HomeSmart International Surpasses 19,000 Real Estate Agents

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Despite market uncertainty, leading real estate franchisor continues to achieve unprecedented growth.


“The HomeSmart model resonates with real estate agents across the country because of how versatile and adaptable it is,” said Matt Widows, HomeSmart International’s founder and CEO.

HomeSmart International, one of the nation’s fastest-growing real estate brokerage franchisors, has achieved yet another growth milestone by recruiting more than 19,000 agents to its nationwide network. Despite the ongoing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, HomeSmart International continues to provide exceptional support, a host of virtual training opportunities and easy-to-use technology to its expanding network of agents.

“The HomeSmart model resonates with real estate agents across the country because of how versatile and adaptable it is,” said Matt Widows, HomeSmart International’s founder and CEO. “No other brokerage company offers agents the quality of tech, services and support that we do, and our growth is indictivative of agents recognizing the difference.”

When HomeSmart’s flagship brokerage was founded in 2000, the company had only two agents. Now, only two decades later, HomeSmart International has catapulted to a nationally-recognized brand that spans across 178 offices in 33 states. Much of the company’s success can be attributed to the combined real estate and technology background of Widdows, who built the business model around offering agents 100 percent commission on every transaction, excellent customer service and a comprehensive technology platform that provides agents with systems and tools to streamline their businesses.

HomeSmart International is an industry leader in providing innovative technology that has revolutionized the way agents run their businesses. The company’s RealSmart Agent transaction management software streamlines the transaction process in one easy-to-use system, allowing agents to maximize their productivity and better manage their business tasks. The software is available as a mobile app for both Apple and Android products, enabling agents to take their business on the go.

“Our technology is what sets us apart,” Widdows added. “Our brokers and agents get unlimited, exclusive access to our technology at no additional cost, meaning they are saving both time and money so they can focus on what truly matters, which is running and growing a successful business.”

The company has also been a source of knowledge for HomeSmart and non-homesmart agents alike, providing free webinars on the power and benefits of virtual real estate in today’s market. HomeSmart International prides itself on resourcing agents with the tools and training needed to grow and manage a successful real estate business no matter what challenges they may face.

“While the pandemic was catastrophic for many companies, HomeSmart International simply took it on headfirst like we have every other challenge,” said Ashley Bowers, president of HomeSmart International. “We found ways to adapt, innovate and, most importantly, continue providing the same level of service and support to our agents that our brand is known for. HomeSmart has continued to raise the bar for what real estate excellence looks like even in spite of some very serious challenges, and we have no plans of stopping.”

With 20,000 agents in its midst, Bowers says the HomeSmart International team will likely reach this lofty recruiting goal by the end of the year.

HomeSmart International’s success has not gone unnoticed, as the real estate franchisor has received numerous accolades over the years. The real estate franchisor recently landed on the Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing companies, for the 8th consecutive year. HomeSmart International was also recognized on the Entrepreneur 2020 Fastest-Growing Franchises list for its ability to scale quickly over the past year. This growth and recognition has continued, even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To learn more about HomeSmart International and how you can join a brokerage in your area, visit

About HomeSmart International:
Founded in 2000, HomeSmart is ranked in the top 10 real estate brokerages in the United States and the number one brokerage firm in the Phoenix market and in Colorado. From its international franchising headquarters based in Scottsdale, HomeSmart International offers franchisees efficiency and innovation coupled with the systems and technologies necessary to succeed in today's evolving real estate industry. Today, the brand has 178 offices in 33 states and more than 19,000 agents nationwide. For more information on HomeSmart International and its franchise opportunities, visit Follow HomeSmart International on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram @HomeSmartIntl.

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