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Dave Liniger
Category - Professionals in Real Estate - Real Estate Industry Leaders

Co-Founder & Chairman RE/MAX International, Inc.

Co-founder with his wife, Gail, of RE/MAX in 1973. Widely acknowledge as the leading proponent of maximizing agent commissions, implementing the 100 percent commission plan for agents within the RE/MAX network.

Dave Liniger is generally credited with doing more than anyone in the real estate industry to improve the working environment and income potential of sales agents. He is recognized as a leading prognosticator of industry trends and has been inducted into the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB) Hall of Leaders and the REBAC (ABR) Hall of Fame.

Liniger attended the University of Indiana and became interested in real estate while stationed in Phoenix, Arizona with the United States Air Force. After working for both a 100 percent commission company and a traditional brokerage, he co-founded RE/MAX in Denver, Colorado in 1973.

The name "RE/MAX" was coined from the words "real estate" and "maximums." In exchange for sharing in office overhead and paying a management fee, RE/MAX Associates receive the highest possible compensation as well as a variety of benefits and services, including RE/MAX Satellite Network (RSN), the industry's first proprietary satellite system, advanced educational opportunities and cutting edge technology. The concept has attracted experienced, top-producing agents who lead the industry in individual sales and professional education.

Liniger is nationally recognized as an expert in time management, sales training, recruiting and motivation. He has been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, Fortune, Inc., Success and other leading publications and has appeared extensively on television and radio throughout North America. He is a recipient of the Special Achievement Award from the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS), the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®, and The Warren Bennis Award for Leadership Excellence from the Global Institute for Leadership Development. Liniger has also been inducted into the International Franchise Hall of Fame.

A multi-engine, instrument rated commercial pilot, golfer and Arabian horse breeder, Liniger has been a NASCAR driver and owned Team RE/MAX Racing. He, along with other Team RE/MAX drivers, competed in the Grand-Am Series Rolex 24-hour races at Daytona International Speedway. Liniger was one of a three-pilot crew who attempted to launch the "Team RE/MAX" around-the-world stratospheric helium balloon expedition from Alice Springs, Australia in late 1998. He is co-owner of the often-honored Sanctuary Golf Course near Sedalia, Colorado. Numerous charity golf tournaments have raised millions of dollars at Sanctuary since its opening in 1997.

He is also co-founder of the Denver-area conservation center, The Wildlife Experience, an entirely new concept for appreciation and understanding of wildlife. The 14-acre, 100,000 square foot facility located South of Denver is designed as a quality venue for exceptional cultural exhibits, an educational center for all ages and an ideal gathering place for social, civic and business activities, The Wildlife Experience promotes wildlife, its conservation, the many forms of art which celebrate it and a variety of educational tools to learn more about it.

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