Strong Sales Growth Boosts HUNT Real Estate In National Rankings


HUNT Real Estate BUFFALO, NY – Respected real estate industry publication REAL Trends ( has released their annual Top 500 survey, ranking the nation’s most successful real estate firms based transactions and closed sales volume totals in 2018. With 13,495 closed transactions and $2.76 billion in sales volume in 2018, HUNT ranked nationally at #35 in transactions (up six places from 2018) and #71 in sales volume (up 45 places from 2018).

The REAL Trends Top 500 survey also reported that HUNT experienced 20% growth in transactions and experienced a remarkable 49.5% increase in sales volume from the previous year.

The Top 500 survey also recognized HUNT in the following categories:

  • #17 on Top Movers - Transactions:  Ranking of firms that had the largest increase in closed sides from 2017 to 2018
  • #17 on Top Movers - Volume:  Ranking of firms that had the largest increase in closed sales volume from 2017 to 2018
  • #29 on Top Movers - Volume %:  Ranking of firms that had the largest percentage increase in closed sales volume from 2017 to 2018
  • #33 on Top 5 Year Movers - Transactions:  Ranking of firms that had the largest increase in closed sides between 2014-2018

“To have our local, family-owned company recognized nationally speaks volumes to the remarkable efforts of the entire HUNT Real Estate team,” said Peter Hunt, Chairman and CEO of HUNT Real Estate ERA. “Our accomplishments in 2018 were the result of a concerted effort organization-wide to attract high-potential individuals new to real estate, as well as productive professionals from within the industry. Our phenomenal success can also be attributed to the reconstruction of our Career Development program, the growth of our real estate teams, and our geographic expansion into Massachusetts -- through our acquisition of ERA Key Realty -- led by my son, Charlie Hunt.”

REAL Trends collects data submitted by individual brokers nationwide. All sales and transaction data is submitted directly by the brokerage firms and verified by the firm’s financial executives, outside accounting firms and/or corporate franchise headquarters.

The full REAL Trends Top 500 can be found here:

About HUNT Real Estate ERA

HUNT Real Estate Corporation is the parent company of HUNT Real Estate ERA and operates over 50 branches throughout western and upstate New York, Massachusetts, and metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. Founded in 1911, HUNT is the most successful family-owned and operated real estate company in New York State, and is ranked the 35th largest real estate firm in the nation for closed transactions by REAL Trends. HUNT also operates a commercial brokerage, mortgage banking firm, insurance agency, title agency, an award-winning Relocation division, residential building company, and a fee-for-service brokerage. HUNT’s mission is to build its presence through successful sales professionals, to grow profitably, and to provide the highest quality of real estate and homeownership services. For more information about HUNT Real Estate, visit