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The 7 Biggest (and Best) Real Estate Companies in Texas

Find out the seven most prominent and best real estate companies working out of Texas. Find out the unique attributes for each company, and how to find the best agent to work for you. See how you can save the most money during the buying and selling process.
Find out the seven most prominent and best real estate companies working out of Texas. Find out the unique attributes for each company, and how to find the best agent to work for you. See how you can save the most money during the buying and selling process.

A great real estate agent knows all there is to know about the legal ramifications of buying and selling a piece of property. They understand what sellers need to include on a disclosure form, and they know whether the buyer or the seller pays the real estate transfer fees.

A talented real estate agent knows how to write a description with the right keywords to appeal to buyers in your area. They know the names of all the top staging agencies in each city in Texas that will make your house look homey and spacious. A professional agent knows how to read a situation well during the negotiation process and will work tirelessly to get the best deal for you.

As you can see, it takes a particular type of person with unique skills to be a helpful real estate agent. Where do you find one of these people to represent your best interests? First, reach out to Clever Real Estate. We have the best in the business working for us.

Here are some of the agencies that you will reach when going through Clever Real Estate.

RE/MAX

Chances are, you have a RE/MAX real estate sign in front of one of the houses in your neighborhood right now. RE/MAX has more than 120,000 agents working in offices all over the world.

RE/MAX is exceptionally productive. In fact, nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX agents.

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, RE/MAX was founded in 1973. Dave and Gail Liniger are the original owners and still lead the network of agents today.

Century 21

Century 21 agents have been serving the U.S. and the rest of the world even longer than the people of RE/MAX. Headquartered in Madison, New Jersey, Century 21 opened in 1971.

Century 21 has over 7,000 offices in Texas and all over the world. The company is the industry leader in e-marketing campaigns.

Coldwell Banker

Coldwell Banker makes the other real estate companies on this list look like a bunch of young whippersnappers. The company was founded in San Francisco in 1906 and is known for offering agents top-notch training.

Coldwell Banker has over 3000 offices across the world.

ERA Real Estate

ERA’s website says they promise to sell your home. If they can’t find a buyer for your property, they will buy it themselves.

Electronic Realty Associates was founded in 1971 and gained a share in the market by utilizing the FAX machine, which was new technology at the time. Currently, ERA is operated by Realogy, which is the parent company of Century 21 and Coldwell Banker.

Sotheby’s International Realty

Realogy not only owns ERA, Century 21, and Coldwell Banker, they also own Sotheby’s. It should not be surprising to anyone that Sotheby’s, known for their high-end auction houses, caters to the luxury market in real estate as well. If you are buying or selling a high-end home in Texas, you may work with agents from Sotheby’s.

Camden Property Trust

Do not be confused by the name. Camden Property Trust does not just sell homes in Camden, Texas. In fact, the name of the company derived from its founders, Richard Campo and D. Keith Oden.

The company is based in Houston and specializes in buying and selling apartments in Texas and all over the country. It was founded in 1993.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Capitalizing off the popularity of the magazine with the same name, Better Homes and Gardens offered franchises of their real estate company starting in 2008.

The Texas Better Homes and Gardens’ franchises offer top-notch services to buyers and sellers. Their website has been called the friendliest search in real estate because it allows you to search for a new home based on commute times, schools, neighborhoods, access to parks and public transit systems, as well as traditional methods.

How to Hire the Best Agent in Texas

You can buy or sell a home in Texas by reaching out to any of the companies listed above, but how can you be sure that you will be working with the best agent from these companies? The short answer is, “you can’t.”

Not every agent working at the RE/MAX office in Dallas or San Antonio will offer you top-notch service and support. The only way to find the best agent in any area of Texas is to work with a Clever Partner Agent affiliated with one of these firms. We will introduce you to the best buyer’s agent or flat-fee real estate agent in your area.

How to Save Money When Buying or Selling a Home

Maybe you will happen upon a great buyer or seller’s agent by chance. Perhaps your agent will offer spectacular service and will work tirelessly on your behalf to make sure your buying or selling experience is stress-free. How can you be sure to make the most money on your transaction?

By reaching out to a Partner Agent, you will get a significant discount on commission if you are the seller, or you may qualify for a home buyer’s rebate if you’re purchasing a home.

Sure, you can find someone to assist you with your real estate transaction on your own, but at what cost? Choose Clever for top-rated agents with Texas’ major brokerages and save money, too.

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Andrew Schmeerbauch

Andrew Schmeerbauch is the Director of Marketing at Clever Real Estate, the free online service that connects you top agents to save on commission. His focus is educating home buyers and sellers on navigating the complex world of real estate with confidence and ease. Andrew has worked on projects for the United Nations and USC and has a particular passion for investing and finance. Andrew's writing has been featured in Mashvisor, L&T, Ideal REI, and Rentometer.

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