Are you interested in buying a real estate property in the US? This guide will introduce you to the top real estate brokerage companies in the US – companies you can rely on during your property search.
Real estate brokers
Over the past few years, the real estate sector in the United States has faced many challenges. Real estate brokerage companies haven't had an easy time convincing sellers and buyers, investors, owners and tenants to be active in the market in the wake of recent economic, political and social conditions (recession, inflation, Coronavirus, etc.). In spite of the increasing prices, skyrocketing mortgage rates, and rising inventory levels (with demand still exceeding supply), there are a few real estate brokerage companies, specializing in purchasing, selling, and leasing properties tailored to their clients' individual needs, which keep growing and report the best results in the industry.
It’s only natural that you would want to deal with the most reputable, successful and reliable real estate brokerage company if you’re planning on buying a property. The top real estate brokerages based on sales volume in 2022 from the Real Estate Almanac are shown in the table below. This guide covers the top 10 real estate companies in the USA to help you discover those that you can rely on during your property search. Dive in below and learn more about: Compass, Anywhere Advisors, HomeServices of America, eXp Realty, Douglas Elliman, Redfin, Howard Hanna Real Estate, Peerage Realty Partners, At World, and HomeSmart.
Sales Volume (2022)
Number of Transactions (2022)
HomeServices of America
Howard Hanna Real Estate
Peerage Realty Partners
Compass is the largest independent real estate brokerage company, with a sales volume of $227,977,000,000 and 210,365 transactions in 2022. Founded initially as Urban Compass in 2012 by Robert Reffkin and Ori Allon, the company is headquartered in New York City, New York. They specialize in high-margin, luxury homes in upscale markets. Compass is also focused on innovating the property buying/selling process and the industry itself by building a bridge between real estate and technology.
As the largest independent real estate brokerage company, Compass is active in 72 markets, has 300+ offices and employs over 28,000 agents. Compass operates in more than 22 regions across the US and is licensed to do business in Delaware, Idaho, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington DC, Wyoming, Missouri, Kansas, South Carolina, and California. They are also known for being the first company that has built a proprietary mobile application for real estate agents. Compass has a 3.6 rating.
Here are links to Compass’ Crunchbase profile and social media accounts:
Anywhere Advisors is another top provider of residential real estate services, with a sales volume of $222,007,000,000 and 317,600 transactions in 2022. Anywhere Advisors is the real estate brokerage branch of Anywhere Real Estate, which was founded in 2006 and is formerly known as Realogy Brokerage Group. They are the parent company of some of the top international real estate brokerage brands, including Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Coldwell Banker, and Sotheby's International Realty. Anywhere Real Estate is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey, and leads the industry with integrated real estate services.
Anywhere Real Estate offers real estate services through various brands with extensive coverage with 20,000 offices in 118 countries and territories. Anywhere Advisors also works through various brands, owning and operating 675 brokerage offices with approximately 56,000 independent agents. Anywhere Real Estate has a 3.6 rating.
Here are links to Anywhere Real Estate’s Crunchbase profile and social media accounts:
HomeServices of America
HomeServices of America had a sales volume of $165,722,000,000 and 302,519 transactions for 2022. They were founded in 1998 and have their headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota. HomeServices of America is a continually expanding group of real estate brokerages, mortgage brokerages, settlement service providers, insurance companies, and corporate relocation companies. They are the parent company of 55 real estate brokerage companies, including Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, a top international real estate brokerage company, and Real Living Real Estate franchise networks.
Since HomeServices of America is composed of so many different real estate companies, they are able to have local leadership with national coverage. On their brokerage team, they have 928 offices, 44,560 agents, and headquarters across the US. They are licensed in 48 states and Washington DC, and have HomeServices Brokerage company branches in 35 states. Their professionals have an in-depth understanding of area-specific dynamics, communities, and markets. HomeServices of America has a 3.2 rating.
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eXp Realty had a sales volume of $159,136,000,000 and 397,138 transactions for 2022. They were founded in 2009 and are one of the fastest-growing real estate brokerages in the industry, having the highest number of transactions in 2021. eXp Realty is headquartered in Bellingham, Washington. They offer commercial real estate brokerage services, in addition to residential real estate services, to their customers. eXp World Holdings is the holding company of eXp Realty.
They have over 85,000 agents with international coverage in 21 countries: US, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, UK, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Greece, Israel, South Africa, India, Hong Kong (China), Australia, and New Zealand. Coverage in Dubai and Poland are coming soon. Within the US, they are licensed in 12 states: California, Texas, Illinois, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina, Washington, Utah, Vermont, and Arizona. They have a platform for their agents called eXp Solutions, which includes services from a variety of vendors to ensure that their agents meet quality standards. For clients looking to avoid the time-consuming process of fixing up, staging, and showing, they have an online marketplace called ExpressOffers where buyers can avoid these processes and receive competitive offers quickly. eXp Realty has a 4.6 rating.
