Ruhl & Ruhl has record year in 2012

Posted Online: Feb. 04, 2013, 6:43 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com

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 RuhlHomes.com/Agent-Achievements.


Local events heading

  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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