Chicago, IL, October 16, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- For the fifth consecutive year, RE/MAX, LLC, ranked as the leading real estate franchise organization in the Franchise Times Top 200. The survey is based upon annual worldwide sales. Franchise Times is a leading publication focused on the highly diverse world of franchised businesses.
In the Franchise Times Top 200 ranking for 2013, RE/MAX placed 14th among all franchises, gaining two places over its standing last year when it was also the leading real estate franchise. RE/MAX also ranked 6th among the Top 200 franchisors for sales growth in dollars, making it No. 1 in the real estate category.
In the overall standings, the top five ranked franchises were McDonald’s, 7-Eleven, KFC, SUBWAY and Burger King.
“Our success as a top franchisor is a direct reflection of our hardworking and talented franchisees, who deliver an outstanding level of service to both their agents and the public,” said Jim Merrion, regional director of the RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network. “With the real estate market rebounding in northern Illinois, we are seeing renewed interest from those who want to own their own real estate business or want to bring their current real estate business under the RE/MAX banner. The timing couldn’t be better to invest in the Franchise Times 200 number one real estate brand.”
RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, with headquarters in Elgin, Ill., consists of 2,000 sales associates and 100 individually owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of residential and commercial brokerage services. Its www.illinoisproperty.com and www.remax.com websites are leaders in consumer visits among real estate franchise brands. The www.global.remax.com website allows consumers to search properties around the globe; www.theremaxcollection.com is a specialized portal of luxury properties across the U.S., and www.remaxcommercial.com displays commercial properties available nationwide and abroad. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX LLC, a global real estate organization with 91,000 sales associates in 90+ nations. The RE/MAX organization has been recognized for numerous industry honors for excellence, and its Associates continue to lead the industry in professional designations, experience and production. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX. RE/MAX is the official real estate partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the national sponsor of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.