"It's an honor to win this award. It is more evidence that our site (illinoisproperty.com) is on target not only with consumers, but with our industry peers.
(PRWEB) November 09, 2011
The RE/MAX metro Chicago real estate network took home three top honors during the sixth annual Chicago Agent Magazine Agents' Choice Awards. The event was held Nov. 1 at the Snaidero Kitchen and Design Showroom at the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago. RE/MAX took home the coveted Best Brokerage Web Site award in addition to two others.
“This award is a key one,” said Casey Reagan, chief technology officer at RE/MAX Northern Illinois. “Consumers are becoming ever more selective about the websites they choose to engage throughout their search process, and this honor validates our ongoing commitment to provide a rewarding and comprehensive search experience.”
It's critical, then, for real estate brokerages to have a top website that attracts both home buyers and sellers. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois website, illinoisproperty.com, does just that with its ability to search active MLS listings, off market listings (sold), rental listings, foreclosures, luxury homes and commercial properties. Visitors can also use the site to find real estate agents, including foreclosure and short sales experts. The site has nearly one million registered members and a technology platform that works 24/7 to match listings to buyers.
"It's an honor to win this award," Reagan added. "It is more evidence that our site is on target not only with consumers, but with our industry peers."
This isn't the first time that RE/MAX Northern Illinois has taken this award. RE/MAX also took home the Agents’ Choice Best Brokerage Web Site award in 2007, when the Agent Choice Awards first debuted, and then repeated wins in 2008 and 2009.
RE/MAX also captured awards in two other categories: Upper Bracket, Suburb, which is given to the real estate network that best serves suburban high-end buyers and sellers, and Industry MVP, Suburb, which honored John Spillane, an agent with RE/MAX in the Village, Oak Park.
The Chicago Agent Magazine Agents' Choice Awards event is a popular annual awards ceremony held for real estate professionals, including agents, developers, builders and lenders in the city and suburbs. Winners are chosen based on the number of votes received from the publication’s readers.
RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network consists of 2,200 sales associates and 105 individually owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of brokerage services throughout the northern one-third of Illinois. Its http://www.illinoisproperty.com and http://www.remax.com websites are leaders in consumer visits amon g real estate franchise brands. Its mobile search, m.illinoisproperty.com, allows users to conduct real estate searches on any mobile device with Internet access. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX LLC, a global real estate organization with 89,000 sales associates in 85 nations.