RE/MAX continues its streak of being the best in the business – only this time, it is RE/MAX’s own employees who are singing the company’s praises, with RE/MAX INTEGRA ranking as one of Forbes’ best places to work in Canada in 2020. RE/MAX INTEGRA, the franchisor for the RE/MAX brand in Ontario and the Atlantic region, has claimed 44th spot on Forbes‘ annual list of Canada’s Best Employers found here. The company was also 106th of the best places to work in Canada 2019 (#106) and best places to work in Canada in 2018 (#88).
A Storied Past & Bright Future
RE/MAX INTEGRA’s ranking as one of Canada’s best places to work comes as it celebrates its 40th year in business. The company was founded in 1980 on an innovative, agent-centric business model that allowed agents to keep their commissions. Naturally, this attracted the best agents because this model only worked if you were a top producer. Today, RE/MAX has #1 market share in Canada – a position that it has held consistently since 1987. Flash forward to 2019, when RE/MAX INTEGRA’s total tally of agents has ballooned to more than 43,000 agents and 3,200 real estate franchise offices worldwide.
This milestone is a natural time to reflect on the company’s historic wins and its continuing evolution, which includes RE/MAX’s recent acquisition of tech platform ‘booj,’ its new digitally focussed marketing approach, and a consumer-first mobile-friendly experience on remax.ca. RE/MAX INTEGRA prepares to tackle the next few years with some lofty goals on the table, including raising its agent count to 50,000, with 3,800 real estate franchise offices by 2023.
At this rate, RE/MAX INTEGRA could soon be one of the best companies to work for in the world.
How Forbes Ranks the Best Places to Work
Forbes, together with market research firm Statista, surveyed 8,000 Canadians who work for companies with 500 employees or more, in order to identify the best places to work, based on who are best-liked and most-recommended by their staff. Forbes’ list of Canada’s Best Employers spans 25 industry sectors to cover companies ranging from corporate giants to community-based financial institutions, non-profits, government agencies, universities, retail and more.