The Whissel Realty Team Named #1 Real Estate Team in San Diego County for Third Consecutive Year by Real Trends, as Advertised in The Wall Street Journal

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2017

The Whissel Realty Team has been named one of America’s top real estate teams by REAL Trends, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. They’re now a member of the “The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals,” a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by REAL Trends and advertised in The Wall Street Journal. The Whissel Realty Team is now ranked in the top one-half of 1 percent of the more than 1.25 million Realtors® nationwide.

The Thousand real estate professionals was announced on June 23, 2017, 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 Whissel Realty Team had 386 transactions totaling $192,568,318, ranking them first in San Diego County for transaction sides and sales volume, and fifth in the State of California for transaction sides.

“The best individual agents and teams–including The Whissel Realty Team’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 complies 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 are proven professionals who 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 1.25 million REALTORS® nationwide," said Luke Bahrenburg, vice president of real estate advertising at Dow Jones, publisher of The Wall Street Journal.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to receive this honor for the third consecutive year from Real Trends and The Wall Street Journal” said Kyle Whissel, who serves clients across San Diego County and into Southern Orange and Riverside County. “It’s incredibly gratifying to help customers find their dream homes as well as help them sell their properties quickly and for the highest price possible.”

The ranking of The Thousand can be found at:

About Whissel Realty – Whissel Realty is a family-owned and operated real estate company based out of San Diego, CA. The company was formed in the 1970’s by Robert Whissel and is now owned and operated by his son, Kyle Whissel. They have three offices across San Diego County including Santee, North Park and Carlsbad. For more info on Whissel Realty, visit

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.

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Better Business Bureau Recognizes Bonafide with 2017 Winner of Distinction Award

Houston, Texas (PRWEB) June 24, 2017

Houston-based inbound marketing agency, Bonafide, was one of 292 companies recognized at the annual Better Business Bureau Awards of Excellence on May 10, 2017. The award recognizes local companies for superior service and a commitment to excellence in the workplace. This is Bonafide’s second Winner of Distinction Award in two years.

“We like to say we’re hell-bent on forming long-lasting relationships. It’s one of our founding principles,” said Shareef Defrawi, president and founder of Bonafide. “This award represents our focus on building long-lasting relationships, both with our clients and with our community. It’s an honor to be recognized by the Better Business Bureau, and we thank them for their support.”

Bonafide is a digital marketing agency and HubSpot Gold Agency Partner. For nearly a decade, the company has helped growth-minded businesses attract new customers through inbound and content marketing, SEO, PPC advertising, social media, PR, technology and more.

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Tombigbee Electric Cooperative partners with FiberRise to bring high-speed fiber Internet to rural Northwest Alabama

Huntsville, Alabma (PRWEB) June 24, 2017

The new ‘Freedom Fiber’ high-speed fiber Internet coming to rural Northwest Alabama is more than just an investment in faster Internet service, said the project’s leaders. It’s a transformative investment in improving lives for the residents who call this region home.

“FiberRise is helping us improve life in our rural communities,” said Steve Foshee, General Manager of Tombigbee Electric Cooperative, which announced today its selection of FiberRise to build a fiber infrastructure that will bring Internet speeds 10 to 1,000 times faster than speeds currently available to customers in the Tombigbee service area. “This is not just about Internet. This is going to transform education, our medical community, the lives of our young people, and so much more.”

Freedom Fiber will be the fastest network in the State of Alabama, with speeds up to 10 gigs and a minimum speed of 100 megabits-per-second (mbps).

Foshee compared the excitement around the project to that like communities experienced in the 1930s when electricity expanded to rural areas.

“We care deeply about our residents and the communities we serve, and we understand the critical need for access to high speed Internet in order to thrive in the years ahead,” Foshee said. “This is why we are making a transformational investment to provide affordable access to the highest-speed fiber network available, and FiberRise has been a big part of helping us develop a plan to make this work, both economically and physically.”

Freedom Fiber will initially serve the cities of Hamilton and Winfield, with plans to expand the fiber optic network to more than 1,600 miles across Northwest Alabama covering areas across Marion, Lamar, Fayette and Winston counties beginning in 2018. Within five years, every rural home in the Tombigbee service area will have access to advanced fiber-optic Internet.

The role of FiberRise will be to build an optimized fiber infrastructure that will provide the capability for new advanced services and ultra fast broadband service, as well as custom fiber services tailored for small and large industries. These advanced solutions will be offered at very competitive prices generally available only in large urban cities.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to serve Tombigbee as their partner on the Freedom Fiber project to bring the fastest Internet speeds available to parts of rural Alabama,” said Chad Dieselberg, CTO of FiberRise. “Every member of the cooperative will have access to the same Gigabit service available in the most modern cities across our nation. Children will have better access to the best applications for learning and gaming, and the fiber infrastructure supports many new applications such as telemedicine, smart cities, and more that would not be options without the fiber.”


Chad Dieselberg

CTO, FiberRise

(256) 269-4700


Steve Foshee

GM, Tombigbee Electric Cooperative

(205) 921-6712


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