RE/MAX agents work harder and smarter because they get 100% of their commission after paying a fixed office fee. This system attracts more independent agents who are committed to their careers. They aren’t being subsidized by the broker, they don’t have to fight for ad space, and they can’t have a “bad” month. They are focused on getting property sold all the time, and they are well rewarded for their efforts. This creates a high energy atmosphere where we like to work together to sell each others listings. But we still work on escrows all the time with agents from other offices. We encourage “co-op” sales with other offices by providing complete and timely information on listings, by responding quickly on offers, following up on the paperwork, being creative in solving problems, and whatever else it takes to encourage them to show and sell our listings.
Our rental department also generates leads and sales for us. We went from the smallest vacation rental program in 1993 to the largest in Groveland, with about 70 houses. We have the best website for showcasing our rentals and booking on-line. Check it out at www.YosemiteGoldVacations.com. We handle monthly, or long-term, rentals also.
RE/MAX Yosemite was number one in sales volume and number of transactions in 2010 in the Hetch Hetchy Multiple Listing Service.
In 2003, with just three agents, RE/MAX Yosemite Gold was #1 in dollar sales volume in Groveland and Pine Mountain Lake. Other offices in town had 12, 8, or 7 agents, but could not compete with our experienced, full-time top producers (there were only 3 of us that year). And in 2004, 05, 06, and 07, we are right up there with “the office with the most agents” every year. In 2008, we were the #1 office in sales volume and closed escrows again.