Two National Surveys Recognize Training, Experience Get Results
DENVER, CO – May 26, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Despite the worst housing market in recent history, two respected national surveys show RE/MAX agents continue to outperform their competitors, selling more homes, assisting more families, and leading all other national real estate companies in sales performance.
In the REAL Trends 500 survey, RE/MAX brokerages claimed an impressive 21 of the top 25 positions among the brokerages ranked by Transaction Sides per Agent. The average RE/MAX agent achieved 14.5 Transaction Sides compared with the 6.8 average of all others in the survey. In Sales Volume, RE/MAX agents averaged over $3 million, which was 62% higher than the average agent in the survey.
In the 2011 RISMedia Power Broker Report, RE/MAX brokerages held 390 of the top 1,000 positions, with RE/MAX agents averaging an impressive 14.7 transaction sides, outselling many competitors by more than two-to-one. In Sales Volume, RE/MAX agents averaged $2.9 million, 62% more than the average of all other agents in the report.
“It wouldn’t be possible for RE/MAX to achieve such overwhelming success without the support of millions of homebuyers and sellers,” said RE/MAX CEO Margaret Kelly. “There’s no question that consumers recognize quality service and they know who they can depend on to get the job done.”
In March, the company released the annual RE/MAX vs. the Industry report which demonstrated for the 13th year in a row that nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX. In the United States, the total number of RE/MAX Transaction Sides were 24% higher than its closest competitor. And RE/MAX Agents nationwide averaged 13.1 Transaction Sides each, with the closest competitor at only 7.1.
The high level of performance consistently exhibited by RE/MAX agents is due to the quality training provided by RE/MAX University (RU). The recipient of over 150 international film/video awards, RU delivers quality education on-demand via the Internet, on television, in classrooms and to personal devices worldwide. As a result, RE/MAX agents lead the industry in professional designations.
Recently, RE/MAX also reported increased franchise sales in the first quarter of this year, following a 30% increase in sales in 2010 over 2009. Additionally, RE/MAX continues to grow internationally, adding eight countries in 2010, holding onto an international presence greater than any of its competitors.
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RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, real estate industry visionaries who still lead the Denver-based global franchisor today. RE/MAX is recognized as one of the leading real estate franchise companies with the most productive sales force in the industry and a global reach of more than 80 countries. With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is proud to have raised more than $100 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and other charities. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX.
Contact: Shaun White
Vice President, Corporate Communications