Today, RE/MAX, LLC marks another year of success by celebrating its 42nd anniversary and honoring its many milestones along the way. Co-founded on Jan. 30, 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, RE/MAX has grown from a one-office operation in Denver into a global real estate leader.
“RE/MAX began with an entrepreneurial spirit that is still well-rooted in its agents today. That disposition, along with premier customer service, allows RE/MAX to remain an industry trailblazer,” said Dave Liniger, CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of RE/MAX, LLC.
Vice Chair of the Board and Co-Founder Gail Liniger added, “It’s truly inspirational to see what a 40-year-old dream can become when surrounded by such hardworking, passionate business people.”
RE/MAX has many notable accomplishments, further establishing its reputation as the most productive real estate network. In 1997, RE/MAX closed more than 1 million transaction sides in the U.S., becoming the first real estate brand to reach that level of annual production. When the housing market recession hit in 2007, RE/MAX quickly created the industry’s largest sales force of real estate agents with Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) training.
RE/MAX has also earned a number of other industry recognitions. In October, RE/MAX was recognized for the sixth consecutive year as the leading real estate franchise in the 2014 Franchise Times Top 200. The annual survey is based on 2013 worldwide sales and growth. Earlier this month, RE/MAX was named the No. 1 real estate franchise for the 12th time in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500.
RE/MAX agents out-produced competitors in the RISMedia 26th Annual Power Broker Report, which surveyed the country’s largest brokerages, in July. RE/MAX agents at participating brokerages averaged 18 transaction sides, which is more than double the eight that agents at competing large brokerages averaged.
The anniversary celebration will continue at the RE/MAX R4 annual convention March 2-5, 2015 at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. More than 5,500 Associates traveling from all over the world are expected to attend the three-day event. Keynote speakers include Mitch Albom, Darren Hardy, Shawn Achor and Peyton Manning.