Linda O’Donnell, broker/owner of RE/MAX Signature, recently announced that the firm will be moving from their current office located in North Center to 2411 N. Clybourn in Lincoln Park.As of April 1, 2011, RE/MAX Signature also absorbed the agents and operations of RE/MAX Skyline, which was headquartered at 3132 W. North Ave. in Humboldt Park. The two firms’ combined closed sales volumes in 2010 totaled more than $64 million, and their combined sales activity totaled more than 1,200 transactions.
These two initiatives were taken to further facilitate RE/MAX Signature’s expansion.
By moving to the new offices in Lincoln Park, O’Donnell hopes to incorporate technology that will help the environment become paper-less. The new 4,000-square-foot office will be home to 60 agents.
All agents in RE/MAX Skyline have chosen to remain with the RE/MAX network.
“We’re excited to welcome this group of outstanding and experienced agents to our office,” said O’Donnell in a statement. “They will strengthen our presence, especially in the Humboldt Park community, and they are a knowledgeable and highly productive group of professionals, so our office will benefit in many ways.
“Last year our agents doubled the number of transactions they closed compared to the prior year, and the newest members of our team will help us maintain that momentum.”
RE/MAX Signature has been the top producing branch of RE/MAX in the City of Chicago in 2008, 2009, and 2010.
According to Jim Merrion, regional director of RE/MAX Northern Illinois, the expansion of RE/MAX Signature is indicative of a trend that is evident nationwide in the real estate industry.
“Today, real estate is more about providing agents with resources and training and less about giving them office space because frankly they do most of their work from their home offices and their automobiles thanks to laptop computers, smart phones and other high-tech devices. At the same time, their clients are also migrating to the Internet, so that much of what was done on paper or face to face is now done electronically,” Merrion said in a press release.
Since 1989, RE/MAX has been the leader in real estate in the Northern Illinois region. RE/MAX is global real estate agency with more than 90,000 associates in 83 countries.