Merger to Create Chicago Real Estate Powerhouse

May 24, 2011

Illinois may soon be home to the fourth largest REALTOR association in the nation when two Chicago real estate organizations merge into one.

The Board of Directors for both the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (MORe) and the REALTOR® Association of Northwest Chicagoland (RANWC) have voted unanimously for the merger of the two groups and now just need their members to approve it in July.

The new group would include 16,000 members serving 185 communities in Cook, DuPage and Lake Counties. It would be the largest association of realty agents in Illinois.

The association would retain the Mainstreet name and be based in Downers Grove with additional offices in Chicago, Arlington Heights, Libertyville, Naperville and Tinley Park.

“This year marks the 90th anniversary for the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the occasion,” said MORe president Christine Chase. “We will now have a more unified voice in the suburban Chicago real estate market.”

two men shaking handsThrough the merger, the organization’s members will have access to improved services, including education and professional development, plus additional opportunities for networking and collaboration.

The group will be able to better protect homeowners from egregious taxes and regulations, and certain improvements, such as a unified lockbox system, would allow members to better serve their clients.

“This merger represents a great opportunity for a partnership between two of the strongest and most active REALTOR associations in the nation,” said RANWC President Bob Dohn.

“The leadership of both organizations has been on the same page during the entire discussion, and this promises to be a great fit. We look forward to building a regional presence that will allow us to better serve both members and homeowners.”

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This is great it will help many unemployed people to have a job. And also, having a good camaraderie with the merge group and the government.


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