Anywhere Real Estate Inc. Statistics (2022)

Anywhere Real Estate Statistics

Anywhere Real Estate, Inc. (formerly Realogy Holdings Company) is a real estate service company that owns several brands and franchises multiple brokerages like Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate, Century 21, Coldwell Banker, and more. Founded in 2006, the company offers relocation, lead generation, title, and settlement services.

Anywhere Real Estate Brands

Here’s an overview of what you’ll find on this page as we take a deeper look at Anywhere’s business activities:

Key Anywhere Statistics

  • In 2021 Anywhere generated net revenue of $7.9 billion, slightly over double their 2009 net revenue of $3.9 billion.
  • Anywhere Real Estate handles 1.53 million residential real estate transactions (sides) a year.

Anywhere Annual Sides 2021

  • Anywhere has approximately 196,700 independent sales agents in the U.S. and 136,700 independent sales agents in 118 other countries and territories.
  • Anywhere’s most prominent brand, Century21, has 147,800 worldwide brokers and sales agents. Coldwell Banker, Anywhere's second-largest brand, has 101,900 worldwide brokers and sales agents.
  • Anywhere estimates its U.S. market share of home sale transactions to be 16.4% in 2021, up from 15.3% in 2020.

Anywhere Transaction Sides

Anywhere claims it is the leading and most integrated provider of residential real estate in the U.S., providing services in virtually every aspect of buying and selling a home.

Residential real estate companies typically earn most of their revenue from commissions on helping consumers buy and sell homes. Anywhere estimates the gross commission income in the U.S. to be around $100 billion, of which Anywhere-owned brokerages and franchisees earned approximately $18 billion in gross commission in 2021.

Across the globe, Anywhere supported approximately 1.53 million residential transactions in 2021, up 7.7% from 2020.

Anywhere Annual Transactions

Here is a table with total Anywhere sides in the United States since 2017.

YearU.S. Annual Sides
2017 1,476,947
2018 1,430,674
2019 1,378,138
2020 1,424,020
2021 1,534,263

For an even more detailed view, here the sides, by Anywhere brand, since 2017:

YearC21CBankerSotheby'sERABetter HomesCorcoranTotal Sides
2017 417,337 731,486 122,475 133,225 72,424 - 1,476,947
2018 393,184 709,117 123,113 128,416 76,844 - 1,430,674
2019 370,289 684,981 126,211 117,126 79,531 - 1,378,138
2020 359,430 706,420 150,738 110,686 85,457 11,289 1,424,020
2021 377,989 753,355 173,108 113,862 88,980 26,969 1,534,263

Source: Anywhere

Anywhere Revenue

Anywhere generates revenue in three key ways: gross commission income from agents assisting in buying and selling properties, service revenue of services supporting real estate transactions, and franchise fees paid by franchisees who operate under Anywhere’s brands.

In 2021, Anywhere generated $7.98 billion in revenue, up 28% from $6.22 billion in 2020.

Anywhere Real Estate Revenue

Here is a table with Anywhere's net revenues.

YearNet Revenues
2017 $6.11 billion
2018 $6.08 billion
2019 $5.90 billion
2020 $6.22 billion
2021 $7.98 billion

Source: Anywhere

Anywhere Gross Commission Income

Gross commission income accounted for nearly 77% of all revenue generated by Anywhere in 2021. The company earned $6.11 billion in gross commission income, a 31% increase from 2020.

Anywhere Gross Commission Income

Here is a table with Anywhere Real Estate's gross commission income:

YearGross Commission Income
2017 $4.58 billion
2018 $4.53 billion
2019 $4.33 billion
2020 $4.69 billion
2021 $6.11 billion

Source: Anywhere

Anywhere Service Revenue

Anywhere generates revenue from providing a wide variety of real estate services, most of which come from their title group. Some standard services include title, escrow, and settlement services supporting residential real estate transactions.

In 2021, Anywhere Title Group generated $924 million in service revenue, a 67% increase from 2017.

Anywhere Service Revenue

Here is a breakdown of Anywhere's revenue from its real estate services:

YearService Revenue
2017 $551 million
2018 $564 million
2019 $579 million
2020 $714 million
2021 $924 million

Source: Anywhere

Anywhere Franchise Fees

Anywhere is the largest franchisor of residential real estate brokerages worldwide, and they generate revenue from collecting fees from their franchisees. In 2021, Anywhere generated $521 million from franchise fees, up 32% from 2017.

