Launch of Santa Clara West and San Jose Chapters
San Francisco, CA (3/31/11) – Top Agent Network (TAN), the private online business community for local top real estate agents, announced today that it is launching two new chapters–Santa Clara West and San Jose–in Santa Clara County. Supporting the launches are several leading Santa Clara area real estate agents acting as Charter Members. With the addition of these new chapters, Top Agent Network completes its presence throughout the Bay Area.
Membership in Top Agent Network allows top-ranked real estate agents in Santa Clara County to share exclusive, non-MLS real estate information via the network’s sophisticated online communications platform. TAN’s continually circulating information about private listings, motivated buyers and local resources gives member agents and their clients an unprecedented competitive advantage in their local markets.
“Sharing non-MLS real estate information with one another is something that top agents have been doing forever,” says Top Agent Network Founder and CEO David Faudman. “Unfortunately, this sharing was very haphazard and inefficient. That’s why I created Top Agent Network. As soon as agents become members, they start making connections that lead to home sales and to happier clients.”
Private sales account for 10-15% of all real estate transactions in each local market. Furthermore, the top 10% of agents typically account for 70-75% of the total real estate transactions and service provider referrals locally (source: MLS data).
Local Charter Members
The launches of Top Agent Network’s Santa Clara County chapters are being supported by a group of visionary, highest top-producing agents serving as local Charter Members.
Charter Members of TAN’s Santa Clara West Chapter are:
• Ken DeLeon, Keller Williams Realty, Palo Alto
• Gary S. Campi, Campi Properties, Los Altos
• Eric Fischer-Colbrie, Intero Real Estate Services, Los Altos
• Miles McCormick, Keller Williams, Palo Alto
The Santa Clara West chapter will be comprised of qualifying agents who represent listings in: Campbell. Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills. Los Gatos, Los Gatos Mountains, Monte Sereno, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale. The San Jose Chapter will contain agents representing listings only in San Jose. These geographic designations mimic local real estate market dynamics and keep TAN relevant to local, residential real estate. The network’s cross-market access feature accommodates for the inevitable overlap among chapters.
Membership in Top Agent Network is restricted to the top 10% of agents in each local market based on past two-year MLS sales. Members are promoted publicly via TAN-sponsored marketing designed to drive homebuyers and sellers to TAN member agents.
The Santa Clara County chapter introductions come on the heels of TAN’s highly successful launches in Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Sonoma-Napa, Monterey, Santa Barbara and, most recently, Montgomery and Howard counties in the Metro DC area. TAN also has a chapter in Washington, DC itself, and plans to expand further in 2011 into the Tri-State area (New York) and other locations nationally.
How Santa Clara County Home Buyers and Sellers can benefit from TAN
Local home buyers and sellers represented by member agents of Top Agent Network appreciate that their agent is “dialed in” with special access to information not available to the general public. Access to non-MLS information can result in faster sales at more advantageous prices, and showings that are less invasive for the seller, fast-tracked for the buyer. The exclusive information shared by TAN agents also makes clients feel more confident in their home buying and selling decisions. Top Agent Network information is not available to home buyers and sellers directly.
Finding a Top Agent Network Member Agent
Buyers and sellers of homes in Santa Clara West and San Jose can find a listing of local TAN member agents on the TAN website: www.topagentnetwork.com Buyers and sellers may want to check for updated rosters as the launch proceeds and membership expands.
Becoming a TAN member agent
Real estate agents in the Santa Clara West and San Jose region interested in becoming members of Top Agent Network may contact Membership Director Suzanne Crawford at 415-692-7877 or email membershiptopagentnetworkcom Top Agent Network performs sales-based qualification verifications and admits all candidates meeting TAN’s Membership Criteria.
About Top Agent Network, Inc. and Founder/CEO David Faudman
Top Agent Network was founded by CEO David Faudman, for the past twenty years a top-producing realtor himself in Marin County, California. Mr. Faudman started Top Agent Network in 1995 as a private email list for Marin County’s premier agents. The company re-launched TAN as private online application in June 2009.
In addition to founding Top Agent Network in 1995, Mr. Faudman founded CleanOffer.com in 2002. CleanOffer, also an online platform, allows home buyers and sellers to have access to the same MLS data as their agent. Prior to his entrepreneurial pursuits, Mr. Faudman worked as a senior management consultant for Boston-based Bain & Company.
Mr. Faudman has an MBA from Stanford University and a BS in Engineering from Tufts University. He lives in Larkspur, California.