RE/MAX Brokers in Northern Illinois Earn Lifetime Achievement, Hall of Fame Career Achievement Honors

Chicago, IL, April 18, 2015 --( RE/MAX has announced the most recent group of brokers at its offices across northern Illinois to earn Lifetime Achievement and Hall of Fame career achievement honors.

RE/MAX brokers are eligible for four career awards, each marking an important professional milestone while they are affiliated with RE/MAX, and the Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement awards are the first two of those.

Recently, 20 brokers received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, which goes to those who have been part of the worldwide RE/MAX network for at least seven years and have earned more than $3 million in gross commissions during that time.

Fifty-three others were inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame, whose members have earned more than $1 million in gross commissions while affiliated with RE/MAX.
Grouped geographically, here are names and offices of those recently honored for career achievement in northern Illinois:

City of Chicago
Erica McClain of RE/MAX Vision 212 received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Inducted into the Hall of Fame were Angel Aguilar, RE/MAX Fidelity; Hasani Steele, RE/MAX Premier Properties; Alicia Kuzma and Bogdan Lewandowski, RE/MAX City, and Mike Checuga, Chris Dreier, Michael Michalak and David Piche, RE/MAX Signature.

Douglas Page, RE/MAX Property Source, was named to the Hall of Fame.

North Cook Suburbs and Lake County
Anna Klarck of RE/MAX Showcase; Long Grove, and Brenda Newman-Lawler RE/MAX Showcase, Gurnee, received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Kat Becker and Dana Rigney, RE/MAX Advantage Realty, Antioch; Steven Goodman and Gary Ellis, RE/MAX Experts, Buffalo Grove; Daniel Bundy, RE/MAX Center, Grayslake; Young Lee, RE/MAX United, Wheeling; Eric Egeland, Nancy Edmunds and Joan Routledge, RE/MAX Suburban, Libertyville; Debra Borgeson and Scott Collins, RE/MAX Showcase, Long Grove, and Arceli Antonio, RE/MAX Masters, Morton Grove, were inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Northwest Cook Suburbs
Lifetime Achievement honors went to Bill Hauck, RE/MAX of Barrington; T. R. Viswanathan, RE/MAX Destiny, Elk Grove Village; Carol Harczak, RE/MAX All Stars, Niles; Mary McFarland, RE/MAX Central, Roselle, and Sarah Leonard and Ralph Binetti, RE/MAX Suburban, Schaumburg.

Inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame were Keith Schauer, RE/MAX of Barrington; Sue Tharp, RE/MAX Suburban, Arlington Hts.; Enrique Aguilar, RE/MAX Countryside, Hoffman Estates, and Robert Lohens, RE/MAX Properties Northwest, Park Ridge.

West Cook Suburbs and DuPage County
Jennifer Niederbrach and Meryl Diamond, RE/MAX of Naperville; Dennis Toomey, RE/MAX Action, Lisle; Scott Gerami, RE/MAX Professionals Select, Naperville, and Steven Nasralla, RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors®, Oak Park, received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Membership in the RE/MAX Hall of Fame went to Alejandra Benitez and Alicia Snyder, RE/MAX Partners, Berwyn; Kelly Bitto, Joseph Kelly and Jacqueline Dix, RE/MAX Professionals Select, Naperville; Raymond Watson, RE/MAX All Pro, Bloomingdale; Josie Morrison and Cindy Ellis, RE/MAX Action, Lisle; John Spillane, RE/MAX in the Village, Realtors®, Oak Park, and Dimpi Mittal, Judith Longmire and Mike Lenz, RE/MAX of Naperville.

South Cook Suburbs and Will County
The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Robert O’Hara, RE/MAX Synergy, Flossmoor; Kathy Toscas, RE/MAX Synergy, Orland Park, and David Cobb, RE/MAX All Properties, New Lenox. Inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame were Adrianne Hill-Smith and Susan Rossi, RE/MAX 2000, Crete; Lynn Schallmo, RE/MAX Synergy, Flossmoor; Margaret Marasco and Marybeth Baiel, RE/MAX 1st Service, Homer Glen; LaNita Cates and Ryan Behrens, RE/MAX Realty of Joliet; Linda Seyller, RE/MAX 10, Oak Lawn; Karen Irace, RE/MAX Synergy, Orland Park, and Sherry Van Syckle, RE/MAX 10, Palos Park.

Kane County
Michael Cluck, RE/MAX Excels, Geneva, received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Named to the Hall of Fame were Israel Ballesteros and Larry Hines, RE/MAX Horizon, Elgin, and Pamela Raver, Melissa Johnson and Judith Joss, RE/MAX Excels, Geneva.

McHenry County
James Humbard, RE/MAX Plaza, McHenry, and Marjorie Carpenter, RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest, Crystal Lake, received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Kathie Allen of RE/MAX Plaza, McHenry, was named to the Hall of Fame.

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 2,200+ sales associates and 105 independently owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of residential and commercial brokerage services. Its mobile real estate app, available for download at, provides comprehensive information about residential and commercial property for sale in the region. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX, a global real estate organization with 90,000+ sales associates in 90+ nations.
RE/MAX Northern Illinois
Jim Merrion