We are so incredibly proud to call Frank Polzler and Walter Schneider, not only our founders, but our fearless leaders as well. The idea of RE/MAX came to Dave Liniger in Denver 45 years ago.

The execution of that idea, however, was a collaborative effort of spirited entrepreneurs who believed in the vision of what RE/MAX could become. Many extraordinary RE/MAX pioneers played critical roles in the early survival, eventual growth and continued success of the network.

During the R4 Opening General Session, Liniger honored four of them – Dennis Curtin, Frank Polzler, Walter Schneider, and Gail Liniger – with the inaugural Founders Award.

Host Brian Buffini asked each of them for the key to their success.

“The belief that you can change somebody’s life. And that’s exactly what real estate people do in their communities. I believe that’s the key.” – Dennis Curtin, President, RE/MAX Mid-States & Dixie.


Gail Liniger offered her gratitude to the over-115,000 RE/MAX Affiliates in the network. “Thank you for all you do for RE/MAX and helping to make it the No. 1 real estate network in the world.” Dave Liniger also offered words of wisdom.

“Fall in love with what you do, because if you’re in love with what you do, you never go to work. It’s a passion. Being in love with something, you work forever to make it better.”

We consider ourselves fortunate to have these two leaders at the helm of RE/MAX INTEGRA and continue to be inspired by their dedication, commitment and passion for the real estate industry, and more importantly RE/MAX.