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 Baltimore and Washington, D.C. No. 3: The Long and Foster Companies, Inc. Total Volume in 2015: $29,104,165,420 There's a reason Long and Foster was able to achieve such a high ranking on the RealTrends list, and it probably has something to do with the more than 200 offices and 11,000 agents representing the name in the mid-Atlantic region. It was started in 1968 and remains the single largest privately-owned real estate company in America. No. 35: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Total Volume in 2015: $3,373,926,915 PenFed Realty is somewhat of the perfect storm for mega-firms: PenFed Credit Union ...
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