Northrop Realty, A Long & Foster Company, was named the No. 1 specialty brokerage in the nation for team-owned brokerages in a REAL Trends report. “The Thousand” ranking report compiles the top residential real estate professionals and teams across the United States as measured by transaction sides and sales volume in 2019.

“Ranking No. 1 in the nation based on transaction volume is an incredible feat for our new billion-dollar brokerage,” said Creig Northrop, founder and CEO of Northrop Realty. “The recognition follows our rapid growth throughout the region, which we’re continuing to do, as we provide the absolute best service to home buyers and sellers in the mid-Atlantic.”

“The Thousand” ranking report is sponsored by REAL Trends and Tom Ferry International and advertised in The Wall Street Journal. REAL Trends, a residential real estate consulting and communications company, releases industry rankings annually, identifying the country’s largest and most successful agents and firms according to closed transaction sides and sales volume.

Northrop Realty opened an office in West Ocean City, Md., in May, the brokerage’s 12th location and latest in a series of new office openings throughout the region. Northrop Realty has offices in Fenwick Island, Del., as well as Annapolis, Clarksville, Columbia, Ellicott City, Fallston, Frederick, Silver Spring, Sykesville and Timonium.