Dave Liniger is the Co-Founder of ReMax Real Estate. He is a huge Napoleon Hill and Think and Grow Rich fan. He has read the book over 40 times.
I met Dave and shared the stage with him at the recent Think and Grow Rich Summit in Del Mar, CA.
In 2012, Dave was diagnosed with a staph infection. He spent 7 months in the hospital, much of it in a coma or paralyzed. He came close to dying several times.
Like myself, Dave is stubborn and determined to do things his own way. Also like myself, Dave did not like to ask for help or need help from others. We have both learned how to let other people help us, just as we love helping other people.
One of the top 5 hilights of my life was interviewing Dave for my Journey To Success radio show. I was nervous and almost in tears at some points as we discussed the biggest challenge he has ever faced.
Dave Liniger is the visionary leader of RE/MAX, the Denver-based global real estate franchise he co-founded with his wife, Gail, in 1973. He is well respected internationally for his vast knowledge of the real estate industry and influence on housing policy.
At the height of the recession, Dave pushed for governmental housing reform policies that would help speed the housing recovery; many of his recommendations were adopted. He is widely credited with improving conditions for real estate agents by creating a unique business model combining the maximum commission concept with a host of support services.
Dave is a major advocate of advanced training and education – and, as a result, RE/MAX agents are the most productive in the industry.
Dave spent much of 2012 recovering from a life-threatening infection that surfaced in late January. After multiple surgeries, weeks in intensive care, and months in the hospital, he returned to RE/MAX World Headquarters in July.
Though he has limited mobility, he continues to make progress through physical therapy and the strength of his mental attitude.