Anywhere Franchise Fees

Here is Anywhere's franchise fee revenue since 2017:

YearFranchise Fees
2017 $396 million
2018 $393 million
2019 $386 million
2020 $419 million
2021 $521 million

Source: Anywhere

Anywhere Expenses

Anywhere’s total expenses amounted to $7.58 billion in 2021. Anywhere's expenditures are mostly commission and agent-related, operating, marketing, and general & administrative expenses.

Anywhere Expenses

Here is the breakdown of Anywhere's expenses by year:

YearTotal Expenses
2017 $5.76 billion
2018 $5.87 billion
2019 $6.06 billion
2020 $6.81 billion
2021 $5.78 billion

Source: Anywhere

Anywhere Commission & Agent Related Costs

Around 63% of Anywhere’s total expenses can be attributed to commission and agent-related costs, amounting to $4.75 billion in 2021.

Anywhere Commission & Agent Related Costs

In 2021, commission and agent-related costs saw a year-over-year increase of 35% from 2020. Here is a table with the numbers:

YearCommission & Agent-Related Costs
2017 $3.23 billion
2018 $3.28 billion
2019 $3.16 billion
2020 $3.53 billion
2021 $4.75 billion

Source: Anywhere

Anywhere Operating Expenses

Anywhere’s operating expenses amounted to nearly $1.67 billion in 2021, up 13% from 2020. This made up approximately 22% of total expenses at the company.

Anywhere Operating Expenses

Here is a table of operating expenses for Anywhere Real Estate:

YearOperating Expenses
2017 $1.54 billion
2018 $1.55 billion
2019 $1.53 billion
2020 $1.47 billion
2021 $1.67 billion

Source: Anywhere

Anywhere Marketing Expenses

Anywhere’s total marketing expenses amounted to $263 million in 2021, around 3.5% of total expenses.

Anywhere Marketing Expenses

Anywhere’s marketing expenses in 2021 were up 22% from 2020. Here is the marketing expense table:

YearMarketing Expenses
2017 $261 million
2018 $258 million
2019 $264 million
2020 $215 million
2021 $263 million

Source: Anywhere

Anywhere General & Administrative Expenses

Anywhere’s general and administrative expenses amounted to $441 million in 2021, up 7% from $412 million in 2020.

Anywhere General & Administrative Expenses

Here is the G&A expense table:

YearG&A Expenses
2017 $364 million
2018 $328 million
2019 $344 million
2020 $412 million
2021 $441 million

Source: Anywhere

Anywhere Net Profit

From 2017 to 2021, Anywhere was profitable in 3 out of 5 years. 2017 was the company's best year during that timeframe, with a net income of $431 million.

Anywhere Net Profit

In 2021 the company reported a net income of $343 million. Here is net income data since 2017:

YearNet Profit (Loss)
2017 $431 million
2018 $137 million
2019 ($188 million)
2020 ($360 million)
2021 $343 million

Source: Anywhere

Anywhere Market Share

Anywhere estimates its U.S. market share of home sale transactions to be 16.4% in 2021, up from 15.3% in 2020.

Anywhere Market Share

The company calculates this number by looking at the total transaction volume (sides multiplied by price) of home sales in the U.S. in which an Anywhere representative or franchisee participated divided by the total U.S. home sale transaction volume as reported by NAR.

How Many People Work at Anywhere?

How Many Employees Does Anywhere Have?

Anywhere has 9,435 non-agent employees.

Interesting fact: Anywhere has been named a certified Great Place To Work® for four years in a row, with 86% of employees saying the company is a great place to work in 2021, 27% higher than a typical company based in the U.S.

Sources: Zippia, RISmedia

How Many Agents Does Anywhere Have?

In addition to employees, many independent sales associates work for Anywhere or one of its associated brands. In the U.S., Anywhere fuels the productivity of approximately 197,000 agents with a further 137,000 agents abroad. Around 59% of Anywhere independent agents are based in the U.S.

The number of U.S.-based agents gives a good idea of the company’s size and business activity. From 2012 to 2021, the number of Anywhere U.S. independent sales agents increased by nearly 19%.

How Many Agents Does Anywhere Have?

Here's a breakout of the U.S. independent sales agent numbers since 2012:

YearIndependent Sales Agents (U.S.)
2012 166,000
2013 170,000
2014 175,000
2015 182,000
2016 186,000
2017 192,000
2018 192,000
2019 190,000
2020 191,000
2021 197,000

Source: Anywhere

Conclusion

That's it for my 2022 round-up of Anywhere Real Estate.

Anywhere is the largest player in residential real estate in the U.S., with a massive operation and portfolio of brands.

Now I’m curious what you think.

Can Anywhere continue to grow and increase its market share domestically and worldwide? Will Anywhere continue to be profitable in the coming years?

I’d love to read your opinions and thoughts below.

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