Realty Executives Growth and Productivity Among Nation’s Best in the 2021 Real Trends 500

Realty Executives is proud to be widely represented in the 2021 REAL Trends 500 report. 

The REAL Trends 500 is an annual research report that identifies the country’s largest and most successful residential firms as ranked by closed transaction sides and closed sales volume. Realty Executives brokerages have continually been ranked in REAL Trends 500 over the years.

Realty Executives brokerages across the U.S. were honored as they have proven to show long-term success and productivity. The skill and knowledge needed to lead the largest and most successful brokerages in the country is that of a true real estate expert. Realty Executives agents and brokers lead with their professionalism but are passionate at heart and entrepreneurial in spirit. 

Highlights from the REAL Trends 500 report:

The 500 Largest Brokers in the U.S. (Ranked by closed transaction sides for 2020) 


  • Realty Executives Associates – Knoxville, TN
  • Realty Executives Phoenix and Yuma – Phoenix, AZ
  • Realty Executives Arizona Territory – Tucson, AZ
  • Realty Executives Integrity – Hartland, WI
  • Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors – Fairfield, NJ
  • Realty Executives of Kansas City – Leawood, KS

The 500 Largest Brokers in the U.S (Ranked by closed sales volume for 2020) 


  • Realty Executives Phoenix and Yuma – Phoenix, AZ
  • Realty Executives Associates – Knoxville, TN
  • Realty Executives Arizona Territory – Tucson, AZ
  • Realty Executives Integrity – Hartland, WI

Realty Executives brokers, teams and Executives have shown their commitment to being the best in the business, with productivity continually increasing across different markets. The top brokers ranked for transaction sides recorded an average of 12 sides per agent, 60 percent above industry average.  For sales volume, Realty Executives Arizona Territory stood out with a 53.1 percent increase in total sales volume and Associates with 24 percent increase from the previous year. This incredible growth is due to exceptional mentorship by the brokers and leadership team in each office, and the dedication of the Executives to expand their businesses and reach the top of their field.

Top Realty Executives Affiliates 


  • Realty Executives Associates – Knoxville, TN
  • Realty Executives Phoenix and Yuma – Phoenix, AZ
  • Realty Executives Arizona Territory – Tucson, AZ                    
  • Realty Executives Integrity – Hartland, WI                                                        
  • Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors – Fairfield, NJ
  • Realty Executives of Kansas City – Leawood, KS
  • Realty Executives Premier – Valparaiso, IN
  • Realty Executives Edge – Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Realty Executives of St. Louis – St. Louis, MO
  • Realty Executives Home Towne – Port Huron, MI
  • Realty Executives Santa Clarita – Valencia, CA
  • Realty Executives of Hickory and LKN – Hickory, NC
  • Realty Executives Boston West – Framingham, MA

Realty Executives Top Affiliates represents some of the top producing brokerages in the brand. Each broker has worked to provide top quality leadership to their teams, allowing them to foster a successful business and become some of the most productive agents in the industry. The brand’s Top Affiliates have a combined year over year growth rate of 9.3 percent on the transaction side, with Premier growing 39 percent, Home Towne growing 40 percent and Hickory growing 21 percent, in the year 2020 alone. Realty Executives Associates, Exceptional Realtors and Edge also showed double digit growth for transactions in 2020.

Top Movers Volume % and Transactions (largest percent increase in closed sales volume and sides from 2019 to 2020)


  • Realty Executives Arizona Territory – Tucson, AZ

Realty Executives Arizona Territory, led by Broker/Owner Jeff Murtaugh, had one of their best years to date with a well above average growth rate in sides and sales volume. This achievement comes on the heels of Murtaugh’s strategic acquisition of the former Realty Executives Northern Arizona. Murtaugh and the brokerage leadership team has aggressively scaled the business and recruited top talent. 

The Billionaire’s Club


  • Realty Executives Phoenix and Yuma – Phoenix, AZ
  • Realty Executives Associates – Knoxville, TN
  • Realty Executives Arizona Territory – Tucson, AZ

Only 347 firms are featured in The Billionaire’s Club, a ranking of brokerages who closed at least $1 billion worth of residential real estate in 2020 . Realty Executives Phoenix & Yuma, lead by Jeff Hawke, Joel Moyes, and Eden Sunshine, rank in the top 100 of that list.

The Largest Regional Brands in the Country


  • Realty Executives of Kansas City – Leawood, KS

Nation’s Best (closed 500 transaction sides or more in 2020)


  • Realty Executives Premier-Valparaiso, IN
  • Realty Executives Edge – Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Realty Executives of St. Louis- St. Louis, MO
  • Realty Executives Home Towne – Port Huron, MI
  • Realty Executives Santa Clarita- Valencia, CA
  • Realty Executives Hickory and Lake Norman- Hickory, NC
  • Realty Executives Boston West – Framingham, MA 

Nation’s Best represents brokerages that did not rank in the REAL Trends 500 but closed more than 500 sides in the year 2020. Realty Executives Nation’s Best brokerages closed over 8,400 transactions, a 12.8 percent increase from the previous year.  Although smaller in size, these brokerages were on par with the Top 500 on a productivity level. They are another demonstration of true professionalism and impressive production in the Realty Executives network.

Top Core Services Providers


  • Realty Executives Arizona Territory – Tucson, AZ

Top Core Services ranks the number of ancillary services or product transactions offered through a brokerage. As leading brokerages continue to diversify their offerings to home buyers and sellers, REAL Trends reviewed those who are offering homeowner’s insurance, home warranties, mortgage, title, and other core services. Realty Executives Arizona Territory ranked in the top 50 for core services overall, and was named on the Title Closing ranking for over 1,600 transactions in 2020.

“We are seeing more and more of our brokerages exploring ancillary services such as title and mortgage.” Patrick van den Bossche, President of Realty Executives International, said. “Not only can these services produce meaningful revenue streams, they offer the consumer a streamlined and reliable way to obtain products and services needed during the buying and selling process and beyond. It’s a natural continuation of the full-service brokerage model.”

Realty Executives International congratulates all the firms who appeared on the REAL Trends 500 and associated rankings, in particular, those in the Realty Executives network. These brokerages represent the top real estate professionals in the industry and the franchise is eager to see the continued achievements of the brokerages in their markets.

“We have some of the most productive brokerages, teams, and agents in the business,” van den Bossche, said. “The REAL Trends recognition is a testament to that. I am extremely proud they choose to call Realty Executives home. Congratulations to each of the brokerages for an outstanding year of growth, productivity, and success.”

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