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REALTYUSA CLIMBS TO #6 IN NATIONAL REAL ESTATE RANKINGS IN THE U.S.!

4/4/2006

"Williamsville, New York - RealtyUSA has ascended two places on the 2005 Real Trends Report 500 -- moving up to #6 in the rankings of the largest, independent real estate firms in the U.S. that are privately owned and operated. There are approximately 80,000 residential real estate firms in the country. This represents the fourth consecutive year the firm has ranked in the Top Ten.

RealtyUSA also ranked #12 in the category of the 500 Largest Brokers in the U.S. based on closed transaction sides, with 24,498 closed transaction sides in 2005. The firm's total sales volume was $3.4 billion.

The REAL Trends 500 is an annual two-part research report identifying the country's largest residential firms as ranked by closed transaction sides and closed sales volume. Now in its eighteenth year, it is the broadest report of its kind and requires outside, independent verification of the results.

""It is amazing to note that Realty USA has been both one of the fastest growing and most consistent growth companies in the country for the last ten years. Merle Whitehead and his leadership team have done a great job of growing in markets with significant other strong competition."" -Stated Steve Murray, Founder/Editor of REAL Trends, the information and analysis source for tomorrow's real estate industry. Having known Whitehead for more than 15 years, I am not surprised at the results as he has always shown exceptional skills in leading his organization and keeping focused on consistent steady growth.

Whitehead will attend Real Trends annual Gathering of Eagles Leadership Conference in Denver, Colorado in early May, which brings together many of the country's most successful and influential real estate leaders in the U.S. The complete 2005 Real Trends 500 Report will be released at the conference, May 3-5, 2006.

RealtyUSA is the largest, independent real estate company in New York State, now with 59 offices, including Naples, Florida and over 2000 agents and employees. RealtyUSA is independently owned and operated by Merle L. Whitehead, President/CEO."

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