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"Ranked 8th Largest Independent Firm

Williamsville, New York - RealtyUSA is once again on the Top Ten list of national real estate firms in the United States, moving up to 8th largest, independent real estate firms that are privately owned and operated, according to the 2005 REAL Trends 500 Report released last week. This represents the third consecutive year the firm has ranked in the Top Ten.

RealtyUSA also ranked 16th overall in the category of the 500 Largest Brokers in the U.S., with 20,291 closed transaction sides in 2004. Sales volume for RealtyUSA was $2,697,342,422 in 2004. There are approximately 80,000 residential real estate firms in the country.

""We are thrilled with our move to 8th largest independent firm"" -Stated Merle L. Whitehead, President/CEO. It places us with some of the country's most successful firms, a real compliment to our entire team.

The REAL Trends 500 Report annually ranks the largest residential brokerage firms in the U.S. Now in its seventeenth year, it is the broadest report of its kind and requires outside, independent verification of the results. RealtyUSA was founded in Buffalo in 1959 and has emerged as the dominant local, state and national independent real estate firm. RealtyUSA has 43 offices and over 1,400 agents In Upstate New York. It is locally owned and operated by Merle L. Whitehead, President/CEO."

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