The Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach, was named recently to the annual “REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals” list for 2018. 

Sponsored by REAL Trends, this prestigious listing is in its sixth year and ranks the most productive agents by state and metropolitan areas based on closed transaction sides and closed volume.

To be included in the ranking, agents must have closed at least 50 transactions or $20 million in closed sales volume in 2017. 

For the last calendar year, the Oldfather Group closed 308 transactions for a total of nearly $114 million in sales volume in southern Delaware.

The application process for the annual “Top 1,000” list begins on Jan. 1 each year, and runs through March 31. Applicants are vetted in many different ways, including through personal contact, by reaching out to local and state Realtors’ associations and via independent third-party verification.

“For the Oldfather Group to once again be recognized as one of the top producing teams in the nation by REAL Trends is a great honor," says Dustin Oldfather, chief executive of the Oldfather Group. "It’s a testimony to the hard work, determination and commitment to excellence by our key personnel, agents, coaches and brokerage. It means we're making an impact in our clients' lives, and that's the greatest achievement we could hope for by any measure.”

After setting sales records in recent years, the Oldfather Group was the top real estate firm in Sussex County in terms of buyer-represented sales in both 2015 and 2016, according to data obtained by the county’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS). The company is also one of the top firms in southern Delaware in the number of overall sales, as well as overall sales volume.

Agents and brokers selected for the 2018 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents list will receive custom marketing materials and other bonuses designed to help grow their businesses.

Nearly 14,000 real estate sales associates from every state in the country are featured in the 2018 rankings, which are compiled based on surveys from virtually every national branded network, as well as many state and local Realtors' Associations, multiple listing services and more.

The Oldfather Group was founded in 2004 and specializes in real estate sales throughout coastal Delaware, including Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island, as well as the coastal Maryland towns of Ocean City and Berlin and now northern New Castle County and parts of eastern Pennsylvania.