Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 - Hasani Steele, one of the top-producing Chicago real estateagents, has joined RE/MAX Premier Properties on Chicago’s Gold Coast. Janice Corley, the broker/owner of RE/MAX Premier Properties, compared the addition of Steele, formerly affiliated with @properties, to the sense of accomplishment that NFL teams feel after winning the Super Bowl.
“Remember when the Chicago Bears won the Super Bowl?” Corley asked. “That is what this feels like. It’s almost difficult to describe how excited we all are about this.”
Corley, a top recruiter, producer and personal coach in the city’s luxury homes sector, operated a Chicago RE/MAX office from 2000 to 2004, winning awards for Excellence in Recruiting and Broker/Owner of the Year.
Previously affiliated with Coldwell Banker and Sotheby’s, Corley returned to RE/MAX last year to open RE/MAX Premier Properties at 1205 N. Dearborn Pkwy. The brokerage serves buyers and sellers in some of Chicago's most prestigious neighborhoods, including the Gold Coast, South Loop, Lincoln Park, Lake View and Streeterville.
The addition of Steele is one more victory for the entrepreneur.
For Steele, the move to this RE/MAX brokerage simply made sense. He said that working at RE/MAX Premier Properties gives him the best opportunity to continue to grow his already thriving real estate business.
“This RE/MAX brokerage has such great potential,” Steele said. “It is particularly well-situated to thrive in today's changing real estate market. I looked at my business and saw it was expanding even in these difficult economic times. I knew that by coming to RE/MAX I would receive all the support I'd need to continue this positive trend.”
Before making the move to RE/MAX, Steele was the top-producing @properties real estate agent. He also ranks in the top 1 percent of all real estate agents working in the city. Steele was named the hardest-working @properties agent in 2009 and had been a top producer at the brokerage since joining the company in 2005.
Steele credits part of his success to the relationships he has formed with Chicago developers. One of his most recent success stories is the Renaissance on Kimbark, a luxury condominium development in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood that Steele has represented. This project has won several awards from the Chicago Association of REALTORS®, including the 2011 Bruce Abrams Award, the highest honor within the association's annual Good Neighbor Awards program. Just as importantly, Steele and his real estate team have successfully marketed the development’s units.
These relationships, though, aren’t the only reasons for Steele’s success. He also is one of the most knowledgeable and hardest working agents in the city, and that work ethic has left him with a fiercely loyal client base.
Corley pointed to several factors that led Steele to RE/MAX Premier Properties.
The brokerage is an active participant in the RE/MAX Collection, the RE/MAX organization’s portfolio of luxury properties. The RE/MAX Collection is something that attracts an agent like Steele, who represents several high-end developments in the city. The Collection features its own brand identity specifically appealing to high-end clientele.
Then there's the fact that RE/MAX does business in 87 countries, an international footprint no other real estate brand can match.
Finally, RE/MAX agents are free to run their own businesses. This, too, is something Steele found highly appealing.
“Hasani is excited about the business he has developed during the last 10 years. He's proud of his business relationships,” Corley said. “Agents like Hasani want to be able to run their businesses as entrepreneurs, with maximum control of their businesses. We give entrepreneurial-minded agents that opportunity.”
Steele said that one of the factors that led him to RE/MAX was Corley herself.
“I am looking forward to working with Janice,” Steele said. “Her ability to make things happen and the energy that she brings to her position are incredible. I truly believe Janice is the best person for that office and location. If anyone can continue the momentum and continue to grow RE/MAX Premier Properties, it is Janice Corley.”
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