Real estate franchising grows -- but not without indie brokers

Unaffiliated brokerages are playing franchise game, too

After surfing a rising wave over the last decade, independent brokerages lost ground to franchisors in 2015. That’s according to this year’s National Association of Realtors Profile of Real Estate Firms, which shows that 81 percent of all firms are independent, a 1 percent dip from 2014.