ABOUT MAX RANKIN
A DREAM COME TRUE
As a little kid, I didn’t have dreams of becoming an astronaut, pro-athlete or a pop star. Instead I looked out the car window and marveled at the architecture of the homes in my community. I went to school at Perry Elementary, Roosevelt Middle School, Strong Vincent, then continuing on to Edinboro University, every step of the way getting caught daydreaming about houses and doodling floor plans in my notebooks. All the while, I was unaware what I was supposed to do with my passion or how a lifestyle in this industry was attainable.
I didn’t come from a family of Realtors, I wasn’t handed a book of referrals and I had never seen the home buying process up close because my family had never moved. In my late teens and early twenties, I worked a number of different jobs to pay my rent while living with roommates and obtaining my degree in physical education.
Things started to change for me at the young age of 22 with a risky personal loan, I pursued my passion and became a licensed Realtor. Even then, I didn’t believe I could live my dream without also maintaining another full-time job. It wasn’t until a year later when I lost my job in Social Services that I became determined to make Real Estate my lifestyle and gave everything I had to my passion. My only regret is not fully committing sooner.
In my journey to becoming a full time Realtor, I want to acknowledge how grateful I am to have been a part of the Marsha Marsh RES family. I wouldn’t have had the ability to be where I am today without the guidance of Marsha and the support of every member of her team. It truly was a significant stepping stone in my career.
Now, after 5 wonderful years, I’m excited to partner with RE/MAX Real Estate Group where I can continue to grow and further develop the “Sold By Max” brand. This opportunity provides me with an expanded local (national and global) network, integrated tools to help me stay better connected with my clients and new milestones to help me personally strive for excellence. My experience in Real Estate so far has been absolutely life-changing. The most beautiful and fulfilling aspect of my work is helping hundreds of people and families find and purchase their own home. It’s been a pleasure working with so many wonderful people along the way and helping them achieve their dreams.
• I specialize in first time home buyers, sellers, and working with clients who are buying and selling homes simultaneously.
• In 2017, I founded the Erie First Time Home Buyers Club which met right in the heart of downtown Erie at the Plymouth Tavern and connected first time buyers with the resources they needed to make it all happen.
• As an added bonus, in 2018 I was able to move into my first home as well!
If you would have told me a few years ago that by 27 I would be a Top Producer in Erie County, a multi-million dollar producer, and an Erie’s Choice Top 5 Realtor for numerous years, I would have never believed you. But here I am, full of gratitude, working hard every day to be even better.
Reading reviews of past clients that say “I went above and beyond” to make their home-buying experience easier and more pleasant inspires me to work hard for future clients and continually evolve and strive to be the best I can be. I am proud to be involved with and have the ability to give back to the community where I was born and raised, the community where I now have my own home and the community that I dearly love. I look forward to growing in my strengths and weaknesses and selling more of the houses I still daydream about as I look out the car window.