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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2007

    Compelling.

    I read this book about two years ago. This book has an ample amount of ingredients for success. This is definitely one of those types of books you can read over and over again for insight and inspiration. This book is not just tailored to RE/MAX and its concept but also structured to give one an adequate start or ongoing reference for ideas. I will save the gutts of the company's ascent for your on curiosity and review. This book is full of lessons on perseverance. Especially when at the brink of ruination. RE/MAX represents a model of bold innovation, constant change and improvement, high levels of persistence, energy and passion. At RE/MAX, everyone's truly in business for themselves and not for the company they work in. That's the difference!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2005

    A Good Read!

    The title of this 30-year history of the RE/MAX real estate firm is founder Dave Liniger¿s corporate philosophy: 'Everybody wins.' Liniger is a maverick, so even this authorized history is exciting and instructive. Authors Phil Harkins and Keith Hollihan assert that RE/MAX, 'never experienced a month of negative growth,' although they include sagas of near bankruptcies and other crises. The book focuses on absorbing storytelling, not statistics or metrics. It is organized mostly by theme, which blurs the chronology. The authors spin or dismiss any Liniger missteps, such as his 'naïve' failure to keep up with payroll taxes. They praise him as bold and risk-taking, including the quixotic year he devoted to trying to fly a hot air balloon - the RE/MAX symbol - into the stratosphere. The book is readable, although sometimes a bit sweet and simple. And, the authors love clichés ('He put his head down and threw himself into the job' - ouch). Nevertheless, we cheerfully recommend this peppy saga. Managers will find it refreshing and instructive to read about people who attribute their success to loyalty, collegiality, hands-on leadership, and the ability to work and play hard, from each agent¿s office to the golf course and the boardroom.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2004

    Refreshing, well-written motivator that details the struggles as well as the triumphs.

    I am an avid reader of biographical business books-Trump, Buffett, Sam Walton, Kiyosaki-and this one is every bit as inspirational as the others. As a real estate professional, I found it especially nice to finally have a story of someone doing exactly what I've been focused on for nine years. The authors obviously took great care to check their facts and analyze the global concepts learned from Dave Liniger's story so that they might be applied to other industries and businesses as well. I was particularly impressed with the structure of each chapter. The authors tell a bit of the story and then recap what we've just learned with bullet points and a brief analysis of how the lessons measure up in other business models. Another inspirational aspect is the detail the authors delve into concerning the every day struggles Liniger faced in the early years. It gives me hope that I am facing similar struggles that have been overcome by many people before me. This is a must read for anyone with the entrepreneurial drive and especially for anyone in the real estate business. Attention RE/MAX agents...You'll find lots of 'ammunition' to use on your listing appointments and buyer agency interviews in here as well. The 'dream' of Liniger and his early disciples is very contagious to the reader. I found, as a RE/MAX agent myself, that I have an even greater respect for what Liniger has been focusing on all these years...quality service, down to earth attitude, respect for agents... Also this book gives a fantastic overview of where the industry has come from and where it is heading, so you'll get some great tidbits of knowledge to mention to your clients that will really make you stand out above the competition. Inspirational, Encouraging, Motivational, Educational...Read it immediately!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2004

    Everybody Wins: The Story and Lessons Behind RE/MAX

    This book was given to me as a gift, and it's just a great story of how one person--Dave Liniger--had an idea, believed in it, and made it happen. He turned the real estate industry upside down completely...and succeeded. It's a must-read for anyone who is an entrepreneur or who has an idea they believe in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2004

    Everybody Wins: The Story and Lessons Behind RE/MAX

    Wow! What a terrific book. Buy one for all the entrepreneurs you know (or anyone in a professional job for that matter). I loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2004

    Simply the BEST!

    If your looking for a guide on how to help your company acheive explosive growth, you've found it! This book has more great ideas for the future of businesses, both domestically and internationally than any I have ever read. 'Everybody Wins' is the diary of a company that began with a servant mentality and grew into a giant by maintaining and embracing the concept of excellent customer service at every level. The leadership lessons in this book will save you years of heartaches. Get ready for a wild ride with RE/MAX and Dave Liniger!

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