RE/MAX Places Two from Metro Chicago Real Estate Market and One from Rockford Among Top 400 U.S. Real Estate Pros

Elgin, IL, August 18, 2010 --( Two RE/MAX agents from the metro Chicago real estate market and one based in Rockford recently earned spots in the Wall Street Journal’s 2010 Top 400 Real Estate Professionals ranking, which is based on 2009 sales activity. Those recognized were the top 100 agents and top 100 teams in two distinct categories: most transaction sides closed and highest closed sales volume.

The Jane Lee Team of RE/MAX Top Performers in Lake Bluff, Ill., ranked 66th among sales teams in closed sales volume and 67th based on transactions closed. Last year, Lee closed 292 transaction sides representing $74 million in sales volume. Lee’s team has held the number one ranking among teams in the RE/MAX Northern Illinois network for the last six years. Teams involve the efforts of two or more licensed agents.

John Murray of RE/MAX Key, Rockford, Ill., was ranked 24th in transaction sides, closing 302 last year.

Jim Kennedy of RE/MAX TEAM 2000, Orland Park, Ill., and his Kennedy Connection team, ranked 68th in transaction sides with 287 closed sales.

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 and 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.

Jim Nathan