Watch: How publicly traded resi firms are faring

A rundown of the stock performance, financials of the big brokerages

Residential brokers are creatures of optimism by design. Up market, down market, sideways market — they find reasons to be cheerful. But how are the brokerages they hang their hat with faring in one of the most unpredictable markets in recent memory?

In a new video, The Real Deal’s Hiten Samtani breaks down the performance of some of the most prominent publicly traded residential firms — Douglas Elliman, Compass, Anywhere Real Estate and Redfin — based on their stock prices, earnings and what their leaders have been saying about where they’re headed.

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With the stock markets in turmoil, mortgage rates at 2007 highs and the luxury housing market slowing to a crawl, brokerages have had to make hard choices. Among them: closing offices, layoffs, scaling back agent perks and shuttering money-losing business lines.

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Check out the video above for an overview of where the key public residential firms stand as of today, and be sure to follow TRD for more residential breakdowns.