RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals to Add Plainfield Office; Broker/Owner Views Metro Chicago Real Estate Market as Ripe for Expansion

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RE/MAX Broker/Owner Kathy McCauley-Dames will bring three decades of experience to the metropolitan Chicago real estate market of Plainfield, Ill., when she opens her newest RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals brokerage there this autumn.

Broker/Owner Kathy McCauley-Dames, RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals, Shorewood and Plainfield, Ill.

RE/MAX Broker/Owner Kathy McCauley-Dames will bring three decades of experience to the metropolitan Chicago real estate market of Plainfield, Ill., when she opens her newest RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals brokerage there this autumn. It will be the second RE/MAX office she has established in the past year. Her first office opened in Shorewood, Ill., last spring. It is located at 576 Brook Forest Ave., and now is staffed by 16 brokers.

Although still in the process of finalizing the location for her new Plainfield office, McCauley-Dames plans for it to be in the central portion of the village, conveniently serving the buyers and sellers of Will County as the residential real estate market there continues to soar. The strong pace of business in Will County convinced her that the time was right to expand her operation. In April, Will County home sales rose 8 percent and the median sales price climbed 10 percent compared to the same time period last year.

“My numbers for our Shorewood office are almost as good as some offices that have 50 agents. We’re doing phenomenally well,” McCauley-Dames said. “The office is bustling every day with brokers and their clients who are taking advantage of the strong housing market. Plainfield, with its excellent reputation as a residential community, seemed like a natural choice for an expansion.”

McCauley-Dames is fully committed to the success of her new office and agents. With Will County on the upswing, her plans for growth aren’t limited to the new Plainfield office. She plans to enlarge her roster of brokers to better serve the community, both in Shorewood and now in Plainfield, where she wants to quickly put in place a staff of 8 to10 brokers.

She will also continue to host classes offered by the Illinois Academy of Real Estate for those interested in earning a real estate broker’s license. So whether someone is interested in becoming a real estate broker or already is part of the RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals brokerage team, McCauley-Dames remains readily available to those who seek her mentorship.

“I’m either in the office or the field,” she said. “Having 30-plus years of full-time experience affords me the opportunity to assist my agents in working through a variety of problems they might face in this fast-paced market. Usually, I can answer their questions, and if I can’t, I will find the person who can. I am eager to share my knowledge and business leads with our brokers so that they can reach new levels of sales achievement. When you combine that kind of supportive management style with a team of agents committed to delivering outstanding service, it makes RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals an extremely attractive and productive working environment."

RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, with headquarters in Elgin, Ill., consists of 2,000 sales associates and 100 individually owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of residential and commercial brokerage services. Its http://www.illinoisproperty.com and http://www.remax.com websites are leaders in consumer visits among real estate franchise brands. The http://www.global.remax.com website allows consumers to search properties across the globe and http://www.theremaxcollection.com is a specialized portal of luxury properties across the U.S. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX LLC, a global real estate organization with 91,000 sales associates in 90+ nations. The RE/MAX organization has been recognized for numerous industry honors for excellence, and its Associates continue to lead the industry in professional designations, experience and production. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX. RE/MAX is the official real estate partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the national sponsor of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

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