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The Loken Group Named One Of America’s Top 1,000 Real Estate Professional Teams By Real Trends, As Advertised In The Wall Street Journal

The Loken Group was named one of America’s top real estate professional teams by REAL Trends, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. They are now a member 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. The Loken Group, the top ranked professional team in Texas, is now ranked in the top one-half of 1 percent of the more than 1.3 million Realtors® nationwide.

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

  • Individual Sales Professionals—Sales volume
  • 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.)
  • Team Professionals—Sales volume
  • Team Professionals—Transaction sides

According to The Thousand, The Loken Group had 1656 transaction sides totaling $441.8 million, making the team #1 in Texas and #6 in the nation by transaction sides and #12 in the nation by transaction volume.

“The best individual agents and teams—including The Loken Group’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.

Lance Loken, CEO of The Loken Group, expressed what this award means for the team stating, “Being recognized as #1 in Texas by such a prestigious publication is a monumental accomplishment for us. This accolade is a direct reflection of our team’s hard work and dedication to providing exceptional service to our clients, to whom we are incredibly grateful for helping us achieve this level of results.”

The 2018 ranking of The Thousand can be found at

The Loken Group, a team of specialists out of the Keller Williams Platinum office, formally known as Keller Williams Greater Northwest Houston, serves real estate buyers, sellers and investors in all 9 counties in the greater Houston area. In addition to being named the top residential real estate team in Houston this year by the Houston Business Journal, they have been named the #1 Best Place to Work in Houston (2015 and 2017, Houston Business Journal), and ranked #1 out of Houston real estate companies on the 2017 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies list. Out of all Keller Williams teams worldwide, The Loken Group was also named #1 in Texas and #6 in the world for units based on 2017 closings. For more information about The Loken Group, please visit our website,

About The Thousand – This awards program was developed jointly by WSJ Custom Studios (and is not affiliated with the Editorial Department) and REAL Trends, a leading source of analysis and information for the residential real estate brokerage industry. REAL Trends The Thousand honors America’s elite real estate professionals and their companies and is compiled and analyzed by REAL Trends with a special ad section included in The Wall Street Journal.