In 30 years RE/MAX has acquired the signature of professionalism, giving recognition to realtors worldwide, as successful fulltime experienced professionals.
Discover the facts on why RE/MAX is Canada's #1 Negotiators!

The RE/MAX Story

Started by two "20-something" real estate agents with a pen and pad on a kitchen table in 1973 to the global organization that exists today RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic supports over 5,000 sales associates. Follow their journey around the world and in the community as RE/MAX is established as the "Leaders in Real Estate".

RE/MAX is born. Dave and Gail Liniger, two 20-something real estate agents from Denver, Colorado, decide to develop a new real estate concept. They created RE/MAX - an acronym for "real estate maximums" - a system that encourages quality real estate salespeople to realize and develop their outstanding business potential.

RE/MAX is growing! With a team of 42 Sales Associates , Gail and Dave Liniger decide to take the leap to next step to make RE/MAX the success they envisioned. They mortgage their assets and dedicate themselves to working around the clock.

A huge company milestone when the first RE/MAX franchise is established outside of Colorado.

Only 4 years after this innovative real estate concept is developed the RE/MAX team is now up to 500 Sales Associates

On its 5th birthday, RE/MAX boasts 1,000 Sales Associates and launches its first widely recognised trademark - the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon . And still to this day the Hot Air Balloon trademark is well known all over the world.

RE/MAX grows beyond the US borders. Two Canadians -Frank Polzler and Walter Schneider contact Dave Liniger they want to bring RE/MAX to Eastern Canada. Liniger agrees, and RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada is born.

Within two years the number of RE/MAX Sales Associates quickly triples. There’s now a total of 3,000 RE/MAX Sales Associates .

The number of RE/MAX Sales Associates skyrockets to 20,000 and RE/MAX becomes the No.1 real estate organization in Canada .

RE/MAX expands further with the opening of RE/MAX offices in the Caribbean .

RE/MAX illustrates its interest in assisting the community and local neighbourhoods by becoming the sole real estate sponsor for the Children's Miracle Network. The Children's Miracle Network is an organisation that supports children's hospitals across North America

RE/MAX makes that big jump and "travels across the pond" to Europe .

RE/MAX continues to grow world wide as the familiar RE/MAX sign begins to appear in real estate offices in Spain and South Africa .

The RE/MAX network takes a bigger hold of the European marketplace with Italy, Israel, and Germany joining the “Above the Crowd” real estate experts.

RE/MAX celebrates it quarter century birthday with 48,000 Sales Associates in 2,900 offices around the world. RE/MAX's global reach now extends to Australia, Singapore, Turkey, the Southern United Kingdom and Ireland .

The Netherlands and Greece join the RE/MAX Network.

Prior to the new millennium Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Portugal and southern France join the RE/MAX Network.

The year 2000 is celebrated with Norway and Iceland joining the team and spurring RE/MAX growth to over 57,467 sales associates in 3,422 offices in 32 countries on six continents.

RE/MAX continues its continuous upward growth trend. The RE/MAX network can be found in 38 countries with more than 69,825 sales associates in 4,159 offices worldwide.

RE/MAX heads into 2002 with over 5,000 Sales Associates in the Ontario-Atlantic Canada region. And with this success RE/MAX sales associates are happy to have been able to contribute over $12 million dollars to the Children's Miracle Network since the inception of the RE/MAX Miracle Home Program in 1992.

Continues to grow...

The RE/MAX franchise network, now in its 31st year of consecutive growth, is the most recognised global real estate system operating in 67 countries. More than 7,016 independently owned offices engage 113,385 member sales associates who lead the industry in professional designations, experience and production while providing real estate services in residential, commercial, referral, relocation, and asset management.


At RE/MAX we're proud of our outstanding agents who produce such outstanding results. Take a quick look at why RE/MAX is number one in the world and number one in Ontario-Atlantic Canada. You will be surprised at what our agents and offices accomplish not just in the real estate market but in their local communities and globally as well. Welcome to RE/MAX, we hope that you enjoy your visit.   

  • Canada's # 1 negotiator
  • #1 in 150 markets across Canada
  • Over 18,367 sales associates in 654 independently owned and operated offices in Canada
  • A global real estate system operating in 83 countries
  • More than 6,275 independently owned offices with over 90,000 member sales associates globally
  • RE/MAX was the first real estate network to be involved in more than 1 million transaction sides in a single year.
  • RE/MAX is now in its 38th year of consecutive growth
  • RE/MAX agents close three times more deals than the industry average
  • RE/MAX virtually outperforms the competition in virtually every market in Canada.
  • More market share than any other real estate company
  • RE/MAX is run by realtors from bottom to top
  • RE/MAX has the best broker leadership in the industry today
  • More top-producing agents join RE/MAX every year, in more countries, than any other real estate organization.
  • RE/MAX is recognized as the "Voice of Real Estate" to the industry
  • RE/MAX Satellite Network (RSN) is the industry's first proprietary satellite system dedicated to industry-specific education, including peer-to-peer learning.
  • Exceptional educational programs such as Inspire that focuses on career development, technology and mandatory continuing education programs
  • The Succeed Agent Mentor program offers new agents in-house coaching and mentoring to help them fast track their success.
  • RE/MAX has been the exclusive real estate sponsor of the Children's Miracle Network since 1992
  • RE/MAX Associates have raised more than $65 million for the Children's Miracle Network
  • Largest Hot Air Balloon Fleet in the world with more than 100 balloons
  • "Team RE/MAX" around-the-world stratospheric helium balloon expedition from Alice Springs, Australia in late 1998 .
  • a major co-sponsor of the Breast Cancer Survivor Recognition Program at the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Race For The Cure events
  • RE/MAX created a section on Web site called 'Early Detection Reminder' that allows anyone to set up both a monthly Email reminder for a self-exam and an annual reminder for a mammogram.
  • RE/MAX is the first real estate organization to promote itself through motor sports
  • Each year, about 20 charities host fund-raising golf tournaments at Sanctuary, the private course of RE/MAX International co-founders Dave and Gail Liniger.
  • RE/MAX International is the first major sponsor of The Wildlife Experience, a conservation and community center promoting understanding of the natural world and its conservation through art and education.
  • The RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship is the largest grass-roots long drive competition in the world. More than 12,000 competitors on 300 different golf facilities will try to reach the finals and take home their share of the $325,000 purse.