RE/MAX Ranked Top Real Estate Franchise

Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:13am EST

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National Survey Says RE/MAX the Best for Ninth Time in Ten Years
DENVER--(Business Wire)--
RE/MAX International Inc., is the nation's number one real estate franchise - an
honor the company has held for the past nine out of ten years - according to
Entrepreneur Magazine's 30th Annual "Franchise 500 Survey." RE/MAX is also the
top real estate franchise in two other survey categories, Best Low-Cost
Franchise and Top Global Franchise. 

"We have so much to offer our franchise owners, from a fundamentally sound
business model with excellent education resources, to global brand recognition.
So, we're honored, but not surprised to find ourselves on the top of this list
each year," said Margaret Kelly, CEO of RE/MAX International. "We've enjoyed
decades of growth and success and this ranking is recognition of the viability
of the RE/MAX Network." 

RE/MAX sold over 700 franchises worldwide in 2008 and now has nearly 7,000
offices in more than 70 countries and territories, an international presence
greater than any of its competitors. 

The 30th annual "Franchise 500 Survey" appears in this month's edition of
Entrepreneur Magazine. All companies in the rankings are evaluated by financial
strength and stability, size, growth rate, startup costs and financing options.
These and other factors are entered into the Franchise 500 formula, with each
eligible company receiving a cumulative score. 

Entrepreneur Magazine'sThe initial survey was conducted in 1980, and it was the
first ever franchise ranking.Over the years, the ranking procedure has been
refined to provide the most accurate formula for identifying today's top

In2008,RE/MAXwastheonlyrealestatefranchisortoberankedamongthe country's "50 Top
Franchises for Minorities," by the National Minority Franchising
Initiative.RE/MAX was also recognized as one of the "Top 25 Franchise
Opportunities" by Hispanic Enterprise, and the Denver-based real estate
franchisor was also ranked on the list of America's "Top 10 Military
Spouse-Friendly Employers," according to Military Spouse Magazine.

For information on RE/MAX International

For more information on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500

About RE/MAX International, Inc.

RE/MAX was co-founded by Dave and Gail Liniger in 1973.From a single office in
Denver, Colorado, RE/MAX has grown to be a global network of nearly 100,000
Sales Associates in more than 70 countries.No one in the world sells more real
estate than RE/MAX.Today, all U.S. home listings in thousands of cities and
towns can be found at , the most visited web site of any real
estate brokerage brand.

RE/MAX is proud of its Premier Community Citizenship, which has raised tens of
millions of dollars for deserving organizations like Susan G. Komen for the
Cure, Children's Miracle Network and The Sentinels of Freedom Foundation.

RE/MAX International, Inc.
Cory Vasquez, 303-796-3667
Manager Public Relations

Copyright Business Wire 2009


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