RealTrends Rankings 2021

Castle Rock, Colorado — March 2021. On March 25, 2021, RealTrends released its 2021 RealTrends 500, an independently verified compilation of the nation’s leading residential real estate companies. RealTrends, the trusted source for news and research about the real estate brokerage industry, has been ranking brokerages for more than 33 years and is the most-trusted brokerage ranking report in the industry.

Over 1,750 firms qualified for this year’s RealTrends 500. According to a research report produced by RealTrends, the 500 largest residential real estate brokerage firms in the nation closed over 3.9 million residential sales transactions in 2020. These transactions were valued at over $1.6 trillion and represented over one-third of all new and resale transactions completed by brokers during the year, yet the RealTrends 500 represented less than 0.5 percent of all brokerage firms.

Included in the RealTrends 500 is Charter One Realty headquartered in the Coastal Lowcountry of South Carolina.  RealTrends 500 ranked Charter One Realty as one of the top brokerages in the nation by transaction sides and closed sales. Additionally, Charter One Realty ranked as one of the top independent brokerages in the nation and was named a member of the RealTrends “Billionaires Club.” 

This year's survey represents the most comprehensive collection of data assembled on the leaders of the residential brokerage industry. Numbers are documented by outside accounting firms and/or MLS reports. 

It took 2,092 transactions to be included in this year's RealTrends 500, and in 2020 there were 347firms recording over $1 billion in residential sales, up from 301 firms accomplishing this in 2019. 

To view the rankings, go to RealTrends is offering the RealTrends 500 publication for free!

About RealTrends:
RealTrends has been The Trusted Source for news, analysis and information about the residential real estate industry since 1987. Acquired by HW Media LLC in 2020, we remain a privately-held publishing, communications, and events company in Castle Rock, Colorado. Residential real estate leaders find timely and trusted information and analysis through our yearly event—Gathering of Eagles—our newsletters and daily news published on

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