No. 1 Affiliated Sales Associate and Teams with Coldwell Banker Realty's Southwest Florida Region

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 03 March 2021 14:17

 Sarasota, Fla. (March 3, 2021) – Coldwell Banker Realty in Florida is pleased to announce the recognition of the following top-producing, affiliated individual agent, small team and large team based on gross commission income (GCI) for 2020:

  • No. 1 Individual Sales Associate in Southwest Florida and statewide, and one of Coldwell Banker’s Top 10 Agents nationwide: Roger Pettingell, Longboat Key Office
  • No. 1 Small Team in Southwest Florida and statewide, and one of Coldwell Banker’s Top 10 Teams nationwide: The Ackerman Group, Longboat Key Office
  • No. 1 Large Team in Southwest Florida: Kepecz-Hays-Buky Team, Longboat Key Office


“This past year was both challenging and full of opportunity for real estate professionals, and these talented agents have set a new standard of excellence in what can be accomplished with dedication, resilience and expertise,” said Duff Rubin, president of Coldwell Banker Realty in Florida. “I’m extremely proud to have Roger, Barbara, Ryan, Judy and her team as part of our Coldwell Banker network.”

Pettingell set a career record with over $175 million in closed sales volume in 2020 and was recognized as the brokerage’s top individual agent in Florida for the 11th year. He also ranks among the Top 10 Coldwell Banker agents nationwide. Pettingell specializes in luxury and waterfront properties throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties. He is an active community member, having served as a board member for the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, the Ringling Museum of Art and Southeastern Guide Dogs, as well as a member of the Sarasota Adopt-A-Family, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast, Forty Carrots, Child Protection Center and the American Red Cross.

Barbara and Ryan Ackerman, mother-and-son real estate team known as The Ackerman Group, have once again been recognized as the brokerage’s top-producing small team in Florida. The team also ranks among Coldwell Banker’s Top 10 small teams nationwide. Combined, the team has over 35 years of real estate experience and has consistently ranked in the top one percent of Coldwell Banker agents for over 20 years. Established in the community, The Ackerman Group proudly support many local organizations, including The Salvation Army, Moffit Cancer Center, All Faiths Food Bank and more. The team specializes in luxury estates throughout Longboat Key, downtown Sarasota, Siesta Key, Osprey, University Park and Lakewood Ranch.

The Kepecz-Hays-Buky Team closed 2020 with $125 million in sales and has consistently achieved the Society of Excellence Award and the Legend Society Award for over a decade, among many other accolades. They have over 40 years of real estate experience and specializes in luxury and waterfront properties in Sarasota and her islands. Their in-depth market expertise, successful marketing strategies, fostering long-term relationships, negotiating and technology skills and an extensive global network are a few of the reasons they continue to be a leader in their market.  

About Coldwell Banker Realty

Coldwell Banker Realty in Florida is a leading residential real estate brokerage company with approximately 80 offices and 7,100 affiliated sales associates. Coldwell Banker Realty is owned by a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States. Visit 

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