Firm’s residential operations move from 43rd to 33rd largest in nation in 2014
(New Orleans, LA) – LATTER & BLUM Inc.’s residential Real Estate operation has been ranked 33rd largest in the nation by REAL Trends 500, an annual report that tracks performance data of the top 500 residential Real Estate companies in the nation. Latter & Blum’s residential operations across the Gulf South experienced a 15% increase in number of properties sold in 2014. The ranking moves Latter & Blum Inc. from 43rd to 33rd in the nation in number of transactions. LATTER & BLUM Inc. also holds the #1 position in Louisiana with more than double the sales volume and transactions of its nearest competitor in the state.
The company’s recent growth affords their clients access to the Gulf South’s largest portfolio of residential properties and offers more convenience and savings with in-house insurance, title, and mortgage services.
“The strength of our Family of Companies comes from our Agents, some of the top Real Estate professionals in the United States. For nearly 100 years, our Agents’ dedication to service excellence and integrity has helped our company evolve from a small New Orleans firm to become one of our nation’s largest brokerages,” stated LATTER & BLUM Inc. Chairman & CEO, Robert Merrick.
“The new firms who have joined our company within the past few years have allowed us to expand our residential operations, while also maintaining a high level of service for our clients,” stated LATTER & BLUM Inc. President, Richard Haase. “With a service footprint that extends from New Orleans across the entire southern half of Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, our scale and resources are benefiting our clients and Agents,” explained Haase.
About Latter & Blum Inc.
LATTER & BLUM Inc., established in 1916, is the largest full-service Real Estate brokerage in the Gulf South with 1,400 Agents in 30 offices located in the markets of Greater New Orleans, Greater Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Alexandria, Houma, Lake Charles, and Southern Mississippi. Latter & Blum Inc. operates LATTER & BLUM Inc./REALTORS, C.J. Brown REALTORS Inc., Van Eaton & Romero REALTORS, and Noles-Frye Realty (all four owned by Latter & Blum Inc.). Latter & Blum Classic Homes & Properties, Latter & Blum Shaw Properties, and Latter & Blum Hometown operate under franchise agreements. All are networked nationally and globally as ERA Powered Companies. Additionally, LATTER & BLUM Inc. operates NAI Latter & Blum Commercial Real Estate, Latter & Blum Property Management, Latter & Blum Insurance Services and Essential Mortgage Corporation.