RE/MAX Sponsors Light up the Night for Breast Cancer

RE/MAX Cayman Islands was proud to sponsor the 8th annual Light Up the Night walk for the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Cayman Islands.

Every year, people gather to raise awareness of breast cancer and generate funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation and this year was the most successful walk in the event’s 8 year history with not only more participants than ever, but more funds raised. This year’s event was attended by 766 people who generated more than CI $25,000 for the Foundation.

“These funds are raised to help people who are struggling with breast cancer whether it’s when they are going through the process of chemotherapy and radiation or afterwards through our support group who helps them handle the effects of this terrible disease. But the good news is we get tremendous community support and this is our best year ever,” commented Kim Lund RE/MAX Broker/Co-Owner and Breast Cancer Foundation Founder and Board Member.

The family-friendly walk which started at Royal

Palms saw hundreds of people holding pink balloons as they walked to The Ritz-Carlton and back creating a magical night for everyone involved. Miss World Candidate 2017 Kristin Amaya led the walkers and then assisted in the raffle.

“The incredible event is all in the aid of raising funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation and breast cancer patients and survivors, as well as awareness,” said James Bovell, RE/MAX Broker/Co-Owner and Breast Cancer Foundation Founder and Board Member.


The Awards Keep Rolling In…

RE/MAX Cayman Islands is proud to announce it received 3 of the top international awards at this year’s R4 convention, which was held in Las Vegas from February 26 through March 1. R4 is RE/MAX corporate’s annual worldwide convention that attracted over 6,000 attendees this year from all over 66 countries.

The complete list of international awards received at the R4 convention is as follows:
Among 33,767 RE/MAX international agents and in the Top International Team Leaders category, Kim Lund (The Lund Team) ranked #1, James Bovell (Bovell) ranked #2 and Kass Coleman (Beach Castles Group) ranked #54.
In the Top International Individuals category, Michael Binckes ranked #38 and Tamara Siemens ranked #97.
In the Top International Commercial Individuals category, Michael Binckes ranked #11.
In the Top Team Number of Closed Transactions, Kim Lund (The Lund Team) ranked #1.
Michael Binckes was honored with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.

The complete list of the awards received in the Caribbean and Central America region are as follows:

Team Champion – Kim Lund
Individual Champion – Michael Binckes
Commercial Champion – Michael Binckes

TOP 2 TEAM RANKINGS RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
#1 The Lund Team
#2 Bovell

TOP PRODUCERS RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
#1 Kim Lund
#2 James Bovell
#4 Michael Binckes
#6 Dillon Claassens
#7 Tamara Siemens
#8 Kass Coleman
#16 Scott Roe
#18 Mark Gaus
#23 Susan Boyko
#44 Edna Ebanks
#51 Cindy Raymond
#59 Heather Richards

TOP PRODUCERS RESIDENTIAL
#1 Kim Lund
#2 James Bovell
#4 Michael Binckes
#6 Dillon Claassens
#7 Tamara Siemens
#8 Kass Coleman
#15 Scott Roe
#18 Mark Gaus
#21 Susan Boyko
#40 Edna Ebanks
#46 Cindy Raymond
#53 Heather Richards

TOP PRODUCERS COMMERCIAL
#1 Michael Binckes


RE/MAX Cayman Islands Dominates Awards at RE/MAX Worldwide Convention R4

RE/MAX Cayman Islands continues to dominate the world of real estate and its agents were recently recognized at R4, the annual RE/MAX convention held in Las Vegas from February 26th through March 1st.

“Not only has our office of 18 agents surpassed any other office in the region,” commented James Bovell, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Cayman Islands, but several agents have been recognized as leaders in the international arena for RE/MAX.”

“At RE/MAX Cayman Islands, we continue to strive to not only be the best real estate office in the Cayman Islands, but also in the world,” added Kim Lund, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Cayman Islands. The following agents also received the following club awards for 2017:

Kim Lund – Diamond Club
James Bovell – Diamond Club
Michael Binckes – Diamond Club
Dillon Claassens – Chairman’s Club
Tamara Siemens – Platinum Club
Kass Coleman – Platinum Club
Mark Gaus – Platinum Club
Scott Roe – Platinum Club
Susan Boyko – 100% Club
Edna Ebanks – 100% Club
Cindy Raymond – 100% Club
Heather Richards – 100% Club


RE/MAX Cayman Islands Gives Back to the Community

RE/MAX Cayman Islands is proud to support our community through various fundraising and sponsorships throughout the entire year.

