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Michael Rankin is a principal and managing partner of TTR Sotheby's International Realty in Washington, DC. He has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate industry and has worked with a broad range of clients. He and his two partners started the firm with 35 agents, and in less than two decades, it has grown to 520 brokers and associates in 12 offices representing the greater Washington metropolitan region. Last year, the firm grossed $5.1 billion in sales.
He is consistently ranked as the number-one individual agent in the city and is among the 50 most successful agents in the country, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. A noted expert in the luxury real estate market, Mr. Rankin has appeared on CNBC and in publications including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Business Journal, Forbes, Financial Times, Bloomberg, and The New York Times.
Best known for representing clients in the upper brackets, Mr. Rankin has consistently enjoyed the most significant sales in the region. Among his most distinguished are the 2018 sale of the Textile Museum and adjoining house, designed by renowned architect John Russell Pope, and the 2020 sale of The Ambassador Bruce House in Georgetown.
A firm believer in the philosophy that the meaning of luxury is found in the experience of the process in all price ranges, Mr. Rankin has consistently represented clients in all segments of the residential market. He is especially active in the $3-4 million price range.
Mr. Rankin encourages all the firm’s associates to devote their time and resources to philanthropic causes, and he personally supports the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy, the Rock Creek Park Conservancy, the National Cathedral Schools, and the Bishop Walker School.
Mr. Rankin serves on the advisory board for the Sotheby's International Realty brand and is a founding board member of the Sotheby's International Realty Global Partnership, an organization of Sotheby's International Realty brokers representing 30 key residential markets globally. He is an avid preservationist and has restored 17 historic properties, primarily in Washington’s Kalorama and Georgetown neighborhoods, the latter of which he has called home for more than 20 years. He also restored an 18th-century farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore which he shares with his family, and where he also enjoys boating, running, and tennis.
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