MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 9 - Unprecedented demand for housing
Ontario and the East Coast, along with exceptional corporate leadership,
prompted RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada to realize the greatest regional
growth, among all regions worldwide, for RE/MAX International in 2007. The
extraordinary accomplishment earned RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada the
prestigious and exclusive RE/MAX Region of the Year Award, presented at the
Annual RE/MAX International Convention held earlier this year in Las Vegas,
The award was presented to Michael Polzler, Executive Vice President and
Regional Director, RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada, before an audience of
several thousand real estate professionals. The honour is bestowed upon the
region that has experienced the largest net gain in sales associates. "The accomplishments of 2007 were quite significant for our organization," says Polzler. "We're confident that we, at RE/MAX, represent the best that this industry has to offer, in terms of our people, our
experience and our value proposition. Yet, it is, by far, our people that
continue to propel us to new heights."
In 2007, RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada's strategic regional leadership
and recruitment efforts brought almost 500 new agents into the fold. The
number of offices grew to reach almost 500 in Ontario and Atlantic Canada.
"Solid economic fundamentals are expected to prop up real estate activity
once again in 2008," notes Polzler. "Record or near-record momentum is
forecast in the Atlantic provinces in particular. Given the ongoing strength
in residential markets, there's no question we are poised to grow again."
RE/MAX is Canada's leading real estate organization with over 17,700
Sales Associates in more than 650 independently-owned and operated offices.
The RE/MAX franchise network, now in its 35th year of operation, is a global
real estate system operating in over 65 countries. More than 7,000
independently-owned offices engage over 110,000 Sales Associates who lead the
industry in professional designations, experience and production while
providing real estate services in residential, commercial, referral,
relocation and asset management.