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Real Trends rankings: Top brokerages boasting best growth in years

NRT led the Real Trends 500 for the third year in a row, followed by HomeServices of America and Long & Foster Companies
  • The Real Trends 500 report, which ranks the top 500 U.S. brokerages by transaction sides and sales volume, was released today.
  • The nation's top real estate brokerages are growing ahead of the market as a whole.
  • Realogy-owned NRT led the pack for the third year in a row with 342,300 transaction sides and $166.6 billion in sales volume.

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Today REAL Trends released its annual analysis ranking the top 500 U.S. brokerages by transaction sides and sales volume. According to the 2015 REAL Trends 500 rankings, based on data supplied by brokerages (companies that do not provide data are excluded), the nation's top real estate brokerages are growing ahead of the market as a whole during one of the strongest housing market years since the economic downturn. "Housing sales in the nation were up 9.5 percent in 2015 from 2014, marking one of the strongest years since the downturn in the 2005-2010 period," said Steve Murray, president of REAL Trends. "However, firms ranked in the REAL Trends 500 were up 13.1 percent -- well outperforming the national housing market." Source: REAL Trends This year, the 500 largest residential real estate brokerages closed over 2.9 million home transactions with a sales volume of over $934 billion, which is up from 2014's $810 billion. Moreover, brokerages' transaction sides ...