The annual REAL Trends 500 report, which analyzes sales data from the country’s most successful real estate firms, ranks Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty among the best firms in 2012.
REAL Trends considers data, verified by independent accountants, for more than 1,000 brokerages. Only 500 hundred are ranked in the REAL Trends report, based on sales volume. BFSIR, with 185 agents in five offices throughout the Metroplex, competed against firms with hundreds of agents.
BFSIR ranks sixth in the nation for the greatest increase in transactions from 2011-2012, with 1,609 transactions that represent a 133 percent increase.
“This national recognition is a reflection of how strong the economy is in Dallas and across Texas,” said CEO Robbie Briggs. “That strength has allowed us to expand so our agents can sell the luxury lifestyle across the Metroplex.”
BFSIR also ranks 19th in average sales volume per agent.
“More than 50 percent of our agents produce over $5 million per year,” said Gene Taylor, executive vice president and director of sales and agent development. “It gives our clients a huge pool of luxury real estate experts to choose from. We’re privileged to have this team.”
BFSIR is the only Dallas firm ranked in both categories.
Confirming its position as the leader in luxury real estate in the Metroplex, BFSIR also ranks 12th for highest average sales price, at $772,967 — the only Dallas firm in the top 15.
BFSIR also ranks high in the following categories:
- Eighth of all U.S. Sotheby’s affiliates ranked, based on transactions. Five of the top eight affiliates have at least twice as many offices as BFSIR.
- 97th for closed sales volume for 2012, at $1,243,704,230. BFSIR ranked 198th in 2011.
- 97th in the Billionaire’s Club of 122 firms that closed at least $1 billion in sales in 2012. BFSIR closed over $1 billion in sales for the first time in 2012.
Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is the oldest privately held real estate boutique in Dallas. With five Metroplex offices and 185 associates, the firm specializes in significant properties, from historic to contemporary, and represents all areas of Dallas, from the Park Cities to Southlake. For more information, visit briggsfreeman.com. Also see updatedallas.com for the latest in real estate news. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.