Everyone has their own opinion, that's for sure. And I know this is going to be very controversial, or should I say touchy topic, but here goes.
Who do you think are the top 10 biggest and best residential real estate companies in the US?
I know biggest doesn't always mean greatest, but lets look at the large companies that just happen to be really great. The following group of the "best of the biggest" was recently published by the industry's popular and respected Swanepoel Trends Report (2008 edition)
Its actually a very good list - OK so I am biased, he is my Dad - but for the first time someone actually combined all different types of residential real estate brokerage companies into one list - and that's very hard. This has never been done before. Think about it. Independent Brokerage Companies, Franchise Groups and Real Estate Networks are always ranked on separate lists as people generally find it hard to really, effectively compare these different kinds of organizations due to their unique structures.
That said, here are "The Top 10 Titans of the Real Estate Industry." We have of course added this top 10 list to Real Estate Wiki and it can be viewed here.
So here the Titans in alphabetical order:
- EXIT Realty
- HomeServices of America
- Keller Williams Real Estate
- Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
- Long & Foster Companies
- NRT, Inc.
- Prudential Real Estate
- Realogy - Realogy owns Coldwell Banker, Century 21, ERA Real Estate, Sotheby's Real Estate, Better Homes & Gardens and others.
- RE/MAX International
- Weichert Realtors
Who would you have added to the list? Who would you bump down or up? Remember for every additional company you provide you have to tell me which one you would leave off.
OK Rainers, let's do it.