DENVER, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RE/MAX, LLC President Geoff Lewis will participate as a panelist at the 2016 NAHREP Housing Policy & Hispanic Lending Conference held this week at the Georgetown Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. Tomorrow afternoon, Lewis will share his perspectives on the current real estate market on the "Business Opportunity Townhall: Real Estate Industry" panel.
"The NAHREP housing policy conference is a great place to connect with some of the most influential professionals in our industry," Lewis said. "Not only are these conference attendees real estate leaders in their local communities, but they're committed to improving important policies here in Washington for the benefit of both consumers and Realtors."
RE/MAX is proud to be a Diamond Sponsor of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) and about 30 RE/MAX Affiliates who are NAHREP members have traveled to Washington to be part of the annual policy conference. Some of these Affiliates were also invited to attend a special White House briefing on housing, given this morning at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
NAHREP released its annual State of Hispanic Homeownership Report earlier today, which shows that homeownership among Hispanics increased last year from 45.6% to 46.1%, while the overall rate of homeownership in the U.S. decreased. A growing number of homeowners reflects the Hispanic community's significant economic influence and purchasing power.
"RE/MAX has built a strong presence in many Hispanic communities across the country, and our agents in those areas are providing their clients with the high level of customer service that RE/MAX is known for," Lewis added.
RE/MAX agents dominated the 2015 NAHREP Top 250 Latino Agent survey, placing more agents in the prestigious ranking than any other real estate organization. With 61 qualifying agents, RE/MAX had twice as many agents recognized than the closest competitor.
As part of the franchisor's recently launched 2016 ad campaign, RE/MAX will distribute Spanish language TV and radio spots to media outlets in several U.S. markets.
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RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world's leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RMCO, LLC, which is controlled and managed by RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RMAX).
With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is proud to have raised more than $150 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® and other charities.
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