From Illinois Business Journal news services
COLLINSVILLE – RE/MAX Alliance in Collinsville has garnered national distinction as a recipient of the Catalyst Recognition award.
Tammy Anderson-Owens and her husband Rick Owens own and operate RE/MAX Alliance. The honor goes to only 100 offices from the United States and Canada and is a recognition of care and concern for customers. The honorees met in Denver, Colo., for a conference to discuss real estate issues, an opportunity to do extensive networking and problem solving.
“It’s a huge honor to be chosen for the Catalyst award,” Anderson-Owens said. “To be from a small town and to be recognized on a national scale is incredible.” The couple also own offices in Edwardsville and Highland, with 63 agents working alongside them.
Sales for RE/MAX Alliance’s offices are up 53-percent over the same period last year.
“In my opinion, the housing market for Collinsville will continue to improve. Interest rates are still low which makes it more affordable for people to buy a home. Buying or selling, it’s a great time to be in the market for a new home,” she said.
Anderson-Owens, a native of Collinsville, is the current president of the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce and is the chairman-elect for the Greater Gateway Association of Realtors.
Rick Owens is on the board of St. John’s Cemetery and is a past governor for the Multiple Listing Service.
“Collinsville is a great place to live,” she said. “It’s convenient to everything and everywhere you go, you run into someone you know. It’s a caring, close-knit community.”
Two of their three grown children work for the firm. Andrew Wilde is a Broker with them and Derrick Wilde helps with office administration and website development. Their third child, Ashley Warnecke, is a nurse at the University of Iowa Hospital.
Erika Kennett, economic development director for the City of Collinsville, said, “We couldn’t be happier that RE/MAX Alliance chose to renovate an existing vacant space in Collinsville as their central location for its offices and that they are finding success here. We believe Collinsville is an excellent, central location for businesses and institutions of all kinds and their success is another prime example of all that Collinsville has to offer. We thank them for being a part of our community.”