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Real Estate Sales & Brokerage in the US: Market Research Report

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Real Estate Sales & Brokerage Market Research Report | NAICS 53121 | Sep 2016

Open house: Low interest rates and improved incomes have fueled industry rebound

IBISWorld’s Real Estate Sales & Brokerage market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Increasing disposable incomes and historically low interest rates helped increase home affordability
  • Both US GDP and corporate profit margins are expected to continue to increase
  • Rising home prices will directly benefit agent commission rates, increasing industry revenue
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Starting in 2011, increasing per capita disposable income and historically low interest rates helped increase home affordability, contributing to the Real Estate Sales and Brokerage industry's recovery from the recession. The residential market represents more than two-thirds of industry revenue, making the industry especially sensitive to housing prices and existing home sales. Revenue is anticipated to continue improving over the next five years, though higher interest rates could increase borrowing costs and temper demand for homeownership. Nevertheless, general economic improvements and strong corporate profit will help improve the commercial market, and new residential construction will lift industry sales... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Real Estate Sales and Brokerage industry has relatively low barriers to entry due to low operational expenses, startup costs and licensing requirements. The internet has further reduced the barriers to entry within this industry due to the ability for brokers and agents to cheaply advertise their business and property listings to large portions of individuals, businesses and investors.

There are numerous federal, state and local laws and regulations that contain standards of conduct for real estate brokers. State real estate commissions usually administer state real estate licenses and broker licenses generally require a combination of industry related experience and industry specific knowledge, as assessed through a formal testing process.

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Additional Insights for the Real Estate Sales & Brokerage Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Real Estate Sales & Brokerage Industry are

  • Effective product promotion
  • Effective cost controls
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as year conventional mortgage rate and Existing home sales in the Real Estate Sales & Brokerage industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


    Industry ProductsRelated Reports

    What is the Real Estate Sales & Brokerage Industry?

    This industry comprises brokers and agents who sell, buy or rent real estate for others. Industry operators do not own these properties but act as intermediaries between owners or sellers and buyers or tenants.

    Industry Products
    Residential salesCommercial salesResidential rentalsCommercial rentalsTransaction, advisory and other services
    Industry Activities
    Selling residential or commercial real estate for othersBuying residential or commercial real estate for othersRenting residential or commercial real estate for others

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • year conventional mortgage rate
  • Existing home sales
  • House price index
  • Corporate profit
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Current Performance
  • Back from the brink
  • The commercial market
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Residential recovery
  • Commercial growth
  • Online listings
  • Table: Real Estate Sales & Brokerage Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Real Estate Sales & Brokerage Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Apartment Rental
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Storage & Warehouse Leasing
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Billboard & Outdoor Advertising
  • Newspaper Publishing
  • Printing
  • VoIP
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers
  • Wireless Telecommunications Carriers
  • Products & Services
  • Residential sales
  • Transaction, advisory and other services
  • Commercial rentals
  • Commercial sales
  • Residential rentals
  • Chart: Real Estate Sales & Brokerage Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Married or partnered residential homeowners and renters
  • Single residential homeowners and renters
  • Office and professional space
  • Retail space
  • Warehousing and other commercial space
  • Manufacturing space
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Real Estate Sales & Brokerage Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases, depreciation and marketing
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Real Estate Sales & Brokerage
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Real Estate Sales & Brokerage Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Real Estate Sales & Brokerage Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Real Estate Sales & Brokerage Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Existing Home Sales (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • The legal process in which an owner's right to a property is terminated, usually because the owner defaulted on the property's mortgage.
  • Franchise
  • A form of business that operates under a contract agreement and usually pays a business organization a fee to operate under the franchiser's trade name.
  • Real Estate Broker
  • An individual who runs a real estate office and manages agents.
  • Write-Down
  • The process of reducing the book value of an asset because it is overvalued compared with its current market value.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Real Estate Sales & Brokerage market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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