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October 30, 2019 | Candace Friis

Palm Beach County Realtors make Top 100: John Malone mansion sold

With the mansion market growing ever hotter, Palm Beach County agents were among some of the most productive in the nation last year, according to the annual RealTRENDS/Wall Street Journal ranking.

Topping the list was Paulette Koch of Corcoran Group in Palm Beach. She handled sales totaling $234 million, 21st in the nation. Her average sale price was $5.5 million.

Koch, who often shares listings with her son, Dana Koch, had a part in the largest sale on the island last year, a $42.9 million sale of three properties in the 500 block of South Ocean Boulevard and 61 Middle Road. Koch’s production soared from $88 million in 2013, according to the ranking.

Second among Palm Beach County brokers was Christian Angle of Christian Angle Real Estate in Palm Beach. He handled deals totaling $219 million last year, up from $202 million in 2013, when he was the county’s top agent.

Other $100 million producers among Palm Beach County agents and their national rankings:

34. David Roberts, Royal Palm Realty, Boca Raton: $201 million

43. Cristina Condon, Sotheby’s International Realty, Palm Beach: $171 million

58. Carol Sollak, Engel & Volkers, Wellington: $148 million

83. Pascal Liguori, Premier Estate Properties, Delray Beach: $120 million

85. Jim McCann, Corcoran Group, Palm Beach, $118 million

93. Rob Thomson, Waterfront Properties, Jupiter: $113 million

122. Candace Friis, Corcoran Group, Delray Beach: $101 million

Carole Ruhlman of Sotheby’s International Realty didn’t crack the $100 million mark, but she did boast the highest average sale price in Palm Beach County, at $9.9 million.

The ranking also rated agents by volume. Corey Edwards of Keller Williams in West Palm Beach followed a hectic schedule to dominate on that measure, handling 164 “transaction sides” — the buyer and seller each count as a side.

“When we go on vacation, unfortunately, I’m working,” he said.

Unlike the Palm Beach mansion brokers, Edwards handles lower-value properties. His website shows three condos priced at less than $30,000.

“We take anything,” Edwards said. “A few times a month, we get a bigger transaction, and that makes up for the smaller ones.”

Edwards said a shift away from foreclosures means he’s looking for new sources of business. So he’s buying Internet leads and expanding into Fort Lauderdale.

“I kind of consider myself a chameleon,” he said. “When the color changes in the room, we change with the environment.”

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