Blog August 19, 2019

Robert Rutley Included on the Real Estate Industry’s Only Recognition of LGBT and Allied Sales Professionals

The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) today unveiled the real estate industry’s only recognition of top producing LGBT and allied agents and teams. The NAGLREP Top LGBT+ Agent List recognizes 120 organization members.

Robert Rutley, of Taylor & Associates with Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, was named to the list having produced 88 transaction sides and $32,000,000 in 2018. It was Taylor and Associates second straight year on the list.

“We are thrilled to honor Robert and these incredible real estate professionals,” said Jeff Berger, Founder of NAGLREP. “We nearly doubled the number of agents and teams on the Top LGBT+ Agent List which is another example of the positive momentum the LGBT community has seen this year in the real estate industry. People
like Robert play such an important role in helping so many enjoy the benefits of homeownership.”

Berger pointed out that receives more than 75,000 unique visitors a month, mostly consisting of LGBT home buyers and sellers, and Robert Rutley will have a NAGLREP Top LGBT+ Team icon added to his profile page on the site to assist in marketing efforts.

NAGLREP, now in its 12th year, has 37 chapters around the nation and has grown to more than 2,500 members as one of the largest LGBT trade groups in the U.S.

“NAGLREP is playing an important role in showcasing the success of LGBT and allied agents across the United States.” said Kevin Thompson, Chief Marketing Officer of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “We are proud to sponsor the LGBT+ Agent List for the second year in a row because we support the commitment and
dedication of these individuals who make real estate more inclusive every day. At its core, the real estate industry is about curating relationships and providing impeccable service; the professionals on this list excel at making those connections and delivering on that promise.”

All sales professionals and teams ranked in the NAGLREP Top LGBT+ Agent List appeared on the 2019 REAL Trends + Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals ratings and are ranked in the top 1 1/2 percent of the more than 1.4 million Realtors® nationwide.

REAL Trends + Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals honors America’s finest real estate agents and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends.

The rankings are compiled based on surveys from virtually every national branded network, many state and local associations of Realtors®, multiple listing services, all applicants from past years’ rankings, and the 900 largest brokerage firms in the United States. Verification from an independent source is required for all submissions. Also. REAL Trends senior staff reviews every submission for completeness and accuracy.