Started by two real estate agents in their twenties with a pen and pad in 1973 to the global organization that exists today, RE/MAX supports over 102,000 sales associates worldwide and 11,000 sales associates in 33 European countries. 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 20-something real estate agents 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.
1974 RE/MAX is growing! With a team of 42 Sales Associates, Gail and Dave Liniger take the next step to make RE/MAX the success they envisioned.
1975 A huge company milestone: the first RE/MAX franchise is established outside of Colorado.
1978 On its 5th birthday RE/MAX boasts 1,000 Sales Associates and launches its first widely recognized trademark – the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon. Up to this day the Hot Air Balloon trademark is well known all over the world.
1979 RE/MAX grows beyond the US borders. Two Austro-Canadians – Frank Polzler and Walter Schneider – contact Dave Liniger. They want to bring RE/MAX to Eastern Canada. RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada is born.
1988 The number of RE/MAX Sales Associates skyrockets to 20,000 and RE/MAX becomes the Number One real estate organization in Canada.
1995 RE/MAX lands in Europe! Walter Schneider and Frank Polzler bring the Hot Air Balloon over the big pond. One year later the RE/MAX sign begins to appear in real estate offices in Spain, Israel and Italy.
1997 RE/MAX celebrates its 25th birthday with 48,000 Sales Associates in 2,900 offices around the world. RE/MAX's global reach now extends to Australia and Singapore, Germany and Greece. Shortly afterwards Turkey, the Netherlands, Ireland and the UK join the RE/MAX Network.
1999 Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Portugal and Southern France become part of the European RE/MAX family. The millennium one year later is celebrated with Norway, Sweden and Iceland joining the team and spurring the RE/MAX growth to over 57,467 sales associates in 3,422 offices in 32 countries on six continents.
2003 - 2004 Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark and Malta join the network and RE/MAX hits the 1,000 sales associates mark in Europe.
2005 - 2006 With RE/MAX signs in the Baltic States, Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia, RE/MAX undoubtedly is the fastest growing real estate franchising company in Europe.
2007 Poland snd Slovenia are the latest addition to RE/MAX in Europe.
2009 RE/MAX has now more than 7,000 independently owned offices with over 102,000 agents worldwide. RE/MAX Europe is represented by over 10,200 sales associates in more than 1,600 independently owned and operated offices in 36 European countries. 2011 Currently, 11,000 sales associates operate out of 1,500 offices, located in 33 countries, under the RE/MAX of Europe banner.