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Zephyr Real Estate Wins Luxury Marketing Council’s “Brokerage of the Year” Award

San Francisco, CA – August 14, 2017 – The Luxury Marketing Council’s Tenth Annual Real Estate Agents Boot Camp was a major triumph for Zephyr Real Estate, winner of the 2017 Brokerage of the Year. The award was accepted by Randall Kostick, Zephyr’s President and CEO, and presented by Alf Nucifora, Chairman and Founder of The Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco. The selection of the winner was a collaboration of the Luxury Marketing Council, San Francisco Magazine, Silicon Valley Magazine, and also included peer responses from industry competitors.

“In our assessment of Bay Area brokerages for the ‘2017 Brokerage of the Year’ Award, we considered a number of factors including industry reputation, market performance and growth, management style, business strategy, internal operations, agent hiring, onboarding, training and satisfaction, as well as innovative practices and community outreach,” commented Alf Nucifora. “On every criteria, Zephyr Real Estate excelled, an assessment that was confirmed by competitors who were asked for candid feedback about the firm. This was an accolade well-deserved and long overdue.”

Additional awardees included Tanya Dzhibrailova, who placed at No. 16, and Tim Gullicksen, who placed at No. 48, on The Leading 100 list. The list ranked the Bay Area’s highest performing real estate agents based on their sales volume and was compiled by the Luxury Marketing Council in partnership with Real Trends.

Dzhibrailova, Zephyr’s all-time top producer in the company’s nearly 40-year history, came in with a closed volume of $101 Million. She has an extensive list of achievements, awards and designations as well as more than 200 five-star reviews on both Yelp and Zillow. She is based at Zephyr’s West Portal office and may be reached at tanya@zephyrsf.com or 415.731.5000.

Gullicksen, a major top producer since his introduction to the business, garnered nearly $80 Million in closed volume. He is a former classroom teacher and a serious student of real estate. His expertise covers every aspect of the market, from local legislation to changes in lending practices, from first-time homes to multi-million dollar buildings. He works from the Pacific Heights office and may be reached at timjgullicksen@gmail.com or 415.674.6500.

Matt Fuller, Zephyr agent and President of the San Francisco Association of Realtors, served on an august panel entitled A Wilderness of Mirrors: Deciphering Bay Area Real Estate Trends. He along with colleagues offered their interpretation of and forecast for trends in the Bay Area market and what agents can expect in the months ahead. Working from Zephyr’s Upper Market office, Matt may be reached at matt@jacksonfuller.com or 415.203.1745.

Saba Shoaeioskouei was a featured speaker on the Rising Star Panel. She shared her success story, motivation and determination to achieve excellence, along with other local rookies. Saba has been frequently recognized for her state-of-the-art marketing techniques and her innovative and creative approach. She works from the firm’s Noe Valley office and may be reached at saba@zephyrsf.com or 415.695.7707.

With over 300 full-time agents, Zephyr is San Francisco’s largest independent real estate firm, and continues to raise the bar for achievement, client satisfaction, innovative marketing and technology. Zephyr also maintains a high retention percentage for its agents. The firm expanded into Marin County just two years ago, recently opened a business center in San Mateo County and is poised to open a Berkeley location in the coming weeks.

The Luxury Marketing Council is a global organization of marketing leaders and practitioners and is considered the gold standard for astute exploration of marketing trends, practices and tools for success. The San Francisco chapter offers regular networking opportunities to encourage learning, collaboration and sharing of information.

About Zephyr Real Estate

Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco’s largest independent real estate firm with nearly $2.3 billion in gross sales and a current roster of more than 300 full-time agents. Zephyr’s highly-visited website has earned two web design awards, including the prestigious Interactive Media Award. Zephyr Real Estate is a member of the international relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; the luxury real estate network, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate; global luxury affiliate, Mayfair International; and local luxury marketing association, the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco, and the Artisan Group. Zephyr has six offices in San Francisco, a Marin County office in Greenbrae, a San Mateo County business center in Burlingame, and two brokerage affiliates in Sonoma County, all strategically positioned to serve a large customer base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit www.ZephyrRE.com.

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