When it comes to influencers in residential real estate, no one was more powerful in 2013 than Realogy CEO Richard A. Smith, according to a new ranking of the 200 most powerful people in real estate by Stefan Swanepoel, who authors the Swanepoel TRENDS Report and Swanepoel TECHNOLOGY Report.

The first annual Swanepoel Power 200 list, co-edited by consultant Rob Hahn and billed as “the most comprehensive list of influential CEOs, thought leaders, and senior executives ever assembled in the residential real estate brokerage business,” bases its rankings on factors such as an individual’s tenure in the real estate business, the office he or she holds, the decision-making and financial power of the company, and how much significance the company has in the industry, among others.