Prediction of Coming Real Estate Recovery Helps Earn Sue Rossi of Crete the "Above the Crowd!" Award from RE/MAX

Elgin, IL, June 04, 2011 --( Her analytical skills helped Sue Rossi, co-owner of RE/MAX 2000 in Crete, Ill., earn one of the most prestigious honors conferred by the RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network. The Crete resident recently received the “Above the Crowd!®” Award, which goes to those who have made outstanding contributions to the network, for her work in analyzing how changes in the U.S. birth rate will impact current and future demand for housing.

As a result of her analysis, Rossi expects that the makings of a housing recovery could start to take shape as early as this year, largely because the children of the so-called Echo Boom are now moving into their peak home buying years. She also concluded that the key to a full-scale housing recovery is a market in which first-time buyers account for about one-third of all home purchases.

This work has turned Rossi into a sought-after speaker about the housing industry. She has presented her birth-rate analysis before the National Association of Realtors®, RE/MAX, LLC, and to her fellow broker/owners in the RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network.

Even while developing her theories, Rossi has helped run one of RE/MAX Northern Illinois' most successful brokerages. RE/MAX 2000, located at 988 E. Steger Road, has weathered the housing downturn and is poised to take advantage of the eventual market rebound, thanks in good part to Rossi's leadership.

Rossi is a real estate veteran - more than 25 years experience in selling homes – who has studied her industry closely. This attention to detail has helped her build a thriving career. In 2003, she was named broker/owner of the year by both RE/MAX Northern Illinois and RE/MAX, LLC. And Rossi has never hesitated to share her experience with her fellow real estate professionals at RE/MAX 2000, helping to make it an office known for its strong leadership.

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 and websites are leaders in consumer visits among real estate franchise brands. Its mobile search,, 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.

Jim Nathan