The 2012 Real Trends ranking of the largest 250 brokers in Canada is out, with few changes from last year’s list. Sutton Group – West Coast Realty in Vancouver, with 19 offices and 14,489 transaction “ends” retains top spot, with Re/Max Realtron Realty in Markham, Ont. in second spot and Royal LePage’s 16 corporately owned Toronto offices in third.
The list is compiled from figures provided by the brokerages and verified by Real Trends. Not all real estate brokerages participate in the ranking for competitive reasons.
Real Trends editor Travis Saxton says this year’s list is “our most complete ever,” but “although the report has grown once again this year, there remain companies not included in our list…We made every attempt to reach any and all firms that would qualify but know that there were still those that were not aware of this list and others that simply chose not to participate.”
The list includes 42 firms that had $1 billion or more in sales volume in 2012.
The single office with the most ends was Re/Max Real Estate (Central) in Calgary, with 5,185 ends. The office also had the most dollar volume.
Re/Max Kitimat Realty in Kitimat, B.C. had the most ends per agent. With only six sales reps, the office averaged 85 ends per agent. It also had the top sales volume per agent.
Re/Max Crest Realty in North Vancouver showed the largest increase in ends, growing from 3,794 ends in 2011 to 5,273 in 2012. Re/Max Real Estate in Edmonton scored the largest increase in dollar volume.
The brokerage with the highest average sales price was Re/Max Aboutowne Realty in Oakville, Ont. with an average price per end of $897,277.
The top 10 largest brokers in Canada, ranked by closed transaction ends for 2011, from the Real Trends Canadian 250:
1. Sutton Group – West Coast Realty, Vancouver
14,489 ends – 19 offices – 1,795 agents
2. Re/Max Realtron Realty, Markham, Ont.
9,867 ends – nine offices – 624 agents
3. Royal LePage Real Estate Services, Toronto
9,744 ends – 16 offices – 1,323 agents
4. Re/Max Real Estate, Edmonton
8,362 ends – 13 offices – 402 agents
5. Royal LePage Your Community Realty, Richmond Hill, Ont.
8,300 ends – 12 offices – 939 agents
6. Right At Home Realty, Toronto
7,568 ends – six offices – 2,287 agents
7. Re/Max Twin City Realty, Kitchener, Ont.
7,109 ends – seven offices – 447 agents
8. Re/Max Real Estate Centre, Cambridge, Ont.
7,079 ends – 12 offices – 438 agents
9. Royal LePage Team Realty & Royal LePage Gale Real Estate, Ottawa
7,051 ends – 22 offices – 514 agents
10. Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty, Belleville, Ont.
6,331 ends -16 offices – 358 agents
For the complete list, visit http://www.realtrends.com/products/rt250