Realogy's NRT Tops 2015 Ranking of Residential Brokerages
Realogy's NRT subsidiary completed the most residential real estate transactions in 2015, among all brokerage firms.
NRT, in Madison, N.J., closed 342,300 transactions last year, according to a report by Real Trends, a Castle Rock, Colo., provider of industry data. NRT operates residential real estate brokerages under franchise agreements with Coldwell Banker, Sotheby's International Realty, Corcoran and Zip Realty.
The second-ranked brokerage last year was HomeServices of America, which closed 230,813 transactions. HomeServices, in Minneapolis, is a unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and it operates brokerages under the Berkshire Hathaway brand name.
Long & Foster in Chantilly, Va., was the third-highest brokerage, with 82,259 transactions closed. Hanna Holdings, in Pittsburgh, ranked fourth with 61,677 transactions; Hanna's brokerage uses the Howard Hanna brand name.