Engel & Völkers’ Shirley Gary again ranked No. 1 agent by LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance 

by John Yellig

Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta and Atlanta North Fulton owner and CEO Shirley Gary was ranked the No. 1 individual agent for sales nationwide for the second year in a row by the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance

Gary led all Alliance members with 574.4 transaction sides and $257.3 million in volume in 2021, representing a $136.1 million year-over-year increase in sales. 

The EZ Sales Team with Keller Williams Citywide in Westlake, Ohio, led all Alliance teams for the second year in a row, with $382.6 million in volume and 1,438.4 transaction sides in 2021 

Honorees on this year’s Top Producers list, the second one compiled by the Alliance, represented a total of 9,919 sides and $4.85 billion in volume. The collective group, which included 237 individual agents and teams, would have ranked on the RealTrends 500 as the 64th and 62nd largest brokerages in the nation by sides and volume, respectively. 

“The collective numbers posted by the members of the Alliance are extremely impressive and validate that our member agents are some of the hardest working people in the business,” said Dave Gervase, 2022 Alliance president and chairman. “Energy like this is contagious, and we look forward to our agents continuing to rise to the challenges of the marketplace, despite market conditions.” 

Other area teams making the list include The Zac Team at RE/MAX Metro Atlanta Cityside, which was ranked No. 9 by sides with 161 transactions, and McEachern Real Estate Group at Keller Williams Realty Chattahoochee North in Peachtree Corners, which was ranked No. 36 with 55 sides. The Zac Team was ranked No. 10 by volume with $69 million, while McEachern was ranked No. 42 with $20 million. 

“Members of the LGBTQ+ community can face a variety of hurdles when they enter the home buying and selling journey that go beyond the traditional stress associated with such moves,” Gary said in a news release. “Discrimination and concerns about community and neighborhood acceptance are at the top of that list. That’s why it’s so important to welcome LBGTQ+ real estate agents into our profession and to encourage everyone to serve as an ally to this community.” 

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