Re/Max was created by top producers for top producers. That, more than any other single thing differentiates Re/Max from the rest of the real estate industry.
Back in 1973 a young salesperson, a top
producer by the name of Dave Liniger, had an idea. Having worked for a large regional real
estate firm in the southern
From there, Dave went to work for a ‘rent-a-desk’ operation. A real estate company that charged you a fixed monthly fee, but allowed you to keep virtually all your commission. Now he had the freedom to advertise and promote as he wished, to control his business. But received absolutely no support. No name recognition, no adequate facilities, no broker support.
And from those two experiences an idea began to form that would eventually revolutionize the real estate industry. ‘What if’ David said,’ we designed a real estate company that incorporated the best of the two systems. The full service, full support of the conven-tional real estate company and the freedom and maximum compensation offered by the ‘rent-a-desk’. Such a company would embrace the maximum benefit from each, and for the top producer it would be a system of Real Estate Maximum. Re/Max. A revolution was about to begin.
The first Re/Max office opened its
In spite of heavy obstacles, the
Re/Max concept flourished. In
market after market the Re/Max vision was shared, franchises purchased, and
offices opened. And as these
offices opened in large center or small, north or south, east coast, west coast,
It’s been over 32 years now since the Re/Max concept was born, that’s over 384 months. And here’s an amazing fact. In every one of those 384 months, through good market times and bad, through tough recessions and 20% interest rates, Re/Max grew. That’s right, every single month since its inception; Re/Max has experienced positive growth. No other real estate franchise in human history can make that claim. And here’s another amazing fact. The Re/Max growth is increasing every single year. It’s almost exponential. In the first 10 years Re/Max grew to 3,796. In the next 10 years, it grew to 32,311. In the third 10 years in grew to 77,896. Re/Max has grown in the last 2 years by over 22,500. At the end of 2004, Re/Max had reached the 100,000 agent mark. Based on past growth trends, it’s projected that Re/Max will hit 150,000 agents by the end of 2007.
Along with the explosive growth of