From Katie Agness
Since 1973, RE/MAX agents have been working tirelessly to help homebuyers find homes that match their lifestyles. RE/MAX has a network of over 125,000 productive real estate agents and is growing with a 4.4 percent total agent count increase in 2018.
“Our network of agents specializes in both residential and commercial in more than 110 countries and territories around the world,” says Dana Tuggle, vice president of RE/MAX’s central region. “The RE/MAX mission is to be the worldwide real estate leader, achieving our goals by helping others achieve theirs. Everybody wins.”
While the company has expanded internationally throughout the course of its history, RE/MAX has a strong local presence, with multiple offices in and around the surrounding Austin area. Through these locations and agents, RE/MAX works with an array of clients, from young professionals to families to active seniors.
“Each year, RE/MAX agents help hundreds of thousands of families — across multiple generations — buy or sell a home,” Tuggle says. “Buying a home is personal, and what works for one family or individual won’t work for the next. Having an experienced agent who performs multiple transactions each year can be beneficial. Our job is to guide you through the home buying process — whether this is your first time buying a home or your fifth.”
RE/MAX’s success is directly connected to the quality agents and franchises that have enabled the company to grow and evolve. “Joining RE/MAX allows brokers and agents entrepreneurial independence, opportunities to keep more of what you earn and extra time to enjoy life.” Tuggle says. “One of our core values at RE/MAX is to be ‘customer obsessed,’ which means constantly thinking about how to better serve our franchisees. As times change, so have the needs of our brokerages.”
To adapt to the changing needs of the industry and its agents, RE/MAX has invested in a variety of areas. Within the past year, RE/MAX acquired an award-winning real estate web development and software firm, booj, as well as restructured our service model to better serve its network of agents worldwide. In January 2019, RE/MAX announced a new service model that focuses on training and professional development.
“We know that agents who are learning-based are more successful and RE/MAX University provides unified learning experiences with a focus on education that empowers the network,” Tuggle says. “RU now offers 70 plus designations, certifications, learning tracks and courses and has plans for additional roll outs. Even the experienced agent and team can re-engage with new and improved training opportunities that will help them get back to basics and deploy successful tactics to improve their business.”
RE/MAX agents are well-known for their expertise and experience and average more sales than other agents. “Every transaction is unique and RE/MAX agents worldwide sell more real estate than any other brand,” Tuggle says. “A productive agent may be more in touch with the market and can help you identify properties, schedule showings to walk you through the home and help you negotiate. Going through the process of buying a home without professional guidance can lead to costly problems later.”
In addition to helping clients buy properties, RE/MAX is equally as knowledgeable at selling homes. “When buyers are ready to sell their home, they want to do it quickly,” Tuggle says. “That is the time to call an experienced RE/MAX agent who will help them get the most out of their most-prized investment. RE/MAX agents can answer all their questions including what their home is worth and how quickly their home will sell.”
As one of the most recognized real estate businesses in the world, the RE/MAX team has built a reputation amongst home buyers and sellers for a quality, stress-free experience. “When you walk among top producers, feeling inspired to grow your business is only natural,” Tuggle says. “RE/MAX offices are busy, dynamic environments where real estate professionals truly shine. At RE/MAX, we are a business that builds businesses through tools, training and technology. For 46 years, the quality of RE/MAX agents has built the No. 1 name in real estate.” RL