HomeSmart Realty West is 2018 SDAR Brokerage of the Year

Fast-growing Southern California residential real estate brokerage is best in San Diego

CARLSBAD, Calif. – HomeSmart Realty West was named the 2018 Brokerage of the Year at The Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® (SDAR) Circle of Excellence event. The “Awards of Excellence” recognize unbeatable service to the Association, the community and the real estate industry. The brokerage run by Roger Lee and Abe Hamideh was nominated and voted for by colleagues in their market.

“We’re thrilled to be honored with the title, Brokerage of The Year,” said Lee. “This award is a testament to our culture of awesome agents who we work hard to support with systems and technology that make it easy for them to help homebuyers and sellers across the San Diego real estate market.”

HomeSmart Realty West has offices in Carlsbad, Mission Valley and Rancho Bernardo with agents stretching throughout San Diego County from the border to the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

“What an honor to be voted Brokerage of the Year by our peers,” said Hamideh. “The fact that our peers in the real estate industry voted for us gives us even more confidence in the HomeSmart brand and model that we brought to San Diego eight years ago.”

The brokerage that started with two agents in 2011, now has a network of more than 600 with plans to double agent count in the next three years.

“It gives us great pleasure to see the success of HomeSmart Realty West,” said HomeSmart COO Wendy Forsythe. “We actively support all of our franchisees’ growth, and to see HomeSmart Realty West be recognized in their market makes us very proud.

HomeSmart Realty West made Real Trends Franchise 500 and RISMedia Power Broker 500 within the first five years of opening.

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About HomeSmart Realty West:

HomeSmart Realty West opened in 2011 as a technology-based, full-service real estate brokerage located in San Diego. With offices in Carlsbad, Mission Valley and Rancho Bernardo, their goal is to serve clients across San Diego County. HomeSmart Realty West has ranked on the Real Trends Franchise 500, RISMedia Power Broker 500 and is the 2019 SDAR Brokerage of the Year. For more information on HomeSmart Realty West, visit

About HomeSmart International:

Founded in 2000 HomeSmart International quickly became the fastest growing real estate brokerage firm in Arizona. HomeSmart International is ranked in the top 5 real estate brokerages in the United States and the number one brokerage firm in the Phoenix market. From its international franchising headquarters based in Scottsdale, HomeSmart International offers franchisees efficiency and innovation coupled with the systems and technologies necessary to succeed in today’s evolving real estate industry. Today, the brand has 166 offices in 28 states and nearly 16,000 agents nationwide. For more information on HomeSmart International and its franchise opportunities, visit