A History of Success

The RE/MAX story is one of passion and dedication.

It all started in 1973, when the real estate agents Dave & Gail Liniger founded RE/MAX in Denver, Colorado. Later, in 1995, RE/MAX lands in Europe. Walter J. Schneider and Frank J. Polzler bring the hot air balloon over the big pond. Today RE/MAX’s global organization supports over 90,000 Agents worldwide. Follow their journey around the world and in the community, as RE/MAX is established as the "Leader in Real Estate".

1973

RE/MAX is born. Gail and Dave Liniger, two real estate agents in their twenties from Denver, Colorado, decide to develop a new real estate concept. They create RE/MAX, an acronym for "Real Estate Maximums", a system that encourages quality real estate salespeople to realize and develop their outstanding business potential.

1978

On its 5th birthday, RE/MAX proudly launches its logo, the Hot Air Balloon, and has already 122 Offices and 1,180 Agents, in the USA and Canada.

1986

RE/MAX grows to 1,000 Offices and more than 10,000 Agents.

1995

RE/MAX goes global in South Africa and Europe, exceeding 40,000 Agents.

2004

RE/MAX surpasses 100,000 Agents.
“Everybody Wins: The Story and Lessons Behind RE/MAX” book is released.

2008

RE/MAX is in more than 75 countries.

2009

RE/MAX has now more than 7,000 independently owned offices, with over 90,000 agents in 85 countries worldwide.

2012

The familiar red, white and blue RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon can now be found in more than 85 countries around the world, marking an international presence greater than any real estate network.

2013

RE/MAX balloon lands in UAE!

RE/MAX was created in 1973 by top real estate professionals for top real estate professionals. That alone makes the RE/MAX Concept profoundly different. Productive Agents earn high commissions and pay their fair share of office expenses. Agents help clients. Brokerages help agents. And under it all is a comprehensive management system that expands opportunities for agents and owners.