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RE/MAX launches new global website

The site features customized search tools that allow buyers to search for properties in 30 languages, translate currencies and find the latest international real estate news. At launch, the site will contain listings from Brazil, France, Italy, India, Portugal, the United States, Canada, Italy and New Zealand, a total of more than 60 countries and territories around the world.
‘We make our customers our priority, and they told us they needed a comprehensive resource for international properties,’ said William Soteroff, RE/MAX executive vice president, US and International Regional Development.

‘We're seeing an increasing number of foreign buyers looking for property in the US and American buyers looking overseas. is essentially a one stop source for residential and commercial real estate, no matter where you live,’ he added.

It takes account of the fact that real estate trends differ from country to country, city to city and even neighborhood to neighborhood. It says that buyers and sellers can stay on top of the latest real estate news and events through an in depth and detailed news feed. The site will also feature a rotating spotlight on a specific country or region, offering visitors insight into that market and any new developments.

In countries like India, Brazil and China, as the population grows and incomes rise, families are searching for homes of their own and investment properties. RE/MAX is also growing, adding offices around the globe.

Franchise sales were up nearly 15% in the first half of 2011, a mark that looks to outpace last year's total franchise sales, which recorded a 30% increase over 2009. In Brazil alone, RE/MAX has seen 133% growth over 2010.

We're growing because there's a need for experienced and professional agents. In some countries, RE/MAX has been the first real estate brand to go in and open for business. It's exciting to be a part of that,’ said Soteroff.

RE/MAX has a presence in more than 80 countries, a reach far greater than any competitor. With more than 6,300 offices around the world and a sales force of nearly 90,000 agents, buyers and sellers can take advantage of the experience and knowledge of productive professionals in the real estate industry.