The Group Inc. Real Estate based in Fort Collins has recently earned high rankings in two prestigious industry performance surveys.

RISMedia ranks The Group Inc. as the No. 113 real estate firm in the U.S. in sales volume in its 30th Annual Power Broker Report ranking of the top 500 brokerages out of approximately 84,000 brokerages nationwide. Industry analyst RealTrends also announced The Group is the second-largest independent brokerage (not affiliated with a national brokerage) in Colorado in its annual REAL Trends 500 report.

The Group Inc. President Brandon Wells identifies three key attributes in the company’s success:

  • 42 years of experience leading to deep understanding of the Northern Colorado market
  • Streamlined systems that keep transaction details from falling through the cracks
  • A network of related companies, including Ninja Selling, The Group Mortgage, and The Group Guaranteed Title Insurance that support The Group’s partners

“We have assembled teams of highly skilled professionals who have mastered tried and true processes, which I believe are second to none,” Wells said. “Every employee-owner is dedicated to establishing relationships with each consumer and providing superior service. Working together as a group, we truly believe we can surpass anything an individual can do. We are a Group. The Group.”

Here are some of the sales milestones achieved by The Group in 2017:

  • $1.878 billion in transaction volume in Northern Colorado (of $3,848,171,139 total sales)
  • 4,740 transaction sides

RISMedia President and CEO John Featherston congratulated The Group for its prestigious ranking in this year’s Power Broker Report. “The firms represented are the nation’s most elite brokerage firms serving literally millions of consumers with their real estate needs,” Featherston said. “Even up against extremely scarce supply, Power Brokers posted remarkable sales. With the economy expanding and home prices on a tear, they’re charging forward and leveraging the opportunities.

REAL Trends owner and president Steve Murray says of The Group, “Without a doubt, this is one of the companies I talk about ceaselessly as I travel around the country because of its incredible culture and incredible history.”

About The Group Inc.

The Group Inc. Real Estate is an employee-owned company, founded in Fort Collins in 1976. With six locations and over 200 partners, The Group is involved in more transactions than any other company in Northern Colorado and is the region’s real estate leader. Visit for a wealth of real estate-related information.

About RISMedia’s 30th Anniversary Power Broker Report & Survey
RISMedia’s 30th Anniversary Power Broker Report & Survey is based on an online survey of residential real estate brokerages in the U.S., conducted by RISMedia Jan. 25-Feb. 26, 2018. The survey ranks brokerages by verified closed sales volume and transaction sides in 2017. The complete ranking of the Top 1,000 firms is available from There is no cost or obligation to participate in the Annual Power Broker Report & Survey.

About Real Trends

Based in Castle Rock, REAL Trends is a privately held publishing, consulting and communications company that has served as the trusted source of news, analysis, and information on the residential brokerage industry since 1987. Residential real estate leaders look to REAL Trends for timely and trusted information and analysis through its monthly newsletter, news updates, conferences and publications, including the annual REAL Trends 500 report. For more information visit