(Pittsburgh, PA – February 9, 2011) As the market begins its slow recovery, several local top-producing agents are making the move to RE/MAX to benefit from a powerful brand name and from the expertise and professionalism associated with the global network.
Dustin Hook, Jason Kaney and Ronald Schneider, heavy-hitting agents formerly with Howard Hanna, are part of a growing movement of agents seeking association with a brand that has earned customer loyalty and trust, RE/MAX. In all, 25 Howard Hanna agents in Ohio and Pennsylvania have converted to RE/MAX offices in the past 12 months.
“RE/MAX agents continue to grow and thrive, despite the market, because they’re the most trained and educated agents in the business today,” said Sara Levine, Regional Vice President, RE/MAX Pennsylvania & Delaware. “We’re so very pleased to have these agents join the RE/MAX network and know they’ll reap the benefit of the tremendous tools and resources we offer beginning day one, as will their clients.”
Hook is now affiliated with RE/MAX Select Realty in Cranberry Township and takes a long client list with him, having completed well over $2M in transactions last year. Kaney is working with RE/MAX Realty Brokers in Pittsburgh and Schneider is in the RE/MAX Renaissance Realty West office in Moon Township. Both agents had great success in 2010 despite a challenging market.
In Cleveland, Canton and Wooster, Ohio, 22 agents including a top-producing real estate team, have also left Howard Hanna to join local RE/MAX offices.
“These agents know the added value of being associated with a real estate network that is not just local, but one that has offices around the world,” said Ed Rae, Co-Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Select Realty who is thrilled to have a young, progressive agent like Dustin Hook join his growing group. “We have a lot to offer agents who want to focus on their business, adapt to changes in the market and train to provide the best services they can to local homebuyers and sellers. We’re very excited they’re making the move.”
Over the past several years, RE/MAX agents on average sold more homes than agents with any other national franchise, despite the challenging economy. According to the 2010 REAL Trends 500 Survey, RE/MAX agents average 14.4 transaction sides per agent, 46% higher than the next closest competitor.
RE/MAX focuses on continuing education, offering real estate courses 24/7, with an online platform that allows Associates to access hundreds of full-length training programs on-demand. RE/MAX has the highest percentage of agents with advanced, professional designations. For more information, visit www.remax.com.
About the RE/MAX Network:
RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, real estate industry visionaries who still lead the Denver-based global franchisor today. RE/MAX is recognized as one of the leading real estate franchise companies with the most productive sales force in the industry and a global reach of more than 80 countries. With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is proud to have raised more than $100 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and other charities. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX.
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