“When you’re blessed with abundance you have an obligation to give and share.” —Walter Schneider

The son of Austrian immigrants who moved to Canada after World War II, Walter Schneider is no stranger to hard work. As a teen, he realized he had a knack for sales, a skill that has served him well as the president and co-founder of RE/MAX Integra, the largest office within the RE/MAX brand.

In this episode, Brian Buffini asks Walter about his journey to success, with a focus on how he got involved in real estate and his start at RE/MAX. Walter shares why he begins each day with gratitude; the four definitive periods that have shaped his career; and the lessons in perseverance he learned from his parents.

You’ll discover the simple tip for increasing sales, the one key question Walter asks during the sales process, what makes a great partnership, and his advice for anyone who’s starting a business. Get inspired and renew your motivation to succeed!


Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“We become who we are because of the adversity we face in life.”—Brian Buffini

“If you live your life on the light side not the dark side, you’ll be rewarded for that.”—Walter Schneider

“If you keep a steady pace, the highs aren’t as high and the lows aren’t as low.”—Walter Schneider

“I’ve been grateful every day.”—Walter Schneider

“People tell you something and you have to look beneath that into what they’re really telling you.”—Walter Schneider

“If not this then what?”—Walter Schneider

“Keep on grinding.”—Walter Schneider

“Once you travel the world you realize how incredibly lucky we are to be living in the U.S. and Canada.”—Walter Schneider

“You can become anything you want.”—Walter Schneider

“I’ve tried to govern my career by understanding the custodial role I play.”—Walter Schneider

“Partnerships and marriages get into trouble because of keeping score.”—Walter Schneider

“When you’re blessed with abundance you have an obligation to give and share.”—Walter Schneider

“If you’re going to be a leader, behave like a leader.”—Walter Schneider

“Don’t hand down to other people the things you’re not prepared to do.”—Walter Schneider


Mentioned in the episode:

From Barbarians to Bureaucrats by Lawrence M. Miller

The Emigrant Edge by Brian Buffini


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