Kelowna, BC – RE/MAX International Inc., headquartered in Denver, CO, presented RE/MAX of Western Canada with the 2009 North American Region of the Year Award at the annual RE/MAX International Convention in Orlando, Florida on March 1 - 3. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding regions that demonstrate the highest overall net growth, profitability, market share and production.
The region, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, was established in 1980 and since that time has proven to be a market leader in growth and profitability expanding the presence of RE/MAX throughout Western Canada. Despite last year’s unpredictable market conditions, RE/MAX of Western Canada reported a 3.5% growth in number of offices in 2009. With over 5,700 sales associates and 240 offices, RE/MAX of Western Canada has the largest market share in each of the Western Canadian provinces (30 % in British Columbia, 36% in Alberta, 37% in Manitoba and 38% in Saskatchewan) in over 104 cities (55 in British Columbia alone) and an overall market share of 34% and growing.
“I feel honoured and privileged, on behalf of the entire Regional staff of 20 to receive this recognition as it is truly a testament to the hard work and dedication the entire RE/MAX of Western Canada staff put in each and every day,” says Elton Ash, Regional Executive Vice President of RE/MAX of Western Canada. “The award is also a tribute to our Western Canada RE/MAX Broker Owners, Office Managers, office staff and Sales Associates who believe in the RE/MAX organization and are dedicated to achieving the ultimate goal of successfully assisting consumers with all their real estate needs.”
In addition to this year’s North American Region of the Year Award, RE/MAX of Western Canada has also achieved the 2009 Community Citizenship Award for being the #1 Contributing Region to the Children’s Miracle Network for the fourth consecutive year as agents collectively raised over $1.35 million in 2009.
RE/MAX is Canada's leading real estate organization with over 17,500 sales associates situated throughout its more than 680 independently-owned and operated offices across the country. The RE/MAX franchise network, now in its 37th year, is a global real estate system operating in more than 70 countries. Over 6,500 independently-owned offices engage over 115,000 member sales associates who lead the industry in professional designations, experience and production while providing real estate services in residential, commercial, referral, and asset management.
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