REMAX® Nanaimo started as Bowen Realty in 1981. There were 5 agents working from Comox road. My father joined the company in 1983. They grew to 17 agents by 1986 and merged with Woodgrove Realty. They moved to Woodgrove mall. One year later they joined the RE/MAX® franchise.
RE/MAX® itself started in 1973. In 1992 my father and a few partners started construction on the Metral office complex where RE/MAX® currently resides. In 1993 my father and Frank Johnson bought out the other partners shares in RE/MAX® Nanaimo.
In 1998 Windermere REALTY closed and my father hired almost 30 agents which doubled the size of the office. In 2006 Dick Belcher and Frank Johnson won the Broker Owner of the year award picked from out of 6500 RE/MAX® offices world wide. The office had about 70 REALTORS at that time. In 2008 41% of all homes sold in Nanaimo used RE/MAX®.
REMAX® Nanaimo is now the most successful office in town with 100+ REALTORS. REMAX® Nanaimo lists and sells more real estate than any other company in Nanaimo. No other company in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX®. There are over 18,500 RE/MAX agents in over 700 offices across Canada.
RE/MAX places a great deal of importance on community service initiatives and our charity of choice is the Children’s Miracle Network. The CMN benefits BC Children’s Hospital, which offers care to almost 800 visitors every day, on average. Many of us in Nanaimo have had BC Children's Hospital touch our lives over the years and are so thankful this wonderful facility is there when we need it. There are several ways in which we fund raise for this remarkable charity. The first is on an individual, and completely voluntary, agent level. Each and every one of our REALTORS® is committed to donate a portion of their earnings from each sale to the Children’s Miracle Network. We are a dedicated Miracle office, ranking amongst the top offices in Western Canada for the highest donations. This directly benefits our local children, because the funds donated go directly to BC Children's Hospital. Another fundraising we hold annually for the Children’s Miracle Network is the Month of Miracles, held every August. During this time, RE/MAX® recognizes our clients for helping us in our fundraising for the CMN. As with all our charity initiatives for the Children’s Miracle Network, we send funds we raise during this time directly to the Children’s Hospital. We also hold an annual Customer Appreciation Day, where donations are gratefully received for Children’s Miracle Network. So far RE/MAX® of Nanaimo agents has raised over $450,000 for the kids! Besides many events held throughout the year to benefit other local charities, RE/MAX® of Nanaimo also provides the use of an outdoor event tent for the use of other community organizations. This popular service is well used by many of Nanaimo’s service groups, such as the Serauxmen Club, Wellington Junior Soccer, the SPCA, the Silly Boat Regatta, Nanaimo Parks Recreation and Culture, the Cystic Fibrosis Society and numerous others. At RE/MAX® of Nanaimo, we believe in giving back as much as possible to the community that has given so much to us. We are truly appreciative to live in such an incredible part of the world, with even more remarkable people, and it is our genuine pleasure to be able to give of ourselves to the community in any way we can.
The RE/MAX® Hot Air Balloon is one of the most widely recognized corporate symbols in the world. It all began back in 1978, as spectators at the Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Festival were among the first members of the public to see a red, white and blue balloon with a strange word "RE/MAX®" curved around it on either side. Today, the RE/MAX hot air balloon represents service excellence to hundreds of thousands of home buyers and sellers in over 70 countries around the world. Millions of people around the world see the RE/MAX® hot air balloon and immediately think of the RE/MAX® organization of professional real estate associates. Across Western Canada, the "RE/MAX® Special Events Team" can be found at community and charity events that are sponsored by RE/MAX offices and agents. The RE/MAX Special Events Team has a multitude of entertaining promotional products, but promotional flights in RE/MAX® balloons surely attract the most attention. RE/MAX® balloon pilots introduce children to hot air ballooning and some couples have even been asked to be married in the balloon. RE/MAX® hot air balloons are flown all over North America.
**Source: MMR Strategy Group study of unaided awareness.
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Office 1-5140 Metral Dr. Nanaimo