The residential real estate market entered rough seas with the onset of the Great Recession in 2008, but that didn’t discourage Kathy Dames. While others were trimming their sails, she decided to unfurl hers and struck out on her own in 2011 by founding RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals and later opening an office in Shorewood, IL. Despite the challenging market environment, the new office was an immediate success, quickly outgrowing its original space and moving to its current location.
Next, in 2017 Kathy teamed up with her daughter and Co-Broker/Owner Shannon Simotes to open a second office, this one in the growing community of Plainfield. There they purchased and revitalized a Cape Cod-style home at 2415 Lockport Street in Plainfield’s Downtown Historic District, converting it into a modern office. RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals expanded again in 2018, opening its third office at 16131 Weber Road, a highly accessible location ideal for busy, top-producing brokers and a perfect spot to hold classes that introduce talented newcomers to the award-winning RE/MAX system.
Brokers at RE/MAX Ultimate Professionals are experts in residential and commercial real estate as well as new construction, assisting home buyers, sellers, and national builders with years of experience and knowledge.