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RE/MAX Secures Rankings in National Brokerage Surveys

""RE/MAX International"":http://www.remax.com/, a global real estate company based in Denver, recently announced that it was ranked in two national brokerage surveys.


The 2010 Power Broker Report produced by ""RIS Media"":http://rismedia.com/, ranked 69 RE/MAX brokerages among the top 300, representing 23 percent of all ranked brokerages. Sales associates affiliated with RE/MAX brokerages averaged an impressive 15.1 transaction sides per agent, an 18 percent increase over their position in last year's survey.

And in the ""REAL Trends 500 survey"":http://www.realtrends.com/go/page.php?menu_id=70, to be released May 1, 122 of the company's brokerages earned a ranking, giving RE/MAX 24 percent of the top 500 brokerages in the nation.

""We are so proud of our sales associates for earning such an impressive distinction, especially considering how difficult today's market is,"" said Margaret Kelly, CEO of RE/MAX.[COLUMN_BREAK]

Kelly believes a significant factor in the success of RE/MAX sales associates is the comprehensive educational resources available through RE/MAX University. Within the past year, more than 15,000 agents earned a distressed property designation from the education institution--an important asset as the ""National Association of Realtors"":http://www.realtor.org/ has said that nearly 40 percent of the current market consists of distressed properties, including foreclosures and short sales.

However, because the short sale process has been difficult for distressed homeowners and Realtors to navigate, RE/MAX played a major part in a lobbying effort in Washington, D.C. to revise the process. As a result, the ""Treasury Department"":http://www.treasury.gov/ announced that ""as of April 5"":http://dsnews.comarticles/hafa-is-officially-underway-2010-04-05, all lending institutions participating in the Home Affordable Modification Program must follow new, uniform short sale procedures under the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative program.

""We worked long and hard for this reform and are very pleased that Treasury has now put these short sale measures in place,"" said Dave Liniger, chairman and co-founder of RE/MAX. ""We hope the result is that fewer families will go through the traumatic foreclosure process, and we can reduce the number of foreclosed properties on the market.""

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