I don’t usually do this, but today I’m going to gloat a bit about the amazing group of Realty World brokers and agents who continue to surpass every obstacle thrown at them during what has been one of the most difficult real estate markets in history.

Competition in the real estate industry has been fierce the past several years. Many of our competitors talk about Realty World being “that boutique company with all those small real estate offices.” I’ve always been perplexed by these comments. When I’m in a competitors “large” office, all I see is 100+ desks with no more than 10 agents present at any point in time. Seems to me like an enormous waste of money when a significant part of an agent’s business is in the field and clients hardly ever come into the office anymore. Plus, with the development of mobile tools for real estate, it’s now possible to do business in the field efficiently, paperless, and from anywhere. From our perspective the need for oversized office spaces is a thing of the past. A smaller office with low overhead and more efficient tools is simply a smart decision. Broker’s have a better opportunity to keep expenses streamlined and provide better commission splits for their hard working agents to help them financially weather the fluctuating real estate market.

For us, we are proud to have successful, boutique offices. Our associates are more efficient, mobile and productive, with a higher average per person production than most of our competitors. Today, I’m proud to say, that out of all the real estate companies in the United States, Realty World Northern California, Inc. is now ranked 62nd in total unit sales (5,986) and 49th in closed sales volume ($1,593,868,946) by the 2012 RISMedia Power Broker Survey.

There are roughly 1.1 million Realtors in the United States. The 1,200+ Realty World associates I get to work with on a daily basis, just made our company one of the top 65 real estate firms in the country! I couldn’t be prouder about all the hard work they continue to put in, proving that while we have smaller offices, we continue to have significant market share and success!

You can download the 2012 RISMedia Power Broker Survey here: http://rismedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/April12_PowerBroker_Chart.pdf

James Dwiggins
Vice President
Realty World Northern California, Inc.