DENVER - Jan. 16, 2014 // PRNewswire // - RE/MAX Chairman and Co-Founder Dave Liniger and RE/MAX CEO Margaret Kelly are named among 2013's top real estate leaders in two prestigious industry lists, the Inman 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders and the Swanepoel Power 200.
Both surveys recognize leaders who most influence and advance the real estate industry. Among the nominated are thought leaders and entrepreneurs who embody originality, strength, power and principle.
"There are so many talented and dedicated individuals in real estate today, so it's truly an honor to be included among such an exclusive group," Liniger said. "Our industry has faced numerous challenges in recent years, and leaders who advocated for home buying and selling consumers and real estate professionals made a real difference in turning this market around."
The comprehensive Inman 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders list honors those who have made extraordinary contributions that change the way homes are bought and sold. The Swanepoel Power 200 ranks industry innovators and influential real estate executives. Kelly received the No. 1 spot among women in real estate. Overall, Liniger ranked No. 5 and Kelly, No. 11; there were a total of 11 RE/MAX leaders on the Power 200 list.
"RE/MAX embraces entrepreneurial leadership and encourages all our Affiliates to be engaged and help buyers and sellers make the American dream of homeownership a reality," Kelly said.
In addition to Liniger and Kelly, numerous members of the RE/MAX network were also recognized. RE/MAX agent Michael Thorne was named in the Inman 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders for his involvement with an online show that shares agent insights about real estate technology. The Swanepoel Power 200 recognized RE/MAX Affiliates Frank Polzler, Walter Schneider, Marshall Saunders, Pierre Titley, Chad Ochsner, Charlie Bengel, Sandra Sanders, Pamela Alexander and James O'Bryon.
For RE/MAX, 2013 marked several milestones as it celebrated its 40th anniversary and began trading on the NYSE with the ticker symbol RMAX. For the 11th time in 15 years, RE/MAX was recognized as the highest-ranking real estate franchisor in Entrepreneur magazine's 35th annual Franchise 500. The company also was recognized as the leading real estate franchise organization in the Franchise Times Top 200 and was the only real estate company to be named to the Top 50 Franchises for Minorities by the National Minority Franchising Initiative through the World Franchising 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 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.
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