RE/MAX stands for "real estate maximums." In exchange for paying a management fee and a share of the monthly office overhead, RE/MAX Associates keep the maximum allowed amount of their commissions and receive the many benefits of RE/MAX programs and services.
At RE/MAX, you create your own business plans and set your own goals. No manager will tell you how many sales you need to make or whether it's appropriate to pursue a particular professional designation. You schedule your own vacations and work under your own pressure, not someone else's.
Sales Associates with conventional companies work within a rate established by the particular firm. It's different at RE/MAX, where you have the flexibility to negotiate commission rates with customers. This freedom benefits both you and the customer, especially in the case of specialized properties requiring innovative marketing.
Since it doesn't have to cater to inexperienced or marginal producers, RE/MAX training immediately jumps to the top producer's core need - increasing business without increasing work time. All RE/MAX training focuses on this goal, whether delivered via the RE/MAX Satellite Network, national and regional conventions, or office-level training sessions. An increasing number of RSN courses are worth credit for Continuing Education or professional designations. A typical RE/MAX International convention includes more than 130 educational sessions and numerous courses offering credit toward professional designations.
RE/MAX Associates are known as innovators. They were among the first to aggressively embrace personal promotion and buyer agency, and to adapt technology to the real estate sales process. New ways of doing business don't depend on top-down approval. The innovations start in the field and the RE/MAX system responds with support. RE/MAX Affiliates are encouraged to be the first to pioneer trends that lead to increased productivity.
At RE/MAX, you are free to hire licensed or unlicensed assistants or create a sales team with members specializing in various aspects of the business, all within the overall management framework of the brokerage. This freedom enables you to build your business to any level you desire.
At RE/MAX, you enjoy the independence of running your own business without the hassle of keeping shared equipment running, handling staff payroll, getting the brokerage bills paid, dealing with business ownership tax issues and meeting other regulations that are among the day-to-day responsibilities of the broker. This arrangement frees you to focus on selling real estate.
At RE/MAX, you have complete control of how much of your income you put back into your business and how you allocate business expenses.
The maximum commission concept means RE/MAX Associates don't immediately lose a percentage of income - and thus the tax deductibility of that "expense" - to a broker. Virtually all of a RE/MAX Associate's commission earnings directed toward business expenses can be specifically itemized as such.
Having the freedom of being in business for yourself, you can set your own income goals at RE/MAX and plan the use of your time accordingly. Convinced that leisure time is crucial to professional success, RE/MAX encourages Associates to take time for other areas of their lives and to recharge their energies.
Averaging more than 13 years in the real estate business, RE/MAX Associates have built up reserves of satisfied customers. About 70 percent of RE/MAX transactions result from repeats and referrals, quality prospects who require far less qualifying than new customers. The less predictable sources of business make up about 30 percent of the transactions of RE/MAX Associates. When a recession hits, it's the salesperson with the contacts, the referrals, who will survive.
Being in business for yourself at RE/MAX, you have the flexibility to choose your own listing and sales specialties. A glance at the RE/MAX Referral Roster will disclose the variety of the more than 20 residential and commercial specialty areas declared by RE/MAX Associates. These include auctions, buyer brokerage, condominiums, farm and land, luxury homes, military, new construction, relocation, rentals, and vacation and resort properties - the entire property and housing spectrum.
With RE/MAX there is no pressure to market products or services in conjunction with the real estate transaction. There is no risk that the success of a transaction will be tainted by a customer's experience with a product or service over which the agent has no control. No mandatory home warranty programs. No home improvement projects. No hotel or car-rental pitches.
Whether you are building a portfolio or liquidating one, the idea of keeping the maximum gain possible by not giving up any portion of a commission on transactions is attractive. Why sacrifice personal investment returns to fund your broker's retirement instead of funding your own?
At RE/MAX, it's not going to be the new kid who fills in on a suddenly sensitive deal because the broker thinks the experience will do him some good. When you are away from work, only competent professionals are there to shepherd transactions forward.
RE/MAX Associates are perceived as being independent entrepreneurs. This earns the respect of industry peers and other professionals in the community. And most important, it generates an intense internal pride that comes from making your own way.
With more experience, more annual sales per agent, and more professional designations than other salespeople, RE/MAX Associates have shown the industry new heights in productivity by mastering the latest technologies, sales strategies, marketing innovations and business systems.
The RE/MAX network has grown every month since the organization was founded in 1973. In 2002, "Entrepreneur" magazine ranked RE/MAX the fastest-growing of all real estate franchises.
A powerful measure of a company is assessment and recognition by others. RE/MAX has been featured in major articles in mass-circulation periodicals and receives frequent coverage in real estate magazines and newsletters.
It's the global home of "The Real Estate Leaders®." Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX.
The RE/MAX franchise organization is a global system of more than 78,000 member Sales Associates in 4,400 independently owned and operated offices in 42 countries. These Associates lead the industry in professional designations, experience and production while providing real estate services in residential, commercial, referral, relocation, and asset management. The network is celebrating more than 30 years of consecutive growth.
