RE/MAX Olson & Associates, Inc. was founded in 1987 as
Todd C. Olson Estate Brokerage, Inc., although its foundation began in the
1950’s. Todd’s father Carl helped build the Forest E. Olson Co. into the
largest real estate company in the west, with 50 offices and over 3000 agents
before being sold to Coldwell Banker in the 1970s. Todd began his management
career with Coldwell Banker in 1980.
Todd C. Olson Estate Brokerage enjoyed steady growth under Todd’s leadership, growing to 65 agents by 1996. Todd then brought in a partner, Keith Myers, to assist in growth and add a different dimension. They continued to expand, adding top associates and achieving #1 market share in the area. With over 100 agents, Olson & Myers added a second office in 1999, positioning the company to dominate the North San Fernando Valley. Still they searched for something better.
In May of 2000, after careful analysis, Todd C. Olson Estate Brokerage joined the RE/MAX Network of Independent Companies. It offered access to technology, the world’s largest referral network and brand name awareness that would help the company grow into new markets. In 2001, the Westlake Village office opened. In December of 2006, RE/MAX Olson bought offices from RE/MAX Gold Coast. For synergy and impact, these offices were combined with our existing offices. In 2011, a Woodland Hills location was added increasing our presence and market share in the San Fernando Valley.
In 2015, Todd Olson stepped down and Keith Myers became the sole owner. Tired of playing defense, he knew that companies need to grow to thrive. He sought to discover the best way. Two years later, he met with RE/MAX Gold founder, James O'Bryon in Sacramento, site of one of many of their successful offices. Over the course of the next few months they devoloped a relationship that led to a partnership and plan to grow throughout SoCal as Gold has in NorCal. In 20 months, RE/Max Olson went from 5 offices and 180 agents to offices in 4 counties, 13 offices and almost 400 agents. In 2019, RE/MAX Olson became RE/MAX One. Together with Gold, they now have almost 100 offices in 26 counties, about 2000 total agents and over $9 billion in annual sales volume. They remain the #1 independently owned real estate company by transactions in CA and the #1 RE/MAX franchise in the world by volume. And the best is yet to come!