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RE/MAX Recognized Among Top Franchise Opportunities

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Franchise 500® Survey Ranks RE/MAX Highest in Real Estate Category

Margaret Kelly RE/MAX CEO

Margaret KellyRE/MAX CEO

DENVER –Global franchisor RE/MAX, LLC once again holds the top ranked position among real estate brands in the prestigious 35th Annual Entrepreneur
2014 Franchise 500®
. Appearing in the January edition of Entrepreneur magazine, this year’s ranking is the 11th time in 15 years that the Franchise 500
named RE/MAX as the top franchisor in the real estate category.
“It’s truly an honor for RE/MAX to be recognized as the highest ranking real
estate organization in this year’s Franchise 500 survey,” said Margaret Kelly,
RE/MAX CEO. “We provide our franchise owners with a comprehensive collection of resources to support their business goals. In addition to strong brand  recognition RE/MAX franchisees benefit from award – winning training programs and cutting – edge technology tools.”

Entrepreneur’s annual survey evaluates companies by quantifiable  measures including financial strength and stability, growth rate, size of system, startup costs and financing options. Each company receives a cumulative score and the 500 franchises with the highest scores become the Franchise 500.
To be eligible, companies must have at least one unit in the U.S. and provide a franchise disclosure document.

During the first three quarters of 2013, RE/MAX added 454 franchises to its worldwide network, with 166 new franchises in the United States. The most growth in America was seen in California and Florida, with 23 and 21 new franchises respectively. During the same time period, RE/MAX sold 147 new franchises in  Europe including 41 in Turkey and 13 in Italy. Elsewhere, 30 new franchises were sold in India and 23 in Brazil.
Master franchise rights for 13 countries were also sold in the first three quarters of the year including the sale of Japan, the world’s third – largest economy.

RE/MAX franchisees have access to extensive training from RE/MAX University, as well as many technology tools and resources, such as RE/MAX Mobile Suite, RE/MAX LeadStreet and the online customizable  marketing toolkit Design Center.

Shaun White
Vice President
Public Relations

Inman Names Dave Liniger ‘Most Influential Leader’

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

“Change is going to overwhelm those who don’t embrace it,” Dave Liniger said to a crowd of more than 1,400 industry professionals attending Real Estate Connect in New York City on Thursday, just after he was named the Inman News “People’s Choice” Most Influential Real Estate Leader.

Watch the presentation.

The “People’s Choice” honor is given to the real estate leader who has made the most significant contributions to the industry during the past year, based on the popular vote in an online poll.

In addition to expressing his sincere thanks to Inman readers, Liniger also briefly reflected on the past 39 years that RE/MAX has operated. In particular, he called attention to changing technology as a symbol of the increasing pace of business – and the importance of keeping up.

“Very simply, two or three years ago, most of us had never even heard of an app or an iPhone, let alone an iPad,” Liniger said. “Right now, 600,000 apps have been created for those devices in less than two years. That shows you the speed of change that’s happening.”

He added that agents can’t stick their heads in the sand if they want to remain successful.

The RE/MAX organization is coming off one of the most dynamic years in its history. Among the highlights: earning two J.D. Power and Associates awards, launching the website, growing its worldwide presence, boosting its commercial standing, helping thousands of distressed sellers, and upgrading its programs in training, technology, social media and brand marketing.

Liniger credits the network’s top-producing agents for its ongoing success.

“The key to RE/MAX has been the quality of its Sales Associates,” he told Affiliates in a New Year’s video message. “Individually, you are the best at what you do. Collectively, we’re a force that can’t be stopped.”

PEOPLE’S CHOICE: The newly named Most
Influential Real Estate Leader delivers his acceptance
speech at Inman’s Connect in NYC on Jan. 12.
Watch it now.
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