Contact: Steve Murray - (303) 741-1000 - or Sage Leyendecker - (952) 388-0016 -

November 10, 2020, Minnetonka, MN

For the fourth consecutive year, Nick Leyendecker was named one of America’s most productive sales associates as a part of “America’s Best Real Estate Agents”, a ranking report produced by REAL Trends and Tom Ferry International.

Once again, Nick achieved remarkable results for his clients. During 2019, he sold 56 properties representing a total sales volume of $22.5 million, ranking him #33 among Minnesota's 18,000+ residential real estate agents for sold volume. 

As he has in the past, Nick substantially outperformed the overall real estate industry. His average sales price to list price ratio in 2019 was 101%, compared to the average of 99.8% for all real estate brokers in the 13 county Twin Cities marketplace. His average days on the market in 2019 were just 13.9, three times faster than the industry average of 49 days. On average, he is selling his listings faster and for more than the asking price; therefore, people who list their homes for sale with Nick are walking away from their closing with more money, and more quickly, than other sellers.

REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals ranks over 14,500 residential real estate professionals solely based on their excellence in real estate sales during calendar year 2019. All production numbers are independently verified by a third party to ensure accuracy and report integrity. This group of highly successful real estate sales agents represents the top 1 percent of all real estate practitioners in the United States.

“Congratulations to Nick who made the America’s Best list,” says Tom Ferry, owner and founder of Tom Ferry International. "I have the pleasure of working with successful real estate professionals, day in and day out, and I know all the hard work, late nights, and huge effort that goes into achieving such incredible results," says Ferry. “There are multiple ways to become successful in real estate. Yet, despite the differences, the real estate professionals on this list have one thing in common—they are simply the best. Congratulations to all recipients of this prestigious recognition.”

The America’s Best are ranked in twelve categories:

By Transactions
Agent-owned brokerages by Transaction Sides
Individuals by Transaction Sides
Teams, Small (2-5 licensed members) by Transaction Sides
Teams, Medium (6-10) by Transaction Sides
Teams, Large (11+) by Transaction Sides
Team-owned brokerages by Transaction Sides

By Volume
Agent-owned brokerages by Volume
Individuals by Volume
Teams, Small (2-5) by Volume
Teams, Medium (6-10) by Volume
Teams, Large (11+) by Volume
Team-owned brokerages by Volume

To qualify for inclusion, an individual agent must have closed at least 50 transaction sides or $20 million in sales volume in 2019. For real estate agent teams, the minimum is 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume.

"Those individual agents and teams who make up the 2020 America’s Best Real Estate Professionals represent only about 1.5% of all Realtors® in the country yet account for over 10% of the closed transactions, and more than 16% of all the sales volume closed last year,” says Murray. “To say that Nick is an exceptional sales professional is an understatement. To attain this level of sales is extraordinary.”

“I’m pleased and honored to be ranked on this ranking of the country’s top residential real estate agents for the fourth consecutive year,” says Nick, “It represents the time and effort that we put into each client that we serve and the amount of dedication it takes to build a successful career in real estate. The level of sales it takes to qualify makes it a special recognition and we feel very blessed to be in a position to consistently produce at this level.”

Information on those receiving this recognition can be found online at


REAL Trends + Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals honors America's finest real estate agents and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends.

The rankings are compiled based on surveys from virtually every nationally branded network, many state and local associations of Realtors®, MLSs, all applicants from past years’ rankings, and the 900 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.

About The REAL Trends + Tom Ferry The Thousand

The REAL Trends + Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals ranking report is sponsored jointly by REAL Trends and Tom Ferry International. REAL Trends America’s Best honors America’s elite real estate agents and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends.

REAL Trends is a leading source of analysis and information for the residential real estate brokerage industry. Tom Ferry International is a nationwide real estate business and life coaching and training company.