Prudential Lakewood Ranch Realty #1 Real Estate Company in Lakewood Ranch According to Trendgraphix

Prudential Recognized for Top Total Sales, Percentage of Listings, Percentage of Buyers,
Listing Sales and Buyer Sales in Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch, Florida – January 11, 2011 – The Prudential Palms Companies were ranked #1 in Lakewood Ranch in every real estate sales category for 2010, according to Trendgraphix, one of the nation’s leading providers of MLS-based real estate reports. The Trendgraphix statistics for the 34202 Zip code show Prudential Lakewood Ranch Realty with top placement across a range of categories, including total sales, percentage of listings, percentage of buyers, listing sales and buyer sales.

“Last December we purchased Lakewood Ranch Realty, the residential resale division of Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, and converted it to the Prudential brand,” said Helen Sosso, President and CEO of Prudential Lakewood Ranch Realty and its sister agency, Prudential Palms Realty. “That has helped us expand and solidify our position as the leading real estate company in this community.”

In addition to acquisitions, Prudential is increasing its number of locations, expanding its number of agents and capitalizing on its affiliation with the Prudential brand. From about 75 agents in 2002, for example, the firm has grown to 225 agents today. This month, Prudential Lakewood Ranch opened a new storefront location on Main Street Lakewood Ranch to deliver even better service to Lakewood Ranch homeowners and potential buyers. Additionally, the company’s international division has rolled out new products to serve its clients abroad.

“Changes in the marketplace have enabled us to learn and grow into a much stronger company,” said Sosso. “But in the end consumers really want three things: a great value, credible information on which to base their decisions and a trustworthy, professional agent. We provide all three.”

About Prudential Lakewood Ranch Realty and Prudential Palms Realty

Prudential Lakewood Ranch Realty and Prudential Palms Realty are sister companies offering comprehensive real estate services in residential and commercial real estate, rentals and property management, short sale services and an international division. President and CEO Helen Sosso keeps both companies on the cutting edge by pioneering the most advanced home-selling and home-buying tools in the industry. She is committed to providing outstanding service, and hires only the best professionals to represent the Prudential name. Prudential Palms and Prudential Lakewood Ranch serve Sarasota and Manatee Counties with 225 agents at 9 office locations.

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