“Giving back to our community is extremely important to the agents and staff at RE/MAX Cayman Islands,” commented James Bovell, Broker/Owner.

Annual activities include the Light up the Night Walk for the Breast Cancer Foundation, Flag Day for Cayman Hospice Care, the Chamber Earth Day Road Side Clean-up, Stride Against Cancer Walk, Flowers Sea Swim, MOvember, the Breast Cancer Gala, Meals on Wheels, the RE/MAX Family Fun Day at the Black Pearl Skatepark and much, much more.

“We believe that the Cayman Islands are one of the best places to live in the world,” added Kim Lund, Broker/Owner. “We want everyone who lives here to be able to live the best possible life, which is why giving back to our amazing community is so important.”


RE/MAX Cayman Islands is the #1 RE/MAX Office in the Caribbean and Central American Region for 2017

RE/MAX Cayman Islands is the #1 ranked office in the Caribbean and Central American region for RE/MAX in 2017. This region consists of 420 members in 72 offices in 34 countries and territories.

Kim Lund, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Cayman Islands, ranked #1 Producer for Residential, as well as Residential & Commercial. James Bovell, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Cayman Islands, ranked #2 Producer for Residential, as well as Residential & Commercial. Michael Binckes, Sales Associate, ranked #1 Producer for Commercial, as well as #4 for Residential & Commercial.

“I feel very privileged to receive this honour to be named the #1 Producer for both Residential and Residential/Commercial,” noted Kim Lund. “RE/MAX is dedicated to this business and we are truly passionate about it, so I also want to congratulate our agents who ranked in the top 100 Producers for the region.”

“RE/MAX Cayman Islands touts the best agents not only in the Cayman Islands, but in the entire Caribbean and Central American regions,” said James Bovell. “We strive to provide the best customer service to our clients and our rankings in the region clearly illustrate our ongoing success.”

“RE/MAX Cayman Islands is a legendary office in the Caribbean and around the world," commented Ricardo Cardenas, Regional Director of RE/MAX Caribbean and Central America. "They were the first RE/MAX office outside the USA and Canada, and this lit up the way for many others to follow - We are now in over 110 countries and territories! But they are not only the first one, they are also consistently one of the top offices around the world according to several performance indicators. All of this is possible only because of the quality of the people that they have in their team."

Top Producers Residential & Commercial

#1 Kim Lund
#2 James Bovell
#4 Michael Binckes
#6 Dillon Claassens
#7 Tamara Siemens
#8 Kass Coleman
#16 Scott Roe
#18 Mark Gaus
#23 Susan Boyko
#44 Edna Ebanks
#51 Cindy Raymond
#59 Heather Richards

Top Producers Residential

#1 Kim Lund
#2 James Bovell
#4 Michael Binckes
#6 Dillon Claassens
#7 Tamara Siemens
#8 Kass Coleman
#9 Michael Joseph
#10 Stefan Prior
#15 Scott Roe
#18 Mark Gaus
#21 Susan Boyko
#40 Edna Ebanks
#46 Cindy Raymond
#53 Heather Richards

Top Producers Commercial

#1 Michael Binckes


RE/MAX Cayman Islands is the #1 Real Estate Company in the Cayman Islands for 2018

Once again, RE/MAX Cayman Islands is the #1 real estate company in the Cayman Islands with respect to both overall dollar volume and transactions for 2018.

RE/MAX Cayman Islands generated more than US $356 million in volume during the year. This is more than 51% more than its nearest competitor. This volume was generated by over 740 transactions, which is more than 53% more than its nearest competitor. With respect to dollar volume, this is an increase of US $80 million from 2016. As for the number of transactions, this also increased 60% year-over-year.

“Throughout its 25-year history, RE/MAX Cayman Islands has grown steadily and now leads the Cayman Islands real estate market,” commented Kim Lund, broker/owner. “As the real estate industry continues to grow both in overall sales, as well as the number of real estate companies and agents on island, RE/MAX continues to rank #1 through the hard work and dedication of our Agents and support staff.”

“Our continued success is a testament of the quality, dedication and experience of our agents,” added James Bovell, broker/owner. “With 18 full-time agents with over 140 years of combined experience, our agents are the best in the business many of which has been with RE/MAX for 20+ years.”

Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX…Nobody.


