RE/MAX Associates is one of the largest independently owned and operated real estate firms in San Diego. Founded in 1984, the company has a staff of more than 450 trained and certified agents. It is a part of RE/MAX International, which is a global real estate system of franchisee owned and operated offices. RE/MAX International designs and conducts several multimedia programs through RE/MAX Satellite Network and classroom instructions through RE/MAX Global Education Center. RE/MAX Associates offers a range of properties, including vacant land, residential lots, single-family homes, condominiums, retail facilities, town houses and residential lots. The company provides assistance in the buying and selling of commercial and residential properties. It designs and participates in fundraising programs.