DENVER, Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- More home shoppers searched on remax.com in 2016 than any other national real estate franchise website, according to recent data provided by Hitwise. The website had more than 77 million visits last year, more than the next two competitors combined and nearly double the number of annual visits of its closest competitor.
The total number of visits to remax.com in 2016 was up 28 percent from the previous year, while three of the four next ranking franchise sites experienced a decrease in annual visits. In 2015, the RE/MAX site had just under 20 million more visits than its closest competitor. It is a testament to incredible brand power of RE/MAX, the quality of RE/MAX agents, and ever-increasing consumer engagement with the network's flagship website.
Total number of annual visits according to Hitwise:
- remax.com 77,463,705 (2016) 62,132,115 (2015)
- century21.com 39,006,189 (2016) 42,457,848 (2015)
- kw.com 36,219,042 (2016) 31,567,836 (2015)
- coldwellbanker.com 20,328,480 (2016) 20,618,581 (2015)
- weichert.com 18,236,506 (2016) 20,452,820 (2015)
"Remax.com continues to dominate its national franchise competitors in the number of annual visits from home shoppers," said Adam Contos, Chief Operating Officer of RE/MAX, LLC. "RE/MAX regularly enhances the customer experience on remax.com and expand valuable tools for our agents. Our site gives consumers the most accurate and timely data available and is one of many reasons why remax.com is the online leader."
RE/MAX, LLC unveiled bold enhancements to its website in early 2016. Already the most visited real estate franchise online, the global real estate leader looked to improve the consumer experience. The new remax.com enhances the mobile experience by offering a modern responsive design and personalized features such as places, mapping, sharing, social and alerts.
Remax.com features a streamlined look - designed to easily guide consumers through the home-searching process. Edge-to-edge content, large gallery images and map-based search functions all provide users with a more personalized experience. Visitors can also search using a completely customizable My RE/MAX account, which allows them to save favorite properties, share homes on social media, connect with a local agent, request a showing and even find properties based on commute time or other subjective criteria. Listing videos were also introduced with the new website rollout. Remax.com visitors are now able to explore over 90,000 listings through custom videos powered by VScreen.
Remax.com also serves as a gateway to other company websites. Whether visitors are searching for high-end luxury properties, commercial investments or a new home in dozens of countries and territories around the globe, they are able to access them all – via The RE/MAX Collection, RE/MAX Commercial and RE/MAX global listings – conveniently from remax.com.
Remax.com connects consumers with RE/MAX agents and adds to the more than 15 million free referral leads generated since 2006.
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 of 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.
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SOURCE RE/MAX, LLC