Elgin, IL, May 26, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Ron Ewing of RE/MAX Horizon, 374 N. McLean Blvd., Elgin, Ill., recently was named Broker/Owner of the Year, Large Market, by the RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network. Since he first joined RE/MAX Northern Illinois in 2002, Ewing has consistently displayed all the traits of a leader: an in-depth knowledge of the residential real estate business; the ability to close tough deals; the patience to work through tough markets; and the willingness to share his knowledge with others.
The award was presented at the 34th annual RE/MAX Northern Illinois awards ceremony. To earn this honor, RE/MAX broker/owners must recruit top agents to their offices, guide their offices to steady growth, command a leading market share and take an active role in charitable and real estate industry activities.
Ewing, 52, entered the real estate industry nine years ago as a sales agent and immediately affiliated with RE/MAX. Prior to that time, Ewing, a life-long resident of Elgin, worked for 17 years as a technology management professional with an international accounting firm. He became broker/owner of RE/MAX Horizon in 2008, acquiring the office when its former broker/owner retired. Ewing then arranged a successful consolidation with a neighboring RE/MAX office.
The consolidation helped RE/MAX Horizon grow in an impressive manner. Today, it has 28 agents, and RE/MAX has the largest market share in Elgin, with an impressive 24 percent of the transactions closed there.
In addition, Ewing has been active in the broader RE/MAX organization, serving on the RE/MAX Northern Illinois Sales Advisory Council as both a representative and board member before becoming a broker/owner.
RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network consists of 2,300 sales associates and 110 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 franchise brands. Its mobile search, m.illinoisproperty.com, allows users to conduct real estate searches on any mobile device with Internet access. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX LLC, a global real estate organization with 90,000 sales associates in 83 nations.