RE/MAX Professionals work in the same communities we live in, and lead the industry both locally in and across Canada in sales thanks to our advanced real estate education and market savvy. Because of our market experience and education, RE/MAX Agents like us are better qualified to help you buy and sell homes and properties.
RE/MAX AT A GLANCE
WHO WE ARE
What began in Denver, Colo., in 1973 as “a pad of paper and a dream” is now a global real estate franchise network that spreads across 39 countries and eight territories, on six continents.
The revolutionary RE/MAX Concept of enabling real estate professionals to maximize their business potential has evolved into an organization of more than 115,000 Sales Associates in more than 7,000 offices worldwide.
RE/MAX SALES ASSOCIATES
RE/MAX Associates, on average, lead the industry in production, experience, and professional designations.
THE RE/MAX BALLOON LOGO
The red, white and blue RE/MAX Balloon, with its “Above the Crowd!®”slogan, is one of the most recognizable business logos in the world. With nearly 90 RE/MAX Hot Air Balloons around the globe, RE/MAX has the world’s largest balloon fleet.
AN INDUSTRY LEADER
RE/MAX is the No. 1 real estate organization in Canada and in the United States.
The first RE/MAX region outside the United States and Canada was the Caribbean Basin, opened in 1991. It was followed two years later by RE/MAX of Mexico. In 1995, RE/MAX expanded into Southern Africa, Spain, Israel, Italy,and Germany. Since then, RE/MAX regions have become established in across Europe, in Asia, and in Australia. RE/MAX now has agents in over 65 countries around the world!
RECORD RE/MAX PRODUCTION
In 1999, RE/MAX Associates were involved in more than 1 million sales transaction sides within a single year in the United States alone – an industry milestone. The audited production figures represent the most transaction sides in a single year ever recorded by any real estate network. The RE/MAX network has repeated the feat ever since.
THE RE/MAX CONCEPT
RE/MAX stands for “real estate maximums.” In exchange for paying a management fee and a share of the monthly office overhead, RE/MAX Associates keep the maximum allowed amount of their commissions and receive the many benefits of RE/MAX programs and services.
By offering Associates maximum commissions and maximum career freedom, RE/MAX influenced competitors to re-examine and adjust their own policies toward sales agents, thus dramatically changing the industry.
As the network grew, renowned for its top producers and quality service to consumers, so did support programs, making RE/MAX a dynamic force in real estate education and technology.
The organization was one of the first real estate companies to have its own proprietary television network and one of the first in the industry to develop a site on the World Wide Web.
COMMITTED TO REAL ESTATE SERVICE
In a business environment of mergers and acquisitions, RE/MAX is the only major real estate network still owned and directed by its founders. RE/MAX commitment to its membership has led to an ever-increasing number of accolades from the business community at large, including selection of RE/MAX as the best in the business. In its annual ranking of top franchises, Entrepreneur magazine named RE/MAX the number one real estate services franchise in 2000. On the consumer front, Worth magazine honored RE/MAX in both 1999 and 2000 with its prestigious “Readers’ Choice” award as the best real estate brokerage.
40 YEARS ABOVE THE CROWD
RE/MAX – now an established industry leader, celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2013. Young in years but mature in experience, RE/MAX looks ahead to even greater development and success in the future.
Community involvement is highly valued at all levels of the RE/MAX organization – from individual Associates to RE/MAX offices, regions, and RE/MAX International.
RE/MAX cause marketing and charity fund raising take on many forms:
- With RE/MAX’s “Sold on a Cure” program, participating RE/MAX agents have voluntarily pledged to make a donation to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation from each home sold. RE/MAX is also a national co-sponsor of the Breast Cancer Survivor Recognition Program at Komen Race for the Cure® events.
- The RE/MAX organization has been the official real estate sponsor of the Children’s Miracle Network since 1992.
- Each year, about 20 charities host fund-raising golf tournaments at Sanctuary, the private course of RE/MAX International co-founders Dave and Gail Liniger.
- RE/MAX International is the first major sponsor of The Wildlife Experience, a conservation and community center promoting understanding of the natural world and its conservation through art and education.
ALL THESE VENUES AND MORE REPRESENT THE RE/MAX NETWORK’S COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, SERVING THE PUBLIC BEYOND ITS REAL ESTATE NEEDS.
PREMIER QUALITY PROFESSIONALS
RE/MAX professionals lead the industry in terms of experience, education and sales. In Western Canada, they average about 16 years of experience, and across the network, hold a higher number of professional designations than associates of any single competitor.
PREMIER BRAND NAME AWARENESS
The RE/MAX hot air balloon trademark is one of the most widely recognized trademarks in North American business and is now a global brand. No other real estate organization has the level of brand recognition and definition of RE/MAX.
