Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Seven Chicago-Area RE/MAX Brokers Named Among Top 250 Latino Agents in U.S. by NAHREP



CHICAGO, July 22, 2014 – Seven RE/MAX brokers based in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market were named to the Top 250 Latino Agents in the United States in the most recent annual assessment produced by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP). 

Local brokers to make this prestigious list were:  Robert Padron, RE/MAX Cityview, Chicago, who ranked #16; Luigui Corral, RE/MAX United, Wheeling, Ill., at #35; Jose Campoverde, RE/MAX Signature, Chicago, at #94; Maria Galindo, RE/MAX 10, Chicago, at #106; Rufo Moyo, RE/MAX United, at #172; Ricardo Morales, RE/MAX Signature, at #208, and Karina Chavez, RE/MAX United, at #250.  The rankings are based on 2013 sales activity.

“RE/MAX Northern Illinois is a culturally diverse network of top real estate producers who cater to a variety of real estate needs in our region.  It is the highest honor to have so many of our brokers recognized by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals for their productivity and ability to serve the public,” said Brian Reagan, president of RE/MAX Northern Illinois. 

According to NAHREP, Latinos constitute a major percentage of the echo boomer (those born between 1977 and 1994) first-time buyer market by virtue of age, household formation and desire to own a home.  Their purchasing power is expected to grow by nearly 50 percent to $1.6 trillion in 2016.

RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989.  The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, with headquarters in Elgin, Ill., consists of 2,000 sales associates and 100 individually owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of residential and commercial brokerage services.  Its mobile real estate app and www.illinoisproperty.com provide comprehensive information about residential and commercial property for sale in the region.  The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX, LLC, a global real estate organization with 90,000+ sales associates in 90+ nations. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

RE/MAX Professionals Slates July 26 Open House at Newly Opened Office in Burr Ridge



CHICAGO, July 21, 2014 – RE/MAX Professionals is opening the doors of its new Burr Ridge office to the public for a special open house event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 26.  

“It’s an opportunity to meet our new neighbors and introduce ourselves and our capabilities to them,” said Ed Lukasik, Jr., broker/owner of RE/MAX Professionals. “We are delighted to be part of the Burr Ridge community.”

The open house will feature prize drawings, a bounce house to keep the kids entertained, food and drink for all, and an opportunity for visitors to take guided tours through the newly renovated office and learn about the latest trends in real estate. 

RE/MAX brokers will be on hand to provide free, no-obligation market analyses of residential properties, and representatives of Command Capital Mortgage, a sponsor of the event, will provide complimentary mortgage pre-approvals and credit checks.  Command Capital Mortgage, NMLS#277480, is an Illinois residential mortgage licensee and an equal housing opportunity lender.

The new RE/MAX Professionals office at 90 Burr Ridge Parkway represents an important expansion for the Bolingbrook-based brokerage, according to Lukasik.

“Though the distance between Bolingbrook and Burr Ridge is relatively short, the two markets are quite distinct, with Bolingbrook offering a broader spectrum of moderately priced homes, while the Burr Ridge-Hinsdale market is renowned for its strong luxury home segment,” he said.  “By broadening the types of markets we serve, we expect this expansion will give us greater stability over the long haul, as well as enhanced opportunities for future growth.”

For additional information about the open house, contact RE/MAX Professionals at 630-759-2850.

RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989.  The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, with headquarters in Elgin, Ill., consists of 2,000 sales associates and 100 individually owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of residential and commercial brokerage services.  Its mobile real estate app and www.illinoisproperty.com provide comprehensive information about residential and commercial property for sale in the region.  The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX, LLC, a global real estate organization with 90,000+ sales associates in 90+ nations. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

RE/MAX Top Performers of Lake Bluff Settles into Expansive New Office



CHICAGO, July 16, 2014 – RE/MAX Top Performers recently relocated to a custom designed, newly constructed office building at 28986 N. Waukegan Road in the heart of Lake Bluff, Ill.  It is just a short walk from where the brokerage had been located for the prior decade.

Established by Broker/Owner Jane Lee in 2000, RE/MAX Top Performers now occupies a 3,500-square-foot building that is home to 18 brokers and a support staff of 16.  There also is ample expansion space for the growing brokerage. 

Lee played a central role in designing the new two-story building, which features multiple conference rooms and an open first-floor layout. 

Along with her award-winning sales team, Lee has her office on the second level.  Lee’s exceptional sales achievements in 2013 resulted in her appearance among the RE/MAX Top 10 Residential Teams in the United States, where she captured the #8 ranking.  In the RE/MAX Northern Illinois region, Lee ranked #1 among residential real estate teams for the 10th consecutive year, and she also captured the annual award that goes to the team closing the largest number of transactions, completing 596 sales. 

“Creating this new office has been a long-time dream of mine,” said Lee.  “It combines elegance and practicality and gives all our brokers, as well as my own sales team, the tools and space they need to flourish.”

