Â Â Â Â Two National Surveys Find RE/MAX Agents Average More Transactions
Â Â Â DENVER, May 5 /PRNewswire/ — Two industry surveys of the nation’s top
brokerages reveal that RE/MAX Sales Associates outperform their competitors
at brokerages affiliated with the major national franchises. Based on
transactions closed in 2007, The RIS Media Power Broker Survey found that
RE/MAX Sales Associates averaged 15.5 transaction sides, 39% higher than
their nearest national competitor. In The REAL Trends 500, RE/MAX Sales
Associates were also ranked the highest of all national real estate
franchises, averaging 19% more transactions per agent than their closest
competitor. REAL Trends also noted that the average real estate agent in
2007 earned 7.6 transaction sides.
Â Â Â According to the National Association of Realtors there are nearly
80,000 real estate brokerages in the United States. Both The REAL Trends
500 and The RIS Power Broker Survey seek to identify the elite in the
industry, the most successful brokerages of the year. Of all the top
brokerages ranked in The REAL Trends 500, RE/MAX brokerages won 30% of the
rankings, represented by 149 brokerages. This was more than any other
national franchise and nearly as much as its next two competitors combined.
Â Â Â “There are many ways to measure success in real estate, but the bottom
line is how productive your Sales Associates are,” said Margaret Kelly,
Chief Executive Officer of RE/MAX International. “These two very
prestigious surveys, prove once again that RE/MAX Sales Associates lead all
their competitors, and that’s what’s critical in today’s marketplace, when
consumer is looking for a professional who can get the job done.”
Â Â Â Kelly said a significant factor in the success of RE/MAX Sales
Associates is the educational support provided by RE/MAX International.
“Our Associates lead the industry in professional designations and sales
experience because of the extensive training offered by RE/MAX University,
our multi-media educational institution. It’s a state-of-the-art operation
that includes “on-demand” training, available 24-7 on the Internet, and
broadcast courses on the RE/MAX Satellite Network, the only such network in
Â Â Â RE/MAX also recognizes the power of the Internet. Kelly said, “Today,
most people start their home search on-line, and we’ve devoted a lot of
resources to our web site. We’re proud to offer more than 90% of all home
listings and that the site attracts more visitors than any of our
competitors’ web sites.”
Â Â Â Even though the real estate market was experiencing a down turn in
2007, RE/MAX increased its net number of offices by 4.05 % and sold
franchises at a rate 12.3% higher than its seven year average (since 2000).
Â Â Â About RE/MAX International, Inc.
Â Â Â RE/MAX was founded in 1973 in Denver, Colorado by Dave and Gail
Liniger. In 35 years, it has grown into a global network of over 110,000
Sales Associates in more than 65 countries. No one in the world sells more
real estate than RE/MAX. Today, nearly all U.S. home listings can be found
Â Â Â RE/MAX is proud of its Premier Community Citizenship, which has helped
raise tens of millions of dollars in support of charitable organizations
like, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Children’s Miracle Network and The
Sentinels of Freedom Foundation.
Â SOURCE RE/MAX International, Inc.
Bennington VT, Press Release