RE/MAX Australia has confirmed a “monumental” change in leadership that will merge two of its top-performing offices across the country.
The Limitless Group, helmed by owner Hayley Van de Ven will now operate as RE/MAX Bayside and RE/MAX Results, two of the largest and most successful offices under the RE/MAX brand in Australia.
Both offices will retain their identities as they continue to provide real estate services for several Queensland markets, including Cleveland, Alexandra Hills, Morningside, and Mackay.
Prior to the merger, RE/MAX Bayside has been the number one office in the brand’s Australian network for nine years. They have also been recognised as the number one office internationally on at least two occasions.
Meanwhile, RE/MAX Results – which was sold to Ms Van de Ven by real estate veteran Deborah Evans – recently succeeded in increasing its market share by 20 per cent in just four years.
According to RE/MAX Bayside owner Brad Neilson, passing on the business to Ms Van de Ven is part of his succession plan that will ensure RE/MAX Bayside remains on top.
“Within the context of the recent health challenges I have faced, I decided to keep the award-winning group that is RE/MAX Bayside on an upward trajectory and instigate a succession plan within RE/MAX.
“In doing so, I am placing my business in the hands of one of the best real estate professionals and business operators I have had the privilege to know,” he said.
Along with the business, the RE/MAX Bayside’s expert team will also be part of the merger, including sales executives Simon Salm – who boasts two decades of real estate experience – and Dave Neilson – who was announced as the network’s latest Eagle Award recipient last February.
RE/MAX Australia managing director Joel Davoren expressed his support for Ms Van de Ven as she takes on “two very successful legacies, being those of Brad Neilson and Deborah Evans”.
“A growth mindset is highly evident in the ranks of our RE/MAX broker owners and that ambitious mentality is always encouraged and nurtured.
“Whether we are working with a start-up office or a legacy office, we have a ‘think bigger’ mentality, which RE/MAX supports in a business of any size. It is part of our culture, and it permeates through all of our business, at every level,” the managing director said.
Looking ahead, Ms Van de Ven said she plans to create “new energies, innovations and vision” through the now-united RE/MAX offices.
“I am so incredibly excited about how far we have come in the last few years and even more excited about our plans to move forward as a super team.”