Tuesday, April 22, 2014

RE/MAX Properties of Western Springs and Its Broker Associates Saluted for 2013 Achievements

CHICAGO, April 22, 2014 – RE/MAX Properties, 819 Burlington Ave., Western Springs, Ill., along with its associates recently earned several honors from the RE/MAX Northern Illinois region for their 2013 achievements.

The charitable donations of the office and its brokers in support of Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago earned RE/MAX Properties the designation of Miracle Office from Children’s Miracle Network.  RE/MAX offices in northern Illinois donated more than $160,000 to the hospital last year and have provided in excess of $2.5 million over the last two decades.

Jim Hannigan, a RE/MAX broker since 2001, received the prestigious Humanitarian Award, which goes to RE/MAX affiliates in recognition of outstanding philanthropic efforts.  Hannigan, a former Peace Corps volunteer, was honored for his work fighting homelessness.  In 2013, he raised more than $27,000 to help a Habitat for Humanity project in the African nation of Malawi, then traveled there himself and spent much of the summer building homes for the project. 

Career and Club Awards
RE/MAX honors its broker associates for reaching significant milestones during their RE/MAX career.  Doug Hanscom and Laura Murphy received the Lifetime Achievement Award for being part of the worldwide RE/MAX network for a minimum of seven years and having assisted 1,000 or more clients in closing real estate transactions.  Lee West was inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame for helping a minimum of 350 clients close real estate transactions.  

Each year, RE/MAX also salutes the sales achievements of its brokers by awarding membership in honorary clubs, each recognizing an important level of success in annual sales production.

Platinum Club
Membership in the Platinum Club goes to an exceptionally productive group of RE/MAX affiliates.  The average 2013 sales productivity of a RE/MAX Northern Illinois network Platinum Club affiliate was nine times that of the average National Association of Realtors® (NAR) sales agent.  Earning Platinum Club membership is Carol Rosentreter.    

100% Club
Those who earn membership in the 100% Club have reached an outstanding level of sales productivity.  In 2013, the productivity of the average RE/MAX Northern Illinois 100% Club member was more than four times that of the average NAR sales agent.  Reaching this laudable level of success are Karen Arndt, Carolyn Kenna, Gary Barnes, Laura Murphy, Doug Hanscom, Mary Devereux, Jeffrey Jensen and Alice Williams.         

Executive Club
Executive Club membership recognizes a group of affiliates whose sales productivity is well above the industry norm.  In 2013, RE/MAX Executive Club members in Northern Illinois were more than twice as productive as the average NAR sales agent.  Named to Executive Club membership for their 2013 achievements are Cynthia Brankin, Ceil McGuire Dunn, Marlene Chaney, William de Jonge, Judith Ellison, Sandra Blahnik, Elizabeth Kmet, Lee West, Jim Hannigan and Thomas Wolfe.     

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. 

Happy Returns: RE/MAX Plaza Continues Its Growth, Adds 3 Former RE/MAX Brokers, Now Has Sales Team of 41

CHICAGO, April 22, 2014 – RE/MAX Plaza continues to expand its presence in McHenry and Lake counties in northern Illinois as the real estate market gathers momentum.  Recently three outstanding brokers rejoined RE/MAX as members of the growing RE/MAX Plaza sales team.  The firm now has 41 brokers at its headquarters in McHenry and locations in the nearby communities of Richmond, Wauconda and Woodstock.

“Building our team to more than 40 is really a milestone for us,” said Rob Schaid, broker/owner of RE/MAX Plaza.  “It is especially gratifying to welcome three such experienced brokers with strong reputations in the markets they serve.  Adding them to our broker team puts us in a great position to handle the upswing in the market that has been gradually emerging over the last 18 months and that we expect to continue for some time.”

The three most recent additions to the RE/MAX Plaza brokerage team are Regina Perkins, Larry W. Smith and Paula Hauck, all former RE/MAX agents who departed for a few years but are now pleased to return. 

Perkins and Smith have joined the Woodstock office of RE/MAX Plaza, which opened last year and now has nine brokers.  Both brokers have long focused their activity in the Harvard, Ill., market and will continue to serve that area.

