In 1973, Dave Liniger was fairly fresh out of the U.S. Air Force and not too far removed from his rural Indiana boyhood. He had found his niche selling real estate, energized by the gratitude he received from the families he helped. But as he learned more about his profession, he realized, "There's a better way to do this." Unable to find an office ready for his ideas, he started RE/MAX as a one-agent office in Denver.
His dream was pretty big: Create a real estate organization that any buyer or seller could approach anywhere in the world knowing that only experienced, career-minded professionals worked there No part-timers. No dabblers. No wheeler-dealers The concept, strikingly simple in hindsight, caught on; and the competition never caught up. RE/MAX grew from 21 agents in 1973 to over 100,000 today. Today, the RE/MAX Balloon stands for trustworthy, results-oriented real estate sales help in more than 80 countries.
RE/MAX Sales Associates help more families buy and sell real estate every year than any other brokerage organization in the world. And this Web site, the first of its kind to display all of the listings in thousands of cities and towns, sets the pace for the industry. And Liniger? He's still in charge. And he inspires everybody in the organization to keep thinking, "There's a better way to do this."
Because the RE/MAX Concept was designed from the outset to solve fundamental brokerage-management challenges regardless of the business cycle. Deceptively simple, the RE/MAX Concept grows increasingly difficult for others to duplicate:
Offer the commission structure that top agents want. Provide the training and motivation they need. Treat them as your lifeblood. Deliver legitimate leads. Be a part of a brand that compels the public –and your competition – to think, "the best."
RE/MAX experience, productivity and market power are recognized worldwide. But even more important is the true heart of the concept: a powerful leadership and management system that continues to elevate RE/MAX today – just as it has for more than 40 years.
More than thirty-five years. That's eight U.S. presidencies, five major recessions, three wrenching crashes, two raging booms – and one big success story. Learn more about this real story behind RE/MAX success. There's never been a better time to invest in a RE/MAX franchise.
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