Chicago, IL, September 26, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- RE/MAX Realty of Joliet has helped thousands of clients buy, sell and rent homes since 1980. Now, it has found a new home for itself, relocating its office to spacious quarters at 3033 W. Jefferson St. on the west side of Joliet, about a mile from its long-time location. The move was completed in mid-August.
According to Broker/Owner Nancy Freeman, the relocation was triggered by the availability of first-floor space in a highly desirable area.
“This is a very active, high-traffic location, with great visibility. Our former space on Springfield Avenue was much more secluded,” she said. “The move also gave us the opportunity to completely modernize our workspace. We’ve ordered all new furniture, which will contribute to an extremely comfortable facility that provides a full range of high-tech tools for our agents and their clients.”
The 3,900-square-foot space now occupied by RE/MAX Realty of Joliet includes a large reception room, a combination of private and open office areas, conference room, and kitchen. It is now home to 20 agents, but Freeman expects that number to grow significantly.
“We expected that this new location would attract new agents to our location, but the response to date has really exceeded our expectations,” Freeman said.
Another key reason for the move, she noted, is the steady recovery of the local housing market.
“It took a while to shake off the impact of the recession, but our overall market has steadied, and certain segments have been quite strong this year, especially homes in the $120,000 to $190,000 price range. More recently, we’ve also seen increased demand for larger single-family homes in the $250,000 to $350,000 bracket,” Freeman said. “Our optimism about the long-term trend in this market was definitely a motivation to invest in a top-flight new facility.”
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 mobile real estate app and www.illinoisproperty.com provide 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.