The RE/MAX franchise is a business that specializes in real estate brokerage. The franchise was founded in 1973 by brothers and business partners Dave and Gail Liniger. From the beginning, RE/MAX has grown into a global real estate network with over 100,000 agents spread across 100 countries and counting. The company's franchising arm was opened 1975 and since then has continued to spread to new locations. Currently, the company is seeking to open more franchise units across the United States and the world. Becoming its franchisee isn’t hard either. The company allows you to speak with current franchisees, so look into become a franchisee with them today. 

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RE/MAX Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


The RE/MAX franchise was founded by Dave and Gail Liniger in Denver in 1973. Over time, RE/MAX has grown to be a global network of more than 135,000 real estate agents in more than 110 countries and territories. Furthermore, the Linigers introduced an agent-centric model with high commission splits. In the RE/MAX system, its agents are in charge of their own business, share office expenses and operate under a high commission concept. The RE/MAX system appeals to franchisees who are motivated, qualified real estate professionals around the world who want to deliver unforgettable service and results to their clients. No matter what language you speak or what country you call home, the RE/MAX company image, brand-name recognition and global presence can open many doors for you as a franchise owner. By purchasing a RE/MAX franchise or region – whether RE/MAX is well known or brand new in your country – franchisees connect themselves to a true global powerhouse. RE/MAX has the most productive sales force in real estate. As a result, it attracts career-minded professionals with the drive to be the best. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX, which is why the brand has grown to over 100,000 agents in nearly 100 countries. Furthermore, it’s a diverse network of professionals who work together across borders and cultures in the spirit of sharing success. Whether a franchisee purchases an office in an established area like Australia, Europe or South Africa, or introduce the brand to consumers in a new RE/MAX region, you’re joining a dynamic network with unparalleled competitive advantages. Looking into becoming a RE/MAX franchisee today. 

Company Details

Founded 1973
International Yes
Canda Yes

Support and Training Offered By RE/MAX

The company offers 30 hours worth of Classroom Training, as well as Additional Training online. Both Online and classroom training available on-demand. Additionally, the franchise offers in-house financing options for the franchise fee. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a RE/MAX Franchise.

What does a RE/MAX Franchise Cost?

RE/MAX franchise fees for 2024:

Initial Franchise Fee $17,500 - $37,500
Initial Investment $42,000 - $236,500
Cash Requirement $35,000
Royalty Fee $125-$165/agent/mo.
Ad Royalty Fee $95-$162/mo.
Term of Agreement 5 years

Is RE/MAX a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. RE/MAX is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is RE/MAX a Home Based franchise?

No. RE/MAX is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do RE/MAX Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much RE/MAX franchisees make. RE/MAX offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is RE/MAX Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. RE/MAX franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is RE/MAX Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. RE/MAX franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see RE/MAX's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

Buying a Franchise Guide: What is a Franchise Disclosure Document?

When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Real Estate, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


RE/MAX Franchises for Sale

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