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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Real Estate Agents & Brokers

Overview: the U.S. Real Estate Agents & Brokers Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Real Estate Agents & Brokers: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Real Estate Agents & Brokers industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Real Estate Agent And Brokerage Services

Brokerage Services For The Sale Of Residential Real Estate

Brokerage Services For The Rental Of Residential Real Estate

Brokerage Services For The Sale Of Nonresidential Real Estate

Brokerage Services For The Rental Of Nonresidential Real Estate

Brokerage Services For The Sale Of Land

Reimbursements From Property Owners For Miscellaneous Expenditures, Including Payroll At Managed Properties (Common Paymaster),

Property Management Services

Residential Building Property Management

Nonresidential Building Property Management

Real Estate Appraisal Services

Urban Real Estate Appraisal Services

Real Estate Consulting Services

Real Estate Listing Service

Construction Services

Other Services

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Real Estate Agents & Brokers Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Real Estate Agents & Brokers companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

example price index trendline

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Real Estate Agents & Brokers company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Real Estate Agents & Brokers industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Real Estate Agents & Brokers measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 7%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 5%
Sales and Related Occupations 33%
Other Sales and Related Workers 31%
Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents 30%
Real Estate Brokers 8%
Real Estate Sales Agents 22%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 41%
Information and Record Clerks 6%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 15%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 15%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 13%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 13%
Office Clerks, General 12%
Office Clerks, General 12%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 6%
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Real Estate Agents & Brokers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Long & Foster Companies trademarks "LONG & FOSTER REAL ESTATE" - Residential and commercial real estate brokerage services; new home sales; vacation rentals - 02/09/2018
  • Navarro Lowrey Palm Beach I raises $7 million in funding. - 02/05/2018
  • Savills Studley trademarks "SAVILLS STUDLEY" - market analysis; strategic planning and project management in the area of leasing and sale of commercial real estate - 01/27/2018
  • trademarks "JACK CONWAY CITYSIDE" - Real estate brokerage, mortgage brokerage, real estate brokerage to assist buyers and sellers with the purchase and sale of residential and commercial real estate - 01/26/2018
  • Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust raises $5 million in funding. - 01/24/2018
  • Redfin patents Personalized Real Estate Event Feed - 01/04/2018
  • Hamilton Zanze Real Estate Fund VII raises $5 million in funding. - 11/09/2017
  • Ten-X patents Online Marketplace System - 08/31/2017
  • Ziprealty patents Methods And Systems For Prioritizing Call Initiation In A Real Estate Management Application - 07/28/2011

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Keller Williams Realty
    Lifetech Resources

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Mudslides claim couple married 50 years, real estate agent - A victim of California's deadly mudslides had celebrated his 89th birthday just hours earlier, while another was a ballerina turned real estate agent known as "The First ... The 84-year-old former real estate broker had fled his Montecito home just last ... (01/12/2018)
    • Real Estate Agents in Zip Code: 10314 - Whether you are looking to rent, buy or sell your home, Zillow's directory of local real estate agents and brokers in 10314 connects you with professionals who can help meet your needs. Because the New York real estate market is unique, it's important to ... (01/12/2018)
    • Mudslide victims: School founder, real estate broker remembered - Rebecca Riskin Riskin was a Los Angeles native and a long-time real estate agent. The founder of Riskin Partners, she moved to Montecito in 1990, according to a biography on her company's website. The luxury real estate agency called her loss "incredibly ... (01/11/2018)
    • Park North Real Estate congratulates Kevin Birmingham on his new role as 2018 President of the San Francisco Association of REALTORS┬« - Kevin is the Founder and Broker of Park North Real Estate. Park North Real Estate is one of San Francisco's top 20 real estate firms and was founded in 2013. The current roster includes some of the City's most respected agents. Park North Real Estate is a ... (01/11/2018)
    • Tax Reform: How It May Impact Real Estate Professionals - While agents and brokers need to be knowledgeable about how the new tax ... REALTORS┬« (NAR), these are the tax policies that could have the biggest impact on real estate professionals. Business owners must have taxable income less than $157,500 for ... (01/11/2018)
    • How Blockchain Will Bring Transparency Back To Real Estate - The internet transformed the property business, from listing a home to researching real estate-specific topics like suburb profiles, agents, agencies and brokers. Now, Blockchain has presented a new frontier for revolutionizing the industry. By design ... (01/11/2018)
    • ERA Real Estate Grows Presence In North Carolina With New Franchise Affiliation Of The Triangle Real Estate Group - ... its affiliated agents and provide even more expanded resources to established agents, team leaders, broker owners and companies who wish to join ERA Triangle Real Estate Group. The firm is also known as a key player in the residential, new ... (01/10/2018)
    • WAV Group Issues First HyperLocal Real Estate White Paper - includes new results from real estate's first HyperLocal Survey, in partnership with broker technology provider zavvie. The HyperLocal Survey of 340 leading brokers, agents, team leaders, and industry executives shows that the gap between the neighborhood ... (01/10/2018)
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    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $137,633,617 on Real Estate Agents & Brokers. It has awarded 1,742 contracts to 49 companies, with an average value of $2,808,849 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount