Join us in celebrating Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty’s very own Jonathan Spears, who was recently named as a member of the “The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals” for the second year in a row. “The Thousand” is a prestigious, national ranking sponsored annually by REAL Trends and advertised in The Wall Street Journal.
This achievement places Jonathan in the top one-half of one percent of the more than 1.3 million REALTORS® nationwide and recognizes him as the youngest member of the top 250 agents in the country. According to “The Thousand,” his individual sales volume totaled more than $119.5 million in 2017, ranking him No. 96 in the country, No. 12 in Florida and No. 1 in Northwest Florida.
“Being a member of The Thousand is an incredible achievement in today’s increasingly competitive environment. This elite group of sales associates brings together innovative marketing solutions that combine cutting-edge technology with best-in-class customer service to consistently exceed their clients’ expectations. His success put them in the top one percent of more than 1.3 million REALTORS® nationwide,” said Luke Bahrenburg, vice president of real estate advertising at Dow Jones, publisher of The Wall Street Journal.
No stranger to success at a young age, Jonathan began to demonstrate his determination and work ethic at the age of 14 when he dual-enrolled in courses at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Fla. His entrepreneurial spirit and path to early success continued when he was granted his real estate license just one month after turning eighteen. He would go on to graduate from Florida State University in 2011 at the age of 19 with a bachelor’s degree in business and finance while working as an assistant to a broker specializing in foreclosure inventory. Jonathan joined the team of brokers at Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty in 2015 and has since become synonymous with representing luxury properties along the coast of Northwest Florida.
“I am extremely grateful to be recognized by The Wall Street Journal for the second consecutive year as one of the top real estate professionals in the country and represent the youngest agent in the rankings. It’s an honor to serve alongside my incredible team at Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty as well as our Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates. I’m thankful to serve such an incredible customer base and to operate in one of the most dynamic coastal markets in the world with the absolute best co-broker community. It is truly a blessing,” Spears said.
“The Thousand” real estate rankings were announced on June 29, 2018, with four separate categories honoring the top 250 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in individual sales and team sales by volume and transaction sides. This awards program was developed jointly by WSJ Custom Studios and REAL Trends, a leading source of analysis and information for the residential real estate brokerage industry. The complete 2018 ranking of “The Thousand” can be found here.