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I Hate to Brag...

Mount EverestI Hate to Brag.  Really, I do.

That's why I have a loving, adoring, wonderful wife who does most of my bragging for me. 

She'll tout my latest accomplishments and make it sound like I climbed Mount Everest barefoot and without oxygen when all I did was sell another home or appear on national television.

(In the spirit of full disclosure, I'm also the biggest raving fan of my wife and tell everybody about her successful wedding dance business every chance I get).

However, sometimes, no matter how humble you are, it becomes necessary to toot your own horn.  In this case, it's not even my horn, but rather that of my real estate brokerage, RE/MAX Allegiance.



You see, REALTOR Magazine recently published its lists of the Top 100 real estate brokerages in the United States ranked by 2008 Sales Volume and by 2008 Transaction Sides.

Here's some interesting facts about RE/MAX Allegiance:

RE/MAX Allegiance

  • RE/MAX Allegiance ranked 24th by transaction sides and 22nd by sales volume of all U.S. real estate brokerages.

  • With only 800 agents, RE/MAX Allegiance is the smallest brokerage to make the Top 25 ranking by sales volume.

  • RE/MAX Allegiance agents averaged 12 transactions sides in 2008.  Only 3 other brokerages in the Top 25 had more transactions per agent (and they were all other RE/MAX franchises!)  The top 9 brokerages on the list each had below 10 transactions per agent. 

  • RE/MAX Allegiance averaged $3.95 million in sales volume per agent.  Only 1 company in the top 30 (Alain Pinel Inc. in Saratoga, CA) had a higher average sales volume per agent.  We had more than twice the average sales volume of our only local competitor (Long & Foster) to make the list.

Our lovely Director of Career Development for RE/MAX Allegiance, Ellen Ing wrote an insightful blog post that further analyzes the numbers on the REALTOR Magazine list

I'll let Ellen do the rest of the bragging.

When you're ready to work with the most successful bunch of REALTORS in Northern Virginia, feel free to give me a call at 703-626-0715.


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Comment balloon 9 commentsBrian Block • July 27 2009 03:26PM


Wow, congratulations to your brokerage, Brian! Especially for this feat:

"With only 800 agents, RE/MAX Allegiance is the smallest brokerage to make the Top 25 ranking by sales volume."


Posted by Jackie -, Learn to leverage technology to get more done. (770.498.7333) almost 9 years ago

Congratulations Brian!

Posted by Kim Curran (RE/MAX Unlimited of Northern Virginia) almost 9 years ago

You should be very proud indeed and congratulations as well. I always and will always wonder what it would be like to work for such a power house.

Posted by Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services ) almost 9 years ago

Congratulations Brian.  You and your wife are lucky to belong to a mutual admiration society. 

Posted by Bill Ladewig, Experience Is Your Advantage ( almost 9 years ago

Please continue to toot your own horn and that of your talented wife. I love her wedding dance business. Congratulations to you both!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 9 years ago

Hi Brian~  What, what a fantastic company!  I know you are so proud to say that you work for them!  Congratulations!

Posted by Vickie McCartney, Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY (Maverick Realty) almost 9 years ago

Brian - It's not really bragging when it's the truth.  At least, that's my opinion!  :)

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) almost 9 years ago

WTG!   What an excellent recruiting tool for your firm now!  

Posted by Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL (RE/MAX Professionals) almost 9 years ago

Congrats on your office doing so well Brian. It feels great to be working with the best of the best:)

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 9 years ago