PREMIER CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
Repeat and referral clients are the lifeblood of the real estate business. Approximately 70% of RE/MAX business comes from repeat and referral clients, a testimonial to the high caliber of service RE/MAX customers have come to expect from their Sales Associates.
A survey completed by RE/MAX found that 95% of RE/MAX customers report overall satisfaction with their RE/MAX Sales Associate, 92% say they will use RE/MAX again and 93% will recommend RE/MAX to others. This is, by far, the highest rating in the real estate business.
PREMIER COMMUNITY CITIZENSHIP
RE/MAX is a front-runner in terms of giving back to the community, often devoting endless support to countless charities and local causes. The RE/MAX sponsorship of the Children’s Miracle Network is a great example of RE/MAX community citizenship. Since 1992, RE/MAX has been a major contributor to the Children’s Miracle Network; a North American fund-raising organization dedicated to generating funds and awareness programs for the benefit of Children served by its over 170 associated hospitals. RE/MAX across Canada raises over $2 million annually on behalf of 11 Canadian children’s hospital foundations.
As well, RE/MAX of Western Canada created the “Quest for Excellence Program”. This bursary program was established to recognize the success and on-going pursuits of Western Canadian students. A “Quest for Excellence” involves any student in Grade 12 who demonstrates great feeling and passion, commitment and dedication, positive attitude and enthusiasm for the subject chosen. RE/MAX presents 24 bursaries of $500 each regionally. The categories are Leadership, Sports, Technology and Trades, Fine Arts, Performing Arts and Community Service. RE/MAX is proud to recognize students, in the very communities in which we live and work, for their outstanding achievements. Education is the building block of our future and if the children we hear from every day are any indication, our future has never been brighter.
RE/MAX is committed to help raise awareness of the ongoing need for organ donation. GiveLife assists Canadians in making informed decisions regarding organ, tissue and bone marrow donation. The GiveLife site provides some national information regarding organ and tissue donation, but more importantly acts as a portal to the many provincial organizations that are mandated to oversee organ and tissue donation programs across the country.
PREMIER MARKET SHARE
In large part, our community minded top producers providing industry leadership, experience and excellent customer service under a respected company banner add up to leading market share. RE/MAX dominates virtually every market in Canada, in terms of market share. On average, RE/MAX outsells the competition 3-1 across Canada. RE/MAX on average is growing at an even faster pace supported by over 30 years of brand name development, referral services, promotional support and other benefits that today are an integral part of the RE/MAX network of over 113,500 Sales Associates in about 5,880 offices in 62 countries worldwide. RE/MAX has the network to provide the best real estate experience throughout the world.
THE RE/MAX ADVANTAGE
QUALITY REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS
RE/MAX Professionals lead the Calgary Real Estate Industry when it comes to experience, education, and sales. In Western Canada, RE/MAX Agents average 16 years of experience, and across the network hold a higher number of professional designations compared to competitors.
PREMIER CLIENT SATISFACTION
Repeat and referral clients are the lifeblood of the Calgary real estate business. Approximately 70% of RE/MAX business comes from clients who have been referred by family and friends, or who loved our service so much the first time they came back for more! We take this as a testimonial to the high calibre of service RE/MAX agents deliver time and time again. We strive to provide above and beyond service to every client, and seek to build long-term relationships that last.
WORLDWIDE BRAND AWARENESS
The RE/MAX hot air balloon trademark is one of the most widely recognized trademarks in North America, and has become a global brand. No other local Calgary real estate organization has access to the same scale of brand recognition. RE/MAX draws home buyers and sellers from around the world, and no one sells more real estate than RE/MAX. Dollar for dollar, RE/MAX agents spend the most on average when it comes to marketing your property.
LEADING MARKET SHARE
The RE/MAX brand dominates nearly every market in Canada: RE/MAX agents regularly outsell the competition 3 to 1 across the country, and is supported by over 35 years of brand development, referral services, and promotional support. We have over 100,000 qualified agents working in over 7,000 offices in 35 countries worldwide, including the RE/MAX R.E.(Mountain View)Ltd. office right here in Calgary. Our vast, interconnected network allows us to provide the best possible real estate experience.
RE/MAX is proud to give back to the community at every level, including national, provincial and local support. Our real estate professionals devote endless support to countless charity organizations and local Calgary causes, and the RE/MAX network has been a major contributor to the Children’s Miracle Network since 1992. RE/MAX offices and agents across the country raise over $4 million annually on behalf of 14 children’s hospital foundations and their 170 associated hospitals located across the country.