Shirley Gary with Engel & Völkers

Gary Named No. 1 for Units Sold in U.S.

A hearty congratulations to Shirley Gary, owner and CEO of Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta and Engel & Völkers Atlanta North Fulton, on achieving No. 1 for Units Sold and No. 4 for Gross Commission Income (GCI) for Engel & Völkers Americas. This is the eighth year in a row Gary has earned the No. 1 spot throughout the Americas for the global real estate company, which includes 275 shops in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. In addition, Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta was named No. 8 in the Americas for Units Sold.

“This is a tremendous honor for Shirley and for our teams,” Kelly Stephens, executive vice president and managing broker of the brokerage, said.  “Shirley’s incredible work ethic and her inspirational leadership continue to drive the success of both of our offices in the greater Atlanta area and help our advisors provide the highest quality of service to our clients.”

Shirley Gary has worked in real estate and new construction sales management throughout metro Atlanta for over 30 years. She opened her own firm, About Sales Inc., in 2007 during the downturn of the market, but despite the economy, grew the company to almost $4 million in annual gross revenues in just six years.

In 2013, About Sales Inc. became Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta, one of the global brand’s first Atlanta locations, and in 2018, Gary opened her second Engel & Völkers office, Engel & Völkers Atlanta North Fulton, in Alpharetta. In that same year, Gary was honored internationally by Engel & Völkers as the highest-ranked real estate advisor for selling the greatest number of homes annually worldwide. She ranked above more than 10,000 real estate professionals who represent the global brand in over 30 countries, a ranking she has repeated every year since.

In 2021, Gary was named the inaugural winner of Engel & Völkers Americas’ Development Services Project Award, based on her team’s exemplary work in support of the new construction market. Last fall, she was recognized by the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance for her work as an ally, and she earned the No. 1 ranking for both Individual Sides and Individual Sales Volume in the inaugural “Top Producers List” just published by the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance.

Other 2021 awards include being named Georgia’s No. 1 individual agent for transactions closed and for sales volume in RealTrends + Tom Ferry‘s most recent “The Thousand” list. Shirley Gary was also ranked No. 5 nationwide for transactions closed and No. 131 nationwide for sales volume.

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Gary has appeared several times on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio, listen to those episodes here.

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