Howard Hanna Continues to Rank as Largest Independent Broker in the Nation

Pittsburgh, PA (March 29, 2019) –  Howard Hanna Real Estate Services continues to hold the title of Largest Independent real estate firm in the nation, according to the 2019 REAL Trends 500 report released on March 27, 2019.

Privately owned by the Hanna family since 1957, the company retains its ranking as 3rd largest real estate company in the United States based on closed transaction sides of 83,043 in 2018.  Howard Hanna has been ranked the 3rd largest broker in the country since 2017, when it moved up two places in the rankings based on 2016 closed transaction sides.

In the category of Top 5 Year Movers, Howard Hanna ranks second in the nation in their increase in closed transactions over the past five years, 2014-2018, with an increase of 35,290.

“We continued our path of expansion and growth in 2018 and are proud of the results,” said Chairman Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna, III. “In early 2019, we completed our partnership with the Allen Tate Companies, the 14th largest real estate company in the nation with 21,190 closed transaction sides last year, and look forward to more growth as an independent this year.”

“To stay successful, you have to be out in the field,” added Hanna. “I keep in touch with principals of other real companies, and remain very close with our offices, managers and agents, working together to help our clients buy and sell homes while also providing exceptional service and knowledge.”

Howard Hanna’s ancillary businesses of mortgage, title and insurance services are also ranked in the 2019 REAL Trends 500 report.

  • Howard Hanna Mortgage Services, ranked by closed mortgage units, is the 3rd largest real estate mortgage company in the United States.
  • Ranked by number of homeowners insurance policies sold, Howard Hanna Insurance Services is #2 in the United States.
  • Ranked by number of closed title units, Barristers is #5 in the United States, moving up two places from last year.
  • Ranked by number of home warranty polices sold, Howard Hanna Insurance Services is #3 in the United States.

“For 40 years, ancillary services have been a part of our company, helping us meet the needs of clients,” said CEO Helen Hanna Casey.  “In 1979, we opened Barristers for title services and closings to meet the needs of clients who didn’t want to travel downtown during working hours.  A few years later, we established Hanna Mortgage when rates were 18% to provide lower rates for our customers. Hanna Mortgage’s Buy Before You Sell program enables buyers to look and find the home of their dreams without having the worry of selling their home before they make an offer.  Howard Hanna Insurance Services was added to complete the One Stop Shopping experience.  As we do today with proactively adding technology and marketing initiatives, we always strive to ensure our clients have the solutions to their real estate needs.”

About REAL Trends: REAL Trends has been the trusted source of news, analysis, and information on the residential brokerage industry since 1987.  REAL Trends is a privately-held publishing, consulting and communications company based in Castle Rock, CO.

About Howard Hanna:  Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the 3rd largest real estate company in the United States, the #1 privately owned broker in the nation, and the largest home seller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York. The family-owned and operated real estate company specializes in residential and commercial brokerage service, mortgages, closing and title insurance, land development, appraisal services, property and casualty, corporate relocation, and property management. With 312 offices across PA, OH, NY, VA, MI, WV, MD, and the Carolinas, more than 11,000 sales associates and staff are guided by a spirit of integrity in all aspects of the real estate process. For more information, visit, or

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