San Francisco, CA – March 14, 2016 – In his annual State of the Company Address, Randall Kostick, President and CEO of Zephyr Real Estate, shared the year’s success as a brokerage as well as the successes of its 300+ agents.
The gross sales volume for 2015 was $2.276 billion, representing an approximate 14.5 percent increase over the prior year. While total transaction sides increased marginally at just under five percent, Zephyr still outdistanced its competitors by a healthy margin.
Last year also marked the opening of Zephyr’s new Marin office in Greenbrae. The office, which opened a mere nine months ago, is currently at 37 agents strong, and the outlook is bright for continued growth. Zephyr has captured about three percent of the Marin market, a formidable share against other recent San Francisco firms.
Zephyr continues its ongoing and aggressive commitment to education and robust tools for its agents, and 2015 demonstrated that very well. The firm is equally committed to creating and inspiring a consistent pool of well-trained new agents.
Zephyr’s luxury market segment continues to grow and thrive with its multiple international luxury affiliations, including Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Luxury Council, Mayfair International, Proxio International and Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. In 2015, over 37 percent of the total properties handled were priced above $1.5 million.
Kostick commented about the massive changes in the real estate industry and the way business is conducted. The speed of advancing technology is both fast and vast, and the learning curve is ongoing. In the face of the new age of technology, Zephyr is dedicated to keeping its leading edge while maintaining its hyper-local connection to the neighborhoods it serves. Today’s buyers and sellers expect more than ever, and Zephyr will continue to provide the highest level of service and support from the best and brightest agents in the Bay Area.
“As hard as it is to become the No. 1 seller in the market, it’s even harder to stay the No. 1 seller. Zephyr has accomplished that based on a continuing goal to improve and focus on the most important element to our success… our team,” Kostick concluded. “The outlook for 2016 is a very positive and healthy one.”
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 brand 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.