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SmartAsset put together a list of the best real estate companies in America. As a student looking to go into real estate one day, this is a great list to reflect on to see where my career can go. Sure, I could go into business for myself, but for now, I like the idea of being part of a team and having the ability to learn from colleagues. Here’s their list of best real estate companies in 2017.
When you think of well known real estate companies, RE/MAX is often the first one to come to mind. Which makes sense since they’ve been around since the early 1970’s and have over 100,000 agents in more than 100 countries.
Another colossal company in the real estate world is Century 21. They operate on a global scale with offices and associates in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and throughout Asia. They’re also known for their strength in e-marketing.
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.
Keller Williams is an up and coming company that should be on every aspiring realtor’s radar. Their profitability is at an astounding 91% nationwide, and they operate in over 700 markets around the globe.
As one of the oldest real estate firms, Coldwell Banker has plenty of experience in the services they offer to their clients and the training they provide to their agents.
ERA Real Estate
Electronic Realty Associates (ERA) is under the operation of Realogy, the parent company of some of the most well known real estate firms such as Coldwell Banker and Century 21. ERA gained its start in the early 1970’s by capitalizing on the latest technology of the time – a fax machine. Since then, this company has grown to many offices around the globe including countries such as Germany, Japan, and Saudi Arabia.
The Corcoran Group
The Corcoran Group was started by one of the leading real estate leaders of the 90’s, Barbara Corcoran. With their website debuting in 1995, the Corcoran Group became the first online portal within the industry of real estate. Today, it’s the largest privately owned residential firms in New York City and has offices in the Hamptons and South Florida.
The online real estate company, Zillow.com, was created in the mid-2000’s by the creators of Expedia, Rich Barton and Lloyd Frink, who were former Microsoft executives. The online portal provides its users with the tools to make real estate decisions on their own. Today, the database holds more than 110 million homes for users to find.