The RE/MAX Story
Started by two "20-something" real estate agents with a pen and pad on a kitchen table in 1973 to the global organization that exists today RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic supports over 5,000 sales associates. Follow their journey around the world and in the community as RE/MAX is established as the "Leaders in Real Estate".
1973 RE/MAX is born. Dave and Gail Liniger, two 20-something real estate agents from Denver, Colorado, decide to develop a new real estate concept. They created RE/MAX - an acronym for "real estate maximums" - a system that encourages quality real estate salespeople to realize and develop their outstanding business potential.
1974 RE/MAX is growing! With a team of 42 Sales Associates , Gail and Dave Liniger decide to take the leap to next step to make RE/MAX the success they envisioned. They mortgage their assets and dedicate themselves to working around the clock.
1975 A huge company milestone when the first RE/MAX franchise is established outside of Colorado.
1976 Only 4 years after this innovative real estate concept is developed the RE/MAX team is now up to 500 Sales Associates
1978 On its 5th birthday, RE/MAX boasts 1,000 Sales Associates and launches its first widely recognised trademark - the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon . And still to this day the Hot Air Balloon trademark is well known all over the world.
1979 RE/MAX grows beyond the US borders. Two Canadians -Frank Polzler and Walter Schneider contact Dave Liniger they want to bring RE/MAX to Eastern Canada. Liniger agrees, and RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada is born.
1980 Within two years the number of RE/MAX Sales Associates quickly triples. There's now a total of 3,000 RE/MAX Sales Associates .
1988 The number of RE/MAX Sales Associates skyrockets to 20,000 and RE/MAX becomes the No.1 real estate organization in Canada .
1991 RE/MAX expands further with the opening of RE/MAX offices in the Caribbean .
1992 RE/MAX illustrates its interest in assisting the community and local neighbourhoods by becoming the sole real estate sponsor for the Children's Miracle Network. The Children's Miracle Network is an organisation that supports children's hospitals across North America
1993 RE/MAX makes that big jump and "travels across the pond" to Europe .
1994 RE/MAX continues to grow world wide as the familiar RE/MAX sign begins to appear in real estate offices in Spain and South Africa .
1995 The RE/MAX network takes a bigger hold of the European marketplace with Italy, Israel, and Germany joining the "Above the Crowd" real estate experts.
1997 RE/MAX celebrates it quarter century birthday with 48,000 Sales Associates in 2,900 offices around the world. RE/MAX's global reach now extends to Australia, Singapore, Turkey, the Southern United Kingdom and Ireland .
1998 The Netherlands and Greece join the RE/MAX Network.
1999 Prior to the new millennium Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Portugal and southern France join the RE/MAX Network.
2000 The year 2000 is celebrated with Norway and Iceland joining the team and spurring RE/MAX growth to over 57,467 sales associates in 3,422 offices in 32 countries on six continents.
2001 RE/MAX continues its continuous upward growth trend. The RE/MAX network can be found in 38 countries with more than 69,825 sales associates in 4,159 offices worldwide.
2002 RE/MAX heads into 2002 with over 5,000 Sales Associates in the Ontario-Atlantic Canada region. And with this success RE/MAX sales associates are happy to have been able to contribute over $12 million dollars to the Children's Miracle Network since the inception of the RE/MAX Miracle Home Program in 1992.
2003 Continues to grow...
The RE/MAX franchise network, now in its 31st year of consecutive growth, is the most recognised global real estate system operating in 67 countries. More than 7,016 independently owned offices engage 113,385 member sales associates who lead the industry in professional designations, experience and production while providing real estate services in residential, commercial, referral, relocation, and asset management.
|Each Office Independently Owned and Operated.
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