Want to know which Houston brokerages grew the most from 2009 up until this point now in 2012? LeapRE pulled data from the MLS to create this graph.
StarCrest Realty grew the most – 86.44 percent since 2009, while Keller Williams Metropolitan Realty and RE/MAX Vintage were close, both growing 36.65 and 25.54 percent, respectively.
Obviously not a comprehensive statistic – Im sure there were offices that grew more than .13% Come on guys!
What was this growth based on? # of Agents? closed volume? listing volume? number of offices?
I think you need to explain your calculation for office growth. As the comment above states, “what was the growth based on?” Also, are you talking growth regardless of the size of the office, or were these statistics based on offices with X number of agents or more? It is unrealistic and misleading to compare growth from a 5 person shop to one with say 50 agents (if comparisons like this were made).
Your chart is such a disservice to the real estate community. First and foremost, you mention nothing about what criteria the chart is based on, which is an ethics advertising violation for the HAR member who compiled the data.
At the top of your chart you say this is HAR Office Volume Yearly, but at the bottom you say Houston Brokerages. There is a big difference between Offices and Brokerages.
It is also obvious that you have selected only 9 offices to be represented; a low of 0.13% to a high of 86.44%. We all know that there are hundreds of offices in-between these two offices, yet you selected only 9.
I would respectfully rquest that you acknowledge that your chart in no way reflects accurately which offices grew the most from 2009 to 2012 and I would ask that you pull your chart down off of your web site.