Temecula, CA – June 29, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends have just named Lisa and Goran Forss, better known as Team Forss, one of America’s top 250 real estate teams. Ranking No. 96 nationally for sales volume and No. 1 in Temecula/Murrieta Valley, Team Forss moved up more than 100 spots on the annual list from their No. 212 position the previous year. The exclusive list was officially published today and can be found at www.realtrends.com/rankings/rt1000.
Team Forss achieved a personal best $125 million in gross sales last year and is on pace to shatter this sales total in 2015. Just four years ago, the team’s annual sales were $15 million, which means sales have grown eight-fold in a relatively brief amount of time. Residing in Temecula, Cal., the team sells real estate in Temecula/Murrieta Valley as well as focusing on North County in the Falbrook, Oceanside and Vista areas.
They are licensed with Allison James Estates & Homes, a company ranked No. 88 in the real estate industry for sales production. Lisa and Goran Forss are the only Allison James Realtors to make the list. According to Chief Executive Officer Matt Crumbaugh, the team has been an integral part of growing the Allison James company name in that region. Goran Forss served as the location’s managing broker until recently and the couple helped this location grow from five agents to 120.
“Their team is a big part of why our company grew in that part of California. They are nothing but top notch in all aspects of business,” stated Crumbaugh. “Lisa and Goran always try to help other agents, this company and the real estate industry as a whole. They go above and beyond in everything they do.”
This ranking of the nation’s top real estate professionals has been around for 10 years and this marks the second straight year Team Forss has made the list. Out of those agent teams based in California to make The Wall Street Journal / REAL Trends list, the team was fourth for transaction sides.
“With approximately 2 million real estate professionals in the U.S., being honored as one of the top 100 teams for sales volume is a huge honor,” said Goran Forss of their accomplishment. “We love what we do for a living and look forward to helping even more home buyers and sellers this year.”
Team Forss has already been rated No. 1 for customer service in their region, belong to the No. 1 ranked real estate company in Temecula Valley, and are highly rated on Yelp and Zillow by reviewers. In addition, the team sold more homes in Riverside County than any other Realtor in both 2013 and 2014 and have a track record of selling their listings for up to 21 percent above the local MLS average listing price statistics.
Others who work with them in the industry were also quick to praise their real estate skills. “They are extremely professional and driven,” noted Guaranteed Rate’s Vice President of Mortgage Lending Brian Decker. He has worked with the team about three years and handles mortgages for 10-15 new clients each month for Team Forss. “They are excellent representatives for the industry—they put their clients’ needs first.”
Team Forss also works hard to be cutting edge in the industry, on everything from marketing initiatives to unmatched programs for its home sellers and buyers. They offer the Guaranteed Sale Program for home sellers, in which the team will buy the home at a pre-arranged price if the home does not sell in the required timeframe. According to Lisa Forss, several clients have utilized the Guaranteed Sale option to sell their home directly to Team Forss in the last year alone. No other agent in the region has such a home purchase promise. “Even when it’s a loss for us, it’s a guarantee we proudly stand behind.”
The same is true for the team’s two-year Love It or Leave It promise. If a buyer is not completely happy with their home purchase during that time, Team Forss will list it for free (i.e. Team Forss will not earn a listing commission and the homeowner would only be required to pay the commission side for the buyer’s agent).
All the above elements combine to not only have Team Forss cracking the top 100 agents in the country, but to being endorsed by real estate mogul and Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran. To see the video, visit the Team Forss site for home sellers, www.SoldinTemecula.com.
When Team Forss is not selling real estate, it focuses on giving back to the community, teaming up with or sponsoring local high school sports teams and non-profits such as Charity for Charity, which chooses two or three beneficiaries each year and then works all year raising money to grant their wishes.
For more information about Team Forss or their unique selling programs, visit http://www.TeamForss.com , TeamForssReviews.com, or call 951-760-6027.
TC McClenning, 404-819-0643
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