SOURCE: RE/MAX Alliance Group

April 29, 2008 16:13 ET

RE/MAX Alliance Group Expands Services by Acquiring Venice Office

SARASOTA, FL--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - RE/MAX Alliance Group, the #1 RE/MAX in Florida, has announced plans to acquire a new location on Venice Island. The new location, which was established in 2004 and formerly known as RE/MAX Gulf Shores, was among the top 10 real estate agencies in the Venice area and was ranked first in production per agent in the second half of 2007.

This new arrangement will add a well-located boutique office and nine top agents to RE/MAX Alliance Group, while at the same time providing those new agents with a larger referral base and a wide array of training opportunities. In addition, the Venice Island agents will now have the ability to take advantage of in-house legal, mortgage, and title services that were formerly unavailable to them.

Donna Palm, former owner of RE/MAX Gulf Shores, states: "We are excited to be a part of RE/MAX Alliance Group. The added administrative, legal and marketing benefits they offer will be a great advantage to our agents and customers."

"RE/MAX Gulf Shores is a great addition to our company," said Peter Crowley, President of RE/MAX Alliance Group. "Their strategic location and highly performing agents and our services make this a win-win for all of us."

This acquisition follows the late-January 2008 merger between RE/MAX Properties and RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty, which created Florida's largest office with a combined sales transaction of 3,280 in 2007. With the addition of the Venice Island location, RE/MAX Alliance Group will now comprise of over 400 agents distributed among 10 offices along Florida's west coast.

The Venice Island office will join RE/MAX Alliance Group in their 2008 initiatives, which are designed to serve both agents and customers. These initiatives include agent certifications and increased property exposure in international markets; a commitment to Green Living through agent certification and training; and a focus on agent education regarding connecting and communicating with computer-savvy customers on the web.

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