There are real estate companies big and small throughout the downtown Boston area.
Coldwell Banker, RE/MAX, Century 21 and Sotheby’s (through the Gibson Sotheby’s franchise) are the big names. Smaller companies do very well, though. Many of the city’s most successful agents work at small, boutique firms.
Whether or not you are a successful agent has little to do with the company for which you work. (This, of course, is an opinion not shared by everyone …).
The top 20 agents in the city of Boston over the past 12-months include: (by $ sales volume, not # of sales):
1 Tracy Campion, Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate
2 Dominique Lange, Pappas Properties
3 Carmela Laurella, Otis & Ahearn
4 Beth Dickerson, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty
5 Steven Cohen, Keller Williams Realty Boston-Metro
6 Christopher Willis, Otis & Ahearn
7 Brian Doherty, Citylife Real Estate
8 Bruce A. McCue, Atlantic Assoc. Real Estate
9 Sally T. Brewster, Brewster & Berkowitz R. E.
10 Non Member Agent, Non Member Office
11 Paul Whaley, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Newbury St.
12 Claire Murphy, Claire Murphy Real Estate
13 Michael Moran, Otis & Ahearn
14 George Jedlin, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Waterfront –
15 Mark Doherty, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – South End Tremont St.
16 Bradford A. Sprogis, Sprogis & Neale Real Estate
17 Robert J. Cohen, Century 21 Cityside
18 June White, RE/MAX Realty Plus
19 Florence Mackie, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Commonwealth Ave.
20 John Neale, Sprogis & Neale Real Estate
Today, Realogy announced they were getting even bigger.
According to Inman News:
Realogy, the largest real estate franchise company in the United States, has added another real estate franchise brand to its already formidable list, today announcing a 50-year licensing agreement with a publishing company to use the Better Homes and Gardens real estate brand.
Financial terms of the deal with Meredith Corp. — a publishing company that owns about 25 subscription magazines, including Better Homes and Gardens, Ladies’ Home Journal, Family Circle and Parents — were not disclosed …
Existing Realogy company-owned and franchise brands include Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA and Sotheby’s International Realty. Realogy was formed in 2006 as a spin-off of real estate and travel services giant Cendant Corp. and was acquired this year by an affiliate of private equity firm Apollo Management LP in a deal valued at about $8.5 billion.
Source: Realogy plans new franchise network – By Glenn Roberts, Jr, Inman News
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