RE/MAX Plaza Announces Plans to Open Woodstock Office Soon; Another Sign of Recovery for Metro Chicago Real Estate Market

Chicago, IL - May 31, 2013 - ( - A new RE/MAX Plaza office will open its doors in Woodstock, Ill., later this year in another sign that real estate professionals anticipate continued recovery in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market.

Rob Schaid, managing broker and owner of RE/MAX Plaza, called the move a logical next step for the brokerage firm, which already operates two offices in McHenry County. Woodstock, one of the largest cities in the county, has been a missing link.

That will change when Schaid opens his new Woodstock office, which he said will take place within the next six months.

“Woodstock is a great community in which to sell real estate, and RE/MAX already has a great market share there,” Schaid said. “By opening an office in Woodstock, we are showing our commitment to helping the residents of that community meet their real estate goals.”

The existing RE/MAX Plaza offices in McHenry County are in Richmond and the City of McHenry. The brokerage also has a Wauconda office in neighboring Lake County, Ill.

Schaid hasn’t yet chosen a location for his new Woodstock office. He has, though, purchased the rights to open a RE/MAX franchise in the city, a move he said represents the latest growth strategy for his brokerage.

“Woodstock is the largest town in McHenry County without a RE/MAX brokerage,” Schaid said. “It’s nice to be able to bring the brand back to that community.”

Like many communities in the Chicago area, Woodstock is enjoying a brisk housing market this spring. Homes in the Woodstock area are selling quickly and in sizable numbers.

This appealed to Schaid, who plans to open his new Woodstock office with five brokers, then steadily grow to at least twice that number to better serve this growing real estate market.

“Woodstock is definitely in full recovery mode right now,” Schaid said. “Activity has been strong there for some time, and we expect the Woodstock market to continue seeing steady growth. It’s one of the reasons why it’s so important for us to open an office there.”

Schaid began his real estate career in 1999 and steadily expanded RE/MAX Plaza, which was founded by his father, adding a Richmond office in 2006 and opening the Wauconda office in 2012.

About RE/MAX

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 and websites are leaders in consumer visits among real estate franchise brands. The website allows consumers to search properties across the globe and is a specialized portal of luxury properties across the U.S. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX LLC, a global real estate organization with 91,000 sales associates in 90+ nations. The RE/MAX organization has been recognized for numerous industry honors for excellence, and its Associates continue to lead the industry in professional designations, experience and production. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX. RE/MAX is the official real estate partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the national sponsor of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.


RE/MAX Northern Illinois
Laura Ortoleva



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