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RE/MAX leader unveils new real estate plan

Dave Liniger discusses strategy for online property listings

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Dave Liniger, RE/MAX International co-founder and chairman, faced an audience of hundreds of RE/MAX broker-owners Thursday during a series of company meetings, and discussed revolutionary plans to bring together RE/MAX and other property listings online through the Web site. The company had unveiled some details about this national collection of property listings earlier this week, and Liniger met with RE/MAX affiliates on Thursday to discuss the new system. "It met with a standing ovation," Liniger said. In a separate meeting with members of a RE/MAX leadership advisory council, "They were all ecstatic about it," he added. Other real estate companies have worked to pool various collections of real estate listings for consumes to view online, and RE/MAX moves in the same direction represent a major groundswell in consumer access to real estate listings information. The company, which operates in 57 countries, has a network of 5,600 independently owned offices and about 111,5...