Home-buying can be a complicated endeavour whether you are a beginner or a seasoned buyer. Thankfully there are real estate agents who are more than happy to take on most of the work load to help us in our real estate investments. However, out of all the agencies out there, which ones are the best for you?
In this article we will tell you about some of the top real estate companies worldwide.
Abbreviated as Sperry Van Ness this company has made it to the top 10 list under its CEO Kevin Maggiacomo. This company had 7 offices and now boasts a whopping 190 offices as of 2016. With a well-planned strategy and a good CEO this company can make it to the top without a sweat. The company has had phenomenal growth in the recent years and has been investing wisely as per the opinions of the experts in the field.
Rich Barton and Lloyd Frink are former Microsoft executives who also started Expedia. They founded the online portal in 2005 and the company has grown tremendously since then.
Zillow is unique in that it strives to provide its users with the tools and applications to make sound real estate decisions independently. In addition to its blog, it has a database of more than 110 million homes and an arsenal of tools that can make it easier to rent or buy a home.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate was originally launched in 1978 by the Meredith Corporation – a leading purveyor of quality media and marketing in the U.S. Since then, the real estate firm has emerged as one of the more reputable brands, partially because of its kinship with a magazine sharing the same name. In 2008, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate entered into a new franchise system, which is helping to catapult it further up the ranks.
Real Estate Maximums, RE/MAX for short, is an American international real estate company. Founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, the company consists of more than 100,000 agents in over 100 countries and territories worldwide. RE/MAX is known to hold the number one market share in the U.S. and Canada since 1999.
Century 21 is a well-known and well respected real estate franchise company which was first founded back in 1971. It has up to 7000 independently owned and operating offices and boasts a global presence, operating in 28 countries and territories, including Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. The company has established itself as an e-marketing leader, earning the right to be considered one of the most revered brands in the real estate industry.
ERA Real Estate
Electronic Realty Associates aka ERA was founded in 1971 and is operated by Realogy, which is also the parent company of other agencies on this list, such as Century 21, Coldwell Banker and Sotheby’s International Realty. Over the years ERA has grown into a global presence and currently hold offices in many countries such as Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Germany, Austria and Saudi Arabia to name a few.
Sotheby’s International Realty
This real estate company is a luxury real estate brand that was founded in 1976. In 2004 it formed a strategic alliance with the company Realogy, which allowed the company to offer franchise opportunities to various brokerages.
Recently the company has expanded its presence globally and can now be found in countries such as Thailand and the Philippines in Southeast Asia.
CBRE (CB Richard Ellis) Commercial Real Estate Services Group, Inc. is an American commercial real estate company with headquarters in Los Angeles, California. It is a commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2016 revenues of $13.1 billion and more than 75,000 employees. CBRE offers a broad range of services, including facilities, property management, investment management, appraisal and valuation, property leasing, property sales, mortgage services and development services.
Colliers International is a Canadian based real estate advisory organisation. Colliers International provides real estate consultancy services in many forms, including general surveying, fund management, destination consulting and property co-investment.
Globally, Colliers International is one of the world’s largest commercial real estate firms, employing 15,000 professionals across 68 countries.
Eastdil Secured is a pioneer real estate and banking firm with over 40 years of real estate investment banking knowledge and experience. Eastdil Secured works by maximizing opportunities with “custom-crafted”, revolutionary strategies that produce the most optimal and efficient transactions possible.
Eastdil Secured’s excellent real estate knowledge has resulted in over $1.5 trillion in completed transactions since 2005.
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.
This real estate service provider is an American international real estate franchise with headquarters in Austin, Texas. Founded in 1983 Keller Williams, it consists of over 700 offices worldwide, with over 140,000 associates. Back in 2012, Keller Williams was known to have achieved 91% profitability in its national offices, an enviable feat.
Camden Property Trust
Specialists in owning, developing and managing multifamily residential apartment communities, Camden Property Trust has become one of the largest publicly traded companies of its kind in the U.S. Currently, it owns more than 55,000 apartments across the United States.
The company remains committed to maintaining a diverse portfolio of high quality apartment structures. In addition, Camden Property Trust is focused on providing a proactive, dynamic and vibrant work environment for its employees. Perks include discounted rentals for employees and a hefty 401(k) matching program.
The Corcoran Group
Real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran used a gimmick known as the one day sale to sell 81 apartments within a 24-hour period. Her tactic was to take an assortment of properties around the city and sell them all at the same price to her agents’ best friends.
In 1995, the Corcoran website debuted and became one of the first online portals for the real estate industry. Corcoran is now one of New York City’s largest, privately owned residential real estate firms. It now has offices in South Florida and the Hamptons and has more than 1,900 independent agents in 25 different offices.
Founded in San Francisco in 1906, Coldwell Banker has a rich history of providing dependable real estate services to its clients. The company has 3,000 offices in nearly 50 countries and territories. It’s known for providing top-rated services and thoroughly training its agents.