Re/Max Alliance Group, of Sarasota, has announced its top Florida producers, based on combined residential and commercial sales in 2019.


Among individual agents, Stan Rutstein, of the Bradenton office, ranked No. 14; Ryan Carson, Siesta Key, No. 19; Ann Marie Vaughan, Riverview, No. 37; Carey Beychok, Sarasota, No. 46; and Cindy Quinn, Holmes Beach, No. 49.


Among teams, the Brewer Team, in the Sarasota office, ranked No. 11; Jason McIntosh Team, South Tampa, No. 25; Travis Group, Bradenton, No. 28; Stiver Firth International Team, Englewood, No. 37; Glenn Brown Team, Sarasota, No. 43; Team Richard Capps, Bradenton, No. 44; and Kathy Damewood Team, Englewood, No. 45.


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Elizabeth Van Riper, a real estate agent at Michael Saunders & Company, has been awarded the Certified Residential Specialist designation by the Residential Real Estate Council, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.


Only 3% of agents have earned this credential nationwide. Real estate professionals who receive the CRS designation have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate.


Homebuyers and sellers can be assured that CRS designees subscribe to the strict Realtor code of ethics, have been trained to use the latest tactics and technologies, and are specialists in helping clients maximize profits and minimize costs when buying or selling a home.


In addition to the CRS designation, she holds the Graduate, Realtor Institute, Real Estate Negotiating Specialist and the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist.


She is based in Michael Saunders’ downtown Sarasota office.


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Tori Beckham has joined the Main Street-Sarasota office of Michael Saunders & Company.


Born and raised in Sarasota, Beckham entered the real estate field in Nashville in 2017. She was a listing specialist with a top team at Keller Williams and went on to work independently with eXp Realty.


Beckham has a bachelor's degree in real estate from Florida State University.


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Chelsea Oelker has joined the Anna Maria office of Michael Saunders & Company.


She has lived and worked in Manatee County for 15 years and has a strong background in marketing and business.


Previously, Oelker and her husband owned a business where she was chief operating officer over the marketing division, helping companies develop and expand their brands.


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Stan Rutstein, of Re/Max Alliance Group, has once again been named the No. 1 Re/Max commercial agent in Florida, based on 2019 performance. An agent in the Bradenton office, he ranked No. 10 in the United States and No. 27 worldwide among individual commercial agents.


Among teams, The Closers Club, led by Ivan Gould, ranked No. 4 in Florida, No. 25 in the United States and No. 51 worldwide.


Erick Shumway & Associates ranked No. 6 in Florida, No. 31 in the United States and No. 58 worldwide.


Both teams are based in the Re/Max Alliance Group Sarasota office.


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Michelle Burke-Phillips has joined the Epoch Sarasota Sales Team at Michael Saunders & Company.


A veteran in the real estate industry, Burke-Phillips has established herself at the forefront of luxury sales in Sarasota. She has spent more than three decades working with buyers and sellers at brokerages including Premier Sotheby's, Coldwell Banker Previews and Lee Wetherington Homes.


She has worked on behalf of the Michael Saunders & Company New Homes and Condominiums Division since 2019, and recently joined the sales team for Epoch, one of downtown Sarasota's newest luxury condominiums.