Three Re/Max Offices in Chicago, Re/Max City, Re/Max Signature and Re/Max Premier Properties, took home some of the most prestigious awards during the annual Re/Max Northern Illinois award ceremony held in late April.
All three offices were honored for their steady sales and a willingness to embrace strategies designed to help them thrive in the changing Chicago real estate market. The Technology Award was given to the broker owners of Re/Max City, Henry Sakowski and Martin Lata. In addition the office took home two top production awards. Their office at 720 W. Higgins Avenue was named the top Re/Max office in Chicago for closed sales volume. Their Re/Max office network was honored as the multi-office Re/Max brokerage in Chicago with the most closed transactions and highest sales volumes in 2011.
The technology award was due to the offices impressive use of the newest digital tools, helping to maximize office and agent productivity. This included holding weekly meetings and seminars on the best way to implement these tools, and their offices went paperless last year.
Linda O'Donnell, broker owner of Re/Max Signature, 2411 N. Clybourn Avenue, received the Eagle Award, which is given to the individual who best embraces corporate directives designed to help brokerages through challenging economic times.
During the economic downturn O'Donnell has focused much of her business on the distressed property sector, and has been very successful. She is known for generously sharing leads with agents in her office, and opened the doors of Re/Max Signature to others in the Re/Max network forced to consolidate due to market conditions. Re/Max Signature was recognized for closing more sales transactions than any other single Re/Max office in Chicago last year.
Janice Corley and Cynthia Bauer, formerly associated with Sotheby's International Realty, are broker owners of Chicago's Re/Max Premier Properties, located at 1205 N. Dearborn Parkway. They took home the Trendsetter Award which is given to individuals who are best able to analyze changing real estate trends for the benefit of their business and the entire Re/Max Northern Illinois network.
The Re/Max Northern Illinois network has its headquarters in Elgin, and consists of 2100 sales associates as well as 110 individually owned and operated Re/Max offices, providing a full range of brokerage services.