RE/MAX India, the 73rd country in the global network of RE/MAX international is an initiative of Mr. Samir Chopra to bring the best in the trade to the country. RE/MAX has been a world wide success phenomenon in many countries. It has played a pioneering role in organizing the unorganized real estate market in various countries.
In India, RE/MAX is led by Mr. Sam Chopra – A Services Guru with more than 25 years of experience in Consultancy, BPO and Real Estate, Sam is a national board member of National Association of Realtors, India. RE/MAX India, with its headquarters in Gurgaon - Haryana, plans to recruit and train real estate people at various levels of the business model to create an unprecedented network spanning the entire country. This will not only be aimed at organizing the real estate market but also at creating an unmatched referral system.
In India, the RE/MAX concept will combine maximum commissions and the best support services to attract top agents and will also increase the number of new entrants to the real estate industry. At RE/MAX, agents share office overheads, pay management fee, and in return receive a wide variety of real estate services like international as well as national referrals, high commissions, benefits from national as well as region centric advertising campaigns, superior training, professionalism and growing market share.
RE/MAX will blend the administrative skills of its franchisees and the salesmanship skills of its Broker Associates and create an organized and professional framework, where consumers would be not only able to buy/sell real estate but also find financial and legal assistance, all under one roof. RE/MAX India with an official website www.remax.in will be an interface through which potential buyers and sellers can find listings in any of the regions in the country. Moreover it will also provide RE/MAX agents and consumers with access to perform real estate transactions in more than 75 nations in which RE/MAX is operational.
Sam (Samir) Chopra
Chairman, RE/MAX India
A Chartered Accountant by profession, Sam with a career spanning more than 30 years of diverse experience and numerous successful entrepreneurial assignments under his belt, was an obvious choice to spearhead the RE/MAX network in India. Sam is the Vice President of Association of Property Professionals (APP) and a National Board member of the National Association of Realtors-India. Earlier this year he attained the prestigious membership of RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors). He also has an HSMI Certification through the National Real Estate Council. In 1996, when he saw opportunity in Business Process Outsourcing, he promoted CybizCall International Pvt Ltd. In appreciation of his outstanding contribution to the growth of ITES industry, he was asked to preside over the Business Process Industry Association of India where he remained president for 2 consecutive terms and stepped down in 2009 to focus upon his RE/MAX business. He has also been an associate member of NASSCOM in India. In appreciation of his commendable leadership of RE/MAX in India, Sam has been awarded as the "Most Promising Entrepreneurs of the Year 2009 by Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards; 6 months later, RE/MAX India was awarded "Start up of the Year" at Small Business Awards supported by Ernst & Young and Zee Business.Owing to his strong entrepreneurial skills and magnificent contribution to the Indian industrial growth, he received numerous memberships of councils and committees like Services Council, Association’s Council, Knowledge Mission and Subcommittee on India – EU Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BITA) of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). He has also been a former convener of Infrastructure Committee, Haryana State Council at CII. A commerce graduate from the premier Sri Ram College of Commerce of Delhi University, Sam shares a passion for Books, Sports & Travel. His time management skills have always ensured that he pursues his other passion which is spending time with his family.
Managing Director, RE/MAX India
Gaurav Marya is India’s leading Franchise and Business Growth Expert and a highly successful serial entrepreneur. He started his first Business at the age of 16 and over the years has started and sold some 15 other businesses ranging from mobile phones, career advisory, restaurants to entertainment Business etc. It was not until the age of 24, that Gaurav discovered his real passion in life – Franchising. He was first to it exposed it while on a business trip to United states in 1998 when franchising was the buzzword there and Gaurav dreamed of seeing similar happenings in India. The dream turned into a reality in 1999 when he formed his own company. Today widely known for causing the franchise revolution in India, He is the visionary force behind the India’s largest integrated franchise and retail solution company Franchise India Holdings Limited, a banner that encompasses a variety of domestic and international portfolio of franchise and retail companies apart from offering Franchise and Retail consulting. Under Gaurav’s visionary leadership, Franchise India has moved from strength to strength and is well acknowledged for revolutionizing the way companies plan the course of their Business Development.
Director, RE/MAX India
A commerce graduate from the prestigious Lady Sri Ram College, Mrs. Saloni Chopra started her entrepreneurial journey along with her Chartered Accountant husband – Mr. Samir Chopra, when both started the distributorship of Modi Xerox in the year 1990. After successfully running the business for 5 years, the husband-wife duo went back to their core competency area i.e. Financial Services and ventured into a Direct Selling Agency of American Express Financial Products. In the same year, they became one of the pioneers of the BPO Revolution in India by laying the foundation of CybizCall International in Udyog Vihar, which was one of the first BPOs in Delhi NCR Region. After more than a decade of achieving success in her BPO Business and having contributed significantly towards the growth and welfare of BPO industry through her association with BPAI, in the year 2007 Mrs. Saloni Chopra and Mr. Samir Chopra took the strategic decision to modify their business model & operational strategy by converting CybizCall into a BPO incubation center, helping companies take advantage of CybizCall's services, infrastructure and advisory. In 2009, Saloni along with Sam took the most remarkable and the most courageous decision of their entrepreneurial journey by bringing RE/MAX - the world leader in Real Estate franchising, to India. It was the time when most people were exiting the Real Estate Markets and business had reached its nadir. In these extreme global economic conditions Saloni was the only person to support Sam's decision, eventually proving everybody wrong when in a span of just about 8 months RE/MAX became India's fastest growing real estate franchise by establishing its presence in 11 states of the country with 50 regional and franchise offices. A Member of FICCI since 2006, Saloni is an epitome of the ambitious, entrepreneurial & modern woman of today who knows how to balance Work and Home with equal ease. Saloni also likes Painting and Cooking in her leisure time.