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RE/MAX Reviews

Updated April 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company to work for, good marketing (in 27 reviews)

  • Ability to maximize your income & determine your work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • No benefits as a part-time employee (in 20 reviews)

  • No official training as a new agent (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "If your gut is telling you to pass- LISTEN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Broker in Breckenridge, CO
    Former Employee - Associate Broker in Breckenridge, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at RE/MAX full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There was nothing positive about my experience with RE/MAX Properties of the Summit

    Cons

    By far the worst career mistake I have ever made switching to RE/MAX properties of the Summit in Breckenridge. This firm is family owned and they have their pet favorites that get most if the leads. If you leave they very well may keep your listings and will trash you to your clients. I received very little to any help and found the environment to be extremely cut throat.

    Advice to Management

    They wouldn't listen if advice was offered as they know it all.


  2. "What a joke!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RE/MAX full-time

    Pros

    --- Read the reviews carefully! The majority of reviews are from brokers, agents, realtors, etc., from various locations, and are not representative of the actual company headquartered in Denver, CO. The way the company works, these people are not employees, rather, they pay to use the company's name and resources. Surprisingly, the actual company has less than 500 employees. This review is of the world headquarters in Denver, CO. --- Nice building and location. The company has an outstanding reputation in the real estate industry. There are a lot of really nice, albeit unqualified, people. The company has a laid-back atmosphere, bordering on almost too laid-back. Despite being mismanaged, the company means well, and tries to take care of it's employees. There are a number of employee appreciation events and neat perks as an employee.

    Cons

    Despite IPO, the company is still run like a small private company. Cronyism runs rampant!!! Beware! Too many attractive young people, who were obviously not hired based on qualifications. Shockingly unqualified people from top to bottom. This kind of environment could only exist at a real estate company. Antiquated technologies, systems, and processes. Poorly managed IT department that is stuck in the 90's. Management and HR is oblivious and neglectful. Pay is below industry standards. Overall, the company has a tacky sales feel. Coming from Fortune 500 companies, I can honestly say, this company is a joke. If you are seeking employment, look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Start replacing upper-level management and work your way down. Too much dead weight. Too many unqualified people.


  3. "Worst Place to work for In the Area"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    They have a bathroom. There is nothing about this place worth liking.

    Cons

    Very unfriendly staff! Everyone is against everyone. The Owners have no idea how to run a company. No health insurance.


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  5. "Tired and obsolete business model"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Real Estate Agent in Peachtree, GA
    Former Employee - Real Estate Agent in Peachtree, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Like any broker, your time is yours' to be as successful as possible. The office staff is very helpful and the technology is industry-standard, but it's no where near innovative.

    Cons

    With $1,0000+/month office fees and, at best, an 80% commission, you need three closings per month, at a minimum, to support your business and at least contribute to your family's income. During the height of the real estate meltdown, repeated inquiries to corporate from many agents went ignored. We pleaded for relief from the hundreds of dollars due in the Re Max International Dues every year. Never mind all of the money that they take from you throughout the year. There are many brokers out there to work for, so you please make sure that you weigh all of the options, ans their various costs. Remember, there will be no relief in costs, should the markets decline, again, so please chose your broker carefully. RE Max has recognition, but the high commission agents are transforming toward a different business model.

    Advice to Management

    Change your model to be more open to helping agents pass savings on to their clients. We're making sacrifices, but if you can't, agents will move to better business plans.


  6. "Slimy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The job was a joke.

    Cons

    The entire office was full of slimy agents. No training. No anything. I was so skeeved out I had to leave. It's a wonder they have customers!

    Advice to Management

    What management.


  7. "Dead end job with Ruane Group"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at RE/MAX full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Downtown, walkable location. Some of the other agents are nice.

    Cons

    Overworked and mistreated. No chance for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Management will not change so advice will fall on deaf ears.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Review for ReMax Midtown in NYC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at RE/MAX as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I got sunlight and water, and on most days (hot or cold) I got some air conditioner. And on days when I was 20 minutes early, I was late and then scolded for being late because only one elevator in the building works at a time.

    Cons

    - open office
    - not allowed to speak to one another
    - micromanaged
    - interns do all the work, and get no pay
    - again, interns do ALL THE WORK
    - room of 15 interns who are becoming robots
    - no chance of growth unless you become an agent, who are then also treated unfairly by the broker
    - retention rate must be below 5%
    - interns are cycled in and out

    Advice to Management

    hire some full time employees and try to actually use an internship program for what its meant for and teach us something


  9. "Patti Couperthwaite -Angola Indiana"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Real Estate Assistant in Angola, IN
    Former Employee - Real Estate Assistant in Angola, IN

    Pros

    She'd text you anytime, day or night

    Cons

    Working as an assistant to Patti was the worst career choice I have made. Having her office in the basement, she also expected you to be her baby sitter to her grandchildren as well as her maid. I have yet to hear of an assistant that she has had last more than 6 months. However, her lack of training, lack of breaks-including lunch, and overall demeanor would be an understanding.

    Advice to Management

    Really evaluate this Realitor and who is doing her work. Is it really her or is it the one left in the basement trying to break out on her own?


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Chaotic & Unprofessional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at RE/MAX full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of overtime hours available every week. What matters is not what you’ve accomplished in a day, but how many hours you were seen “working.” Management is pretty good about allowing time off for personal reasons.

    Cons

    Unproductive, dysfunctional environment. (Rated X language & bully behaviors frequently used, much personal drama interferes with work, temper-tantrums are normal.) Many staff and management are unprofessional in their conduct with fellow coworkers, and there was no repercussions for inappropriate language & actions. Takes pride in “wall of shame” atmosphere. Managers are CCd on every email - lots of "covering your back" behaviors. Employees are not empowered enough to make decisions within their scope of authority. Employees are not shown that they are valued. Very poor compensation & benefits, work/life balance. There is little opportunity to advance. No incentives to keep motivated and on task. Reward system? What reward system? Office staff is not treated with much respect. High staff burnout & turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Culture does not align with written company values. Actions speak louder than words.


  11. "Not very well managed."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Realtor in Bear, DE
    Former Employee - Realtor in Bear, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at RE/MAX full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Remax as a whole is a great company.

    Cons

    Management and ownership are horrendous.

    Advice to Management

    Change management.



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