Franchisor strengths and threats revealed in earnings week

As hot housing market levels the playing field, who in real estate is breaking from the pack?

Money, money, money. This was Q1 earnings week for real estate — Realogy, Zillow, Keller Williams and Re/Max. So what is the verdict? Together, they tell a happy happy story. The housing market is healthy with low cholesterol and a strong heartbeat — despite anemic economic growth, a listings shortage and higher interest rates.