your real estate sales, and your other professional accomplishments in order for a complete analysis to be conducted. If you believe that a mistake has been made and your sales efficiency rating should qualify you for selection, you may email data regarding your sales for the past 24 months so that we may verify if any new information is contained therein that might change your ranking among the Top 100 in your region. Such inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Given that less than one percent (1%) of Real Estate Professionals in the United States will be selected each year for membership among America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents®, there are certain to be many great, well-respected Real Estate Professionals who are not selected among the 100 for their region each year. We apologize if you believe you should have been selected for membership, but have not been selected. Ultimately, selection for any award, honor, or exclusive membership organization is always subjective in nature, as the underlying data can often be subjective, but we have developed a comprehensive multi-phase selection process with sophisticated proprietary algorithms and data analytics in an effort to ensure the most objective and balanced selection process possible.
Can I nominate a Real Estate Professional I believe is deserving of membership to America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents®?
Yes. You can nominate a Real Estate Professional for any region by emailing us their information and any data you are aware of that would support their selection. Such emails should be sent to email@example.com. While we appreciate the nomination of deserving Real Estate Professionals in order to help bring them to our attention, anyone nominated must still pass through the same rigorous multi-phase research and screening process to determine if they rank high enough to merit selection to America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents®. See Selection Methodology for more information about the selection process.
How can I accept my membership selection to America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents®?
Once a Real Estate Professional has been selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents®, he or she must complete and return the mailed Acceptance Form along with the annual membership dues, or they may also complete the online Acceptance Form on this website and pay the annual membership dues online by credit card.
Can I use the seal/logo for America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents® if I am not a member?
No. The seal/logo for America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents® is trademark and copyright protected, such that it may only be used with the express permission of America’s Top 100 LLC. Only active members of America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents® may use the seal/logo for advertising and marketing purposes, as long as they do so within the requirements of their state and professional advertising codes of conduct. A Real Estate Professional who has been selected, but not yet joined by completing the Acceptance Form and paying the annual membership dues, may not use the seal/logo for any purposes until such time that they have properly accepted their selection.
Once I pay my membership dues, how can I get access to the seal for America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents®?
Once you submit your Acceptance Form along with your annual membership dues, access to the seal/logo for America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents® will be emailed to the email address provided on your Acceptance Form along with instructions for its use.
If it has been more than 2 weeks since you returned your Acceptance Form and paid your membership dues and you still have not received an email with access to the seal/logo, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may send you access to the seal/logo.
In what ways can I use the seal/logo for America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents® once I am granted access to its use through my membership?
Members of America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents® are authorized to use our trademarked seal/logo on their website, social media, email signatures, letterhead, print advertising, and for other similar purposes to the extent allowed by their state and professional advertising codes of conduct. If you are concerned about whether a particular use of the seal/logo is authorized by America’s Top 100 LLC, you may email us at email@example.com.
Members are advised to consult the advertising rules for their state and the Rules of Professional Conduct for their real estate organizations prior to using the seal/logo in public materials to ensure their compliance with all rules and requirements of ethical conduct for their profession. America’s Top 100 LLC cannot be held liable for any use of our seal/logo that is noncompliant with your state or professional advertising codes of conduct.
What happens if I do not accept my selection or I do not return my Acceptance Form before the due date indicated in my selection letter?
Selections for membership among America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents® are extended in stages in order of ranking based on the selection methodology explained herein. If a Real Estate Professional selected for America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents® decides not to accept their selection within the time allotted in their selection letter and/or fails to submit their Acceptance Form and membership dues within the allotted time, then their space among America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents® will be offered to the next most qualified Real Estate Professional based on our Selection Methodology.
If any Real Estate Professional who was selected for membership returns their Acceptance Form after the due date indicated in their selection letter and after all 100 spaces for membership in their region have been filled by other qualified Real Estate Professionals, then they will have forfeited their membership among America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents® for that year and their membership dues will be returned to them.