For the second consecutive year, the Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach and Lewes, is the top real estate firm in Sussex County in terms of buyer represented sales.

The firm recorded 192 transactions in 2016 where an Oldfather Group agent represented the actual buyer in the transaction. This was a 16 percent increase over 2015’s record setting totals.

The company also recorded 300 real estate sales for the year, ranking second in southern Delaware. This total includes sales where an agent from another firm sold a property that was listed by the Oldfather Group.

The 300 sales recorded by the Oldfather team accounted for more than $100 million in volume.

In addition to the amount of coaching and training that the Oldfather Group provides for its agents, the firm also prides itself on its partnerships and alliances, including its partnership with the Seattle-based Zillow Corp., a real estate portal. Oldfather has spoken frequently at Zillow events, and the company has featured the firm in its publicity efforts on more than one occasion.

Other highlights of 2016 for the Oldfather Group include a more than 100 percent sale price to offering price ratio, a 99.3 percent sale price to list ratio and a 20 percent faster home sale rate compared to other firms in Sussex County. This is based on data provided by “Broker Metrics,” as well as by the Sussex County Association of Realtors’ Multiple Listing Service.

Top Oldfather Group agents for 2016 include Dustin and Mariya Oldfather, who together amassed 72 sales totaling more than $28 million; Adam Linder, whose 35 sales totaled more than $12 million; and Celia Benjamin, who recorded 25 sales accounting for nearly $7.5 million in volume.

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