History of RE/MAX
The RE/MAX name is synonymous with excellence in real estate. RE/MAX brokers enjoy an average of thirteen (13) years' experience backed by comprehensive training which enables them to provide clients with a clearly superior level of service.
Founded in 1973 in Denver (Colorado), RE/MAX (short for Real Estate MAXimum) is a network of independent, self-employed franchisees who operate in Canada, United States, Mexico, Europe, South Africa, Turkey, Greece, Israel, Australia, Latin Amercia and Singapore. RE/MAX ® brokers share agency and general expenses. In return, they receive 100 % of their commissions, in addition to an extensive range of services and fringe benefits. This dynamic formula attracts qualified, productive, experienced, top-of-the-line professionals with proven records of performance in the industry.
In 1978, the company adopted its official balloon logo, a remarkable trademark symbolic of the phenomenal ascension of RE/MAX in real estate circles. To learn more about the history of the balloon and its meaning, please visit our Balloon page.
The spectacular growth of the RE/MAX network owes to a revolutionary, logical and powerful concept that profoundly impacted the real estate industry and changed how real estate business was conducted. Several companies have since imitated the RE/MAX lead. Industry members and consumers readily recognize RE/MAX as the organization with the best brokers. Indeed, RE/MAX groups together highly skilled brokers for whom real estate is the top priority. For them, excellence says it all.
Of the many corporate success stories in Québec, the almost instant success of the RE/MAX banner in the real estate industry is by far the most spectacular. This success is based upon the following winning equation: Experience + Proficiency + Performance = Trust
Introduced in Québec in 1982 by Pierre Titley, President of RE/MAX Québec Inc., RE/MAX has expanded at lightning speed ever since the first agency opened in May 1982. Today, more than 3,500 brokers are spread out in 136 agencies across the province*. The market holds no secrets for RE/MAX brokers. They are generally able to sell your home faster and at a better price than rival brokers. RE/MAX network market share surpasses the competition by far. The objective for 2005: one out of every two homes sold by RE/MAX brokers. To keep brokers on the leading edge of developments in the field and to differentiate them from their competitors, RE/MAX operates its own "RSN" satellite network, a revolutionary real estate training tool exclusive to RE/MAX.
As primary sponsor of the Opération Enfant Soleil telethon for over 18 years, RE/MAXhas committed more than $ 18 million dollars to the plight of sick children. For RE/MAX, Opération Enfant Soleil is more than just a fundraising campaign, it is network involvement in a worthy humanitarian cause.
Internationally, RE/MAX network franchises currently boast over 113,112 brokers in more than 5,799 agencies, operating in 58 countries. Better and better equipped to outdistance the competition, the RE/MAX network is gearing up for the challenges of the next millennium.
- In an effort to continuously improve its offering to website visitors, RE/MAX redesigns its property listings, making them the industry's most comprehensive listings.
- RE/MAX celebrates its 30th anniversary.
RE/MAX launches its iPhone and iPad app.
Once again, RE/MAX brokers feel the love from the general public and ranks 24th among Québec's 150 most admired companies.
- RE/MAX brokers are proud to have partnered with Opération Enfant Soleil for 25 years! They have donated over $18 million for sick children since the very beginning.
All properties listed on remax-quebec.com are also available on global.remax.com... International visibility for Québec-based clients!
RE/MAX International Timeline
- RE/MAX International rolls out tech innovations. The firm redesigns its website's home page and develops mobile platforms for its brokers.
- The RE/MAX Commercial website is launched to develop this very lucrative real estate branch.
- RE/MAX International celebrates its 40th anniversary and seeks to gather over 10,000 brokers from around the world during its International Convention in February.
RE/MAX International broadens its horizons and will develop the Chinese market.
For more information on RE/MAX International, visit their website.