Peabody & Plum Realtors Inc., Ranked No. 1 Independent Real Estate Agency in North County
Peabody & Plum Realtors Inc., a non-franchised Atascadero real estate brokerage located in Atascadero, has ranked #1 in total gross sales volume for independent real estate companies in North San Luis Obispo County, according to the Multiple Listing Service - MLS.
The ranking is based on a comparison of MLS statistics for combined residential and commercial real estate transactions since January 2013.
“We also have the #1 total sales for any real estate company in Atascadero, including the franchises,” said Richard Shannon, Broker, Officer and Co-owner of Peabody & Plum Realtors, Inc.
Established in 1993, Peabody & Plum Realtors in Atascadero has enjoyed number one sales status multiple times throughout the brokerage’s 20-year history. Shannon attributes this ongoing success to the company’s reputation for excellent service, a commitment to innovation and a team of top-producing agents.
“We typically have a roster of 21 well-seasoned and highly respected real estate agents who have a tremendous history and knowledge of the North County area, as well as the business of real estate,” Shannon said. He added that Co-owners/Brokers, Michael Sherer and Jan Bewley Bell, both graduated from Atascadero High School.
Agents at Peabody & Plum Realtors advise and assist buyers and sellers on residential and commercial properties including developments, vineyards and ranches. As of 2010, their combined experience closed over 3,000 transactions totaling over a billion dollars in volume.
For 2013, “we’re seeing a decent to good market,” remarked Shannon. “Sales have improved over the previous couple of years, especially in the residential market.”
Whether or not it’s a seller’s market depends on the property, he explained. Currently, residential properties listed at $375,000 and under are in high demand and going fast. While commercial properties and homes with a higher listing price tend to stay on the market longer.
To promote listings, Peabody & Plum Realtors has a marketing staff that creates a host of materials including postcards, flyers and advertisements for both print and Internet marketing. “We’ve increased our online advertising substantially,” Shannon said.
Throughout the process, clients are provided with access to an online tracking system that allows them to request documents, view status or get additional information regarding their transaction. After the sale, Peabody & PLUM Realtors provides a free 15’ moving van, complete with dolly and blankets, for buyers or sellers relocating within San Luis Obispo County.
For more information on buying and selling real estate in North County, visit Peabody & Plum Realtors’ website, http://www.peabodyplum.com or call (805) 466-8000.
Peabody & Plum Realtors Inc.
Atascadero Real Estate Company
6755 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422