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The 7 Biggest (& Best) Real Estate Companies in Phoenix

What is the single most important factor in how well your real estate transaction goes? Arguably, it is which real estate agent you choose. Read information about the best real estate companies here and learn how to get a nice discount on the services of a top-notch real estate agent.
What is the single most important factor in how well your real estate transaction goes? Arguably, it is which real estate agent you choose. Read information about the best real estate companies here and learn how to get a nice discount on the services of a top-notch real estate agent.

What’s the most important decision you’ll make when it comes to buying or selling your home in Phoenix, AZ?

Which real estate agent to use.

For buyers, the right agent can find you the properties that best fit your needs. They can represent you at the negotiation table so that you walk away with the best deal possible. Even small victories can save you thousands over the life of your mortgage.

For sellers, the right agent will market to the buyers that best fit your home’s audience. They will work with current market conditions to ensure that you get the best return on your investment.

How do you find the right local agent? Start by looking at the seven biggest (and best) real estate companies in Phoenix.

1. Realty Executives

The agents at Realty Executives pride themselves on being experts in the industry. They have been through every step of the home buying or selling process and have seen all the best —- and worst — decisions homeowners can make.

The company focuses on supporting its agents through training, coaching, mentoring, and the best technology. The point is to ensure that each and every agent is an expert in their market and they can continue to be deserving of the tagline “Where the Experts Are.”

2. Coldwell Banker/NRT

From humble roots, Coldwell Banker has grown to be a huge name in real estate. In 1906, after the big San Francisco earthquake, real estate agent Colbert Coldwell witnessed many agents taking advantage of unfortunate circumstances after the quake. They would buy up homes from desperate families at rock-bottom prices, then resell them for a huge profit.

Coldwell decided he wanted to start a company with a different vision. Now, the company operates under NRT LLC, the largest real estate company in the U.S. However, it’s agents still haven’t lost the vision of honest agents providing the best in customer service to their clients.

3. Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty

Sotheby’s is a big name in real estate that works hard to keep its affiliate agents on the cutting edge and to foster some of the most skilled agents in the business. They are always innovating, encouraging growth, and finding the best ways to serve their clients.

Though Sotheby’s International Realty has offices all over the world, each office is locally and independently operated. The Russ Lyon offices in Arizona have been dedicated to the community since they opened in 1947. Agents are involved in multiple organizations from their own Russ Lyon Charitable Foundation to the Rancho Feliz Charitable Foundation to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, and more.

4. Arizona Best Real Estate

Would you prefer to work with a smaller, more local, family-owned company? The McIntyre family has been running Arizona Best Real Estate for more than 65 years. They have their finger on the market in Phoenix and have lived in the communities where they work for years.

Moving to Phoenix area? They have an expert staff of relocation specialists that can help facilitate your move once you've decided on the right home to buy.

5. AZ Architecture/Jarson & Jarson Real Estate

Would you prefer a unique home with uncommon architecture? AZ Architecture/Jarson & Jarson Real Estate pride themselves on dealing with unique homes.

Are you looking for a sleek yet uncommon modern look? How about a unique, historic vibe? Check out their list of “Architecturally Unique Homes” to find the most stunning homes. This is the only real estate company in Arizona that specializes in these types of homes.


Compared to some of the other companies on this list, RE/MAX hasn’t been around a long time. They got their start in 1973.

However, since then, RE/MAX has exploded across the globe. Franchise-owned and operated offices are located in over 100 countries and territories around the world and their army of over 100,000 agents keeps growing.

RE/MAX agents are well known for being highly driven and productive agents. With how the company has grown in just over 40 years, it’s easy to see why.

7. Century 21

Century 21 got its start just two years before RE/MAX in 1971. Since then they have spread across Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. They now have broker offices in 74 countries with no signs of slowing down.

With several offices in the Phoenix area, you’re sure to find one conveniently located. Would you feel more comfortable with a Spanish speaking agent? They have agents available to provide service in Spanish.

Finding the Right Agent

Now that you know where the good agents are, how do you find the outstanding ones?

That’s where we come in. Clever partners with the best agents from all the big name offices in the Phoenix area. We can connect you with the agent that best fits your needs.

The best part is that we can do that for you and help you save money on your real estate transaction at the same time. Clever Partner Agents offer huge discounts to our clients.

Sellers can enjoy a flat $3,000 listing fee on homes that sell for up to $350,000. For more expensive homes, that fee jumps to 1% of the purchase price — still a savings of over 60% off traditional listing fees.

Speed is important when purchasing a home. With Partner Agents, buyers can enjoy on-demand showings that give them the opportunity to put in an offer before the open house even happens. They can also benefit a $1,000 home buyer’s rebate on homes that sell for over $150,000.

Interested in learning more? Clever Partner Agents give you the full-service treatment and save you a ton of money in the process. Contact us today for more information whether you are selling a home or looking to buy one in Phoenix!


Reuven Shechter

Reuven Shechter is the Outreach Coordinator at Clever Real Estate, the free online service that connects you with top real estate agents to help save on commission. He spreads the word about Clever, disseminating studies to journalists and developing relationships with media outlets. Reuven is passionate about investing in real estate and creating lasting success for families. His writing has been featured in Max Real Estate Exposure, Leverage Marketing, and more.

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