RE/MAX

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I recently moved to Remax because it is a national company in my area, and it seemed like the right fit brokerage. I really liked the small family-oriented environment because everybody is supportive and help each other out. So far, I am currently doing the online training, and so far it is really good. This is the brokerage I was looking for, and I can't wait to grow with them.

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I enjoy the people, owners, and love that they have a big name nationwide. I don't think this a brokerage for new agents, but I didn't have a hard time adjusting because of my 20 years of experience of being licensed in real estate. If you have the experience, I would recommend it, especially because their splits are excellent.

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Not enough growth or training! I don't have much experience in the sellers or buyer's side and I desperately need help learning. I had two potential listings, one expired & the other canceled. I had a 75/25 split, but obviously never earned a commission.

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I was licensed in 2017 but was not financially ready to join a brokerage until 2019 when I joined REMAX as a referral agent, where I would hold open houses. Although I was licensed in 2017, I still consider myself as a new agent. My broker takes 25%. Hoping REMAX can give me the infrastructure and training I need to really get things going.

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There was a truly great support system! I had a mentor so I knew in and out how it all really works. I felt like I was set up for success. But I wanted to be more involved with an active office who works with their agents more directly.

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My focus is on the listing side. Very happy with my broker - but not very happy with REMAX. There has recently been a lot of change which makes it not fit in as well with my goals.

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I've been working part-time with REMAX for almost a year. They don't provide enough help for new agents. I have a full time job too. My split is 70/30 and I pay $133.00 in monthly fees.

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RE/MAX Gallery

I'm considering going on a solo route for larger commission splits and lower fees. I was doing lots of open houses and I would only get 10% of the sale when I was doing the showings.

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A high-end firm.

I would say the good part is the professionalism of the training here. For people that don't have experience, the negative part is getting started. It's hard everywhere of course. Aside from that, this is one of the biggest firms and I have experience. They provide leads. This is a high-end firm, so that's why I'm here.

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MD RE/MAX

The location and amenites were beautiful. But unfortunately beautiful offices don't sell real estate. The leads promised were non-existant (at least in the Baltimore office)

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My production is pretty low as a part time agent - about 2 properties per year. I really would like that to be higher, but I don't get much support from my broker. I have to get all my leads on my own, and really feel like the partnership has soured.

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Is anyone else not getting ANY leads? I need leads to do my job. Because of the 50/50 commission split, I only 1.5% of each transaction.

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There's a lack of professionalism from the broker in my office. The support team isn't as good as other brokerages.

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I wasn't able to sustain an active income with the business I had, and needed another part time job. I left RE/MAX for another brokerage to pursue real estate full time. Fees are high and commission splits are poor. The commission split is 70/30 -(or 50/50 if the lead came through the office). Cap at $20k.

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I have actually worked for RE/MAX twice which should tell you a lot! The lead generation and marketing is great, they have a good reputation, and the support infrastructure was good.

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“Above the crowd” is RE/MAX’s way of differentiating itself from the competition. And the franchise has built its brand image by focusing on quality services, creating trust, and ensuring that buyers associate its brand assets, most importantly the Blue, White & Red Hot Air Balloon with real estate. 

RE/MAX agents are presented to buyers —often in national ads — as being more experienced & going beyond what’s expected of them. Their ability to find international buyers is also highlighted thanks to the brand’s global reach of 100 countries. Another talking point you’ll often hear frequently is that Re/Max agents outsell everyone else. Of course, this can significantly vary by office.

Strong brand name aside, RE/MAX does a good job of providing the tools and resources needed to run your business. 

 

RE/MAX History and Facts


  • Dave Liniger and his future wife, Gail Liniger, founded the company in 1973. Dave’s vision was a brokerage where agents obtained maximum returns like an independent agency. 
  • In full, RE/MAX stands for Real Estate Maximum. 
  • Each RE/MAX office is independently owned and run. 
  • The first international office in Canada was opened in 1977. Agent numbers surpassed 50,000 by 1998.
  • RE/Max is the only real estate brokerage to have launched a satellite network. Most of the programming is comprised of the company’s training programs and news.
  • Its parent companies are REMAX Holdings and RIHI. 
  • The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon is among the most recognized corporate symbols in the US. Currently, the company has a fleet of over 120 balloons. They are up to 7 stories tall and flown over communities to grab attention.

 

RE/MAX Agent Tools & Technology  (Agents get access to a suite of tools, often for free)


pexels-terje-sollie-320617RE/MAX Hustle

Associates can create personalized video commercials in minutes with this free online tool. Videos are then shared on social media. You can even try out the tool here.

Design Center 

Agents report this as one of their most frequently used tools. It comes with numerous templates allowing agents to create professional-looking marketing materials like postcards, newsletters, advertisements, flyers, and more.

LeadStreet

Launched in 2006, the tool has so far generated over 14 million leads for RE/MAX agents and brokers. You’re not charged for leads as it is the case at other brokerages. 

REMAX Agents can specify up to 10 zip codes they are targeting. When customers register for an account at Remax.com, the algorithm automatically distributes leads to agents. 

Single-page Agent Website (SPAW)

It carries the agent’s photo, name, office, and even allows customers to access listings. Customers can sign up on the agent’s branded site and become direct leads. 

pexels-adrianna-calvo-17663ReMax Mobile App

Available on both Android and iOS devices, it allows clients to search for listings based on their geographic location. Agents & brokers can customize the mobile app such that the client will see the agent’s name, photo, & contact info every time they launch it.

More tools

There are more tools for agents, including the company’s approved seller’s program, where agents can buy digital advertising, insurance, promotional items, and more products from approved sellers, often at discounts. 

 

RE/MAX Training Programs


Launched in 2007, RE/MAX University is the go-to learning resource for agents, brokers, and owners. It is a continuation of the Re/Max Satellite Network (RSN). Agents can access content from anywhere and 24/7. Additionally, there is an innovative tool called the “My Ru Trax” that allows learners to custom build their curriculum based on their needs. More complementary learning resources include webinars and exclusive talks from renowned speakers. Re/Max also offers designations & certification programs.

FAQs

David Liniger based his company on the “maximum commission” model, and it’s still the norm to this day with many agents receiving 95/5 splits, with 4% going to the office and 1% to the franchise. They’re able to sustain this due to high desk fees.

Desk fees might be up to $750 at some offices. Experienced agents might have no qualms about this, but new agents will suffer. That’s why some RE/MAX offices have lower splits (80/20, 70/30, or 60/40) but with a yearly cap and no monthly desk fees.

Typically, agents joining RE/MAX offices will pay monthly desk fees. Some fees are only incurred during transactions, including E&O insurance, franchise fee of 1%, and flat transaction fees paid to the office ranging from $250 to $275. 

Predicting the actual amount a RE/MAX Realtor takes home might be difficult since their earnings depend on their sales volumes, expenses, and more. But on average, Realtors take home $52,000 per year, with top producers grossing more than $100,000. 

  • RE/MAX is an industry leader that outperforms other full-service brokerages in terms of transaction sides, agent productivity, and brand awareness. 
  • Great training for new agents. 
  • A good working environment surrounded by associates focused on helping each other. 
  • Offices with non-competing brokers who are out to help you succeed. 
  • Favorable commission splits.
  • Plenty of tools, along with training resources to help you use the tools effectively. 
  • Worldwide presence and reputation. 

Find a Re/Max office based on your city, state or zip code directly from Remax.com. In the search results, you’ll see all the offices, their address, contact information, and the number of agents. You can call and inquire about booking an interview.

As a requirement, you’ll first need your real estate license, though some Re/Max offices let you work as an assistant as you go through your Pre-licensing course.