On Jan. 1, Re/Max increased the annual dues its agents in the U.S. and Canada pay to affiliate with the brand and the monthly per-agent fees affiliated brokerages in U.S. company-owned master franchise regions pay the franchisor.

After holding steady at $390 for 2011 through 2013, Re/Max agents in the U.S. and Canada now pay $400 in annual membership dues, according to Re/Max’s first annual financial statement as a public company. Re/Max’s agents in the two countries numbered 73,413 as of Dec. 31, 2013, approximately 79 percent of the franchisor’s global total.

In addition, Re/Max-affiliated brokerages in the U.S. master franchise regions the brand owns — which cover 26 states and Washington, D.C. — now pay approximately $123 per month per agent in their region, $3 more than they did in 2011, 2012 and 2013.


Map showing which Re/Max master franchise regions Re/Max owns in the U.S. and Canada. Source: Re/Max 10-K financial statement

The fee increases for Re/Max, which netted $225 million in an October initial public offering, will feed two of the firm’s largest revenue streams.

In 2013, annual agent membership dues accounted for 19 percent of Re/Max’s $158.9 million full-year revenue, while per-agent “continuing franchise fees” accounted for 40 percent of the year’s revenue.

Re/Max continues to make a push to reacquire its independent master franchise regions in the U.S. and Canada, because it generates so much more revenue as the owner.

Re/Max’s average annual per-agent revenue in company-owned North American regions in 2013 was $2,404 compared with an annual per-agent revenue of $828 in independent regions.

Show Comments Hide Comments
Sign up for Inman’s Morning Headlines
What you need to know to start your day with all the latest industry developments
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive marketing emails from Inman.
Thank you for subscribing to Morning Headlines.
Back to top
Only 3 days left to register for Inman Connect Las Vegas before prices go up! Don't miss the premier event for real estate pros.Register Now ×
Limited Time Offer: Get 1 year of Inman Select for $199SUBSCRIBE×
Log in
If you created your account with Google or Facebook
Don't have an account?
Forgot your password?
No Problem

Simply enter the email address you used to create your account and click "Reset Password". You will receive additional instructions via email.

Forgot your username? If so please contact customer support at (510) 658-9252

Password Reset Confirmation

Password Reset Instructions have been sent to

Subscribe to The Weekender
Get the week's leading headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Top headlines from around the real estate industry. Breaking news as it happens.
15 stories covering tech, special reports, video and opinion.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
It looks like you’re already a Select Member!
To subscribe to exclusive newsletters, visit your email preferences in the account settings.
Up-to-the-minute news and interviews in your inbox, ticket discounts for Inman events and more
1-Step CheckoutPay with a credit card
By continuing, you agree to Inman’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You will be charged . Your subscription will automatically renew for on . For more details on our payment terms and how to cancel, click here.

Interested in a group subscription?
Finish setting up your subscription