Rob Schaid of RE/MAX Plaza in McHenry and Richmond, Ill., Honored for Commitment to the Real Estate Industry

Elgin, IL, May 28, 2011 --( Rob Schaid, broker/owner of RE/MAX Plaza, with offices in McHenry and Richmond, Ill., recently received the Distinguished Service Award from the RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network. He was honored for his contributions to the real estate industry and the success of his brokerage business, which has continued to thrive despite a challenging economic environment.

RE/MAX Northern Illinois only presents its Distinguished Service Award when an honoree of special merit is identified. This makes Schaid's honor all the more exceptional. The McHenry resident is a second-generation Realtor® who entered the business after watching his father, James Schaid, carve out a successful real estate career, including the founding of the original McHenry office of RE/MAX Plaza, now located at 4005 N. Kane Ave.

The younger Schaid eventually assumed operational control of the brokerage, and then, wanting to expand the family business, opened the successful Richmond office at 9716 U.S. Hwy. 12.

He also has taken an active role in the RE/MAX network, as well as local Realtor® groups. Schaid currently is a member of the board of directors of Midwest Real Estate Data, LLC, the multiple listing service for much of Northern Illinois, including the Chicago area.

Along with being a talented broker/owner, Schaid is a teacher, mentor and friend, one who is never shy about sharing his knowledge and experience. His friends and co-workers point to his exceptional attitude, uniformly describing him as a kind, patient man, qualities that help make him an ideal leader for these challenging times.

RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network consists of 2,300 sales associates and 110 individually owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of brokerage services throughout the northern one-third of Illinois. Its and websites are leaders in consumer visits among real estate franchise brands. Its mobile search,, allows users to conduct real estate searches on any mobile device with Internet access. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX LLC, a global real estate organization with 90,000 sales associates in 83 nations.


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