The nation’s largest real estate brokers have thrived during the pandemic. The top 1,000 brokers in the country reported nearly $1.7 trillion in collective sales volume in 2020 compared to $1.4 trillion in 2019, according to RISMedia’s annual rankings of dominant brokerages in the U.S.
“Who would have thought that one of the most tumultuous times in our nation’s history would usher in one of the hottest real estate markets on record,” says RISMedia founder and CEO John Featherston. “The 2021 Power Brokers proved that this industry can accomplish the impossible, even amid the most challenging of times. I have no doubt that Power Brokers—and the hardworking real estate professionals who drive their firms—will continue to adapt and innovate as well as continuously surprise us with their level of ingenuity and creativity, and their persistence to succeed.”
RISMedia’s Power Broker Report ranks firms by closed residential sales volume. Compass was not included on RISMedia’s Power Broker ranking this year because the brokerage declined to separate residential and commercial sales volume data, according to the report.
The following 15 firms topped RISMedia’s Power Brokers list for 2021 (ranked by sales volume):
- Realogy Brokerage Group
- HomeServices of America, Inc.
- eXp Realty
- Douglas Elliman
- Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
- William Raveis Real Estate
- LIV/Sierra/Summit Sotheby’s International Realty
- RE/MAX Gold Nation
- Keller Williams Realty, GO Management Offices
- John L. Scott Real Estate
- RE/MAX Results
- United Real Estate
- Brown Harris Stevens