President & Owner, RE/MAX Suburban
President & Owner, Precision Title Company
Since Chad Gilbert and his wife Sarah acquired RE/MAX Suburban in August 2015, the company continues to grow tremendously. From 2015 to 2016, the company grew by $250 million and was recognized as the No. 1 RE/MAX in Illinois and the No. 14 largest RE/MAX by volume in the country. Gilbert also recently acquired Precision Title Company. “This expanded service increases our ability to oversee the closing process from start to finish and ensure customers and our agents receive the highest quality of service,” says Gilbert, president and owner of RE/MAX Suburban and Precision Title Company. In 2016, they added a Buffalo Grove RE/MAX office and continued to recruit experienced agents, increasing the number of brokers to 230.
After graduating from Loyola University Chicago, Gilbert held a number of operational and executive sales positions, but he always knew he wanted to achieve his childhood dream of working in real estate. “I have always loved real estate and it was a great opportunity to leverage my executive leadership skills in sales, marketing and business development to run a large brokerage,” he says.
In his two years as president and owner of RE/MAX Suburban, Gilbert has created the company’s motto of helping his agents “Win more listings. Close more deals.” “Every day, we work hard and make decisions to help agents achieve their goals,” he says.
In addition to being one of the top brokerages, RE/MAX Suburban and its agents were able to donate more than $41,000 to Children’s Miracle Network in 2016, the most of any RE/MAX company in northern Illinois. Chad and Sarah were honored for their efforts in 2016 with RE/MAX’s “Above the Crowd!” award, which recognizes individuals for their commitment to the RE/MAX brand within their office, the RE/MAX network and their community. “I am really proud of our agents and the outstanding work they do each day,” Gilbert says.
Gilbert is involved in numerous real estate organizations, is a board member of the Small Business Advocacy Council and serves on MRED’s committee of technology. Chad and Sarah have two young sons which keep them busy, though he also enjoys golf and cooking whenever possible.