RE/MAX Cayman Islands, #1 Real Estate in the Cayman Islands, Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

RE/MAX Cayman Islands is proud to announce the celebration of its 25th Anniversary in 2017.

“When Kim Lund decided to introduce RE/MAX to the Cayman Islands 25 years ago, we had no doubt he’d succeed.  He was driven, determined and smart about using the RE/MAX brand name and competitive advantages,” commented Dave Liniger, CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of RE/MAX. ”At that time, we had no global presence to speak of outside of the US and Canada.  As people came to us and wanted to expand RE/MAX into countries all around the world, many of them looked at RE/MAX Cayman Islands as an example of what was possible. So, to a considerable degree, Kim and his office helped set the stage for greater things to come.”

Kim Lund, Broker/Co-owner of RE/MAX Cayman Islands, opened his real estate agency, First Realty of Cayman, in 1990. He was the company’s only employee. After a year, Lund realized it was extremely difficult to launch a new real estate company in Cayman and needed a competitive edge.

“I realized, to make an impact in the Cayman Islands real estate market, that I needed to buy a franchise with name recognition,” commented Lund. “That was a big challenge because every company said no, that Cayman was too small, and they weren’t interested in the Caribbean.”

After months of rejections, Lund finally received some good news. RE/MAX said they would consider it. Lund immediately flew up to RE/MAX headquarters and after 3 days he convinced them to sell him a franchise.

RE/MAX Cayman Islands was originally operated out of Regency Court. Including Lund, there were 3 employees including a receptionist and Kim’s late wife, Brenda Tibbetts-Lund, who came on board as the company’s office manager. Within a few months, Edna Ebanks, who has been with RE/MAX Cayman Islands ever since, was the office’s first new agent.

James Bovell, Broker/Co-owner of RE/MAX Cayman Islands, joined RE/MAX Cayman Islands in 1994. In 1998, he became a co-owner and took over the management of the company as the Managing Partner (Broker in Charge).

“RE/MAX is the #1 real estate brand in the world,” added Bovell. “Since its launch in 1991, RE/MAX Cayman Islands not only dominates the Cayman Islands as the island’s #1 real estate company, but also within the entire Caribbean and Latin American markets, where RE/MAX Cayman Islands consistently ranks #1 among RE/MAX offices.”

In 1991, RE/MAX Cayman Islands was opened at its current home at 7 Mile Shops on West Bay Road. The office is now home to 16 agents and 12 support staff.

“RE/MAX Cayman Islands is very selective in its choice of agents.” commented Bovell, Broker/Co-owner and Managing Partner. “We hire only career professionals whose both full-time and lifetime job is to provide the best customer and client experience when listing or selling real estate. We have an incredible team of real estate professionals with more than 230 years combined experience and second to none.”

“I’d like to congratulate Kim Lund, James Bovell, and all at RE/MAX on this milestone,” said Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA. “Kim’s foresight in bringing the RE/MAX name to the Cayman Islands is truly praiseworthy. Over the more than two decades that it has been in operation RE/MAX has been an important contributor to the Cayman Islands global brand and to our economy, and I am certain that it will continue to be so for decades to come. ”

Edna Ebanks, RE/MAX’s first agent comments, “I am proud to be a part of the RE/MAX Cayman Islands family since its inception in 1991.  RE/MAX Cayman Islands is an amazing company and the Broker/Owners, Kim Lund and James Bovell, provide a great working environment for all.  I take this opportunity to congratulate them on 25 successful years.”

Before the opening of RE/MAX Cayman Islands, RE/MAX was only in the USA and Canada. Within 6 years of its launch, Kim Lund became the #1 sales agent in the world for both 1997 and 1998. RE/MAX corporate took notice and expanded its presence not only in the Caribbean, but worldwide. Today, RE/MAX has more than 106,000 agents in over 7,000 offices in over 100 countries.

To commemorate its 25th Anniversary, RE/MAX Cayman Islands will be implementing a year-long marketing campaign including national print ads in publications including Cayman Islands Resident and Cayman Skies, branded bus shelters and airport arrival videos, as well as re-branding its bimonthly RE/MAX Magazine, which will also feature articles about the company’s agents, staff and history. Additional tactics will include a strong social media campaign and an appreciation event for clients and vendors.

RE/MAX Cayman Islands also participated in R4 in Las Vegas at the end of February. R4 is RE/MAX corporate’s annual worldwide convention that attracted over 6,000 attendees this year from all over the world.