My values and guiding principles are to simply treat people as I would like to be treated – with the utmost respect, honesty and integrity. My approach in business is more of a humanistic approach whereby I will educate and inform my clients and together we can work as a team. These core values are easy for me to live by because this is how I live in my personal life away from work. These values have been ingrained in me from my parents since childhood.
I have come to realize through the years that I don’t sell real estate. What I really do is help people change their lives. When people transition from one home to another home, it changes where their children go to school, where their family worships and their sphere of friends. It changes their lives. I have a huge responsibility and I take it very, very seriously.
Success for my clients is to have someone looking out for their best interest and helping them make good decisions, getting the sale closed on time with the least amount of problems and the most money.
The RE/MAX Story
1973 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.
1974 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.
1975 A huge company milestone when the first RE/MAX franchise is established outside of Colorado.
1976 Only 4 years after this innovative real estate concept is developed the RE/MAX team is now up to 500 Sales Associates.
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. And still to this day the Hot Air Balloon trademark is well known all over the world.
1979 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.
1980 Within two years the number of RE/MAX Sales Associates quickly triples. There’s now a total of 3,000 RE/MAX Sales Associates.
1988 The number of RE/MAX Sales Associates skyrockets to 20,000 and RE/MAX becomes the No.1 real estate organization in Canada.
1991 RE/MAX expands further with the opening of RE/MAX offices in the Caribbean.
1992 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 organization that supports children's hospitals across North America.
1993 RE/MAX makes that big jump and "travels across the pond" to Europe.
1994 RE/MAX continues to grow worldwide as the familiar RE/MAX sign begins to appear in real estate offices in Spain and South Africa.
1995 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.
1997 RE/MAX celebrates it's quarter century birthday with 48,000 Sales Associates in 2,900 offices around the world and a total of 1 million transactions that year.
1998 The Netherlands and Greece join the RE/MAX Network.
1999 The first-ever RE/MAX TV advertising campaign debuts, generating 1.6 billion impressions.
2000 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.
2001 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.
2002 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.
2006 RE/MAX launches new technology allowing agents to track and manage leads, as well as an online design tool that allows associates to create unique marketing materials.
2012 RE/MAX continues to expand across Canada. Keep in touch with RE/MAX online at our Facebook page.