Evolution of the #1 Brand in Real Estate

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Billions of dollars have been spent promoting the RE/MAX brand in the past 44 years. The result is a name and image people instantly know, giving you a huge competitive advantage. RE/MAX branding helps you stand out from the crowd, get noticed, and connect with potential clients or customers. With the refresh, the industry’s top brand is more powerful than ever.

REMAX Celebrates 25 Years Supporting CMN as We Approach the August ‘Month of Miracles’

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Since 1992, RE/MAX Affiliates have raised more than $157 million for the 170 Children’s Miracle Network member hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. To celebrate 25 years of miracles, here are 25 things to know about CMN, the patients it serves and how easy it is to become a Miracle Agent.

August is the sixth annual “RE/MAX Month of Miracles,” a celebration of the RE/MAX partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. It’s a time for all REMAX Agents to re-engage with your local CMN Hospital and raise funds and awareness for this important cause. And this year marks an important milestone for RE/MAX – 25 years supporting CMN Hospitals!

25 Fast Facts About RE/MAX and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Jobs, Fewer Loan Defaults Boost Orlando’s Draw, Report States

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Orlando’s rising employment rates and waning commercial mortgage delinquencies during the last year made the region one of the nation’s leading markets for growth and investment, according to a new study.

The four-county area, including Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Lake counties, ranked fourth nationally for its business climate during the last four quarters, according to a report released Wednesday by the analytics firm Trepp LLC. Orlando ranked behind Seattle, Las Vegas and Atlanta in the measurement of economic growth and commercial real estate investment, said Sean Barrie, research analyst for Trepp.

During the last year, Orlando’s population grew 2.5 percent and unemployment was 3.9 percent, with 42,800 jobs added during the last four quarters, Trepp’s report stated

Orlando’s ranking was not surprising to Marcel Arsenault, who oversees the investment management company Real Capital Solutions, based in Colorado.

“We concur 100 percent. Orlando has wonderful in-migration from Puerto Rico and elsewhere, and it benefits from the ‘Great Drain’ of companies leaving New Jersey,” said Arsenault, who studies business cycles of property types throughout the country. Last week, he showed an audience of real estate journalists the advisory emails he sent in 2005 predicting a sharp economic slide, which materialized starting a year later as the Recession.

Underscoring his views, Real Capital Solutions earlier this month purchased Maitland Forum with more than 284,000 square feet at 2600 Lake Lucien Drive, Maitland, for $15.4 million and Park Center with more than 127,000 square feet at 2500 Maitland Center Parkway for $6.8 million, records show.

Maitland stands as one of the biggest turn-around markets in the region, said Chris Owen, who oversees research for Cushman & Wakefield in Florida. Vacancies for Maitland-area offices diminished from about a quarter of available space to a tenth during a three-year period that ended in early 2017, the real estate brokerage reported. Relatively affordable office rents, particularly when compared with downtown Orlando, have boosted activity there, he added.

Owen cited another factor considered by companies scouting cities for call-center and back-office locations: Orlando residents are often “accent-neutral” and can communicate easily with customers nationwide.

Trepp cited Orlando’s rising appeal in part to businesses relocating from expensive markets with higher taxes, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Trepp researchers referred to Orlando and other top cities in the ranking as “18-hour cities” — they may not enjoy the same round-the-clock cache as larger cities but are heading in that direction.

Trepp also cited Florida’s lack of state income tax.

Orlando businesses are not without some credit problems, although commercial mortgage delinquencies dropped about a half a percent to 2.18 percent during the year-long period. Trepp reported.

Thank you:  Orlando Sentinel

Home of America’s Best Real Estate Agents

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For the third straight year, RE/MAX has more of “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” than any other brand, according to the 2017 REAL Trends ranking of 12,500+ top producers.

Once again, RE/MAX agents dominated the annual America’s Best Real Estate Agents list from REAL Trends.

How do you define the best?

  • RE/MAX agents qualifying in the Transaction Sides category averaged 71 transaction sides last year. Teams qualifying in this category averaged 139.
  • Agents qualifying for Sales Volume averaged $30.7 million in volume last year. Qualifying teams averaged $53.5 million.

In total, 2,506 RE/MAX agents and teams made the list, compared to 2,248 Keller Williams agents and 2,040 Coldwell Banker agents. No other brand came close.

RE/MAX Agents Once Again Dominate Annual NAHREP Ranking

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National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals Names Top 250 Latino Agents in the United States

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP®) Top 250 Latino Agents Award annually recognizes the industry’s leading Hispanic real estate agents and brokers from across the country. For the third year in a row, the number of RE/MAX agents included in the ranking far surpassed the number of agents of other national real estate brands.

“RE/MAX salutes all of the agents included in this year’s NAHREP Top 250 Latino Agents Award ranking,” said Mike Reagan, RE/MAX, LLC, Senior Vice President, Business Alliances, and a member of the NAHREP Corporate Board of Governors. “It’s incredibly rewarding to see dozens of RE/MAX agents, more than any other brand, included in this year’s prestigious list. It’s a testament to their dedication and the superior customer service they provide their clients every day.”

