In many ways RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group has changed the way real estate brokerage is done here in Orange County, New York. RE/MAX Benchmark has affiliated with the most successful and most experienced associates in our area, giving them the opportunity to be in business for themselves but not by themselves. Our associates average 14 years experience and over 14 annual transactions each. That is over twice the average of associates in all the other major franchises in the United States, far exceeding the productivity of all other area company’s associates. With over 520 transactions in 2012 totaling nearly $125 million dollars in sales, RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group has truly become a "REAL ESTATE LEADER®" in this market. The challenge of the real estate market in 2012 required a recommitment on the part of the real estate sales community; our RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group associates did just that. Many RE/MAX Benchmark associates followed the lead of RE/MAX International in focusing on the short sale/foreclosure market obtaining their CDPE designation (Certified Distressed Properties Expert). RE/MAX associates across the franchise have more such designees than all the other national franchises combined. Homeowners, some of whom are in financial trouble in their homes, have looked to RE/MAX in leading the way in helping them move forward with dignity.
Our market presence has grown to market leadership since our formation in late 1991. During 2012 RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group closed its 16,600th real estate transaction since our inception. That’s 16,600 families whose real estate needs were satisfied by our "outstanding agents". No other real estate company in Orange County even comes close during that period of time.
In 2012, RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group maintained its position as the #1 RE/MAX company in the Lower Hudson Valley District which includes the counties of Orange, Dutchess, Rockland, Putnam, Westchester, Ulster and Sullivan. RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group was recognized by RE/MAX of N.Y. as one of the leading RE/MAX companies in New York in closed transactions, sales volume, and gross closed commissions for 2012.
Our associates continue to dominate the countywide sales awards, as well as the sales achievement awards given by RE/MAX, both on the state level, and through RE/MAX International, Inc. Virtually every RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group associate was recognized for sales achievement by RE/MAX International in 2012. A company does not win awards at any level - local, state or national - without being represented by the best people in the business. Proudly, at RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group we are "Outstanding Agents getting Outstanding Results"
RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group associates are not only the most productive in the area they are always among the most generous. Virtually every associate contributes a portion of every commission to the Children’s Miracle Network. With over $ 150,000 contributed to date, RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group has helped RE/MAX International reach the incredible total $110 Million donated to CMN, the first non-retail organization to reach that level of commitment. RE/MAX Benchmark is annually recognized by RE/MAX International as one of the top RE/MAX companies in the in Premier Community Citizenship in the United States. RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group in 2012 continued its active participation in the Susan B. Komen "Race for the Cure" joining RE/MAX International in the fight against Breast Cancer. In 2012 Habitat for Humanity continued to be a very important part of RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group community citizenship commitment. With "helping hands" RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group has contributed not only funds to Habitat for Humanity, but our labor as well, "working together to build houses "not for people, but with people" in need of decent affordable housing."
The Chamber of Commerce of Orange County has honored RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group with its Business of the Year Award.