Ruhl & Ruhl has record year in 2012

Posted Online: Feb. 04, 2013, 6:43 pm
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By Jonathan Turner,

Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors had its best sales year ever in 2012.

"Our agents are committed to giving their clients their best real estate experience ever – and the
company's results prove we are succeeding," company president Caroline Ruhl said during the Friday awards brunch at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf.

"I am thankful that I have been blessed with trulyamazing people in our company."

Ruhl & Ruhl sold 5,168 properties in 2012, as either listing agent or selling agent, up 24.5 percent from 2011. Ruhl's average sales price increased 9.4 percent, from $142,843 in 2011 to $156,256 in 2012.

Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors' sales volume in 2012 was $807.5 million -- 36.2 percent more than in 2011.Total residential sales volume in the Quad-Cities MLS was up 22 percent -- 18 percent up in the IllinoisQ-C and up 24 percent on the Iowa side.

Ruhl & Ruhl sales represented 39 percent of the Quad-Cities residential market in 2012, up from 37 percent in2011. It sold 336 newly-built homes or condos in 2012, 38 percent more than the243 new homes or condos sold in 2011. Regionally, the average sales price increasedfrom $293,297 in 2011 to $313,157 in 2012.

Ruhl & Ruhl honored 195 award winners for their 2012 achievements, including:

-- Top Associate of the Year: Jon Loquist, Moline Office
--Top Excellence in Service Award: Kim Broders, DeWitt Office
--Extraordinary Production Award: Gary Williams, Moline Office
--New Associate of the Year: Dollie Means, Davenport Office
-- Top Associate of the Year, Farm Division: Dennis Stolk, Davenport Office
--Employee of the Year: Doug Himmelman, CFO, Corporate Office
--Top 1862 Mortgage Associate of the Year: Ray McDevitt, Bettendorf Office

A complete list of award winners is at



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