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Real Estate Sales & Brokerage in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Real Estate Sales & Brokerage in the US

The Real Estate Sales and Brokerage industry is closely aligned with the health of the residential and commercial real estate markets in the United States. In 2013, increasing per capita disposable income and historically low interest rates helped increase home affordability, which bolstered demand for real estate brokerage services. Since then, the industry has demonstrated steady growth over the five years to 2018 due to interest rates remaining low and increasing consumer spending. Furthermore, rising house prices paved the way for steady gains in industry revenue. IBISWorld expects industry revenue to continue to improve over the five years to 2023. However, steady economic growth will likely force the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates over the next few years, which could limit growth.

This industry comprises brokers and agents that 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.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table House price index
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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