RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals Awards

RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals and it's outstanding brokers have earned dozens of awards, including honors in average transactions, charitability, and volume.

RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals Agents Recognized as "America's Best"

RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals agents honored in REALTrends + Tom Ferry America's Best Real Estate Professionals" Rankings

SHOREWOOD, Illinois, 6/30/2021 – Local real estate office RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals was recently recognized in the 2021 "America's Best Real Estate Professionals" rankings by REALTrends + Tom Ferry. The prestigious survey comprises five categories, and each category has two subcategories – one for transaction sides and one for sales volume for participating agents and teams in the U.S. based on 2020 numbers. Several RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals brokers placed highly in the Individuals rankings for both transaction sides and total volume.

“America’s Best Real Estate Professionals” at RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals based on 2020 transactions for the state of Illinois include:

·       Broker Susie Scheuber placed #15 with 124 transactions. 

·       Broker Dawn Dause placed #51 with 83 transactions. 

·       Designated Managing Broker Ryan Behrens and Broker Sarah Toso both placed at #69 with 75 transactions each.

·       Broker Sara Wittchen placed #134 with 63 transactions.

·       Broker Aaron Tidmore placed #158 with 59 transactions.

·       Broker Nancy Benard placed #166 with 58 transactions

·       Broker Sara Young placed #253 with 51 transactions. 

In the sales volume category, Scheuber also placed #45 in Illinois for $30.3 million closed, Dause placed #105 for $20.9 million closed, and Toso placed #120 for $20.1 million closed in 2020.

"The achievements of RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals have exceeded all expectations," said Broker/Owner Kathy Dames. "To consistently rank highly in Illinois speaks volumes to the quality of our incredible team. For RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals, the recognition achieved from "America's Best" by REALTrends + Tom Ferry is the highest possible honor we could achieve in the real estate field."

Broker/Owner Shannon Simotes said, "The brokers at RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals are dedicated, educated, and experienced in negotiations. With our ever-changing industry, RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals has the knowledge, creativity, and drive to place them at the top in real estate." 

Last year proved to be a successful year for RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals. The office grew its sales volume to $290 million, $30 million more than in 2019. The office also secured the title of Highest Average Transactions Per Sales Associate among RE/MAX multi-office groups for the fourth year in a row.

With nearly 40 years in real estate, Broker/Owner Kathy Dames along with her daughter and Co-Broker/Owner Shannon Simotes, have outstanding plans to continue their momentum and achievements at RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals. 

Consisting of 18,000 individual producers and team leaders, "America's Best Real Estate Professionals" is the industry's largest ranking of agents based on homes sold. 



Office Awards

Recent honors and achievments awarded to the multi-office RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals.


#33 Brokerage in the USA

#33 in the United States for transaction sides per agent in 2020.


Highest Average Transactions Per Sales Associate

This award has been presented to RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals every year since 2017. Among Northern Illinois RE/MAX Multi-offices.


Total Volume Achievement Award

Over $290 million closed in 2020. $30 million more than 2019 with 70 less transactions.


Miracle Office | Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Since 2012, RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals has been a miracle office; our brokers have contributed by donating to local Children's Miracle Network hospitals.


Best of Zillow | Top 3%

RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals ranks among the top 3% of Zillow agents and offices in the United States.


Best Real Estate Brokerages | RealTrends 2020

One of the Best Real Estate Brokerages in Illinois | RealTrends 2020



Individual Broker Awards

Recent honors and achievments awarded to members of RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals



America's Best Real Estate Professionals

2021 "America's Best Real Estate Professionals" rankings by REALTrends + Tom Ferry. From left to right: Aaron Tidmore, Sarah Toso, Susie Scheuber, Sara Wittchen, Nancy Benard, Sara Latta-Young, Dawn Dause.


#3 Total Commission in Region | Susie Scheuber

Third highest total commission earned in 2020 in the Northern Illinois RE/MAX region.


Community Citizenship Award | Phillip Lawrence

The Community Citizenship Award is presented to a RE/MAX broker in appreciation of its commitment to the community, its efforts to impact the lives of others, and dedication to the RE/MAX organization.


Rising Star 2020 | Jose Mendez

The Rising Star award is presented to the top RE/MAX® Sales Associate who is new to the real estate industry in recognition of their exceptional sales production and participation in their community, office, local board of REALTORS® and within the Region.


Miracle Maker Award | Nancy Benard

Highest RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals Children's Miracle Network donator.


Top Producers in Northern Illinois | Top 1%

The only office in Northern Illinois with more than one Top 10 Producer.


Top Producers in Northern Illinois | Top 6.25%

Susie Scheuber, Dawn Dause, Sarah Toso, Sara Young, Aaron Tidmore


America's Best | Top 200

Susie Scheuber, Dawn Dause, Sarah Toso, Tisha Krakowski, Maria Cedano


Certificate of Achievement | Dawn Dause

Top 10 in Northern Illinois, Top 1% in the region.


Certificate of Achievement | Susie Scheuber

Top 10 in Northern Illinois, Top 1% in the region.


Above the Crowd 2019 | Glenn Sharp

The “Above the Crowd” Award recognizes brokers for their commitment to the RE/MAX brand and network and their community.


#9 Total Commission in Region | Susie Scheuber

Ninth highest total commission earned in 2019 in the Northern Illinois RE/MAX region.


NAHREP Top 250 | Maria Cedano

Maria Cedano ranked in the 2019 Top 250 Latino Agents report.


R4 2019 Featured Speaker | Kathy Dames

Broker/Owner Kathy Dames was selected to speak at the R4 2019 national convention in Las Vegas.

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