One-Third of RE/MAX Offices in Northern Illinois Real Estate Market Recognized in Two National Rankings of Top Residential Brokerages

Chicago, IL, June 27, 2012 - (PR.com) - Fourteen RE/MAX brokerages operating 34 offices in the northern Illinois region have been highlighted in the two most widely recognized national rankings of real estate brokerages: the REAL Trends 500, compiled by REAL Trends magazine, and the Power Broker Report, developed by RISMedia. As a group, the offices included in these national rankings represent one-third of all the offices in the RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network.

REAL Trends ranks the top 500 firms across the nation by closed transaction sides and closed sales volume for the previous year. It also recognizes all brokerage firms that close at least 500 transaction sides during the previous calendar year. The Power Broker Report identifies the nation’s 1,000 most productive real estate firms based on closed transactions and closed sales volume during the prior year.

Two Chicago-area RE/MAX brokerages were ranked by REAL Trends as among the Top 50 firms nationally in terms of closed transactions per associate. RE/MAX Signature of Chicago ranked 14th with an average of 27 transactions per associate. RE/MAX Professionals Select in Naperville/RE/MAX Professionals South in Plainfield ranked 34th with an average of just more than 20 transactions per associate. The brokerage also placed high among the REAL Trends Top 50 firms in the nation for sales volume per associate, ranking 36th. Earlier this year, RE/MAX Professionals South was renamed RE/MAX Consultants.

RE/MAX Professionals Select/RE/MAX Professionals South was the only brokerage in the nation to rank in the REAL Trends Top 50 for both transactions per associate and sales volume per associate. It was also recognized for being among the 50 brokerages in the REAL Trends 500 with the largest percentage increase in transactions closed over the last five years.

The Northern Illinois RE/MAX brokerages included in the REAL Trends 500 are (firms marked Up & Comers were named to the REAL Trends Up & Comers listing based on transactions closed; brokerages listed under RE/MAX Affiliate Rank are ranked among the 417 RE/MAX firms named to this category in the REAL Trends survey):

RE/MAX Suburban, Arlington Heights, Glen Ellyn, Libertyville, Mt. Prospect, Schaumburg, Wheaton
Trans: 205th, Sales Vol.: 180th, RE/MAX Affiliate: 26th

RE/MAX of Naperville, Naperville, & RE/MAX Enterprises, Downers Grove
Trans: 363rd, Sales Vol.: 321st, RE/MAX Affiliate: 71st

RE/MAX Professionals Select, Naperville, & RE/MAX Professionals South, Plainfield
Trans: 459th, Sales Vol.:439th, RE/MAX Affiliate: 102nd

RE/MAX Signature, Chicago
Sales Vol: 472nd, RE/MAX Affiliate: 107th

RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest, Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Lake Zurich, Palatine
Sales Vol: 467th, RE/MAX Affiliate: 123rd

RE/MAX City, Chicago
Up & Comers, RE/MAX Affiliate 137th

RE/MAX 10, Chicago, Oak Lawn, Palos Park
Up & Comers, RE/MAX Affiliate: 139th

RE/MAX Showcase, Gurnee, Lake Forest, Long Grove, Waukegan
Up & Comers, RE/MAX Affiliate: 154th

RE/MAX Synergy, Flossmoor, Orland Park
Up & Comers, RE/MAX Affiliate: 163rd

RE/MAX Excels, Geneva
Up & Comers, RE/MAX Affiliate: 188th

RE/MAX Action, Lisle
Up & Comers, RE/MAX Affiliate: 236th

RE/MAX All Pro, Bloomingdale, Sugar Grove, & RE/MAX Great American North, St. Charles
Up & Comers, RE/MAX Affiliate: 270th

RE/MAX 2000, Crete
Up & Comers, RE/MAX Affiliate: 390th

RE/MAX Central, Roselle
Up & Comers, RE/MAX Affiliate: 396th

Northern Illinois RE/MAX brokerages included in RISMedia’s Power Broker Report are ranked below, first by transaction rank, then by sales volume rank:

RE/MAX Suburban, Arlington Heights, Glen Ellyn, Libertyville, Mt. Prospect, Schaumburg, Wheaton (205th, 176th)

RE/MAX of Naperville, Naperville, & RE/MAX Enterprises, Downers Grove (378th, 317th)

RE/MAX Professionals Select, Naperville, & RE/MAX Professionals South, Plainfield (477th, 432nd)

RE/MAX Signature, Chicago (492nd, 840th)

RE/MAX 10, Chicago, Oak Lawn, Palos Park, & RE/MAX 10 First Choice, Chesterton, Ind. (533rd, 716th)

RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest, Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Lake Zurich, Palatine (556th, 458th)

RE/MAX City, Chicago (588th, 695th)

RE/MAX Showcase, Gurnee, Lake Forest, Long Grove, Waukegan (633rd, 620th)

RE/MAX Synergy, Flossmoor, Orland Park (649th, 761st)

RE/MAX Excels, Geneva (723rd, 518th)

RE/MAX Action, Lisle (833rd, 672nd)

RE/MAX All Pro, Bloomingdale, Sugar Grove, & RE/MAX Great American North, St. Charles (924th, 746th)

In both the 2012 REAL Trends 500 and the RISMedia Power Broker surveys, RE/MAX agents continue to be the clear leaders across the nation in agent productivity. RE/MAX brokerages claimed a dominant 44 of the Top 50 brokerages when ranked by transaction sides per agent in the REAL Trends 500. The survey also showed that RE/MAX agents in the offices surveyed averaged 15.1 transaction sides in 2011, an improvement of 4 percent from the previous survey and a level two times greater than the average of agents with most other national franchises.

The RISMedia Power Broker Report confirmed that RE/MAX agents outperform agents with the other national franchise companies, with an average of 15.1 sides per agent and average sales volume of $3.2 million. RE/MAX sides per agent in the Power Broker Report were 21 percent higher than those of the closest national competitor. The average of all other agents in the report was 7.2.

Contact:

RE/MAX Northern Illinois
Laura Ortoleva
847-428-4200
www.illinoisproperty.com

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