“Build on small successes. Success breeds success.” — Dave Liniger

It’s been said that Dave Liniger is the greatest franchisor since Ray Kroc. Founder and CEO of RE/MAX – the world’s most successful real estate company – and member of the International Franchise Hall of Fame, Dave gives a rare behind-the-scenes interview to Dermot Buffini, CEO of Buffini & Company.


In this episode, Dave Liniger shares his journey from small-town Marion, Indiana, to leading a hugely successful real estate franchise. He delves into why it’s important to shake things up, the critical role of a coach or mentor, and why it’s vital to create a work-life balance while striving for success.


You’ll also learn the three books that strongly influenced Dave’s life, why a brokerage is not a family, and how getting involved in hobbies outside of work can help you in your business. If you want to succeed, listen to this episode to learn from the best.


Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“I found a vision of what I wanted, and I wanted to excel.” — Dave Liniger

“Courage comes from confidence and confidence comes from experiences and experiences are both good and bad.” — Dave Liniger

“I had a career where people wanted what I was selling.” — Dave Liniger

“Those who were determined found a way to make it work.” — Dave Liniger

“A lot of times, success is harder to live with than failure.” — Dave Liniger

“It’s nice finding partners and employees who complement the skills you have.” — Dave Liniger

“Success is a certainly a journey. You can learn from your mistakes.” — Dave Liniger

“If you’re going to work 18 hours a day, you end up a failure.” — Dave Liniger

“It was a continuing refreshing in my mind of not doing the same thing day after day.” — Dave Liniger

“If you do nothing but work, you’re not fresh, you’re not excited and you’re not exciting to be around.” — Dave Liniger

“Each one of those things made me manage my time better at RE/MAX because I had to manage my time outside in addition to my free time.” — Dave Liniger

“I’m enthusiastic to come into the office every day.” — Dave Liniger

“Build on small successes. Success breeds success.” — Dave Liniger

“The team you start with is never going to be the team you end with.” — Dave Liniger

“RE/MAX is not a family. A family tolerates people who aren’t pulling their weight. With a team, you win together.” — Dave Liniger

“Everybody has the same 24 hours a day. You have to prioritize what’s important to you.” — Dave Liniger


Mentioned in this episode:

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

How I Turned $1,000 into a Million in Real Estate in My Spare Time by William Nickerson

Success Principles by Jack Canfield


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