@properties Becomes the 8th Largest Brokerage Firm in the Nation
Movin’ on up! @properties has once again moved up the list of the nation’s largest real estate brokerage firms, checking in at #8 in the annual REAL Trends 500 Report, based on 2020 closed sales volume.
With over $16.3 billion in sales volume, @properties grew by 52% in 2020. Led by co-founders and co-CEOs Thad Wong and Mike Golden, the firm’s growth has been the result of both increased sales in established markets such as Chicago, and expansion into new markets through partnerships with Atlanta-based Ansley Real Estate and, more recently, Charlottesville, Virginia-based Nest Realty, which has locations in Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia, and Tennessee.
This past September, @properties announced its national franchise program. The firm signed its first franchise in February of this year in Detroit, and last week launched its second franchise, located in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Meanwhile, @properties continues to hold the #1 ranking in the entire Chicago metro area; the city of Chicago; several sub-markets including the North Shore; and regional second-home markets such as Harbor Country in Southwest Michigan. The company has also opened three new offices in Northwest Indiana within the past five months.
In addition to brokerage services, @properties offers mortgage lending through Proper Rate, its joint-venture partnership with national mortgage lender Guaranteed Rate, and title and escrow services through Proper Title.
“Last year we adapted to the challenges of the pandemic and doubled down on resources and services to come out even stronger,” said Wong. “We’re committed to delivering the very best experience when it comes to every real estate need, and we’re excited to do that on a larger scale as we grow.”