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In 2005, Long & Foster agent Marc Fleisher was the nation’s number-one real-estate agent, racking up $277 million in sales. He employed a team of nine assistants and worked 70 to 80 hours a week. “I look back and wish I could relive it,” says Fleisher. “It was such an exciting frenzy.”
With 25 transactions totaling $37.5 million, June 2005 was Fleisher’s best month ever. Here’s a look at the houses he sold that month. An asterisk (*) indicates that he represented both the buyer and the seller; such a sale counts twice.