HomeSmart Ranked as 5th Largest Residential Real Estate Company by REAL Trends 500

HomeSmart International | April 10, 2019

HomeSmart ranked as the 5th largest residential real estate company in the nation according to the 2018 REAL Trends 500 for the second consecutive year.

Based on the company’s 2018 performance, the 100-percent commission brokerage ranked No. 5 for closed transaction sides with 36,064, compared to 33,601 in 2017, a 7.3 percent increase year over year.

“2018 was an exciting year as we welcomed new agents to HomeSmart and saw continued growth in production from our existing teams and agents,” said HomeSmart International Chief Operating Officer Wendy Forsythe. “We are committed to providing the best service in the industry and helping agents reach their business goals.”

The franchise also held its spot, ranking No. 8 for closed sales volume with $12,058,264,216, a 16.3 percent increase over the previous year’s $10,369,070,559.

“We’re thrilled to see the continued growth of our corporate offices and franchise network,” said HomeSmart LLC Owner and International CEO and Founder Matt Widdows. “We are dedicated to supporting the success of our franchises across the country and it’s wonderful to see that they’re continuing to excel and succeed as a result.”

Sixteen HomeSmart companies made it in this year’s report, including 14 Up-and-Comers that closed 500 or more sides in 2018.

To learn more about the HomeSmart franchise business model, visit

About HomeSmart International

Founded in 2000 by entrepreneur Matt Widdows, HomeSmart International quickly became the fastest growing real estate brokerage firm in Arizona and still holds that distinction today. HomeSmart International is ranked in the top 5 real estate brokerages in the United States, and was recently ranked as the number one brokerage firm in the Metropolitan Phoenix market and Colorado. From its international franchising headquarters based in Scottsdale, HomeSmart International began franchising in 2010, and continues to grow by offering franchisees efficiency and innovation coupled with the systems and technologies necessary to succeed in today’s evolving real estate industry. Today, the brand has nearly 170 offices in 29 states and more than 16,000 agents nationwide. For more information on HomeSmart and its franchise opportunities, visit Follow HomeSmart International on Facebook at, on LinkedIn at on Twitter and Instagram @HomeSmartIntl.

Speak Your Mind

In Business Dailies

Sign up for a complimentary year of In Business Dailies with a bonus Digital Subscription of In Business Magazine delivered to your inbox each month!

  • Get the day’s Top Stories
  • Relevant In-depth Articles
  • Daily Offers
  • Coming Events