La Jolla, California (May 2018) – Willis Allen Real Estate announced today that its global real estate network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), continues to lead the industry in sales. LeadingRE had $372 billion in U.S. home sales in 2017 – $55 billion ahead of its closest competitor. Among the top 500 U.S. real estate firms, LeadingRE was responsible for more sales units than any other group, with 24.5% of the total units, totaling 1.1 million transactions.
Figures for the top 500 firms are verified and published by REAL Trends each April. Figures for total sales of all networks are estimated by using average sales units per agent for each network’s firms.
“Independent brands continue to resonate with consumers, who are drawn to the authenticity and local expertise of firms that are deeply rooted in the community,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Paul Boomsma. “When these firms are further strengthened by the connections and resources of a global network like ours, they offer home buyers and sellers the best of both worlds – locally and globally.”
LeadingRE is the largest network of top independent residential real estate firms, and network affiliates are widely recognized as the premier providers of quality residential real estate and relocation services. As a member of LeadingRE, La Jolla-based Willis Allen Real Estate is aligned with 565 market-leading brokerages in over 70 countries. The affiliation also affords Willis Allen access to award-winning professional development programs and events, innovative technology and marketing resources, industry-leading referral network, and connections to people and opportunities worldwide.
“Willis Allen’s strategic partnership with LeadingRE means we can offer our clients a one-two punch – local expertise and global reach,” says Ashley McEvers, Willis Allen’s Business Development Manager. “This relationship provides properties we are selling additional global exposure and has proven to be a beneficial source for buyers.”