DENVER, Colo. - Jan. 30, 2014 // PRNewswire // - Today, RE/MAX LLC celebrates its 41st anniversary and recognizes its numerous innovations and milestones. Co-founded by Dave and Gail Liniger on January 30, 1973, the company is now recognized as a leading global real estate franchisor. Last October, RE/MAX concluded a successful initial public offering and now trades under the ticker symbol "RMAX" on the New York Stock Exchange.
"We've seen so much over four decades, and witnessed a lot of history and industry changes, but it's always been our quality agents who've made us a success," said Dave Liniger, RE/MAX Co-Founder and Chairman. "Our agents are true professionals and have dedicated themselves to helping their customers realize the American dream of homeownership."
RE/MAX was born in a single office in Denver, based on an innovative agent-centric philosophy that attracted the industry's top performers.
In 2013, for the 11th time in 15 years, RE/MAX, LLC was recognized as the highest-ranking real estate company in Entrepreneur magazine's 34th annual "Franchise 500."
In October, RE/MAX was the leading real estate organization in the Franchise Times Top 200 for the fifth consecutive year. The annual survey is based on worldwide sales. And RE/MAX was the only real estate company to be included in the Top 50 Franchises for Minorities compiled by the National Minority Franchising Initiative. It was the sixth straight year that RE/MAX made the list.
"We never set out to be a player on the world stage, but our business model is universal, thriving in different economic and cultural environments. We are proud of our agents who provide a very high level of customer service," said Gail Liniger, RE/MAX Co-Founder and Vice Chairman.
During the first three quarters of 2013, RE/MAX added 454 franchises worldwide, with 166 new franchises in the United States. During the same period,
RE/MAX sold 147 new franchises in Europe, including 41 in Turkey. 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 last year, including Japan, the world's third-largest economy.
RE/MAX now has a presence in over 90 countries, more than any of its competitors.
Beginning March 3, thousands of RE/MAX Affiliates from around the world will gather at The Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino for the annual RE/MAX R4 convention. They will celebrate the many achievements of 2013 and 41 years of real estate innovation.
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 90,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of more than 90 countries. Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX.
RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world's leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, is a subsidiary of 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 $130 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®, Susan G. Komen® and other charities.
For more information about RE/MAX, to search home listings or find an agent in your community, please visit remax.com.
SOURCE RE/MAX, LLC
RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989 and is continually growing.