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RE/MAX agents continue to be the most productive real estate professionals – by a wide margin.
In the annual REAL Trends 500 study – an independent ranking of the Top 500 U.S. brokerages – RE/MAX Sales Associates averaged 15.1 transaction sides last year. That figure was twice as high as the collective average of all agents in the study who are not affiliated with RE/MAX (7 transaction sides).
It was also twice as high as the averages posted by national competitors such as Coldwell Banker (7.2), Century 21 (6.9) and Keller Williams (6.9).
In fact, when the 500 brokerages were ranked by per-agent transaction sides – the most meaningful measure of productivity – RE/MAX claimed the top 18 spots and a dominant 44 of the Top 50.Overall, 116 RE/MAX brokerages made the rankings; no competitor had more. And RE/MAX also led all national franchises in total sales volume per agent with $3 million, 60 percent more than the average of all other agents in the survey.
The survey results were yet another reminder that RE/MAX Sales Associates outsell the competition year after year.
"Since 1997 it’s been true that nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX. Some may brag about their numbers, but quality and performance are what consumers look for," says RE/MAX CEO Margaret Kelly. "RE/MAX agents are performing well at a critical time when housing is starting to improve, making them the best choice to help homebuyers and sellers in today’s market."