OREANDA-NEWS. February 22, 2016. RE/MAX, the #1 name in real estate*, has been ranked as one of the worlds fastest-growing franchises in Entrepreneur magazines Fastest Growing Franchise Rankings for 2016. The global real estate franchisor was the highest ranking real estate franchise on the list and took the 17th spot overall.
RE/MAX was founded 43 years ago with a unique, agent-centric business model that changed the housing industry, said Chris Pflueger, Vice President, Business Development, RE/MAX, LLC. When our franchisees join the RE/MAX Network, theyre able to independently run their businesses while being supported by a global brand. Were proud to be recognized as a fastest-growing franchise, and we look forward to continued growth in the future. 
In its February edition, Entrepreneur published its Fastest Growing list, a spin-off of the magazines annual Franchise 500, the oldest and most comprehensive franchise ranking in the world. In the 37th annual Franchise 500 survey, RE/MAX held the top spot among all real estate brands for the fourth consecutive year and ranked #21 among all franchises. In order to be eligible for the Franchise 500 survey, companies are judged on measurable metrics, including financial strength, stability, size, and growth rate.
RE/MAX supports its franchisees with an extensive collection of technology tools, training and other resources that include; RE/MAX University, the LeadStreet lead generator and CRM, RE/MAX Design Center marketing creator and a worldwide referral network.
RE/MAX has built a strong global network with a presence in nearly 100 countries, more than any of its competitors. In the U.S., RE/MAX saw the strongest increases in franchise sales in the California/Hawaii, Texas, and Florida regions. Internationally, RE/MAX experienced the most franchise growth in Latin America and Asia.  
Last year, the Denver-based franchisor enhanced its international presence by expanding to Jordan, Malaysia, Mongolia and Zambia. Overseas franchise sales in 2015 also contributed to significant agent growth, which surpassed 25,000 outside the United States and Canada at the end of the year.
*MMR Strategy Group study of unaided awareness