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Keyes gains most agents in Miami-Dade: TRData

Over the last three months, Keyes hired 75 new brokers and 46 agents left
By Katherine Kallergis | February 08, 2016 09:45AM

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Keyes Company is inching its way toward becoming Miami-Dade’s biggest brokerage, as the firm reports the biggest gains in agent counts over the past three months.

Keyes saw a 3.05 percent increase in the number of actively licensed agents from October to January, the highest among the five biggest brokerages in the county, according to data analyzed by The Real Deal. While the top five stayed in their respective slots, Keyes, which is No. 2, went from 950 agents to 979. 

Ranked by the number of actively licensed agents, the biggest firms are: Beachfront Realty, Keyes, Florida Realty of Miami, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate and Esslinger Wooten Maxwell, according to data from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Keyes hired 75 new brokers, which means 46 agents left during those 90 days. Out of those new hires, more than 70 percent were not previously recorded under any other firm in Miami-Dade and 5 percent of those came from the 20 largest brokerages.

The firm, which has 11 offices in the county, retained 95 percent of its agents, the data shows.

Here is the latest January ranking of the biggest Miami-Dade brokerages:

FirmNumber of agents (Present)Number of agents (October 2015)Percent change
Beachfront Realty Inc. 1,1021,0792.13%
Keyes Company9799503.05%
Florida Realty of Miami6846800.59%
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate648649-0.15%
Esslinger Wooten Maxwell622623-0.16%

TRD Researcher Eda Kouch contributed reporting.