Intero Real Estate Services Climbs to #17 on the 2010 REAL Trends 500 List of America's Largest Real Estate Companies
Silicon Valley-Based Brokerage and Franchisor is the Youngest Firm among the Top Twenty Companies on Prestigious List
CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intero Real Estate Services, a leading U.S. real estate brokerage that has recently expanded its brand globally, as a franchisor, through Intero Franchise Services, Inc. and Intero International Franchise Services, LLC, announced that it ranked #17, based on sales volume, on the prestigious REAL Trends 500 list of America's leading real estate companies for 2010.
Intero is the youngest company within the list's top twenty firms - a fact that underscores the firm's rapid growth and success. Intero first broke into the REAL Trends top 25 in its second full year of operation - 2004 - a first for any real estate company.
The REAL Trends 500 list is published by REAL Trends, Inc., a leading source of real estate analysis.
"We are honored to make the REAL Trends 500 again - it represents a who's who of American real estate companies," said Gino Blefari, Intero's President and CEO. "The fact that Intero is one of the youngest firms on the list is particularly meaningful to all of us at Intero who believe real estate is ready for our vision."
Intero's growth is driven by innovation. The company was among the first to syndicate listings on the Internet, has been recognized for Website excellence and has reinvented the real estate office. Intero is now expanding its brand nationally and internationally through master and single-unit franchising.
"The REAL Trends 500 has always been a marker of success," said Bob Moles, Intero's chairman and former President and CEO of the Real Estate Franchise Group of Cendant Corporation, the largest franchisor of real estate brokerage offices in the world. "The fact that the Intero® brand has made it so far so fast is a validation of our commitment to sustained innovation."
About the Intero® brand
Founded in 2002 Intero Real Estate Services, Inc. has quickly become one of the premier real estate brands in the U.S. The company is private and headquartered in California's Silicon Valley.