Pettingell, Ackerman at top of 2015 sales list

Real estate agent Roger Pettingell at a home for sale on Longboat Key. (May 13, 2015) (Herald-Tribune staff photo by Dan Wagner)

Real estate agent Roger Pettingell at a home for sale on Longboat Key. (May 13, 2015) (Herald-Tribune staff photo by Dan Wagner)

Roger Pettingell and The Ackerman Group, both of Coldwell Banker’s Longboat Key office, led all members of the Realtor Association of Sarasota-Manatee in 2015 sales volume, according to statistics from the RASM.

Pettingell, who has been at the top of the chart four years in a row, was the top individual with 62 transactions for a total sales volume of $74.08 million in Sarasota and Manatee counties, up from $66.68 million in 2014. About $63.9 million of Pettingell’s volume was in Sarasota County, also putting him No. 1 there.

Barbara Ackerman and her son, Ryan. Herald-Tribune archive.

Barbara Ackerman and her son, Ryan. Herald-Tribune archive.

The Ackerman Group, which includes Barbara Ackerman and her son, Ryan, had 58 sales with a total value of $77.7 million in both counties, making it the top group in the combined counties. The group has closed $425 million in sales since 2010. Its best year was $95.7 million in 2007, according to Coldwell Banker.

Since 2010, Pettingell has sold $333.8 million in real estate, representing 301 transaction sides.

If an agent represents the buyer or the seller in a transaction, that is credited as a “side.” If the agent represents both the buyer and seller, that counts as two sides. Volume is the total dollar value of real estate sold. In a $1 million sale, the listing agent and the selling agent both get credit for $1 million in volume. If the agent has both sides of the deal, he gets credit for $2 million. Volume is the most important number to Realtors because it reflects most directly on their income.

Pettingell has sold 120 properties priced at $1 million or more in the past six years, more than any other real estate associate in Sarasota and Manatee counties.


The agent rankings for Sarasota County, by volume, for members of the Realtor Association of Sarasota-Manatee:

Total sides
Rank Agent Name # Sides Volume
Average Sale
1 Roger Pettingell, Coldwell Banker 52 $63,911 $1,229
2 Kim Ogilvie, Michael Saunders & Co. 29 $55,016 $1,897
3 Barbara Ackerman, Coldwell Banker 47 $52,280 $1,112
4 Cheryl Loeffler, Premier Sotheby's 30 $45,356 $1,512
5 Brandy Coffey, Keller Williams 67 $42,821 $639
6 Lynne Koy, Michael Saunders 28 $42,165 $1,506
7 Judy Kepecz-Hays, Coldwell Banker 35 $41,037 $1,172
8 Stephanie Church, Michael Saunders 20 $37,655 $1,883
9 Joel Schemmel, Premier Sotheby's 36 $37,518 $1,042
10 Ian Addy, PA, Michael Saunders 24 $33,617 $1,401
11 Glenn Brown, RE/MAX Alliance 96 $30,695 $320
12 Bruce Myer, Coldwell Banker 34 $29,239 $860
13 Justin Shirley, Shirley Int. Realty 108 $28,077 $260
14 Bill Howell, Hook & Ladder Realty 177 $27,667 $156
15 Candy Swick, Candy Swick & Co. 64 $27,429 $429
16 Deborah Beacham, Michael Saunders & Co. 11 $22,504 $2,046
17 Nick Herron,RE/MAX Alliance 11 $21,082 $1,917
18 Judie Berger, Premier Sotheby's 26 $20,160 $775
19 Albert Dumas, RE/MAX Alliance 102 $19,484 $191
20 Doug Parks, Michael Saunders 21 $19,474 $927

This report has been appended with the top 20 list for Sarasota County.

Harold Bubil

Recipient of the 2015 Bob Graham Architectural Awareness Award from the American Institute of Architects/Florida-Caribbean, Harold Bubil is real estate editor of the Herald-Tribune Media Group. Born in Newport, R.I., his family moved to Sarasota in 1958. Harold graduated from Sarasota High School in 1970 and the University of Florida in 1974 with a degree in journalism. For the Herald-Tribune, he writes and edits stories about residential real estate, architecture, green building and local development history. He also is a photographer and public speaker. Contact him via email, or at (941) 361-4805.
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