Realtor Awards and Designations

Below is a list of customer service and sales awards Stephen FitzMaurice has collected since 2003, including additional education certificates and special designations.

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Fivestar Professional Award Winner – 2021 to 2012

October 16, 2020

Fivestar Professional is a nationally recognized award given out for excellent customer service. The Fivestar real estate agent award is the largest and most widely published real estate award program in North America, covering more than 40 major real estate markets. Fivestar Professional surveys recent home buyers and home sellers each year across the country and gives out its awards to the top surveyed agents. I’ve won the Fivestar Professional customer service award every year since 2012. Less than 1% of Realtors have won the Fivestar Award for more than 5 years in a row. Fivestreet has increased its criteria over the years. In years past, Fivestar would give this customer service award out to over 7% of the best...


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Top 1% Real Estate Agent in the United States

February 22, 2019

According to Homelight.com the Portland real estate agents on my team in 2018 are ranked in the United States as: Top 1% Producers Top 1% Buyer’s Agents Top 1% Seller’s Agents Top 1% Negotiators Who is Homelight.com? Homelight as a company, matches home buyers and sellers to real estate agents (the real estate agents pay Homelight a significant fee). In order to match well, Homelight collects and analyses a ton of data. For example, they can tell if a seller’s agent sells a lot of condos verses regular detached homes (we sell a ton of both). They can tell how well the agent did in negotiations on the sell side, what the home sold for verse what it was initially...


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Top 5% Agent in the United States – Explained

January 25, 2019

I am in the Top 5% of all Real Estate Agents in the United States, according to residential sales volume nationwide. 2016 – 2019 no one sold more listings in Portland according to RMLS, our local multiple listing service, in the tri-county Portland metro area. I’ve been in the top 1% of all Portland real estate agents for a number of years. I am your Portland real estate agent, residential home sales expert. My team has closed on over 1,000 local residential sales. I hope to be able to put my experience to use in your next home sale or purchase. The national numbers are from a report generated by National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Member Profile 2019 (and previous editions). They...


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Top Portland Real Estate Agent

April 16, 2018

I’m writing this article in appreciation of Portland Real Producers magazine! Thank you for the cover feature. Portland Real Producers exists to inform and inspire real estate agents, as well as deepen relationships between Portland’s top real estate agents. Below are a few fun excerpts from the cover article Stephen FitzMaurice interview. Intro: We wonder how he does it. Top 1% of Realtors in Oregon. He started in the business at age 22 (licensed in 2003) when a friend getting into origination home loans suggested that he be a good Realtor. Background: Stephen grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, a city known for stunning sunsets. He learned early on he wanted to live his adult life somewhere else so he chose...


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Number 1 Listing Agent in Portland Oregon

January 30, 2018

We did it again! For 2 years running, we sold more listings in the Portland metro tri-county (Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties) area than any other. There are roughly 8,800 Realtors in this same tri-county area. These listing sales numbers come directly from our local MLS, RMLS. How to choose a top real estate agent? There are many ways to determine who the best real estate agent is for you, but most will agree the top factors are: overall experience, sales record, and verified customer reviews. I’ll throw in one more, a real estate agent that doesn’t use his success record to charge top commission rates. I’ve kept my rates at a reasonable 4.5% commission max. Top Reviewed Real Estate...


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Proud Member of Portland’s Masters Circle of Realtors

December 27, 2017

PMAR (Portland Metro Association of Realtors) is the largest Realtor association in Oregon (as you might imagine). PMAR is the 30th largest Realtor association in the United States with over 7,800 members. They give out sales awards to Realtors in good standing with the Portland Metro Association of Realtors. These awards are called, Masters Circle, and have various levels to them. Masters Circle Award 2018-2014 I have applied for and earned the highest award the Masters Circle gives out, Diamond-Platinum. I’ve asked them when I should expect to receive my diamonds in the mail, but haven’t gotten a response yet (I think the Diamonds are symbolic!). Either way, I’m proud to accept this sales and good standing designation from the...


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Portland Real Estate Agent Awards and Designations Summarized

June 20, 2017

For our real estate agent readers or general public who are curious, I thought I’d list out the majority of our awards in one place with a brief explanation and at the same time, for expediency sake, introduce a few more we earned this year. There are a surprising number of awards given out in the real estate industry, so it can be a bit to wade through. If you are interviewing a real estate agent to work with, you may see a number of awards or certificates on their resume, so this article might help explain what some of them are. Customer Service Awards We Earned Five Star Professional Award is published in the Portland Monthly Magazine. An independent...


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Top 1% Real Estate Agent in the U.S. here in Portland?

June 5, 2017

The National Association of Realtors puts out a Member report every year and the 2017 version came out recently with full 2016 results. The Average Real Estate Agent The numbers are fascinating. The median real estate agent (Realtor) completed 12 transactions in 2016 (that is up one transaction from 2015’s report), had 10 years of experience in the business, and had a median sales volume of 1.9 million. The Top 5% Real Estate Agent in the U.S. According to the same 2017 NAR report, to make it as a top 5% real estate agent (Realtor) in the country, you had to have 51 or more sales transactions in a year. To get in the top 6% of real estate agents...


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Top 100 Real Estate Blog in the World! Here in Portland.

March 30, 2017

Hello Portland! We just received Feedspot’s award for running a top 100 real estate blog. Their article is titled, “Best Real Estate Blogs on the Planet.” Go check out our Portland blog now, you can subscribe by email or RSS here. Feedspot ranks the top 100 using the follow critieria: Google search ranking, Google reputation. Influence on Facebook and other social media sites. Quality and consistency of posts. Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review. Our blog is directed by (and in large part written by) Stephen FitzMaurice, top 5% real estate agent in the United States and a top 1% real estate agent in Portland. In 2016, he led the number one real estate team in Portland according to RMLS...


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Best of Trulia Award

March 18, 2015

The results are in! Trulia.com (currently the 2nd most visited real estate website in the country) has made its list of best real estate agents around the country. It is based on the highest number of positive reviews, matching with a significant number of sales. I’m happy to add one more top real estate agent award to my collection. It is no secret, Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and all the major real estate websites like me. (It doesn’t hurt that I pay them to feature my listings before other homes on their sites!) If you are looking for a top agent (top 1% in Portland) to help you, please contact me today! See my top-notch marketing platform here. See the rest...