“Larry and I have known Rob Schaid for quite a while, and he is a fabulous guy with a very progressive outlook,” said Perkins, a lifelong Harvard resident who has been a real estate professional for more than two decades.  “We are looking forward to working with him.  When Rob opened his Woodstock office, it made the decision to join him easy for both of us because it is so convenient to Harvard.  It’s great to be back in the RE/MAX network.  It really is a top-flight organization.”

Hauck is once again working at the McHenry office of RE/MAX Plaza, with which she was affiliated previously for six years.

“I’m delighted to return because this is a great office and an outstanding staff,” said Hauck, a resident of Cary, Ill., and a real estate professional for 15 years.  “The new technology Rob has introduced and the growth of the business to four offices are both exciting developments.  I’m eager to be part of a larger team.”  

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. 

Broker Associates at RE/MAX Masters of Morton Grove Saluted for 2013 Achievements


CHICAGO, April 22, 2014 – Broker associates at RE/MAX Masters, 7174 Dempster St., Morton Grove, Ill., recently earned special recognition from the RE/MAX Northern Illinois region for their 2013 achievements.

RE/MAX honors its broker associates for reaching significant milestones during their RE/MAX career.  Anthony Spallone was inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame for helping at least 350 clients successfully complete real estate transactions.  

Each year, RE/MAX salutes the sales achievements of its brokers by awarding membership in honorary clubs, each recognizing an important level of success in annual sales production.

Platinum Club
Spallone also was named to the Platinum Club, an honor that goes to an exceptionally productive group of RE/MAX affiliates.  The average 2013 sales productivity of a RE/MAX Northern Illinois network Platinum Club affiliate was nine times that of the average National Association of Realtors® (NAR) sales agent. 

Executive Club
Executive Club membership recognizes a group of affiliates whose sales productivity is well above the industry norm.  In 2013, RE/MAX Executive Club members in Northern Illinois were more than twice as productive as the average NAR sales agent.  Named to Executive Club membership for their 2013 achievements are Arceli Antonio, Steve Rollins and David Rigney.      

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. 

Broker Associates at RE/MAX Vision 212 of Chicago Saluted for 2013 Achievements

CHICAGO, April 22, 2014 – Broker associates at RE/MAX Vision 212, 1500 W. Chicago Ave., recently earned special recognition from the RE/MAX Northern Illinois region for their 2013 achievements.

RE/MAX honors its broker associates for reaching significant milestones during their RE/MAX career.  Jason Palermo and Nick Steffes were inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame for helping at least 350 clients successfully complete real estate transactions.  

Each year, RE/MAX salutes the sales achievements of its brokers by awarding membership in honorary clubs, each recognizing an important level of success in annual sales production.

Platinum Club
Membership in the Platinum Club goes to an exceptionally productive group of RE/MAX affiliates.  The average 2013 sales productivity of a RE/MAX Northern Illinois network Platinum Club affiliate was nine times that of the average National Association of Realtors® (NAR) sales agent.  Earning Platinum Club membership is Rita Neri.

100% Club
Those who earn membership in the 100% Club have reached an outstanding level of sales productivity.  In 2013, the productivity of the average RE/MAX Northern Illinois 100% Club member was more than four times that of the average NAR sales agent.  Reaching this laudable level of success are Nick Steffes, Dena Rychtanek, Erica McClain, Kimberly Smith, Marisa Macchione, Jeff Donnellan, Ellen Silverman, Lisa Campobasso, Irene Kwasny and William Grossmann.    

Executive Club
Executive Club membership recognizes a group of affiliates whose sales productivity is well above the industry norm.  In 2013, RE/MAX Executive Club members in Northern Illinois were more than twice as productive as the average NAR sales agent.  Named to Executive Club membership for their 2013 achievements are Michael Nardella, Steven Paige, Jorge Vigil, Sylvana Menolascino, Kelly Klaff, Damon Federighi, Jason Palermo, James Michaels, Alazar Segid and Lindsay Schueler.

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. 

Broker Associates at RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals of Plainfield Saluted for 2013 Achievements

CHICAGO, April 22, 2014 – Broker associates at RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals, 24402 W. Lockport St., Plainfield, Ill., recently earned special recognition from the RE/MAX Northern Illinois region for their 2013 achievements.

RE/MAX honors its broker associates for reaching significant milestones during their RE/MAX career.  Angie Faron was inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame for helping at least 350 clients successfully complete real estate transactions.  

