The second national survey in as many months shows RE/MAX agents and offices far outperformed all competitors, selling more homes, assisting more families, and leading all other real estate companies in every measurable category. In the 2010 REAL Trends 500 survey, RE/MAX brokerages held 122, or 24%, of the Top 500 positions, with RE/MAX agents averaging an impressive 20.65 transaction sides, 42% higher than the next closest competitor.
“Our agents and offices made a commitment to succeed despite the market, and these numbers prove they did it,” says Dave Liniger, RE/MAX Chairman and Co-Founder. “Our agents were challenged a year ago to get specific training so they could tackle the market, and I’m proud to say that RE/MAX agents have helped thousands of families, many facing severe financial problems.”
Since March 2009, when Liniger issued the challenge, over 15,000 RE/MAX Sales Associates have earned a distressed property designation from RE/MAX University, the company’s on-demand, multi-media educational platform. RE/MAX Associates hold the greatest number of professional learning designations compared to agents of other national real estate brands, and they average the most number of years experience in real estate, with 13.6.
Nearly 40% of the current market consists of distressed properties, including foreclosures and Short Sales, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Liniger believes the trend will continue for at least another year or two. However, with the Treasury Department’s new uniform Short Sale procedures that went into effect in April, industry experts are hopeful the process will be easier for both homeowners and agents to navigate. RE/MAX led the lobbying effort in Washington, DC to streamline the process.
In April, The 22nd annual Power Broker Report, from RISMedia ranked 69 RE/MAX brokerages among their Top 300, representing 23% of all ranked brokerages. This showing placed RE/MAX 47% higher than its closest competitor. The complete Power Broker report can be found online at http://rismedia.com/. The REAL Trends 500 survey can be found online at www.realtrends.com.
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About RE/MAX Valley Real Estate
RE/MAX Valley Real Estate, located in Boardman, Ohio, is an independent, locally owned, and locally operated franchise of RE/MAX Int.. It was founded in 2000 by top producers for top producers. Their agents rank number one in the Mahoning Valley for average associate production and average volume of sales. RE/MAX Valley services the real estate needs of the Mahoning Valley, Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana Counties. "No one sells more real estate than RE/MAX."
For more information please visit www.OurValleyHomes.com.
About RE/MAX Int.
RE/MAX was founded by Dave and Gail Liniger in 1973, who still manage the company’s day to day operations. From a single office in Denver, Colorado, RE/MAX has grown to be a global network of nearly 100,000 Sales Associates in more than 70 countries.
Remax.com offers consumers all home listings in thousands of U.S. cities and towns and is consistently ranked among the most visited real estate web sites.
RE/MAX has been honored as the leading real estate franchise for nine of the last ten years in the oldest and most respected ranking, “The Franchise 500 Survey,” published by Entrepreneur Magazine.
RE/MAX International is proud of its Premier Community Citizenship, which has raised over $100 million for deserving organizations like Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Children’s Miracle Network and The Sentinels of Freedom Foundation.
For more information please visit www.remax.com or www.joinremax.com