Although RE/ MAX growth in the early years wasn't exactly stellar, the company has grown every month since its founding. The concept that seemed so logical and powerful to Dave Liniger, was extremely threatening to the industry status quo. Concerted efforts were made to impede the company's growth. At the close of 1973, there were just 21 agents and eight offices. By 1976 there were 100 agents and by 1977, with 480 agents in the system, RE/MAX gained No. 1 market share in its headquarters city of Denver. That same year, the company expanded into Canada. In 1978, RE/MAX added its 100th office and 1,000th agent - and the hot air balloon became the company's official corporate logo. By 1980, the organization had 3,000 agents. By 1984, there were 5,000 agents. In the following year, nearly 3,000 agents joined the system. By 1986, RE/MAX was at 1,000 offices and 10,000 agents. By 1987, there was just one larger real estate company in the United States. In 1988, RE/MAX became the largest real estate company in Canada and there were 20,000 RE/MAX agents across North America. In 1990, RE/MAX agents closed 636,366 transactions, representing $63.96 billion in sales. The following year, RE/MAX expanded into the Caribbean where today it's the region's largest real estate operation and in 1992, RE /MAX expanded into Mexico. In 1994, the RE/MAX Satellite Network was launched, broadcasting continuing education programming six hours a day to RE/MAX offices across North America. No other real estate company operates an equivalent system of advanced training.