With Homebuyers Relying More on Digital Tools, RE/MAX Brokers Point to Value of Understanding...

House hunting continues to move in a digital direction, and the ability to pursue property listings online certainly makes the home-search process simpler. Nonetheless, RE/MAX advises buyers to review online listings with their limitations as well as their benefits in mind

Seven RE/MAX Brokers in the Chicago Area Rank Among Top 250 Latino Agents in...

Seven RE/MAX brokers in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market were among the Top 250 Latino Agents in the United States in the most recent annual assessment by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP).

RE/MAX Northern Illinois Names Stephen Johnson to Lead Its Marketing and Communications Efforts

Johnson, 26, will oversee marketing and public relations efforts for the RE/MAX Northern Illinois region, working with the media, implementing brand management strategies to increase the RE/MAX market share, managing the RE/MAX hot air balloon program and overseeing the region's fundraising efforts for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

RE/MAX Agents Led DeKalb and Grundy Counties Markets In Residential Listings Sold During 2011

CHICAGO, IL - March 26, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- RE/MAX agents were the market-share leaders for listed homes sold in both DeKalb and Grundy counties in northern Illinois during 2011. RE/MAX agents listed 19 percent of homes sold in DeKalb County and 23.3 percent of listings sold in Grundy based on all transactions recorded by Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC.

Geneseo, Genoa and Rock Falls Agents Honored by RE/MAX for Career Achievements

CHICAGO, IL - March 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- RE/MAX affiliates from offices in Geneseo, Genoa and Rock Falls, Ill., recently earned career awards from RE/MAX, the leading international real estate organization. The awards were based on the agents’ continued success in real estate sales.

RE/MAX Plaza Expands By Adding Wauconda Brokerage

January 25, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The RE/MAX Plaza brokerage chain recently grew to three offices after its broker/owner, Rob Schaid, purchased the existing RE/MAX office in the Lake County community of Wauconda, Ill. RE/MAX Plaza now operates offices in McHenry and Richmond, Ill., both in McHenry County, as well as the Wauconda location.

RE/MAX Analysis of Illinois Real Estate Market Reveals What It Takes

ELGIN, IL - November 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The chances of turning a home sales contract into a completed sale increase substantially when the real estate agents successfully overcome obstacles that can block the path to the closing table, according to a RE/MAX analysis of trends in the northern Illinois real estate market.

Tom Haeberle of RE/MAX 1st Choice Named to Ottawa Port District Board

Chicago, IL - November 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Tom Haeberle, broker/owner of RE/MAX 1st Choice in Ottawa, Ill., recently was appointed by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to the newly created seven-member Ottawa Port District Board of Directors. It’s another opportunity for Haeberle to contribute to the economic vitality of Ottawa and LaSalle County.

Illinois Real Estate Veteran to Open RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals in Shorewood

Chicago, IL - September 28, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Kathy Dames, a 27-year Illinois real estate veteran, will open her own RE/MAX office in Shorewood, Ill., when RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals debuts in November at 576 Brookforest Ave. in the Brookforest Plaza shopping center.

Illinois real estate office RE/MAX Professional Advantage of Byron moves to new office

ELGIN, Ill. - September 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- RE/MAX Professional Advantage, a top real estate brokerage in Byron, Ill., moved to a new location in August to help strengthen its leading position in the city. The real estate agents at RE/MAX Professional Advantage are now doing business from an office at 404 W. Blackhawk

RE/MAX Property Source Expands to Belvidere with Acquisition

Chicago, IL - August 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- RE/MAX Property Source, Rockford, which is part of the RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network, has expanded into Belvidere, Ill., where it has acquired the local office of RE/MAX Key and renamed it RE/MAX Property Source. The office has been relocated to 411 S. State St. in downtown Belvidere, the former office of State Rep. Ron Waite.


ELGIN, IL - July 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A grand opening celebration on June 29 marked the official debut of RE/MAX 1st Choice, 130 W. Lafayette St. in Ottawa, Ill. Broker/owner T. Haeberle and six sales associates welcomed 75 guests, among them Ottawa Mayor Robert M. Eschbach and Boyd Palmer, president of the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

RE/MAX Firms in Northern Illinois Real Estate Market Ranked Among Most Productive in U.S....

Chicago, IL - May 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A number of RE/MAX firms in the Northern Illinois real estate market, each of which is independently owned and operated, were recently spotlighted in one of the nation’s most prestigious surveys of real estate company productivity -- Real Trends 500. The 2011 Real Trends 500, an annual report from Real Trends magazine, ranks the 500 most successful residential firms by closed transaction sides and closed sales volume. Rankings are determined by applications received. This year, 501 firms qualified based on transaction volume due to a tie for the final spot.

Slower First Quarter Home Sales in Metro Chicago Real Estate Market Don’t Tell Full...

Chicago, IL - April 28, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- First quarter home sales and median home prices in the seven-county metropolitan Chicago real estate market both registered declines of 11 percent when compared to the same period in 2010, but those figures don’t tell the whole story, according to an analysis by the RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate estate network.

Home Sales in Metro Chicago Real Estate Market Registered Mild Decline, RE/MAX Reports

Chicago, IL - March 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- February home sales in the seven-county metropolitan Chicago real estate market registered mild declines when measured against January of this year and February of last year, according to an analysis of sales data by the RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network. The analysis looked at all sales recorded by Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC, which is the regional multiple listing service


Investigation by CHA and HUD Inspectors General ends with guilty plea...

The Chicago Housing Authority will receive restitution for money stolen by a former contractor and her husband after the pair pleaded guilty to stealing funds intended for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, a crime that was exposed following an investigation by the CHA’s Office of the Inspector General.


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