Top Long Island real estate brokers of 2012
Each year, real estate analytics and consulting firm Real Trends teams with the Wall Street Journal to produce a list of the top 1,000 real estate sales professionals in the country.
Newsday extracted only the Long Island-based real estate agents and ranked them by individual sales volume -- the combined value of all of their real estate transactions -- in 2011.
16. Dana Trotter
Trotter completed $39.9 million worth of sales in 2011 out of Sotheby's International Realty's Bridehampton office, good for 241st in the country. She sold the 2,400-square-foot home at 1068 Mecox Rd. in Bridgehampton, pictured above, for $4.46 million in August 2012.
15. Michael Conroy
Conroy is a senior vice president in the Corcoran Group's Southampton office. He sold $41.9 million worth of real estate in 2011. The nation's 219th-ranked broker, Conroy was listing the pictured five-bedroom, five-bathroom waterfront home off the Shinnecock Bay for $4.25 million in December 2012. It was one of three $4 million-plus listings he held at the time.
14. Timothy Davis
A senior vice president working out of the Corcoran Group's Southampton office, Davis sold $43 million worth of East End real estate in 2011, good for the 209th-highest sales figure in the United States. At a reported price of $38.5 million, the 2010 sale of the 15.4-acre estate at 500 Ox Pasture Rd. in Southampton, pictured above, marks one of Davis' biggest deals.
13. Todd Yovino
Todd Yovino, the owner of Island Advantage Realty in Hauppauge, was ranked 171st in transaction volume nationwide, with $45.4 million in sales in 2011. He currently does not list any properties. Island Advantage specializes in sales of bank-owned homes throughout Long Island, Brooklyn and Queens.
12. Adele Kuczmarski
The Colwell Banker agent completed $46.2 million in sales in 2011, good for 161st in the country, out of the firm's Manhasset office. Kuczmarki sold the house at 39 Arrowhead Court in Manhasset, pictured above, for $2.5 million in July 2012.
11. Kelly Nelson Working out of Sotheby's East Hampton office, Nelson brokered $46.8 million in sales in 2011, good for 158th in the country. She isn't listing any properties for sale as of December 2012 but is listing the 4.6-acre Wainscott South estate pictured above for rent at a rate of $40,000 per two weeks.
10. Marilyn Clark
With $46.9 million in closed sales in 2011, the Bridgehampton-based Sotheby's broker was the 157th most proficient agent in the nation last year. In December 2012 she was listing the four-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom Water Mill home pictured above for $1.995 million.
9. Geoff Hull
With $47.5 million worth of sales in 2011, the Southampton-based senior vice president for the Corcoran Group ranked 154th in the nation in real estate transaction volume. In the summer of 2012 he sold the pictured four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home, on 3.39 acres at 47 Jule Pond Dr. in Southampton, for $6.95 million.
8. Ed Petrie
Petrie transacted $60.4 million worth of real estate sales on Long Island in 2011, the 99th-highest sales volume in the country. In December 2012, the East Hampton-based Sotheby's International Realty agent was listing the eight-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom, 7,774-square-foot East Hampton oceanfront home with an asking price of $19.95 million.
7. Rylan Jacka
The Sotheby's International Realty vice president completed $66 million in sales in 2011 out of the firm's East Hampton office. Ranked 85th in the country in transaction volume, Jacka was listing the three-bedroom, three-bathroom East Hampton beach house pictured above for $2.5 million in December 2012.
6. Paul Brennan
The Bridgehampton-based Douglas Elliman Real Estate agent closed $78.1 million in transactions in 2011, good for 60th most in the country. He sold the 13.3-acre waterfront estate at 155 Trees Lane in Sagaponack, pictured above, for $12.75 million last June, property records show.
5. Michael Schultz
Another Corcoran Group senior vice president, Michael Schultz sold $79.9 million worth of Hamptons real estate out of the firm's East Hampton office in 2011, placing him 57th overall in the U.S. He sold the four-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom East Hampton farmhouse pictured above for $1.68 million in 2011. It's at 836 Springs Fireplace Rd.
4. Harald Grant
A fixture of the East End's high-end real-estate scene for more than two decades, Grant oversaw $140.7 million worth of sales in 2011, good for 18th most in the country. The senior vice president at Sotheby's International Realty's Southampton office lists at least five properties asking more than $20 million as of December 2012, including the 15,000-square-foot Water Mill home on 2.3 acres, pictured above, for $39.5 million.
3. Beate Moore
Working as a senior vice president out of Sotheby's International Realty's Bridgehampton office, Moore was ranked 17th among all brokers in the country in 2011, having inked some $141.9 million worth of real estate sales that year. In December 2012 the Charles Gwathmey-designed, 8,000-square-foot Sagaponack estate pictured above was one four she listings she held with a $20 million or greater asking price. The modernist Gwathmey home seeks $21 million.
2. Gary DePersia
The Corcoran Group senior vice president has been one of the most prolific real estate agents on the East End over the past 17 years. In 2011, working out of the firm's East Hampton office, DePersia closed $186.2 million worth of sales, the 11th best total in the country. In 2007, DePersia was reported to have sold the 9,000-square-foot East Hamption mansion pictured above, at 96 Further Lane, to Long Island hedge funder Steven A. Cohen for $18 million.
1. Susan Breitenbach Long Island's top broker by transaction volume in 2011 was also the country's second-most-proficient real estate agents thanks to the $256.4 million worth of sales she oversaw. Breitenbach, a senior vice president at the Corcoran Group's Bridgehampton office, sold the 10,150-square-foot newly built home at 96 Meadow Lane in Southampton for $21.6 million at the end of 2011. The home is pictured above.