MADISON, N.J., April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC is honored to announce that Chris Cortazzo, a sales associate affiliated with the Malibu West office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, has been ranked as the No. 1 top-performing sales associate out of more than 88,000 Coldwell Banker® sales professionals in 2016 based on adjusted gross commission (AGC) income. Cortazzo achieved a total sales volume of more than $330 million in 2016.
Cortazzo received the Coldwell Banker International President's Premier award, only given to the top 1 percent of affiliated agents worldwide. He was recognized by Coldwell Banker with the Society of Excellence Award for 2016, which was only presented to 40 affiliated real estate agents, and he additionally received the No. 1 Agent in Southern California award.
In the past 11 years, Cortazzo has achieved No. 1 status at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Greater Los Angeles 10 times. Over the past 14 years, Cortazzo has made the Top 10 Sales Associates in North America for AGC list 14 times, achieving the No. 1 status on that list 8 times. He also ranked No.1 in North America in Rental Income twice.
With more than $4 billion in sales since 2000, Cortazzo has consistently ranked in Coldwell Banker's elite top 1 percent of agents internationally. An avid philanthropist, Cortazzo supports more than 40 local and international charities, including the Malibu Boys and Girls Club, Point Dume Marine Science School, Farm Sanctuary, UNICEF, Operation Smile and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
"Each day in this business is challenging, fun and inspiring. I am proof that you can reach the top without sacrificing your values. Central to my success, however, is my dedication to my clients. No matter the price range I am working in, it is a tremendous pleasure helping someone buy or sell their home and fulfill their dreams." -- Chris Cortazzo, sales associate affiliated with the Malibu West office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
"Chris has done a phenomenal job, not just this past year, but for his whole career. One doesn't just achieve this honor by simply being a remarkable salesperson. One achieves it by also being a remarkable individual and leader. This milestone is greatly earned and we are extremely proud of Chris." -- Bruce Zipf, president and CEO NRT, LLC
"This award is a result of Chris's dedication, hard-work and focus on delivering exceptional experiences for his clients. Chris is valued by colleagues and clients because he knows how to consistently exceed even the highest expectations. We congratulate him on this award, which is a testament to his work-ethic and expertise." -- Charlie Young, president and CEO Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC
"We are absolutely thrilled to recognize this incredible accomplishment by Chris. To be the No. 1 agent for any brokerage is impressive but to be No. 1 for a brand as large and historically successful as Coldwell Banker is quite another. To be the best is an outstanding achievement, and it could not have been accomplished by a better person." -- Robert Foster, president, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Greater Los Angeles
"Chris's passion for the business is unparalleled. He is widely respected for his commitment and deep understanding of the local market. He has established a loyal client base that relies on his expertise and discretion. He continues to achieve impressive sales results because of his incomparable dedication to his clients who he places first, even before himself." -- Beth Styne, chief operating officer, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Greater Los Angeles
About Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Greater Los Angeles
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the leading residential real estate brokerage in Greater Los Angeles, operates more than 34 offices with approximately 2,200 independent sales associates. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is owned by NRT LLC, which is the largest residential real estate brokerage in the United States. For more information about Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, visit www.coldwellbankerhomes.com.
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