Top 20 Franchisors

The residential real estate brokerage industry’s top 20 franchisors listed in the current Mega 1000 as of December 31 of the year listed in the table below. If the company operates company-owned stores under the same brand as the franchise they own, then those numbers are included in total franchisor numbers. By default, data is sorted by U.S.-only sales volume, but you can sort data by transaction sides and agent count, too.

RankFranchisors2018
Sales Volume
(Billions)
2018 Transaction Sides2018 Agent Count
1Keller Williams Realty
$ 322.08
1,091,089
168,016
2Re/Max
$ 262.62
989,000
63,122
3Coldwell Banker Real Estate
$ 246.20
709,114
87,300
4Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (HSF)
$ 112.41
332,780
48,453
5Sotheby's Realty International
$ 100.05
123,113
21,500
6Century 21
$ 96.10
393,184
51,600
7Windermere Real Estate
$ 36.70
87,084
6,598
8Weichert Realtors (1)
$ 35.50
103,500
15,000
9ERA Real Estate
$ 29.80
128,416
17,000
10Realty One Group
$ 22.99
60,187
11,060
11Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate
$ 22.50
76,844
11,600
12HomeSmart
$ 21.46
60,777
15,648
13EXIT Realty
$ 19.93
91,821
22,415
14Howard Hanna Real Estate
$ 17.88
91,267
7,724
15John L Scott
$ 14.24
33,843
2,813
16Realty Executives
$ 13.55
50,830
6,500
17RealLiving
$ 7.29
26,273
3,233
18Engel & Volkers
$ 7.24
12,201
2,558
19United Real Estate
$ 6.66
31,127
6,020
20Crye-Leike
$ 6.46
30,806
3,243
Footnotes
(1) Company elected not to provide any, or exact, numbers. Additional research/analysis was used to calculate numbers.
(2) Company also owns and operates a franchise division. Franchise numbers were not included in brokerage section.
(3) Company listed executed transactions subsequent to the time period of this report. For future periods, Alain Pinel Realtors' statistics will be reflected as part of Compass and Allen Tate Companies' statistics will be reflected as part of Howard Hanna Real Estate.
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