Chicago, IL, May 12, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- RE/MAX Achievers in Lombard, Ill., has been acquired by Amy and Michael Pecoraro. The office, located at 123 W. St. Charles Road, has long been a fixture in Lombard, and so has Amy, its new managing broker. She is a respected and successful local real estate broker with 24 years of professional experience who has been part of the community for her entire life.
Pecoraro grew up in Lombard and settled there with Mike, who was from nearby Villa Park, Ill., as they raised their five children.
Her decision to move to RE/MAX developed after Coldwell Banker closed its Lombard office.
“I wanted to stay in Lombard, and when the opportunity arose to acquire RE/MAX Achievers, it seemed like the obvious choice,” she said. “The RE/MAX brand is highly respected in this market, and it will allow me to create the kind of real estate brokerage that both Realtors® and their clients will find conducive.”
Pecoraro has brought to RE/MAX Achievers not only her own sales team, which now includes seven other agents and her personal assistant, but also several other of her former Coldwell Banker colleagues. As a result, RE/MAX Achievers quickly grew from 14 to 23 affiliated brokers, and Pecoraro expects that number to increase further in the weeks ahead.
Her objective is to pursue two broad goals. The first is to give RE/MAX Achievers the right atmosphere.
“Lombard is in many ways a small town, and I want this office to deliver caring, personalized service so that is has that small-town feel,” Pecoraro said.
Her other goal is to make sure that from a business perspective, RE/MAX Achievers offers an industry-leading working environment in four key areas.
“We want to offer our brokers the best in market materials and support, the most competitive pay scale, top quality training and a profit sharing plan to help secure their future,” Pecoraro explained.
She noted that RE/MAX Achievers has a proud tradition in Lombard, and she looks forward to continuing it, especially its support for charitable efforts locally and nationally, including Children’s Miracle Network and the Susan B. Komen Foundation.
Pecoraro admits that she’s a bit surprised to find herself leading a real estate brokerage.
“My goal when I was younger was to be a math teacher, and I started selling real estate as strictly a part-time job to help our family finances, but I’ve really come to enjoy the work and the people, and now with RE/MAX Achievers I’ll have the opportunity to take that involvement to a new level in a community to which I feel very connected,” said Pecoraro. “It’s an exciting opportunity, and I’m thrilled to have it.”
Mike Pecoraro, who works for United Airlines, is her partner but does not plan to be involved in the day-to-day operations of RE/MAX Achievers.
A grand reopening event is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, in the office parking lot. The public is welcome, and the event will offer food and refreshments, games and fun giveaways. For further information, call RE/MAX Achievers at 630-678-0300.
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