Real Trends 500: Top Houston brokerage firms

Real Trends releases its annual list of top performing real estate firms by both transaction sides and sales volume

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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 five firms from Houston. No. 66: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Gary Greene Total Volume in 2015: $2,364,724,812 Gary Greene Realtors, as the firm was known when it was founded in 1963, has changed ownership a few times since inception. Originally a stand-alone firm, Gary Greene, Realtors joined the Better Homes and Gardens franchise in 1980, found new owners with Prudential (who later got out of the real estate business), then rejoined BHG. The firm now has 20 offices and more than 850 agents serving the Houston market. No. 139: Greenwood King Properties Total Volume in 2015: $1,332,768,061 Greenwood King Proper...