Rich and Kim Bassford of RE/MAX Elite Homes, Moline, Honored by RE/MAX for Outstanding Contributions

Chicago, IL, March 10, 2016 --( The leaders of RE/MAX Elite Homes in Moline, Ill., captured two of the top honors at the 39th Annual RE/MAX Northern Illinois Awards Celebration held here on Feb. 19. Rich Bassford, founder of the firm, was honored as Broker/Owner of the Year, while Kim Bassford, his wife, received the Excellence in Technology Award.

After establishing himself as one of the leading real estate sales producers in the Quad Cities market, Rich Bassford founded RE/MAX Elite Homes in 2014. In less than 18 months, he made the office a solid success, attracting a team of 18 brokers and opening a second office across the Mississippi in Iowa. Thanks to that rapid growth, Bassford has positioned his business to be a leader in the Quad Cities market for years to come, and as a result he was one of two recipients of the 2015 Broker/Owner of the Year presented by the RE/MAX Northern Illinois network.

One important factor in the success of RE/MAX Elite Homes has been the cutting edge technology and high level of agent support and training it offers. Heading those functions is Kim Bassford, and her efforts were rewarded with the 2015 Excellence in Technology Award.

Kim was recognized for her success in training the brokers affiliated with RE/MAX Elite Homes to take full advantage of the array of technological tools that RE/MAX makes available to them, including software that assists with lead generation, contact management and graphic design, as well as a mobile website and mobile app that brokers can share with their clients. By keeping everyone in the office up to speed with the evolving tech tools, Kim Bassford helps give her brokers a highly valuable competitive edge.

RE/MAX agents consistently rank among the most productive in the industry. In 2015, RE/MAX Northern Illinois agents averaged 18 transaction sides. RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989 and is continually growing. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, with headquarters in Elgin, Ill., consists of more than 2,250 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 104,000+ sales associates in 90+ nations.
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Stephen Johnson