April 13, 2017 // Franchising.com // DENVER – RE/MAX, LLC, a leading global real estate franchisor, announced today it now has over 30,000 agents outside the U.S. and Canada. In 2016, the franchisor’s agent count outside the U.S. and Canada grew 16.9 percent year-over-year.
“We’re incredibly excited and proud to be hitting this global milestone,” said Larry Oberly, Vice President, Global Development, RE/MAX, LLC. “RE/MAX has a global presence that is unmatched by its competitors. Our unique business model revolves around the agent and raises professional standards in the industry by embracing training and transparency. We have the most productive agents who strive to provide their clients with the best customer service possible.”
RE/MAX Europe and RE/MAX Latin America and Caribbean led global growth, with both regions surpassing milestones of their own last year. RE/MAX in Europe now has more than 18,000 RE/MAX agents and RE/MAX across Latin America and the Caribbean have more than 6,000 agents.
Highlights of the RE/MAX global presence include:
Global growth is key to all RE/MAX agents as foreign buyers are continuing to invest in U.S. real estate. Over 30 percent of U.S. agents worked with a foreign investor last year, according to the National Association of Realtors® 2016 Profile of Home Buying Activity of International Clients.
With a presence in over 100 countries and territories, the RE/MAX network’s global footprint is unmatched by any other real estate brand. The franchisor’s total agent count grew 6.8 percent year-over-year in 2016. Over 110,000 agents worldwide now call RE/MAX home.
“Over 44 years ago, RE/MAX revolutionized the real estate industry in the U.S. and I’m pleased to say we’re making the same impact around the world,” Oberly added.
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 110,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of more than 100 countries and territories. 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 $157 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.