Shorewest, REALTORS® Sales Associates Named One of America’s Top 1,000 Real Estate Professionals by REAL Trends

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Justin Ippoliti of the Shorewest South Metro Office and Mary Gilbank-Peterson of the Shorewest Janesville/Rock County Office were named to a list of America’s top real estate professionals by REAL Trends, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal.  They are now members of the “The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals,” a prestigious national award ranking sponsored annually by REAL Trends and advertised in The Wall Street Journal.  Ippoliti and Gilbank-Peterson are now ranked in the top one-half of 1 percent of the more than 1.3 million Realtors® nationwide.

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The Thousand real estate professionals were announced on June 29, 2018, honoring the top 250 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in with four separate categories. Ippoliti and Gilbank-Peterson were recognized by:

  • Individual Sales Professionals—Transaction sides (in each real estate transaction, there are two sides that can be represented by a real estate agent: a buyer’s and a seller’s.)                                      

According to The Thousand, Ippoliti helped 168.60 families buy or sell their home, ranking him 110 in the nation. Gilbank-Peterson helped 168.60 families buy or sell their home, ranking her 111 in the nation.

“The best individual agents and teams—including Ippoliti and Gilbank-Peterson’s award-winning efforts—were nothing short of phenomenal considering the challenges in today’s complex housing market,” said Steve Murray, founder of REAL Trends, a Denver-based consulting, publishing and communications company and The Trusted Source that compiles the yearly, third-party verified list. “Being a member of The Thousand is an incredible achievement in today’s increasingly competitive environment. This elite group of sales associates bring together innovative marketing solutions that combine cutting-edge technology with best-in-class customer service to consistently exceed their clients’ expectations. Their success put them in the top 1 percent of more than 1.3 million REALTORS® nationwide,” said Luke Bahrenburg, vice president of real estate advertising at Dow Jones, publisher of The Wall Street Journal.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be named to The Thousand,” said Ippoliti, who serves clients primarily in Milwaukee County.  “It’s incredibly gratifying to help customers find their dream homes as well as help them sell their properties quickly and for the highest price possible.”

“It is such an honor to be named to The Thousand,” said Gilbank-Peterson. “I am here from hard work and dedication to my clients. I want their real estate journey to be the best it can be.”

The 2018 ranking of The Thousand can be found at


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