Remax.com Once Again Most Popular Real Estate Franchise Website

Website’s Traffic Nearly Double the Next Franchise Site

Denver, CO – Feb. 13, 2017 (PRNewswire) More home shoppers searched on remax.com in 2016 than any other national real estate franchise website, according to recent data provided by Hitwise. The website had more than 77 million visits last year, more than the next two competitors combined and nearly double the number of annual visits of its closest competitor.

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The total number of visits to remax.com in 2016 was up 28 percent from the previous year, while three of the four next ranking franchise sites experienced a decrease in annual visits. In 2015, the RE/MAX site had just under 20 million more visits than its closest competitor. It is a testament to incredible brand power of RE/MAX, the quality of RE/MAX agents, and ever-increasing consumer engagement with the network’s flagship website.

Total number of annual visits according to Hitwise:

  • remax.com: 77,463,705 (2016) / 62,132,115 (2015)
  • century21.com: 39,006,189 (2016) / 42,457,848 (2015)
  • kw.com: 36,219,042 (2016) / 31,567,836 (2015)
  • coldwellbanker.com: 20,328,480 (2016) / 20,618,581 (2015)
  • weichert.com: 18,236,506 (2016) / 20,452,820 (2015)

“Remax.com continues to dominate its national franchise competitors in the number of annual visits from home shoppers,” said Adam Contos, Chief Operating Officer of RE/MAX, LLC. “RE/MAX regularly enhances the customer experience on remax.com and expand valuable tools for our agents. Our site gives consumers the most accurate and timely data available and is one of many reasons why remax.com is the online leader.”

RE/MAX, LLC unveiled bold enhancements to its website in early 2016. Already the most visited real estate franchise online, the global real estate leader looked to improve the consumer experience. The new remax.com enhances the mobile experience by offering a modern responsive design and personalized features such as places, mapping, sharing, social and alerts.

Remax.com features a streamlined look – designed to easily guide consumers through the home-searching process. Edge-to-edge content, large gallery images and map-based search functions all provide users with a more personalized experience. Visitors can also search using a completely customizable My RE/MAX account, which allows them to save favorite properties, share homes on social media, connect with a local agent, request a showing and even find properties based on commute time or other subjective criteria. Listing videos were also introduced with the new website rollout. Remax.com visitors are now able to explore over 90,000 listings through custom videos powered by VScreen.

Remax.com also serves as a gateway to other company websites. Whether visitors are searching for high-end luxury properties, commercial investments or a new home in dozens of countries and territories around the globe, they are able to access them all – via The RE/MAX Collection, RE/MAX Commercial and RE/MAX global listings – conveniently from remax.com.

Remax.com connects consumers with RE/MAX agents and adds to the more than 15 million free referral leads generated since 2006.

About the RE/MAX Network:

RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Over 110,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of more than 100 countries and territories. Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX when measured by residential transaction sides. RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RMCO, LLC, which is controlled and managed by RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RMAX). With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is proud to have raised more than $150 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and other charities. For more information 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 www.remax.com/newsroom.

SOURCE RE/MAX, LLC

California, Hawaii and Florida the States Where the Most People Would Like to Live

Hawaii, Colorado, Arizona and Oregon move up the list as Florida, Texas, and Washington lose ground

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (PRNewswire) Notwithstanding its economic and political problems, more Americans would like to live in California than in any other state. For the seventh time in a row since 2002 California tops the list of states where the most people would like to live if they did not live in their own states. The next most popular states are Hawaii, Florida, Colorado, Arizona, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, New York and Washington.

STATES WHERE MOST PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO LIVE – APART FROM THEIR OWN STATE

“If you could live in any state in the country, except the state you live in now, what state would you choose to live in?”

Base: All U.S. Adults

These are some of the results of The Harris Poll of 2,620 adults surveyed online between September 14 and 20, 2010 by Harris Interactive.

The Harris Poll has been asking this question almost every year since 1997. Over the last seven surveys, Hawaii and Florida have jockeyed for second and third places behind California, while other states have moved up and down below them. Several states have moved up in the rankings in this year’s survey:

Hawaii up from #3 to #2;
Colorado up from #5 to #4;
Arizona up from #6 to #5; and,
Oregon up from #10 to #7.

Three states that were not in the top 15 last year moved up: New Jersey (#12), Nevada (#13) and Virginia (#=14).

States that have lost ground and slipped down the rankings include:

Florida down from #2 to #3;
Texas down from #4 to #8; and,
Washington down from #6 to #10.

Three states that were in the top 15 last year drop out of the list this year: South Carolina, Massachusetts and Georgia.

Differences by Generation

There is some disagreement between younger and older people. While California tops the list of most popular states to live in among Echo Boomers (now aged 18 to 33) and Gen Xers (aged 34 to 45), Hawaii is the top pick for Baby Boomers (now aged 46 to 64) and Matures (aged 65 and over). Among Echo Boomers, Hawaii drops out of the top five.

So What?

These rankings highlight the powerful attraction of a warm climate. Colorado and Oregon are the only two of the top eight states, apart from Hawaii, that are not in the Sunbelt.

TABLE 1

STATES WHERE MOST PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO LIVE – APART FROM THEIR OWN STATE

“If you could live in any state in the country, except the state you live in now, what state would you choose to live in?”

Base: All U.S. Adults

New or Returning To Top 15 This Year:

New Jersey (12); Nevada (13); Virginia (=14)

Dropped Out of Top 15 This Year:

South Carolina (was =12); Massachusetts (was =12); Georgia (was 14)

TABLE 2

TOP FIVE STATES – BY AGE AND GENDER

“If you could live in any state in the country, except the state you live in now, what state would you choose to live in?”

Base: All U.S. adults

Methodology

This Harris Poll was conducted online within the United States between September 14 to 20, 2010 among 2,620 adults (aged 18 and over). Figures for age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, region and household income were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population. Propensity score weighting was also used to adjust for respondents’ propensity to be online.

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Respondents for this survey were selected from among those who have agreed to participate in Harris Interactive surveys. The data have been weighted to reflect the composition of the adult population. Because the sample is based on those who agreed to participate in the Harris Interactive panel, no estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.

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The results of this Harris Poll may not be used in advertising, marketing or promotion without the prior written permission of Harris Interactive.

The Harris Poll® #122, October 19, 2010

By Humphrey Taylor, Chairman, The Harris Poll, Harris Interactive

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