According to the Puget Sound Business Journal, April 22 issue linked below Windermere is the largest, John L Scott is next, ReMax, Keller Williams, then Prudential.
The dollar volume of each during the period is in the article. This seems to be historically correct to me, at least on top.
If we knew the reason for your question, we may be able to provide a better answer. If you're looking to come to work as a Broker in this market being part of the biggest player may not matter as much as who your individual managing broker may be. I've worked for a small boutique firm and done well. The lack of company name recognition has never been an obstacle to obtaining clients.
You may be better off in a small firm as a big fish than just another fish in a huge pond.
The size of individual offices, or groups of offices if owned by the same entity, would be relevant. And while there some advantage to name familiarity, that's not really all that relevant to anybody.
How many franchise offices are held by a single company? If you have a lot of franchises that only own 2-3 offices, how does that effect the culture across the entire brand?
It's a pretty general question Nick.
You received several good answers. I would encourage you, that no matter what you do, you explore Keller Williams Realty. I spent five years with a small company called The Heller Company, then nine years with Windermere, and now 15 years with Keller Williams.
Keller Williams started in the Seattle area in Bellevue in 1998 and we are already in the top five in the Greater Seattle area. The reasons are exceptional training, like no other brokerage anywhere, leading edge technology tools, an incredible team culture, and the extra benefit of profit sharing.
I am happy to talk to you any time about the opportunities at Keller Williams. You can connect with me at my web site, http://www.karenmcknight.com .
I imagine you are somewhat familiar with Keller Williams as we have a healthy presence in the Boise area.
The bottom line is that people choose to do business with the broker, not the company. Keller Williams absolutely believes that the purpose of the company is to support their agent associates with all conceivable tools to help the brokers be successful.
Good luck with your move,