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.