Each year, RE/MAX salutes the sales achievements of its brokers by awarding membership in honorary clubs, each recognizing an important level of success in annual sales production.

Tammy Barvian, Angie Faron and Shannon Dames were named to the 100% Club.  Those who earn membership in the 100% Club have reached an outstanding level of sales productivity.  In 2013, the productivity of the average RE/MAX Northern Illinois 100% Club member was more than four times that of the average National Association of Realtors® (NAR) sales 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 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. 

Broker Associates at RE/MAX United of Wheeling Saluted for 2013 Achievements

CHICAGO, April 22, 2014 – Broker associates at RE/MAX United, 401 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, Ill., recently earned special recognition from the RE/MAX Northern Illinois region for their 2013 achievements.

RE/MAX honors its broker associates for reaching significant milestones during their RE/MAX career.  Gary Aver, broker/owner of RE/MAX United, was inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame for helping at least 350 clients successfully complete real estate transactions.  

Each year, RE/MAX salutes the sales achievements of its brokers by awarding membership in honorary clubs, each recognizing an important level of success in annual sales production.

Platinum Club
Aver also was named to the Platinum Club, an honor that goes to an exceptionally productive group of RE/MAX affiliates.  The average 2013 sales productivity of a RE/MAX Northern Illinois network Platinum Club affiliate was nine times that of the average National Association of Realtors® (NAR) sales agent. 

100% Club
Those who earn membership in the 100% Club have reached an outstanding level of sales productivity.  In 2013, the productivity of the average RE/MAX Northern Illinois 100% Club member was more than four times that of the average NAR sales agent.  Reaching this laudable level of success are Mila Friedman, Nancy Miskowicz, Luigui Corral and Deepika Syal.

Executive Club
Executive Club membership recognizes a group of affiliates whose sales productivity is well above the industry norm.  In 2013, RE/MAX Executive Club members in Northern Illinois were more than twice as productive as the average NAR sales agent.  Named to Executive Club membership for their 2013 achievements are Young Lee, Karina Chavez, Oleg Moldavsky, Alla Aizenberg, Rufo Moyo, Brenda Valdez and Paulo Da Silva.

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. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

RE/MAX Cityview, Chicago, and Its Broker Associates Honored for 2013 Achievements

CHICAGO, April 16, 2014 – RE/MAX Cityview, 6430 N. Central Ave., along with its broker associates recently received special recognition from the RE/MAX Northern Illinois region for their 2013 achievements. 

The charitable donations by the office and its brokers in support of Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago earned RE/MAX Cityview the designation of Miracle Office from Children’s Miracle Network.  RE/MAX offices in northern Illinois donated more than $160,000 to the hospital last year and have provided in excess of $2.5 million over the last two decades.

Every year, the RE/MAX Northern Illinois network gives special recognition to its Top 20 residential brokers and Top 20 residential teams, as well as its top commercial brokers and teams.  Named to the Top 20 Residential Real Estate Brokers was Robert Padron, ranked #2.

Padron, who is the broker/owner of RE/MAX Cityview, was also honored for closing more real estate transactions in 2013 than any other individual broker in the regional network.

Club Awards
Each year, the sales success of RE/MAX brokers is saluted by awarding membership in honorary clubs, each recognizing an important level of achievement in annual sales production.

Chairman’s Club
In addition to his other honors, Padron earned membership in the Chairman’s Club.  Members of that club achieve annual sales that place them among the industry’s most successful professionals.  The average productivity of Chairman’s Club members in northern Illinois in 2013 was a remarkable 19 times greater than that of the average National Association of Realtors® (NAR) sales agent.        

100% Club
Those who earn membership in the 100% Club have reached an outstanding level of sales productivity.  In 2013, the productivity of the average RE/MAX Northern Illinois 100% Club member was more than four times that of the average NAR sales agent.  Reaching this laudable level of success are William Karner and Ivan Santiago.

Executive Club
Executive Club membership recognizes a group of affiliates whose sales productivity is well above the industry norm.  In 2013, RE/MAX Executive Club members in Northern Illinois were more than twice as productive as the average NAR sales agent.  Named to Executive Club membership for their 2013 achievements is Migdalia Cajigas.

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.