Coya Smith Returns to RE/MAX, Acquires Western Springs Office

Coya J. Smith

The opportunity to reunite with RE/MAX Properties and the LaGrange-Western Springs market was one key reason I wanted to make this move.

Coya J. Smith, one of the leading real estate brokers in Chicago’s western suburbs, has acquired the existing RE/MAX Properties franchise in Western Springs, Ill. Smith’s return to RE/MAX, after operating her own successful independent brokerage for the last nine years, was announced by Jack Kreider, executive vice president and regional director of RE/MAX Northern Illinois.

“We’re excited to welcome Coya and her team back into the RE/MAX family,” said Kreider. “Her record in real estate sales and management is exceptional. RE/MAX Properties has long been an outstanding office; now Coya promises to make it even better.”

The acquisition was completed on Aug. 29, and Smith simultaneously merged her independent office, Smith Partners and Associates Real Estate, into the RE/MAX operation. She established Smith Partners in 2008 after 12 years with RE/MAX Properties.

Smith’s current goal is to lead RE/MAX Properties to new levels of success. At the same time, the move brings Smith back to the area where she grew up and later established her real estate career, specializing in luxury properties, with an emphasis on executive relocation.

“The opportunity to reunite with RE/MAX Properties and the LaGrange-Western Springs market was one key reason I wanted to make this move,” said Smith. “RE/MAX is not only the world’s leading real estate brand, it also is a magnet for the kind of dedicated, highly professional agents who really are, as the saying goes, Above the Crowd,” she said. “Our office already has an excellent core group of brokers who deliver the kind of industry leading sales productivity that RE/MAX is known for. Now, we will be focused on expanding our sales team by attracting others who want to raise their careers to that exceptional level.”

Smith has extensive plans to reinvigorate RE/MAX Properties, which she acquired from its long-time broker/owner Marilyn Kroc. RE/MAX Properties was established in 1978 in LaGrange, making it one of the first RE/MAX franchises in Illinois. An office in Western Springs was added in 1998, and…

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