Her business model emphasizes offering brokers an outstanding support staff, including specialists in such areas as listing and marketing, customer care, closings and REOs/short sales.

RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989.  The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, with headquarters in Elgin, Ill., consists of 2,000 sales associates and 100 individually owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of residential and commercial brokerage services.  Its www.illinoisproperty.com provides comprehensive information about residential and commercial property for sale in the region.  The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX, LLC, a global real estate organization with 90,000+ sales associates in 90+ nations. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

3 RE/MAX Brokerages in the Metro Chicago Real Estate Market Rank Among Nation’s Most Productive

CHICAGO, July 14, 2014 – RE/MAX brokerages based in Naperville, Gurnee and Orland Park, Ill., are among the 50 most productive in the nation based on home sales data in the prestigious 2014 REAL Trends 500 survey.  They are the only brokerages in the Chicago area to qualify.  Of the 50 top brokerages nationwide, an impressive 41 are affiliated with RE/MAX. 


The three Chicago-area brokerages that ranked in the Top 50 are:

RE/MAX Professionals Select of Naperville, ranked 19th with 27.2 closed sides per associate.

RE/MAX Showcase, with offices in Gurnee, Long Grove and Waukegan, ranked 22nd with 24.8 closed sides per associate.

RE/MAX Synergy, with offices in Flossmoor and Orland Park, ranked 26th with 23.7 closed sides per associate.

“Having three brokerages rank among the top 50 in the nation in terms of sales associate productivity underscores the exceptional professionalism and skill of the agents in northern Illinois,” said Brian Reagan, president of RE/MAX Northern Illinois.  “We are proud that the RE/MAX system continues to attract the best agents and broker/owners in the industry.  We are an exceptionally well-diversified network of talent, strategically poised to cater to the many different needs of the public.”

The 2014 REAL Trends 500 survey ranked 1,451 participating brokerages by their total 2013 residential transaction sides.  Among the top 500 brokerages, RE/MAX calculated the 50 firms that averaged the most transaction sides per agent.

RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989.  The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, with headquarters in Elgin, Ill., consists of 2,000 sales associates and 100 individually owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of residential and commercial brokerage services.  Its www.illinoisproperty.com provides comprehensive information about residential and commercial property for sale in the region.  The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX, LLC, a global real estate organization with 90,000+ sales associates in 90+ nations. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

RE/MAX Northern Illinois Launches State-of-the-Art Real Estate App Compatible with Apple and Android Smartphones and Tablets




CHICAGO, Ill., July 8, 2014 – Finding a new place to rent or own has never been easier or more fun now that the RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network is marketing a revolutionary state-of-the art real estate app that is free to consumers and RE/MAX Northern Illinois agents and works with both Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.  (To see a brief video of the app’s highlights go to:  http://goo.gl/EvF2H4.)

The RE/MAX Northern Illinois Real Estate App, which can be found in Android and Apple app stores, provides the most comprehensive real estate data available in northern Illinois because it offers active, sold and pending listings directly from the MLS and not third parties.  (Visit http://www.illinoisproperty.com/realestateapp.aspx to download the app.)

Two of the most innovative features of the RE/MAX Northern Illinois Real Estate App are:

1.     MAXview Technology, which allows consumers to use the camera on their mobile device to view homes for sale in their immediate area in real time and see full listing details and photos. 

2.     Commute Time Search, which provides consumers the ability to search for properties that are most convenient to them by entering desired drive times, transit times, cycling or walk times.  Each variable displays homes for sale based on the criteria entered.  For example, a user can enter a desired drive time to work for himself and spouse, as well as a desired walking or bicycling distance to a child’s school, in order to get a map of homes for sale meeting those criteria.

The RE/MAX Northern Illinois Real Estate app delivers all the features the public comes to expect with a real estate app, plus the ability to do highly interactive map searches, GPS enabled searches, and draw customized search areas.  Results yield full listing details and large photos, as well as photos of comparable properties users can review side by side.

Consumers who sign up for a free “My RE/MAX” account can save their favorite properties and get a full market perspective by having access to detailed data about pending or recently sold properties. 

“Once you start using this app, it’s hard to put down.  It provides a multitude of relevant ways to search for a home that’s right for you,” stated Casey Reagan, Chief Technology Officer for the RE/MAX Northern Illinois network.  “It’s been tremendously satisfying to deliver an app that helps people navigate one of the biggest investments in their life in an informative and fun way.”

RE/MAX Northern Illinois brokers will be able to personalize the app and share it with clients as their own in a variety of ways. 

RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989.  The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, with headquarters in Elgin, Ill., consists of 2,000 sales associates and 100 individually owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of residential and commercial brokerage services.  Its www.illinoisproperty.com provides comprehensive information about the network and about residential and commercial property for sale in the region.  The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX, LLC, a global real estate organization with 90,000+ sales associates in 90+ nations.