Philip Schembra Named to Real Trends and Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals

Posted by Carol Schembra — July 12, 2020

Schembra Real Estate Group HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC - Philip A. Schembra, Owner and Broker-In-Charge of Schembra Real Estate Group was named one of America’s most productive sales associates as a part of REAL Trends and Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals, a ranking report produced by REAL Trends and Tom Ferry International. Phil, once again, is a member of the “America’s Best Real Estate Agents,” and ranked number one for Individual Sales Volume on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina (1,400 REALTORS®) and number four for Individual Sales Volume for the State of South Carolina (23,500 REALTORS®) and number one for Agent-Owned Brokerages by volume in South Carolina.

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 the 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 one percent of all real estate practitioners in the United States.

“Congratulations to Phil 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 (two-five licensed members) by Transaction Sides

Teams, Medium (six-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 (two-five) by Volume

Teams, Medium (six-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 Phil Schembra 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,” says Phil Schembra. “It represents the time and effort that we put into each client that we serve and how much work it takes to build a successful real estate career. The level of sales it takes to qualify makes it a special recognition.”

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.

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