Chicago, IL, May 24, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Twenty-six RE/MAX firms operating 50 offices in northern Illinois, which are approximately half of the total offices in the network, were recognized in the 2014 REAL Trends 500. The REAL Trends 500, compiled by REAL Trends magazine, is an annual analysis of the nation’s most productive residential real estate firms based on transaction sides and closed sales volume. The 26 firms recognized represent a significant increase over last year.
Named to the top 50 firms in the nation in terms of percentage gain in closed transactions over the last five years was RE/MAX All Pro - RE/MAX Great American North, with offices in Bloomingdale, Sugar Grove and St. Charles.
The RE/MAX northern Illinois firms that placed in the Top 500 are as follows:
RE/MAX Suburban, with offices in Arlington Heights, Glen Ellyn, Libertyville, Mt. Prospect, Schaumburg and Wheaton, ranked 164th in closed transaction sides and 185th in closed sales volume.
RE/MAX Synergy, with offices in Flossmoor and Orland Park, ranked 332nd in closed transaction sides.
RE/MAX of Naperville in Naperville and RE/MAX Enterprises of Downers Grove ranked 369th in closed transaction sides and 359th in closed sales volume.
RE/MAX 10, with offices in Chicago, Oak Lawn and Palos Park, ranked 385th in closed transaction sides.
RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest, with offices in Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Huntley, Lake Zurich and Palatine, ranked 396th in closed transaction sides and 462nd in closed sales volume.
RE/MAX Showcase, with offices in Gurnee, Long Grove and Waukegan, ranked 462nd in closed transaction sides.
RE/MAX Professionals Select of Naperville ranked 472nd in closed transaction sides and 454th in closed sales volume.
RE/MAX All Pro, with offices in Bloomingdale and Sugar Grove, and RE/MAX Great American North of St. Charles ranked 498th in closed transaction sides.
Firms that closed at least 500 transaction sides but did not place in the Top 500 for closed transactions are named to REAL Trends Up and Comers list. An additional 18 RE/MAX northern Illinois firms with 24 offices qualified. They are:
RE/MAX Action - Lisle
RE/MAX City - Chicago
RE/MAX Signature - Chicago
RE/MAX Central - Roselle
RE/MAX Excels - Geneva
RE/MAX of Barrington - Barrington and RE/MAX NOW - Lake Barrington
RE/MAX Vision 212 - Chicago
RE/MAX 2000 - Crete
RE/MAX Horizon - Elgin
RE/MAX Experts - Buffalo Grove
RE/MAX Plaza - McHenry, Richmond, Wauconda and Woodstock
RE/MAX Advantage Realty - Antioch
RE/MAX Partners - Berwyn
RE/MAX Top Performers - Lake Bluff
RE/MAX Sauk Valley – Sterling and Dixon
RE/MAX Center - Grayslake
RE/MAX Realty of Joliet - Joliet
RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals - Plainfield and Shorewood
Nationally, real estate agents affiliated with RE/MAX ranked among the most productive in the United States. The REAL Trends 500 data shows RE/MAX agents averaged 17.8 transaction sides compared to an average of 8.4 for all other agents in the survey. When all brokerages in the 2014 REAL Trends 500 survey are ranked by home sales per agent, RE/MAX brokerages claim 91 of the top 100 spots.
RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, with headquarters in Elgin, Ill., consists of 2,000 sales associates and 100 individually owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of residential and commercial brokerage services. Its www.illinoisproperty.com provides comprehensive information about residential and commercial property for sale in the region. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX, LLC, a global real estate organization with 90,000+ sales associates in 90+ nations.