Executives Legend
The color legend to the right illustrates the various backgrounds for the top executives in the residential real estate industry.
Matt Widdows

Matt Widdows

Founder and CEO, 
2024 Rank: 16
Widdows runs Scottsdale, Arizona-based HomeSmart, which he founded in 2000 and operates as a fee-based brokerage model in which agents pay transaction and membership fees and keep 100% of their commissions. The company, which has 24,000 agents in 38 states at franchised and company-owned locations, does approximately $37 billion in annual sales. The company once had plans to go public but has recently been quiet on that front. In 2023, HomeSmart acquired Atlanta-based, 2,000-agent brokerage Solid Source Real Estate Cos.