RealTrends Q32021 BrokerPulse sees brokers still optimistic about the market, wary of competition and wondering when inventory will rise.

2021 RealTrends Brokerage Compensation Report

For the study, RealTrends surveyed all the firms on the 2021 RealTrends 500 and Nation’s Best rankings, asking for annual compensation data for the 2020 calendar year.’s Sean Black on the transaction revolution

Real estate is on its third revolution, from the digital revolution of the early 2000s to the information revolution kicked off by Trulia and Zillow to today's transaction revolution.


The RealTrends BrokerSource and HousingWire OpenHouse newsletters deliver twice weekly information on trends, strategies, analysis, people, and news shaping the real estate industry.

Take the REAL Trends 500 Brokerage Rankings Quiz!

How Well Do You Know The REAL Trends 500 Report?

Tomorrow, March 29, The REAL Trends 500 Brokerage Rankings Report will be LIVE and available to download on our website. To celebrate the launch we want to put your industry knowledge to the test! The answers will be posted in the comments Friday.  Don’t forget to let us know how you did in the comments!


1.) Which firm has been No. 1 on our rankings for the last 20 years?

HINT! This firm is a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation


2.) Which brokerage jumped the most in total transaction sides from 2016-2017?

Fun Fact: More than any firm has ever jumped in one year!


3.) Name the largest family-owned real estate brokerage in the country.

a) Howard Hanna  b) Ruhl-Ruhl REALTORS   c) Real Estate One   d) Michael Saunders Real Estate


4.) Which Keller Williams franchise  is the largest KW franchise in the country?


5.) This firm is less than 20 years old and is one of the youngest companies to ever make the top 10 in transactions. Can you name the firm?


6.) Which top independent brokerage has operations in more states than anyone below them in the rankings?


7.) _______  grew by more than 200% in one year, without an acquisition. Name the brokerage!

Fun Fact: This has never happened before in the rankings!


8.) This Michigan brokerage  has been a member of the top 10 in the country for past 10 years.


9.) ________ is the single largest RE/MAX firm of the last 15 years.


Thanks for playing! Don’t forget to download the full report TOMORROW! 

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