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The Maine Real Estate Network Continues to Rise in the Real Trends 500 rankings


Ernie WhitehouseA message from Ernie Whitehouse, our Chief Operating Officer to our agents, staff, and clients:

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am pleased to inform you that REAL TRENDS just announced their 2O16 nationwide business rankings for the top 500 residential real estate brokerage companies in the USA. The Maine Real Estate Network (TMREN) was ranked # 165 out of the top 500 companies in the USA for number of transaction sides closed in 2016. This is an extraordinary achievement for an eight-year-old company from Maine.

For those of you who are not familiar with the REAL TRENDS 500, it is analogous to the FORTUNE 500 in business rankings, only it is focused exclusively on residential real estate brokerage.

TMREN first broke in to the REAL TRENDS 500 ranking for the first time in 2013 with a # 315 ranking. Since that time we have grown substantially each year:

  • Realtrends 500 2013  # 315

  • 2014  # 216

  • 2015  # 198

  • 2016  # 165

In addition, we have achieved and grown our # 1 position within Maine for the last two years in a row. No company in Maine has sold more transaction sides in Maine than The Maine Real Estate Network, period, end of sentence. Lots of companies are ‘working the numbers’ to find some way to claim #1 in some concocted configuration of numbers. But the facts are the facts…We are #1 in Maine and #165 in the nation for closed transaction sides.

As some of you know, I consulted with large company owners across this great nation for 11+ years. I have worked with all types of companies, franchises, independents, limited service models and startups. I can tell you with complete independence that I have never seen a company organically grow as fast as TMREN in such short a short time, and the REAL TRENDS 500 numbers bear this out.

You know what I know...we have a phenomenal, fearless leader in Loni Graiver. And no, I did not get paid to say that! Just ask Loni about my very direct counsel to him. I pull no punches. So, I wish to say to each and every one of you, be proud of the great success we have achieved together and know full well that you are affiliated with a company that is totally dedicated to your personal success.

Borrowing a favorite Loni line...“I am proud to be affiliated with Maine’s favorite real estate agency”.

Thank you.

Ernie Whitehouse The Maine Real Estate Network

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