ELGIN, Ill., Sept. 16, 2010 — RE/MAX affiliates from six offices located in the northwest suburban portion of Cook County, Ill., were among the elite agents who recently earned career awards from RE/MAX, the leading international real estate organization. A total of 22 agents received the awards based on their continued success in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market, one of the most competitive arenas in the nation for real estate professionals.
RE/MAX affiliates are eligible to receive awards marking important professional milestones during their career with RE/MAX. These career honors include the Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement Award and Circle of Legends awards, which are distinct from the honors that agents can earn each year for their annual sales production.
Four affiliates received the prestigious RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award, which goes to agents who have been part of the worldwide RE/MAX network for at least seven years and have completed 1,000 or more real estate transactions during that time. The recipients were Paul Wells, broker/owner of RE/MAX of Barrington, and Terri Hunt, Connie Ritchie and Sandy Stewart of RE/MAX Suburban, Schaumburg.
The following RE/MAX affiliates were named to the RE/MAX Hall of Fame, which recognizes agents who have completed 350 or more real estate transactions during their career with RE/MAX. The agents entering the Hall of Fame this year are: William Brucks and Mary Zentz, RE/MAX Suburban, Arlington Heights; Belinda Bauer, Sheryl Marsella, John Morrison and Susan Wolfgarth with RE/MAX of Barrington; Mike Campuzano, James Grady and Jim Regan with RE/MAX Suburban, Mt. Prospect; Laura English, Diane Kelly, Terry Leighty, Jackie Reed and David Schwabe with RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest, Palatine; Ginny Opsahl of RE/MAX At Home, Rolling Meadows; and Pete Burke, Randy Johnson and Mark Weinert with RE/MAX Suburban, Schaumburg.
Across the RE/MAX Northern Illinois region, 119 RE/MAX affiliates have earned career awards so far in 2010.
RE/MAX is the leader in northern Illinois real estate sales. It has been number one in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market since 1989, closing more than $6 billion in sales last year. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network consists of 2,500 associates and 120 individually owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of brokerage services throughout the northern one-third of Illinois. Its www.illinoisproperty.com and www.remax.com websites are leaders in consumer visits among real estate brokerage brands. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX LLC, a global real estate organization with nearly 100,000 sales associates in 80 nations.