Merger Could Create Largest Association in Illinois

by Chicago Agent

A possible merger between two real estate associations would create the biggest Realtor association in Illinois and the fourth largest in the nation.

The Mainstreet Organization of Realtor s(MORe) and the Realtor Association of Northwest Chicagoland (RANWC) announced today a hopeful merger of the two that will be voted on by members in July.

According to the press release, since the Mainstreet Organization of Realtor has already built a strong brand name in the Realtor community as well as among consumers, RANWC’s board decided it would make the most sense to integrate under MORe’s banner.

RANWC President Bob Dohn explained his optimism of the merger for the two associations in a statement. “This merger represents a great opportunity for a partnership between two of the strongest and most active Realtor associations in the nation,” Dohn said. “We look forward to building a regional presence that will allow us to better serve both members and homeowners.”

This merged association would be based in Downers Grove and would create an organization of 16,000 members serving 185 communities in Cook, DuPage and Lake counties.

MORe’s President Christine Chase says this year marks the 90th anniversary for the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors and the merge is a perfect way to celebrate such an  occasion.

“We will now have a more unified voice in the suburban Chicago real estate market,” Chase said.

The merger promises to uphold the services the organization provides to local Realtors, such as education and professional development and create additional opportunities for networking and collaboration.

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  • Sue OKane says:

    I think it’s a great idea! Combining resources, members and opportunities could be a real advantage to us agents. But do you really have to move to Downer’s Grove? I love the Arlington Heights location. Couldn’t you compromise with someplace in between?

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