For 29 years, Real Trends has been providing comprehensive lists of who’s doing what in residential real estate. Whereas the numbers qualifying firms across the country to even be considered have changed, the bragging rights have not.
In 2015, firms needed to closed a minimum of 1,702 transactions to for the 2016 list consideration. These are the top firms from San Francisco.
No. 9: Pacific Union International
Total Volume in 2015: $8,221,881,077
With 28 offices spread out across the Bay Area, Pacific Union is able to cover every level of clientele in San Francisco.
Whether its rental properties, property management, insurance or relocation, Pacific Union has an agent.
It is the exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate in six counties giving them access to a worldwide network of potential homebuyers, developers, and San Fran-bound transplants.
No. 74: Zephyr Real Estate
Total Volume in 2015: $2,275,524,935
Unlike its definition, Zephyr Real Estate is force to be reckoned.
What started with four agents and an idea in 1976 has grown to more than 300 agents. Although some firms choose to align themselves with bigger brand names, Zephyr has remained independent through all of the economic storms.
The firm has shared its successes with the community by donating more than $1 million to various organizations, most notably EdMatch, a public education funding program.
No. 122: Paragon Real Estate Group
Total Volume in 2015: $1,508,013,932
There’s been a trend in recent to get back to buying local, a segment where Paragon has a lot of experience. It started in 2004 and earned its way on the Real Trends 500 list by 2014.
To boot, Paragon ranked third in the nation for average sales per agent and fourth in the nation for average sales price. When it opened its doors it also established the Paragon Community Fund, which has donated more than $450,000 to local organizations.
No. 123: McGuire Real Estate
Total Volume in 2015: $1,505,358,093
Boasting seven offices in the Bay Area, McGuire Real Estate is a family-owned, luxury boutique brokerage with nearly 100 years in the industry.
McGuire is active in the local community, donating and volunteering for a handful of charities including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco and Oakland, and Special Olympics Northern California.
No. 242: Climb Real Estate
Total Volume in 2015: $875,908,213
In just six years, Climb Real Estate has stayed true to its name by ascending the ranks. Fusing modern technology and nostalgia, it has been able to meet the needs of both millennials and the aging generation alike.
The social media presence targets the first-time buyers, while the “Climb Airstream” is a casual nod to the past. The firm has more than 100 agents servicing clients through five offices around San Francisco.