LAS VEGAS, Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than 7,000 real estate agents, brokers and other attendees from over 67 countries in attendance, RE/MAX hosted its 44th annual convention at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas this week. The Opening General Session, hosted by RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. CEO Adam Contos, featuring RE/MAX Co-Founder Dave Liniger and world-renowned motivational speaker Les Brown, highlighted the accomplishments of the global real estate network's more than 130,000 agents and announced what's to come for one of the world's leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services.
With best-in-class marketing tools exclusive to the RE/MAX network being announced at the 2020 convention, a Super Session was hosted by industry leader and Chief Customer Officer, Nick Bailey, who returned to RE/MAX in 2019, and Abby Lee, RE/MAX Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications. Greg Schwartz, former president of Zillow Group's media and marketplace businesses, was also a guest speaker at this event talking about consumer behavior. The event concluded with a presentation from Grammy-nominated Sekou Andrews on how to make messages that resonate with consumers.
"We've created something special in our 47 years as a company. The RE/MAX network has grown from one agent to 130,000, it's clear people want to be a part of the RE/MAX family," RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos told the crowd of affiliates who traveled from across the world to attend the convention to learn, network and exchange international referrals. "RE/MAX agents, worldwide, closed nearly 1.6 million residential transaction sides in 2019, making the dream of homeownership a reality for so many people. This event is all about celebrating that and sharing plans on how we'll continue to grow that number."
Highlights from announcements made at the 44th annual convention include:
Images from the 2020 Opening General Session and 2020 RE/MAX R4 convention can be found here.
About the RE/MAX Network
As one of the leading global real estate franchisors, RE/MAX, LLC is a subsidiary of RE/MAX Holdings (NYSE: RMAX) with over 130,000 agents in more than 110 countries and territories. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX, as measured by residential transaction sides. Dedicated to innovation and change in the real estate industry, RE/MAX launched Motto Mortgage, a ground-breaking mortgage franchisor, in 2016 and acquired booj, a real estate technology company, in 2018. RE/MAX agents have lived, worked and served in their local communities for decades, raising millions of dollars every year for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® and other charities. To learn more about RE/MAX, to search home listings or find an agent in your community, please visit www.remax.com. For the latest news about RE/MAX, please visit news.remax.com.
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