Pestana among top 1,000

Rossana Pestana, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage La Jolla, has placed among the top 1,000 NRT Coldwell Banker sales associates nationally for the third quarter of 2009.

“Her superior professionalism and sales leadership has placed her among the elite top 2 percent of all agents in the industry,” said Bruce Zipf, president and chief executive officer of NRT. “This achievement is even more impressive given that this high level of production occurred during one of the most difficult times in the real estate market.”

Pestana and her husband and business partner, Ricardo Zurita, both come from lending backgrounds. They both worked in the financial industry before becoming Realtors and joining Coldwell Banker.