We’re taking a moment to do a little happy dance. Gracik/Makinney was just named one of the 2016 Best Real Estate Agent Teams in the country by REAL Trends.

The list ranks the most productive agents by state and metropolitan area, and represents the top 1% of all real estate professionals nationwide.

To be included on the list, a team must have closed 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume for the prior year. Only closed, residential transactions are considered, not commercial sales or leases/rentals.

"I'd like to thank our clients for making our success possible!" said Tom Makinney. "I think it's the way we guide our clients through the real estate process that keeps them coming back and referring us. Professionalism, knowledge, trust—an easier experience is what we're all about."

Rankings are compiled based on surveys from every national branded network, many state and local associations of Realtors®, multiple listing services, all applicants from past years’ rankings, and the 1,600 largest brokerage firms in the United States. Verification from an independent source is required for all submissions. In addition, REAL Trends senior staff reviews every submission for completeness and accuracy.

This is REAL Trends’ fourth year producing the ranking, which is sponsored by Zillow Group.

To see the complete list of rankings across the country, visit realtrends.com/rankings/americas-best. To find out what makes us so successful, give us a call at (630) 441-5570 or visit us at gmregroup.com.