San Francisco, CA, April 13, 2017 – Bay Area Reporter has just announced its LGBTQ Best of the Bay awards for 2017. Zephyr Real Estate agent Michael Ackerman has been named Best Realtor in the 7th annual readers’ choice poll.

Ackerman, who partners with Oliver Burgelman at Zephyr’s Noe Valley office, is well known for his impeccable ethics and fair negotiations. He is a consistent Top Producer and has been with Zephyr for nearly 20 years.

His business is built on a solid foundation of referrals and repeat clients. As one satisfied customer states it, “Michael is aces. He knows San Francisco better than anybody I’ve ever met, but from a practical and real estate perspective. I’m sure there’s no better.” – Phil E.

The BAR’s annual readers’ poll is a way for readers to endorse and support LBGT-friendly people, places and things they like in the Bay Area. Categories include arts and culture, nightlife, dining, community and more. New categories this year were best ice cream/frozen yogurt, best choral group and best gym.

“As you can imagine I’m a little taken aback as I never saw this one coming let alone knew I was in the running,” commented Ackerman. “Many thanks to you all for your support; it is very much appreciated.”

Voting was open from February 2 through March 2, and winners were honored and celebrated at the BAR Besties party at Oasis on April 6. The Besties is not a formal awards show. Rather, winners and finalists read the special Besties edition of the Bay Area Reporter to find out who won, and then join the party and entertainment.

“We congratulate Mike on yet another honor,” commented Aimee Arost, Sales Manager at the Noe Valley office. “His clients clearly appreciate his expertise and dedication.”

Ackerman may be reached at 415.307.5850 or [email protected].

Ackerman is the second Zephyr agent to receive this honor. Last year’s Best Realtor winner was Katharine Holland from the Upper Market office.

About Zephyr Real Estate
Founded in 1978, Zephyr Real Estate is San Francisco’s largest independent real estate firm with nearly $2.3 billion in gross sales and a current roster of more than 300 full-time agents. Zephyr’s highly-visited website has earned two web design awards, including the prestigious Interactive Media Award. Zephyr Real Estate is a member of the international relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; the luxury real estate network, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate; global luxury affiliate, Mayfair International; and local luxury marketing association, the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco. Zephyr has six offices in San Francisco, a new office in Greenbrae, and two brokerage affiliates in Sonoma County, all strategically positioned to serve a large customer base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit www.ZephyrRE.com.