Number of U. S. sales associates and brokers Number of U. S. o;ces 2013 | 2015 Franchise fee Renewal fee Ongoing royalty fee (% of gross closed income, unless other wise noted) Number of years of agreement | R-Renewable NR-Non Renewable Total franchisee investment RE/MAX LLC 57,105 3,314 | 3,452 $12.5k - $35k Varies $5k - $17.5k $37.5k - $280k 5 | R Boasting an entrepreneurial culture supporting high production and a worldwide presence in more than 95 countries, it o;ers extensive training through RE/MAX University and its new Momentum program. Began Franchising: 1975 | Denver | remax-franchise.com | Contact: Chris Pflueger, email@example.com, 303-796-3854 REAL ESTATE ONE 2,077 74 | 62 $13k - $17k 5% None $20k - $81k 5 | R O;ers website and e-mail creation and maintenance, focused leadership mentoring, and training on new technology and market research. Began Franchising: 1971 | Southfield, Mich. | reofranchise.com | Contact: Wendy Johnsen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 231-649-3088 | Target Area: Michigan REAL LIVING REAL ESTATE 4800 360 | 250 $20k Varies None Varies 5-10 | R Full-service franchise o;ering a wide range of systems, programs, and strategic alliances. A network brand of HSF A;liates LLC. Began Franchising: 2002 | Irvine, Calif. | joinrealliving.com | Contact: Tom Pannatonni, email@example.com, 800-999-1120 REALTY EXECUTIVES INTERNATIONAL 6,509 404 | 397 $1k - $50k Varies None $20.4k - $119k 10 | R
O;ers revenue sharing, in-house technology, and protected territories in a lower-cost model that benefits from 50 years of brand recognition.
Began Franchising: 1973 | Scottsdale, Ariz. | realtyexecutives.com/joinus | Contact: Rich Rector, firstname.lastname@example.org, 602-749-2339
REALTY ONE GROUP 7,210 No data | 61 $25k Varies 15 $1k $53.3k - $220k 5 | R
Rapidly growing firm o;ers full commission, broker support packages, and monthly and transaction-based revenue streams for franchise owners.
Began Franchising: 2012 | Irvine, Calif. | ownaone.com | Contact: Rob Pearson, email@example.com, 855-529-0101
REALTY WORLD INC. 2,000 No data | 300 $12.5k - $18k Varies 16 $1.5k $15.7k - $82k 5-20 | R
Flexible structure allows brokerages to operate with little overhead and customize services for their market; also o;ers a wealth-sharing model and
a lifetime residual income model.
Began Franchising: 1973 | Newport Beach, Calif. | realtyworld.com | Contact: Lisa Gerdes, firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-685-4984
REDEFY REAL ESTATE 105 N/A | 8 $30k 10% of
None $66k - $390k 5 | R
Flat fee, full-service model providing in-house marketing, technology solutions, and lead generation.
Began Franchising: 2014 | Aurora, Col. | redefy.com/franchise-opportunities.aspx | Contact: Allison Aranda, email@example.com, 303-549-2802 | Target
Areas: Metro areas with 800k+ population
REALTY AFFILIATES LLC
14,597 403 | 484 $25k 6% None $63.5k - $621.5k
10 | NR
High-end luxury brand touts association with the venerable Sotheby’s Auction House, as well as operational, marketing, recruiting, educational, and business
Began Franchising: 2004 | Madison, N.J. | sir.com | Contact: Rich Green, Richard.Green@realogy.com, 973-407-5886
UNITED COUNTRY REAL ESTATE 4,250 500 | 450 $15k Varies 18 $1.5k $16.3k - $38.9k 5 or 10 | R
Focused on lifestyle and rural markets, this franchise o;ers a national database of buyers, and a variety of marketing programs targeting this niche.
Began Franchising: 1997 | Kansas City, Mo. | unitedcountry.com/realestatefranchise | Contact: Richard Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org,
972-548-9242 | Target Areas: Unrepresented lifestyle markets, rural counties
REAL ESTATE AFFILIATES INC.
14,500 372 | 388 $25k 6% None $50k - $364.7k 10 | NR
O;ers one-on-one support, technology, and a business format for growth. Franchisees can also tap live regional workshops and webinars.
Began Franchising: 2001 | Morris Plains, N. J. | weichertfranchise.com | Contact: Bill Scavone, wscavone@ weichertrealtors.net, 877-533-9007
WINDERMERE SERVICES 6,357 295 | 293 $25k 5% None $25k - $315k 6 months | R
Community service-oriented company provides proprietary technology, professional development tools, and sales training solutions to franchisees.
Began Franchising: 1983 | Seattle | windermere.com | Contact: Scott Mitchelson, email@example.com, 360-907-3915 | Target Areas:
Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Hawaii
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per o;ce; 14) $1.8k (1-year agreement), $1k (5-year); 15) Monthly fee: $50-$1,225. Transaction fee: $50 per $250K in sales + $75 for document storage. Marketing fee: 2%
of gross revenues; 16) $550/month (up to 10 agents) — $3.8k/month (unlimited); 17) (conversion), $194.6k - $621.5k (start-up); 18) Flat rate depending on volume