RISMEDIA, Dec. 28, 2007–Real Living Inc. was named to Franchise Times annual “Up and Comers” list, a group of 100 franchise companies on the verge. Real Living, one of 24 franchisors new to the ranking, placed No. 225 on the Franchise Times list of the nation’s largest franchise systems based on worldwide sales and unit counts for 2006. Real Living was the only real estate franchise system ranked on the Up and Comers list, and one of just six real estate franchisors among the top systems.
“We’re honored to be recognized by Franchise Times for the tremendous growth and success of our national franchise network,” said Kaira Sturdivant Rouda, president of Real Living. “All of our franchise partners have been instrumental in our growth and success because they share our commitment of growing and connecting with a new generation of homebuyers and sellers.”
The Up and Comers combined to generate $11.1 billion in 2006 sales across 31,700 company and franchised units around the world. Restaurants accounted for 28% of sales, followed by retail (14%), home services (10%) and automotive services (9%).
Real Living’s franchise network has grown 300 percent since 2005. In recognition of its success, Real Living was named one of the best new franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine and was recognized by Inman News as real estate’s “Most Innovative Franchise.” In addition, www.RealLivingFranchise.com was launched in June 2007 in response to the accelerated growth of Real Living’s franchise network.
Franchise Times Corporation is based in Minneapolis, Minn., and operates Franchise Times magazine, a news and information source for the franchising community. For more information, visit www.FranchiseTimes.com.
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