September 16, 2016 // Franchising.com // BANGKOK – RE/MAX, one of the most recognized real estate brands around the world, has recently concluded events in Thailand that focused on ways to grow RE/MAX in that country and throughout the Asia Pacific Region. Included in those events was its inaugural Global Franchise Sales Summit where regional directors and sales consultants met to discuss various topics including how to improve the process of selling franchises and identifying ways to take their businesses to the next level.
“Our company has a unique, agent-centric business model that raises professional standards by embracing agent training, transparency and improvement,” said Chris Pflueger, Vice President, Business Development, RE/MAX, LLC. “We’ve seen tremendous success worldwide and we want to continue expanding our presence around the world. Having the first ever Global Franchise Sales Summit was a great way to get some of our top sales consultants together to share best practices and ideas on how we can continue growing.”
More than 50 regional directors and sales consultants from over 20 countries attended the summit where they heard from RE/MAX executives and panel members that included the top RE/MAX franchise sales associates from Europe and the U.S. They also discussed innovative ways to implement real estate rules and regulations into the industry with a goal of providing international standards in buying and selling real estate.
Following the two day event, United States Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Haymond hosted RE/MAX Chief Operating Officer Adam Contos and other RE/MAX executives at the US Ambassador’s residence. While there, they discussed the benefits of leveraging the worldwide RE/MAX know-how with local Thai entrepreneurship and the growing globalization of real estate.
“It was an honor to be invited to the U.S. Ambassador’s residence to discuss the importance of real estate not only in Thailand, but across the world,” Contos said. “Our goal is to create locally owned businesses throughout the Asia Pacific Region, which will generate more jobs and opportunities for people in those communities and ultimately help grow the local economies.”
The Global Franchise Sales Summit and the welcome reception were followed by the second annual Asia Pacific Convention in Bangkok. RE/MAX Thailand hosted the three-day conference where about 300 region owners, brokers, agents and prospects from over 30 countries, including the United Kingdom, Estonia, the U.S. and Canada, attended the event.
While at the convention, attendees heard from industry leaders on various topics including the next generation of real estate buyers, new trends in real estate technologies, how to be a global agent and the ultimate internet marketing strategy. The event featured over 50 sessions that focused on a wide spectrum of real estate workshops as well as educational and networking seminars.
Office candidates were also invited to the conference to learn more about RE/MAX. While at the event, office agreements were signed from Thailand, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Malaysia.
A spectacular dinner gala and awards ceremony kicked off the conference where regional owners and affiliates in the Asia Pacific Region were presented with various production awards. RE/MAX Australia and RE/MAX New Zealand are set to host the third annual Asia Pacific Conference from August 30 to September 1, 2017 on Australia’s Gold Coast.
With a presence in over 100 countries and territories, the RE/MAX network’s global footprint is unmatched by any other real estate brand. RE/MAX has a strong and growing presence in Asia, and is in more than 15 countries in the Asia Pacific Region.
“RE/MAX has been successfully embraced in a great variety of economies and cultures around the world, and Asia Pacific is no exception,” said Larry Oberly, Vice President, Global Development of RE/MAX, LLC. “The franchising concept has become a very attractive business model for entrepreneurs who like freedom and flexibility and want to do things differently.”
Earlier this year RE/MAX was ranked as one of the world’s fastest-growing franchises in Entrepreneur magazine’s Fastest Growing Franchise Rankings for 2016. The global real estate franchisor was the highest ranking real estate franchise on the list and took the 17th spot overall.
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 over 100 countries and territories. Nobody in the world 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. For more information about RE/MAX, to search home listings or find an agent in your community, please visit www.remax.com. For the latest news about RE/MAX, please visit www.remax.com/newsroom.
SOURCE RE/MAX Network
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