Behind RE/MAX success is a vast array of RE/MAX programs and services that benefits everyone in the system, from Regional Directors, Broker/Owners and Sales Associates to, ultimately, customers and clients. For Broker/Owners, these benefits are powerful recruiting and retention tools, enabling them to fill their offices with the best in the business.
RE/MAX was the first network in the industry to pass the sales milestone of 1 million transaction sides in a single year. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX.
RE/MAX Associates, on average, are the highest producing agents in the real estate industry, averaging more than $100,000 in earned commissions annually.
Industry studies of "Worth," "Franchise Times," "Real Trends," "Entrepreneur" and other national publications rank RE/MAX as a real estate leader.
The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon is the most recognized symbol in real estate, a reflection of large market share. The "Above the Crowd!®" logo soars on RE/MAX advertising and promotion worldwide.
Prime-time RE/MAX images now fill television screens in homes across the United States and portions of Canada, generating more than 4 billion impressions annually.
RE/MAX support programs are designed to help make RE/MAX Associates the most successful and highest-producing agents in the real estate industry. Advanced training courses, RE/MAX continuing education programs, conferences and conventions all lead to professional development. Both regional and international awards programs recognize outstanding sales achievement.
The first and still the only such service offered by any major real estate franchise network, RSN broadcasts news, education and motivation four hours every business day. Offering a full array of continuing education courses and training courses, RSN is the ultimate RE/MAX education medium.
RE/MAX is "Out in Front®" on the real estate industry's information superhighway. The RE/MAX World Wide Web site, the RE/MAX Mainstreet extranet site, the CD-Roster, Agent 2000 software, and many other RE/MAX technological tools facilitate listings, referrals, and global networking.
Attendees share professional recognition and secrets of success with the industry's top producers. They enjoy internationally known speakers in premier convention cities such as Orlando, Las Vegas, and San Diego. Each year, the Summer Broker/Owners and Managers Conference attracts RE/MAX leaders from around the world. You can now register for RE/MAX conventions online.more.
The "RE/MAX Times," RSN Program Guide, the annual corporate report, Approved Supplier Catalog, manuals, brochures, newsletters, and an array of other materials in print and online help RE/MAX Associates remain "Above the Crowd!®"
At RE/MAX, Sales Associates have the freedom to be creative with unlimited promotion and advertising to generate a continual stream of qualified prospects.
The professionalism and experience of existing RE/MAX Sales Associates contribute to the success of each new Associate. RE/MAX people are part of a winning, enthusiastic team.
The RE/MAX Referral Program has proved to be many times more successful than another referral system in North America. Full-time quality Associates sending leads directly to other full-time quality Associates provide better service for customers and extra income for themselves.
RE/MAX Sales Associates receive the highest possible compensation, even after monthly expenses. Like doctors and lawyers, RE/MAX Associates share office expenses and a common identity and retain their earnings.
Benefiting from RE/MAX synergy, services, the maximum commission program, referral and repeat business, and real estate experience, RE/MAX Associates survive ? and even flourish ? in down markets.
RE/MAX has already achieved PMP in many markets across North America and is gaining market share on other continents. PMP means more leads and referrals, more advertising, and a bigger share of the market for all RE/MAX Associates.
RE/MAX is the only major real estate network still run by its original top-producing founders ? remaining true to its real estate roots while the owners of others play the stock market game.
From individual community service of Associates to RE/MAX sponsorship of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and Children's Miracle Network, RE/MAX devotes time and dollars to countless charities and local causes.
RE/MAX public relations takes many forms ? from charity sponsorships to sports marketing through the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship and auto racing.
Generating new sources of business for RE/MAX Associates is the purpose of RE/MAX International Relocation Services, Inc. The organization's Corporate Connection program enables Associates to expand their own business while benefiting the corporate client.
A growing number of RE/MAX offices throughout the system are exclusively commercial or have commercial divisions. Many RE/MAX offices that are predominantly residential also have commercial specialists who have aligned with the office, providing residential Associates with additional referral opportunities.
RE/MAX Sales Associates, on average, outproduce agents of competing real estate networks. That production translates into an Associate average of 24 transaction sides a year, leading to more than $100,000 in annual earned commissions. At RE/MAX, top-producing agents increase income not only from the maximum commission concept, but also from increased productivity.
The proof of quality service is in repeat business and referrals. RE/MAX Sales Associates average 70 percent of their business from repeats and referrals, while other agents average about 30 percent from those sources.
Every program and service that RE/MAX provides is designed to enable Associates to reap the maximum reward for their efforts and to help them reach their full professional potential. From national television advertising to a global referral network, the RE/MAX Satellite Network to state-of-the-art electronic tools, RE/MAX offers it all.
Premier Market Presence results from community-minded top-producing Associates giving superior customer service under a respected company banner. RE/MAX has already attained PMP in area after area across North America and is growing in market share in regions around the world. The organization has been the top-producing real estate network across North America for several years, is the real estate leader in scores of U.S. markets, and is growing rapidly in Spain, South Africa, Israel, and other new international regions.
Winners attract other winners. A professional environment draws other quality people, resulting in more yard signs, more advertising resources, more RE/MAX name recognition, more referrals, and thus ever more agents looking to RE/MAX to fulfill their career ambitions. Associate success has played a major role in the network's 30 consecutive years of growth.