Ryan's Re/Max Realty Business Card Collection
Brief History of the Re/Max Realty Franchise Network:
In 1973, Re/Max Realty was born in Denver, Colorado to Dave and Gail Liniger.
Re/Max is an acronym for "Real Estate Maximums".
In 1975, Re/Max established its first franchise outside of Colorado USA.
In 1978, Re/Max celebrated its fifth birthday and celebrated by launching its first trademark Re/Max hot air balloon.
In 1979, Re/Max came to Canada! Frank Polzler and Walter Schneider were the two Canadians to convince Lininger to start Re/Max Ontario-Atlantic Canada.
In 1988, Re/Max had over 20,000 Sales Associates and became the number one realty in Canada.
In 1997, Re/Max celebrated its 25th anniversary with 48,000 Sales Associates in 2,900 offices all over the world.
In 2004, Re/Max continues to grow in 38 countries and 69,825 Sales Associates.
My Interest in collecting Re/Max Realty Business Cards:
I have to admit that it was a local fellow collector in Sarnia, Ontario that collected the red, white and blue Re/Max Realty business cards before I did.
Edward J. Banik who is also a close friend and a business card trader here in Sarnia showed me many years ago his growing Re/Max Realty collection.
Ed Banik had a lot of Re/Max business cards so I thought I should sort the ones I had in my collection and compare the totals with Ed's Re/Max collection.
Once I sorted my Re/Max business cards by both Province and State, I noticed that I was missing Re/Max representation from many areas.
When I discovered how easy it is to access the addresses for any of the franchised locations I started my mailing campaigns.
The campaign consisted of a brief request to Re/Max agents mostly in North America along with a couple of my personal collector cards.
The request was simple. "May I have one or two of your business cards from each Sales associate in your office?"
Some Re/Max agents never responded but many did and still do.
A big thank you to all the Re/Max employees that have helped my collection grow.
My total Re/Max collection today consists of over 7,300 diferent Re/Max agents.
Below are my specific totals for both North America and the world.
Do I have cards from your geographic area?
Even if I do, please save any Re/Max business cards and send them to me!
Total Re/Max Cards to date:
|British Columbia (BC)||343|
|New Brunswick (NB)||68|
|Newfoundland & Labrador (NF)||35|
|Northwest Territories (NT)||0|
|Nova Scotia (NS)||66|
|Ontario - Sarnia||70|
|Prince Edward Island (PE)||10|
|Yukon Territory (YT)||10|
Total Canada: 1687
|District of Columbia (DC)||7|
|New Hampshire (NH)||184|
|New Jersey (NJ)||198|
|New Mexico (NM)||53|
|New York (NY)||97|
|North Carolina (NC)||149|
|North Dakota (ND)||8|
|Rhode Island (RI)||118|
|South Carolina (SC)||70|
|South Dakota (SD)||23|
|West Virginia (WV)||19|
Total United States: 8598
Foreign & Misc
|Unknown and Misc||0|
Total Foreign & Misc: 67
The Total : 10352