RE/MAX Marks 43 Years in Real Estate

Global Real Estate Franchisor Celebrates Decades of Innovation
January 29, 2016
DENVER – RE/MAX, LLC, the #1 name in real estate, is celebrating its 43rd anniversary by honoring its many accomplishments and innovations over the years. On Jan. 30, 1973, Dave and Gail Liniger co-founded the company in Denver, and have since grown the business to be one of the most influential real estate leaders.
“Forty-three years ago Gail and I set out to create a company with an agent-centric model that would attract the industry’s top performers,” said Dave Liniger, CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of RE/MAX, LLC. “We had 21 Associates join the team within the first year; now, we have more than 100,000 agents. We’re proud of each and every one of our agents who’ve made this company what it is today—the most productive real estate network.”
RE/MAX has achieved numerous milestones over the years. In 1975, the real estate franchisor expanded outside Colorado when a franchise was purchased in Kansas City. The company went international two years later when the first Canadian brokerage was purchased. The RE/MAX agent count also saw substantial growth throughout the 1980s and 1990s. In 1984, the company totaled 5,000 agents in its network; by 1998, there were more than 50,000 agents.
Last year, RE/MAX counted more than 100,000 agents around the world. The company also continued to grow and expand its international presence, adding four new countries, Jordan, Zambia, Malaysia and Mongolia. Today, RE/MAX has a presence in nearly 100 countries, more than any of its competitors.
“More than four decades ago we were in an office hoping to create a business model that would change the real estate industry for the better,” said Gail Liniger, RE/MAX Co-Founder and Vice Chairman. “We only dreamed RE/MAX would become a worldwide leader and here we are. We have nothing but gratitude for our brokers and agents, who have worked tirelessly to help millions of families buy or sell a home.”
In 2015, RE/MAX agents were ranked among the most productive in the United States, according to two national brokerage surveys-- the REAL Trends 500 and the RISMedia Power Broker report. RE/MAX agents also dominated the fourth annual National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals Top 250 Latino Agent survey with 62 agents on the list, twice the number of the closest competitor. 
For the fourth consecutive year, RE/MAX was named the leading real estate franchise in the 37th annual Franchise 500 survey by Entrepreneur magazine. RE/MAX has now held the top spot for 13 of the last 17 years.
Starting February 29, the anniversary celebration will continue as more than 6,000 RE/MAX Affiliates gather for the annual RE/MAX R4 international convention at the MGM Grand Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Jay Leno, General Stanley McChrystal and Mel Robbins are set to speak at the highly anticipated event, with Lady Antebellum providing the entertainment.
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About the RE/MAX Network:
RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Over 100,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of nearly 100 countries. Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX when measured by residential transaction sides.
RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RMCO, LLC, which is controlled and managed by RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RMAX).
With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is proud to have raised more than $150 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and other charities.
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