The RE/MAX network has announced the opening of five new offices in four nations in the Caribbean and Central America as part of its ongoing global expansion. As a result of a nearly 30% increase in franchise sales in 2010 and superiority over all rivals, RE/MAX is now present in more than 80 countries.
Ricardo Cardenas, Regional Vice President, RE/MAX Latin America, and Caribbean, claims that “we are changing the way real estate business is conducted in many of these countries.” “Training and professionalism are the cornerstones on which our blueprint for the industry is built, and this is what is luring so many new offices to RE/MAX.”
The Broker/Owners of RE/MAX Bay Islands in Roatan have established a second location in West Bay, Honduras. The new office, which Larry Schlesser and Janine Goben named RE/MAX Western Sunsets, is staffed with seasoned professionals who have lived in the area for a long time. This year, Schlesser and Goben want to double the number of employees at Western Sunsets.
Goben claims that tourists are returning to the region and that many of them are potential investors. This year, we anticipate receiving up to a million potential customers aboard cruise ships, so we must be prepared.
One new office has already opened in Puerto Rico, and a second one will open in June. The new RE/MAX Divine office in the greater San Juan area is owned and operated by Enrique Morales. Sandy Ramos, the broker, and owner, will launch RE/MAX Real Estate Group right in the middle of the island’s tourist district. The townships of Rio Grande, Canovanas, Luquillo, Fajardo, and Humacao will be served by the office.
Ramos claims that most of the buyers in the neighborhood of Rio Grande are second-home buyers from outside of Puerto Rico. They know and trust RE/MAX, so we’re thrilled to be able to provide them with top-notch customer service.
The independent office that Yenci Milano had in Panama City was changed to RE/MAX Golden Dream Realty. Milano thinks the modifications will enable her agents to provide buyers and sellers with better service.
The market has resumed activity, and investors from other Latin American nations, particularly Venezuela, are showing a lot of interest, according to Milano. “RE/MAX will increase our visibility so we can better cater to the expanding international clientele.”
Additionally, a new office in Costa Rica’s Puntarenas province’s Playa Dominical is set to open. Dave and Debra West, the new broker/owners, have extensive real estate experience. They are eager to assist buyers looking for homes along Costa Rica’s pristine southern Pacific coastline.
Dave West explains, “We’re concentrating on the coastal area surrounding Playa Dominical and extending to where the mountains meet the ocean.” “Once you’ve visited this region, it’s difficult to leave because it’s so distinctive. We’ll be occupied helping families find the residence of their dreams.”