DENVER, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With over 6,000 real estate agents and brokers from 60 different countries in attendance, RE/MAX kicked off its annual international convention at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Monday night. The Opening General Session, hosted by comedian and entertainer Wayne Brady also featured legendary real estate pioneer and RE/MAX CEO and Co-Founder Dave Liniger.
"2016 was the best year we've had in residential real estate in 10 years," Liniger told a lively crowd of RE/MAX agents who traveled from as far as Argentina and New Zealand to attend the week-long convention to learn, network and exchange international referrals. "No one in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX and we're the leader in the industry because of the quality of our agents and brokers in this room." 1
RE/MAX reaffirmed it is the #1 name in real estate,2 as 2016 was another dynamic year of achievement and success for the network:
- Over 7,000 agents joined the RE/MAX network
- U.S. agents averaged 16.7 transaction sides
- RE/MAX has over 7,000 offices worldwide
- The global franchisor sold over 900 franchises
"RE/MAX continues to offer the latest in technology and tools to our agents so they can be the best they can be," said Adam Contos, Chief Operating Officer at RE/MAX, LLC. "Remax.com was relaunched in 2016, with a modern responsive design and improved personalized features, and is now the most visited real estate franchisor website.3 RE/MAX is an industry leader because of our exceptional network of broker/owners and agents, outstanding technology initiatives and reputation of the brand."
Technology and how it can improve the productivity of agents will be a popular topic during this year's conference. RE/MAX is a leader in technology, providing RE/MAX Affiliates with the latest online tools and platforms they need to succeed.
Some of those tools include:
- A single sign-on platform that provides agents free online leads, automated marketing, agent-to-agent referrals and training
- A state-of-the-art lead generation system that provides online leads from remax.com as well as consolidating all of their online leads from other websites
- Remax.com, which has provided over 17 million referral-fee free leads to RE/MAX agents since 2006, with 1.1 million leads delivered last year alone
The RE/MAX network is in more than 100 countries and territories and includes over 110,000 agents. Last year, RE/MAX added Norway, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Malaysia and Myanmar to its global footprint.
The four-day convention will also feature presentations from Caroline Adams Miller, Dave Ramsey, Erik Weihenmayer and Molly Fletcher. Dierks Bentley will bring the convention to a close with a private concert Thursday night.
About the RE/MAX Network:
RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Over 110,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach in more than 100 countries and territories. Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX when measured by residential transaction sides. 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. For more information about RE/MAX, to search home listings or find an agent in your community, please visit www.remax.com. For the latest news about RE/MAX, please visit www.remax.com/newsroom.
1 As measured by residential transactions closed.
SOURCE RE/MAX, LLC