FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2012 Portland Five Star Real Estate Agents Announced
Area Real Estate Agents Qualify for Award Based on Consumer Research
Minneapolis, April 1, 2012 - Five Star Professional has named the Portland area recipients of the 2012 Five Star Real Estate Agent award. The award winners appear in a special section in the April issue of Portland Monthly.
Five Star Professional partnered with Portland Monthly to conduct research to identify a select group of real estate agents who are exceptional in both their ability and their commitment to overall satisfaction. Fewer than seven percent of the 9,300 Portland area residents holding real estate licenses were selected.
A survey was provided to all Portland area residents who purchased a home over $150,000 within a 12-month period (May 2010 to May 2011) and 250 mortgage and title companies. Respondents were asked to evaluate real estate agents they knew through personal experience and to evaluate them based on nine criteria. Both negative and positive evaluations were included in the scoring.
All qualified real estate agents were screened with the State Real Estate Commission's database to verify that licenses were current and no disciplinary actions were pending. The final list was reviewed by a panel of local realty company executives, professional and trade association officers and others directly involved in housing-related businesses.
Five Star Professional conducts market-specific research throughout the U.S. and Canada to identify service professionals who provide quality services to their clients. Five Star Professional joins forces with city and regional magazines to make the research results available to consumers in more than 45 markets across the United States and now Canada. Five Star Professional was founded in 2003 and is based in Minneapolis. For more information, go to: www.fivestarprofessional.com