An impressive 67 agents affiliated with RE/MAX were recognized in this year’s ranking, six more than last year and 30 more than the closest competitor. In fact, RE/MAX agents included in the ranking nearly exceeded the next two competitors combined:
-RE/MAX     67 agents
-Keller Williams     37 agents
-Century 21     31 agents
-Coldwell Banker     16 agents
-ERA     8 agents

RE/MAX has five agents represented in the top 25:
-Cristina Edelstein, RE/MAX Results, Plymouth, Minnesota, 386 sides
-Mario Negron, RE/MAX Pioneers, Cypress, Texas, 364 sides
-Veronica Figueroa, RE/MAX Innovation, The Figueroa Team, Orlando, Florida,
285 sides
-Monica Foster, RE/MAX Space Center, The Monica Foster Team, Houston, Texas
281 sides
-Luis Ortiz, RE/MAX Partners, Berwyn, Illinois, 203 sides

The NAHREP Top 250 Latino Agents Award list, now in its sixth year of publication, recognizes agents whose hard work and dedication has led them to close an outstanding number of transactions in an effort to increase the rate of sustainable Hispanic homeownership in communities across the country. The agents included in this year’s ranking represent a combined total of 25,945 transaction sides from January through December 2016 and over $6.07 billion in total aggregate volume. This year’s honorees were selected from a record-breaking 900 agents considered, the largest pool of candidates for the award to date.

Other national surveys have demonstrated the high productivity of RE/MAX agents. RE/MAX recently announced that its agents outperformed agents with other real estate brands in the 2017 REAL Trends 500 survey. Associates affiliated with the RE/MAX network regularly average double the number of transaction sides per agent when compared with competitors in the annual survey of large brokerages. RE/MAX associates included in the survey on average outsold competing agents with a ratio of more than two to one and averaged 17.2 transaction sides while agents with competitors averaged 7.8. The RE/MAX agent average of 17.2 transaction sides led all national franchises in the ranking.

With a presence in over 100 countries and territories, the RE/MAX network’s global footprint is unmatched by any other real estate brand. The franchisor’s total agent count grew 6.8 percent in 2016. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX, as measured by residential transaction sides, and more than 110,000 agents worldwide are a part of the RE/MAX network.

REMAX Newsroom

National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals

Congratulations to our Team Members Recognized in the ORRA Magazine

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Congratulations to all of our team members at RE/MAX 200 Realty and RE/MAX Town & Country Realty featured in the May/June 2017 Orlando REALTOR® Magazine ‘Member Recognition Issue’

  • Doug Atkins
  • Dave Bowen
  • Kim Coburn
  • Allison Day
  • David Gallup
  • Diane Gerry
  • Tom Langmann
  • Tanya McDonnell
  • John Muccigrosso
  • Jordan Muench
  • Sandi Peery
  • Kelly Sue Stonebreaker

Congratulations on Your REAL Trends 500 Success!

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Congratulations to our team of agents for being a part of one of the 550 RE/MAX firms recognized in the new REAL Trends 500 report.

RE/MAX brokerages accounted for a third of the 1,705 companies that reached the 500-transaction threshold for inclusion. That’s far more than any competing brand, and a real statement about the unmatched quality of RE/MAX Affiliates.

RE/MAX vs. the Industry video

RE/MAX agents outsell others 2-to-1 graphic (and REAL Trends recap)

A list of the 550 RE/MAX firms

RE/MAX vs. the Industry PDF

RE/MAX press release on the REAL Trends 500 results

Millennials are Searching for Orlando Real Estate

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The Orlando metropolitan area ranked No. 3 on Realtor.com’s list of top home buying hot spots for older millennials

The Orlando metropolitan area ranked No. 3 on Realtor.com’s list of top home buying hot spots for older millennials (25 to 34 years old). That age group represents the largest age demographic of prospective home purchasers, according to monthly surveys conducted by Realtor.com.

The Orlando metro area saw 1.18 times more Realtor.com listings page views from millennials than the national average. These “hot spots” attract the large group of home prospective buyers either due to a strong local economy, relative affordability, or both.

Orlando has been exploding beyond its internationally renowned theme parks, and millennials are paying attention. As the No. 2 fastest growing metro (Forbes), Orlando is increasingly on the radar for millennial home buyers considering where to put down roots.

Orlando Economic Development Commission

Realtor.com Data

Orlando ranked No. 2 fastest growing metro in 2017 by Forbes

RE/MAX and HouseCanary Announce Strategic Alliance

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Silicon Valley’s Predictive Analytics to Fuel Leading Real Estate Brand

RE/MAX, LLC, a leading real estate brokerage franchisor, and HouseCanary, a leading modern data analytics company for real estate professionals, announced today their collaboration that aims to make RE/MAX agents more productive than ever.

Data from RISMedia’s 2016 Power Broker Report as well as the 2016 REAL Trends 500 survey shows that RE/MAX agents outsell other agents by more than 2 to 1 at large brokerages included in the surveys. RE/MAX executives see an opportunity for their brokers and agents to increase their use of modern data and technology to generate leads and become even more productive.

“HouseCanary is a data powerhouse and we are excited to work with them