Marketplace Homes Named Michigan’s Fastest Growing Company on Prestigious Inc. 500/5000 List with Three-Year Sales Growth of 3,473 Percent

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Online real estate brokerage honored as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies.

Inc. magazine ranked Marketplace Homes No. 99 on its seventh annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Marketplace Homes joins Zappos, Jamba Juice, and Go Daddy, among other prominent brands featured on the past and present list. In Michigan, Marketplace Homes ranked No. 1 out of 126 companies to make the national list.

If you purchase a new construction home through Marketplace Homes, Marketplace will agree to sell your home for one percent or agree to a guaranteed lease. This service has help jettison sales into over 20 markets in just four short years.

“Marketplace Homes is honored to be named among the 500 fastest growing companies in America for the second year in a row,” said Mike Kalis, CEO of Marketplace Homes. “None of this would be possible without Team Marketplace, the nearly 100 person force that helps make Marketplace Homes run. I truly believe we have most productive employees in the entire Metro Detroit area, and the results prove it to be true.”

Marketplace Homes expects to continue its growth pattern, with the goal of increasing its staff even further through the rest of 2013 and into 2014.

"We strive to be the most innovative and revolutionary real estate company in the country," said Kalis. "We see a market that is craving a new and better way to buy and sell real estate. Marketplace Homes is the number one broker of new construction homes in the U.S. because we help make moving fun.”

The 2013 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 20 to November 20 and on, is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. To make the cut, companies had to have achieved a staggering minimum of 918.59 percent in sales growth. The Inc. 500’s aggregate revenue is $14.1 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,739 percent. The companies on this year's Inc. 500 employ more than 52,100 people and generated over 44,912 jobs in the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 500|5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

"Not all the companies in the Inc. 500 | 5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy,” says Inc. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg.

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