Here are links to eXp Realty’s Crunchbase profile and social media accounts:
Douglas Elliman had a sales volume of $42,828,000,000 and 26,573 transactions for 2022. They are the oldest company in this guide, established in 1911 and headquartered in New York City, New York. They lead the New York real estate market in terms of sales volume. Their insights and expertise from the past century allow them to deliver unparalleled experiences for their clients. Douglas Elliman offers services related to sales, rentals, new developments, mortgages, and title insurance.
They offer coast to coast services in the US, operating in Washington DC and 9 states: New York, Florida, California, Connecticut, Colorado, Massachusetts, Texas, Nevada, and New Jersey. Douglas Elliman has about 120 offices nationwide and 6,900 agents. Douglas Elliman Real Estate has a 3.9 rating.
Here are links to Douglas Elliman’s Crunchbase profile and social media accounts:
Redfin had a sales volume of $39,761,000,000 and 66,554 transactions for 2022. They are a technology-powered real estate company that helps customers with a variety of services, including property search, instant home-buying, rentals, lending, title insurance, and renovations. Redfin was founded in 2004 and has its headquarters in Seattle, Washington. Their real estate brokerage site is very popular in the US.
Redfin is active in 95 markets, with office locations in 26 states, Washington DC, British Columbia, and Ontario. They list properties in Washington DC and 47 states, excluding Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming. Their reach spans to other markets through their partners and referral agents. They employ 9,700 agents. Redfin also has a highly-rated app where you can search the latest updated listings, filter homes, and do initial tours virtually. Redfin has a 3.8 rating.
Here are links to Redfin’s Crunchbase profile and social media accounts:
Howard Hanna Real Estate
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services had a sales volume of $37,656,000,000 and 115,040 transactions for 2022. They were founded as the Howard Hanna Company in 1957 and have headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They are the #1 family-owned and operated broker in the country and their work has been passed down through multiple generations. Howard Hanna offers real estate, mortgage, insurance, title, and escrow services.
They have 466 offices across along the east coast and in the midwest. Howard Hanna Real Estate has property listings in 13 states including Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. They have 11,575 real estate agents on their team and an app where customers can get the most up-to-date information on real estate listings in their area. Howard Hanna has a 4.4 rating.
Here are links to Howard Hanna’s Crunchbase profile and social media accounts:
Peerage Realty Partners
Peerage Realty Partners had a sales volume of $27,869,000,000 and 31,032 transactions for 2022. They are a privately owned company that works across luxury residential markets in the US and are also the leading pre-construction condominium sales and marketing force in Canada. Peerage Realty Partners works by partnering with top real estate companies and entrepreneurs to offer a comprehensive range of services. It is a subsidiary of Peerage Capital Group.
Peerage Realty has 17 partners across North America. Their partnership network offers services in 13 US states and Canada, specifically Ontario, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Alberta, and British Columbia. Their US coverage includes Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Washington DC.
Here are links to Peerage Realty Partners’ Crunchbase profile and social media accounts:
At World had a sales volume of $24,512,000,000 and 35,938 transactions for 2022. The company was formed by two of Chicago’s top real estate agents working in the mid-1990s and is also referred to as @properties and At World Properties. At World was established in 2000 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. They offer mortgage lending, title insurance, and closing services in addition to real estate brokerage services for residential and commercial properties. At World continues to grow, especially in the luxury real estate industry, recently acquiring Christie’s International Real Estate.
@properties has 42 offices in the US all near Chicago, Illinois and over 3,500 agents. They have coverage in 4 midwestern states: Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan. In addition, At World has some coverage through their network, in Washington, California, Colorado, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, New York, and Maryland. When it comes to listings, they have properties in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indian, Michigan, Texas (Dallas), and the DC area (Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia). At World has a 4.2 rating.
Here are links to At World’s Crunchbase profile and social media accounts:
HomeSmart had a sales volume of $23,000,000,000 and 46,000 transactions for 2022. They were established in 2000 and have headquarters in Scottsdale Arizona. HomeSmart has focused on streamlining their technologies to be the most efficient and easy to use. They also specialize in luxury properties, with one of their biggest markets for high-end properties in Phoenix, Arizona.
They have over 23,000 employees and 200 offices, with coverage in 42 states. They’ve also developed a few different apps, such as the HomeSmart Client app which gives buyers and sellers an in-depth look into the progress of their real estate transaction and a place where they can view all of their personal information and documents. HomeSmart has a 4.5 rating.
Here are links to Home Smart’s Crunchbase profile and social media accounts:
What are the next steps after finding a property?
Now you’ve explored some of the top real estate broker companies in the US, including their recent statistics, background information, services, coverage, rating, and links to additional information and platforms. These companies can be relied upon by anyone looking to buy or sell a real estate property in the US, given that they have coverage in your location of interest.
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