Dave and Gail Liniger, two real estate agents from Denver, Colorado, decide to develop a new concept in real estate brokerage -RE/MAX, an acronym for Real Estate MAXimum- and introduce an exclusive working system based on self-employment, which proves to be a complete success.
RE/MAX grows to 1,000 agents and launches what will become the world's most famous real estate logo: the renowned REMAX hot-air balloon, 1979.
Two Canadians, Frank Polzler and Walter Schneider, incorporate the RE/MAX system in eastern Canada.
The RE/MAX brand also becomes the leading real estate franchise in Canada.
The first offices begin to be opened in the Caribbean.
Spain was the first country to open a REMAX franchise under Javier Sierra, the current chairman of the company in Spain. Subsequently, REMAX Europe was founded by Frank Polzler and Walter Schneider, thus entailing the largest expansion of the REMAX system. The territory covered by RE/MAX Europe represents 54 regions in 37 European countries with a population of some 500,000,000 inhabitants.
It is also welcomed in new countries such as Australia, Singapore, Germany, Greece, Turkey, the Netherlands, Ireland and the UK.
Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Portugal and southern France become part of the RE/MAX network.
Norway, Sweden and Iceland, growing to over 57,467 agents at 3,422 agencies in 32 countries across 6 continents.
New additions to the REMAX Europe family
, followed by Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. RE/MAX becomes the group of real estate franchises with the highest rate of expansion in Europe.
Become the latest countries to join the network in Europe.
RE/MAX Europe has 10,300 agents throughout more than 1,600 independent agencies in 36 nations.
Dave Liniger, the company's co-founder, is named as the most influential man of the year in US real estate. In turn, RE/MAX Spain is awarded as the best franchise of the year in Spain by the prestigious publishing group CESINE.
In addition, RE/MAX Spain gains recognition as a Best Workplace in 2012 -awarded as one of the best companies to work for in Spain- and is the first real estate company to receive this award in Spain.
REMAX: one of the best companies to work for