Most of the U.S.'s largest brokerages grew their businesses in 2013 at a pace exceeding the growth of the market as a whole, according to an annual analysis by Real Trends that also reveals which companies grew the fastest. The Real Trends 500 report ranks the top 500 U.S. brokerages by transaction sides and sales volume, based on data supplied by brokerages to Real Trends (companies that do not provide data are excluded). The nation's top 20 brokerages by sales volume all reported double-digit growth in 2013, as their agents not only generated more "transaction sides" -- each instance in which they represented either a buyer or seller in a home sale -- but rising home prices boosted the value of those sales. According to Fannie Mae, sales of existing homes were up 9.2 percent in ...
Apr 28, 2014 by Paul Hagey
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