Chicago, IL, January 27, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The RE/MAX Plaza brokerage chain recently grew to three offices after its broker/owner, Rob Schaid, purchased the existing RE/MAX office in the Lake County community of Wauconda, Ill. RE/MAX Plaza now operates offices in McHenry and Richmond, Ill., both in McHenry County, as well as the Wauconda location.
The Wauconda office, formerly known as RE/MAX American Dream, will remain in its present location, 1120 N. Rand Road in Wauconda.
Schaid said that the move allows RE/MAX Plaza to expand its service into Lake County, and because the office is so close to the Wisconsin border, the purchase gives RE/MAX Plaza better access to the Wisconsin residential market. The move also boosts the brokerage’s staff, adding seven real estate agents to the RE/MAX Plaza team.
"The Wauconda office has a lot of growth potential," Schaid said. "Adding it gives us a real opportunity to continue expanding our business."
Pattie Taylor, the former broker/owner of RE/MAX American Dream, will remain with RE/MAX Plaza as its new executive vice president. She will provide RE/MAX Plaza with valuable leadership; Taylor owned and operated her own brokerage for 12 years.
Taylor agrees that combining with the RE/MAX Plaza organization made sense.
"By joining forces with RE/MAX Plaza, we’ll be increasing our professional workforce by 33 percent and offering our valued clients even better exposure across Lake and McHenry counties," Taylor said. "Our agents will be provided with the systems and tools to help them compete in the changing marketplace."
Schaid said he is excited to have the chance to work with an industry veteran such as Taylor.
"Pattie is one of the most capable managers in the community and a top-producing agent," he said. "I am very proud to have somebody as well respected as Pattie join our team. This is not the kind of thing that happens every day, and we are all very excited about Pattie and her staff joining us."
Adding a new office will contribute to the growth of RE/MAX Plaza, said Schaid. The brokerage will continue to offer its agents extensive training, which he identified as the key to the success of his organization.
Agents at RE/MAX Plaza take training that helps them adapt to a changing real estate market. Today, for instance, many are learning how to most effectively close short sales and how to best market foreclosure properties, two booming areas of residential business.
Schaid, who has worked in the real estate business since 1999, says he looks forward to incorporating the agents at the Wauconda office into his existing brokerage. It’s a process that Schaid expects to go smoothly. He is also eager to serve new markets through the acquisition of the company’s third office.
"I really enjoy helping real estate agents and seeing them grow their careers," he said. "Facilitating our agents’ success and helping customers achieve their objectives is what makes this business so enjoyable for me. With this move, I know we'll be helping even more people."
RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network consists of 2,100 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 89,000 sales associates in 87 nations.