About RE/MAX Escarpment - Old File

In the world of Real Estate sales records #1 means everything. RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc., Brokerage was #1 in the entire Hamilton/Burlington Region in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and currently in 20091.

Serving the Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) area, RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc., Brokerage opened for business at its present location on the Hamilton mountain in 1986, becoming one of the more than 250 Member Real Estate Offices in the Hamilton-Wentworth Region. Branch offices in Ancaster and Dunnville opened in the 1990's to better serve the needs of the public. A Burlington office opened in 2003, and in 2007 a new office was opened on Dundurn Street in Hamilton.

Beginning with just 2 sales representatives, RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc., Brokerage has steadily increased its volume and number of professional sales representatives, earning its first RAHB #1 sales position in 19901.

RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc., Brokerage serves the Commercial and Residential Real Estate needs of the nearly 3/4 million people who live and work in this part of Ontario’s famous "Golden Horseshoe". The region stretches from Flamborough to the north, to Lake Erie in the south, Lake Ontario to the east and Brant County to the west. Surrounded by orchards, prize-winning vineyards, dairy farms, all season recreational facilities, tourist attractions and historical battlefields. The steel producing City of Hamilton shoulders the region’s commerce. Hamilton is a 3/4 hour drive from Niagara Falls, the U.S. border and Buffalo and 42 miles / 67 km to Toronto.

RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc., Brokerage is comprised of over 250 full-time sales representatives, with an average 13 years of Real Estate experience. They range in age from 25 to 75 years and 16% hold a Broker’s license. Including English, other languages spoken are: Arabic, Chinese, Croation, Czech, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Polish, Potuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Turkish and Ukranian. They live and work in all designated geographical areas of the RAHB.

Our Sales Representatives are computer literate, subscribe to the weekly Multiple Listing Service Catalogue and are reachable 24 hours a day.

With 13 Life Time Achievement, 70 Hall of Fame, 1 Circle of Legends, 2 Diamond Club, 6 Chairman’s Club, 12 Platinum and 75 100% Award Winners, it is easy to understand why our sales people achieved some impressive statistics for 2007. Amongst 2,767 members in the Hamilton Board, RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc., Brokerage has 10 of the Top 25, 15 of the Top 50, and 29 of the Top 100 Sales Representatives in the Board.

Meet The Owners

Tom Rendall

Prior to completing the pre-licensing Real Estate courses in 1976, Tom spent 17 years in the construction industry. After completion of a 4 year apprenticeship, Tom progressed to Site Superintendent, Construction Manager and eventually as an Industrial Sales Representative responsible for major accounts. After 8 years in Real Estate sales and gaining Associate Broker status, in April 1984 Tom was hired as branch Manager for Montreal Trust, in the Real Estate Division. After 3 ½ years and building the office from 20 to 56 salespeople, Tom and his partner opened RE/MAX Grand Realty Inc., in September of 1987.

Ralph Schmidt

A life long Hamilton Mountain resident, after graduating from Mohawk College in Business Administration in the Fall of 1973, where he also captained the Varsity Championship hockey team, Ralph began his very successful Real Estate career, with Packham Real Estate. In 1981 Ralph accepted the position of Branch Manager for Montreal Trust at the Upper Wentworth Street office. Within 4 years the office reached the status of #1 and remained there until 1989 when Ralph left and became a partner of RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc., Brokerage taking over all management duties. By 1994 Ralph had again built the office to the #1 position in the Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington, where it still sits today.

Dedicated to Superior Client Service and Excellence of Performance and working under the Stewardship of Ralph Schmidt and Tom Rendall, 2009 promises to be another Award Winning Year for RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc., Brokerage.

Market Share


1 Based on the number of sales and pending sales on the Realtors Association of Hamilton Burlington’s Multiple Listing Service.