The real estate technology company Compass has enjoyed significant growth over the past year, particularly in Illinois. In 2021 alone, Compass Chicagoland has welcomed 77 new agents. Among them, the FOOTE Team of brokers, led by real estate agent Amy Foote. Operating out of West Dundee, the FOOTE Team has now moved into a spacious new office at 115 W Main Street, Suite 100. Saturday, August 28, marked the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce came out to celebrate the big move along with Foote and her 10 agents. In all, 184 people turned out for the fun event which featured refreshments, a champagne toast and $1,300 worth of prizes from local vendors. “It was really nice to see that we have such amazing support from everybody,” Foote said. She and her colleagues have been partnered with Compass for a little over three months now and Saturday’s party offered the chance to celebrate that progress — as well as show off the deluxe new office space.
For the FOOTE Team, the building is a place to physically congregate: something they did not have before. It offers the invaluable chance for “people from diverse backgrounds to work in the same space,” Foote says. Collaboration is key, and Foote has already noted the group becoming more productive. The FOOTE Team has turned out more business in the past three months with Compass than in the past year altogether.
“One of the reasons we moved to Compass was for the support,” Foote explains. “Compass has proved that they treat their agents like clients. They make sure we have what we need to get things done. They have not failed on any promise they made to us, it’s amazing.”
In addition to providing the new West Dundee office, “the systems that Compass has given us are so easy to use, so comprehensive, so intuitive, that it’s made our lives easier,” Foote said.
The recent ribbon-cutting brought together family, friends and clients of the FOOTE Team, all with the aim of celebrating the community. “It’s an amazing space in downtown West Dundee,” Foote said. And though the day was certainly helpful for industry exposure, more than anything, she “wanted to the community to see space… it’s absolutely gorgeous.” Foote herself lives near West Dundee with her husband, Jim, another member of the FOOTE Team. She is also on the board of the D300 Food Pantry and hopes that the new Main Street office might eventually host food drives — or even blood drives. There are many possibilities for this space, and through that, many opportunities to give back to the surrounding area.
“Growing our West Dundee agent community will afford so much more of our community to be reached with our amazing Compass tools. As a company that leads with a culture of helping everyone find their place in the world, we look forward to welcoming even more agents to our Compass family.”
– Amy Foote