I had a wonderful experience last week. I was one of 200 Brokers from the USA and Canada invited to Denver for three days to meet to discuss our offices, share ideas and talk about how we can work better with RE/MAX International. They do this every year but it is only a select few who get invited. I could not be prouder for all of us that in only 5 years of being in business we made it into this select group. My head might have begun to swell a little bit and things happen for a reason.
On the last day I was paired in a golf cart with Patrick Hare, a nice Irish native from Calgary. For the first couple of hours Patrick was just one of the boys and a great golf companion. Then after 9 holes and about 4 beers Patrick let us know his RE/MAX office in Calgary was the number one RE/MAX office in the world for the last 14 years. As one of our boys in the foursome said "Holy %#@* we are playing with royalty". Got to spend the last 9 holes and a couple of hours at happy hour with Patrick after that and he is one of the nicest people I have ever met. Got a few pieces of information and did the math from there, these are numbers I can't wrap my mind around.
His one office for 2013:
Average sales price = $530,000
Agents = 275
Transaction = 6,800
Total Volume = 3.6 Billion, correct Billion.
Average Transactions per agent = 25
Average volume per agent = 13,000,000
To put it in perspective, the L&F office on East West Avenue in Bethesda has long been considered the #1 office in the area. They have 264 agents and did a total volume of 1.06 Billion. His agents did 3.5 times their volume. Simply amazing and I am truly "Humbled". However very grateful, thank you all for being with us!
Enjoy the coffee,