Established in 1973, RE/MAX has grown into the world’s largest real estate network of franchisee-owned and operated offices, with over 100,000 sales associates in nearly 100 countries. Today it is one of the best known real estate brands in Europe and around the world.
The recipe for success at RE/MAX is our focus on people – the clients, the agents, the broker/owners. Providing agents and broker/owners with the best tools, valuable support and educational opportunities, RE/MAX ensures a consistently high standard of real estate services to all our clients. Moreover, both clients and agents benefit from the excellent international network and collaboration between offices that simplifies buying and selling houses internationally.
It all began as a dream and a plan on a pad of paper.
It all started with the introduction of the Real Estate Maximum concept in 1973 by the founders Dave and Gail Liniger, which revolutionized the real estate market. The idea was simple: attracting the best real estate agents by providing various competitive advantages all under the RE/MAX brand. Better commission plans for associates, a unique training system and state-of-the-art technology helped RE/MAX to take off. The idea has since proven highly successful and enabled us to evolve into an extensive international network of real estate professionals.
A family-run business raised RE/MAX to Number One in Europe
In 1995, Walter Schneider and Frank Polzler navigated the RE/MAX balloon to Europe, establishing the European headquarters in Zug, Switzerland and Vienna, Austria. They were the driving force behind the expansion of RE/MAX into the Canadian market in 1980 and 15 years later into Europe.
Picture: Frank J. Polzler, Michael Polzler, Walter Schneider
Today their family-run business represents 30% of RE/MAX worldwide. Born into this family of real estate pioneers, Michael Polzler holds the role of Managing Director of RE/MAX Europe. Pursuing the tried-and-tested system and adding his entrepreneurial spirit and vision, the RE/MAX network in Europe has grown to more than 14,000 agents operating in 32 countries across the continent.
Remaining the most productive and innovative real estate professionals in the industry
Michael Polzler’s charismatic leadership is paving the way for continuous growth and his vision to change the way real estate is sold in Europe. RE/MAX advocates professionalization of the industry through agent cooperation and innovation.