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MYTHS AND TRUTHS ABOUT RE/MAX

Myth: "RE/MAX IS ONLY FOR TOP PRODUCERS"

TRUTH: While it's true that RE/MAX is the home of top producing agents, and that RE/MAX has a higher percentage of agents earning in the top 5% nationally than any other company, it would be inaccurate to say that RE/MAX is only for top producers. In fact, because of our low fees and high commission philosophy, RE/MAX is the perfect fit for the rising star, or agents that wish to operate at levels that fit their business goals and personal lifestyles.

Myth: "RE/MAX ONLY WANTS EXPERIENCED SEASONED AGENTS"

TRUTH: What we are looking for are professional people with a business and or sales background and an entrepreneurial spirit, that know and understand what it takes to succeed in business today. RE/MAX is not for the hobbyist, part timers or people not serious about their business. Success is contagious and we want agents inspiring others and being inspired by others. Whether you are newer to the business, or a seasoned veteran, if you have the commitment, dedication and passion to succeed and get the most from your business, this is where you belong.

Myth: "RE/MAX WILL COST ME LISTINGS AND BUYERS"

TRUTH: Actually, just the opposite will be the case. When agents join RE/MAX they will see their business increase. There are many reasons for this is, one of which is that agents have more money to spend on their own self-promotion when they don't have to pay high broker fees. Top agents know that real success comes from investing in their own business, not their broker's business.

Myth: "RE/MAX IS EXPENSIVE TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH"

TRUTH: That's what our competition would like you to believe, but the simple truth is just the opposite. RE/MAX's core philosophy and where our very name comes from, 'Real Estate Maximums',  allows agents to retain the maximum commission possible while having the lowest fees available for a name brand company. In keeping with this philosophy, RE/MAX Home Expert's fees are among the lowest in the area.

Myth: "RE/MAX WILL NICKEL & DIME YOU WITH ADDITIONAL FEES AND CHARGES"

TRUTH: Other companies try to convince agents there are hidden fees at RE/MAX because they can't compete with the significant savings agents enjoy when affiliated with RE/MAX. How can RE/MAX be so much less than other companies? Simply put, it's 'Broker-centric' versus 'Agent-centric' philosophy. At RE/MAX we believe the agents should keep more of what they earn. We believe when agents affiliate themselves with "Agent-centric" companies, like RE/MAX ... Everybody Wins.

Myth: "RE/MAX IS A DESK FEE OFFICE ONLY"

TRUTH: RE/MAX has always been a fee office concept. That is the basis on how the company was founded. And it will maintain the fee concept and encourage its agents to structure their business that way, because it is the most cost effective for the agents. Maximizing your profits is what RE/MAX is all about. However, for those converting from another company in which they were on a funded program, and are not yet comfortable with the desk fee structure RE/MAX Home Experts does offer a split commission program, where you have the flexibility to pick the program that best suits your needs.

Myth: "RE/MAX OFFERS NO TRAINING. YOU ARE VIRTUALLY ON YOUR OWN"

TRUTH: Probably one of the biggest myths of all. The fact is RE/MAX is the leader in agent training. Providing 20 hours of advanced and comprehensive training every week, right in our own office, on the RE/MAX Satellite Network. Also available on RSN is our Hall of Fame Coaching which airs on the second Tuesday of every month. The coaches that can be seen on RSN are: Howard Brinton, Brian Buffini, Dave Liniger, Connie Podesta and Richard Robbins. Also, we at RE/MAX Home Experts encourage continuing education! We offer financial incentives for agents successfully completing designation courses.

Myth: "RE/MAX DOESN'T HAVE THE TOOLS, SERVICES OR SUPPORT OF MY CURRENT COMPANY"

TRUTH: Once again the myth doesn't hold up to scrutiny.  RE/MAX is the largest real estate company in the world. Common sense alone would tell you there is no tool or program we don't have or can't get. The fact of the matter is RE/MAX has significantly more tools and programs available to agents than any other real estate company period.