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Power 200 Rank

19

Matt Widdows

Founder and Chairman

HomeSmart International

Since founding Arizona-based HomeSmart in 2000, Widdows has grown the company with its streamlined agent flat-fee brokerage model and a vision to centralize services for its network of agents. In 2019, the company acquired Mid-Atlantic brokerage company TriStar Realty, which grew its footprint to 35 states and nearly 18,000 agents. HomeSmart’s network of franchised and company-owned offices do over 60,000 annual transactions and over $21 billion in annual sales.

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