Two Triad real estate firms made the REAL Trends 500 largest residential real estate brokers, ranked by closed transactions sides for 2017.
Both are Keller Williams franchises. Keller Williams Realty in Kernersville ranked No. 419 with 2,217 sides (up 33.9 percent from 2016), and Keller Williams Central N.C. office in Burlington was No. 489 with 1,940 sides (up 12 percent from 2016).
REAL Trends, a private publishing, consulting and communications company, based in Castle Rock, Colo., released the list on Thursday. In real estate, "sides" mean that an individual may have been working as the buying agent or the selling agent; if an agent worked as both, it would count as two transaction sides.
The locations of the two Triad leaders should come as no surprise — both are in fast-growing areas.
A recent Triad Business Journal cover story spotlighted the growth in new home sales in Kernersville. This past week, TBJ featured two new residential communities planned for Mebane, only a few minutes away from the Central N.C. office.
North Carolina, especially Raleigh and Charlotte, was well-represented in the Top 500. Allen Tate Cos. of Charlotte ranked 10th with 22,273 sides, though that figure combined different several offices. Coldwell Banker’s Sea Coast Advantage office, covering Raleigh and Wilmington, was No. 25 with 15,367.
Seven of the N.C. Top 500 members included the Raleigh market, six included metro Charlotte, three included Wilmington and two were in Asheville.
Other N.C. offices in the top 100 included Fathom Realty of Raleigh at No. 46, Coldwell Banker Howard, Perry and Walston of Raleigh at No. 63 and Keller Williams Ballantyne office in Charlotte at 99.
Nineteen N.C. offices made the Top 500 list — plus a Keller Williams office in Fort Mill, S.C., (suburban Charlotte) also was included.
Eight, not including Fort Mill, were Keller Williams franchises — three in the Charlotte area, two in metro Raleigh, two in the Triad and the other in Asheville. Keller Williams is a privately held company based in Austin, Texas. The list included three RE/MAX firms — two in metro Raleigh and the other in the Charlotte area.
Who was No. 1 on the list? NRT LLC of Madison, N.J., an upscale community 25 miles from New York City, had 346,942 sides.