SAN DIEGO, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Even in the face of a challenging real estate market marked by tumbling home prices and rising inventories, many of San Diego County's finest real estate agents succeeded at getting deals done. The best are being honored today with the announcement of the 2008 National Real Estate Award winners for San Diego.
"The most successful agents in tough times are those that can successfully tailor their business to the reality of the marketplace," said Mike Brawner, National Real Estate Awards program director for Maison Associates. "Banks and lenders were the new sellers, and individuals and investors previously sidelined by sky-high home prices became buyers in 2008. It was a year of dramatic change, and agents who were able to recognize and react to the changes rose to the top."
Jeff Wagner, broker-owner of Excel Properties in Carlsbad, earned the Top Agent: Overall Sales and Overall Transactions awards for San Diego County in 2008, proving he clearly understood the new market dynamics. Not to be left behind, perennial sales powerhouse Prudential California Realty's La Jolla office earned the Top Office: Overall Sales award. Other agents winning substantial recognition in 2008 include Maxine Gellens, Marc Carpenter, Sandy Lund, Alan Shafran, Olga Stevens, Katie Taylor, Dawn August and Catherine Barry. For a complete list of all winners in every category throughout the county, please visit: http://www.NationalRealEstateAwards.org/SanDiego
About Maison Associates
Headquartered in Rancho Santa Fe, California, Maison Associates is an independent national real estate research and consulting firm operating in key business sectors including market research, statistical analysis and customer satisfaction. The firm's National Real Estate Awards are based on statistical analysis of real estate transactions nationwide. For more information, please visit: http://www.maisonassociates.com