RE/MAX Ability Plus, the fastest growing real estate company in Indiana, announced today plans to expand its services for home buyers and sellers in the Fort Wayne area. The Carmel-based company, owned and operated by principal broker Jimmy Dulin, will convert RE/MAX Home Connection into RE/MAX Ability Plus effective July 1.
The conversion will add 15 brokers in the Fort Wayne area for 225 brokers total assisting clients in more than 20 counties. RE/MAX Ability Plus operates two offices in Carmel and other locations in Indianapolis, Fishers, Zionsville, Lebanon, Lafayette and Yorktown.
“The active housing market in Fort Wayne – the second largest city in Indiana – represents a natural fit for our growth plans beyond the Indianapolis area,” said Dulin. “Combining our breadth of services with an already strong office, we look forward to bringing even greater RE/MAX brand recognition and service for the home buyers and sellers throughout northeast Indiana.”
Mary Sherer, the current owner of RE/MAX Home Connection, will join RE/MAX Ability Plus as managing broker and partner of the Fort Wayne office, located at 7127 Homestead Road, just north of State Route 24. Under her leadership, RE/MAX Home Connection has been consistently ranked in the top 15 brokerages within the UPSTAR board, and was ranked ninth in 2014.
“All of our brokers are excited to be transitioning to RE/MAX Ability Plus,” said Sherer, who has been with RE/MAX since 2008. “Being part of the number one RE/MAX brokerage in the state represents a wonderful opportunity for our agents and our clients who will benefit from the expanded level of services and tools we can now offer.”
In 2014, RE/MAX Ability Plus achieved $598 million in sales volume with more than 3,200 transactions. Already in 2015, the company’s year-to-date sales volume is 84 percent higher than at the same period the previous year.
According to REAL Trends, which tracks 77,000 real estate brokerages around the country, RE/MAX Ability Plus ranks 25th in the nation with its 187-percent increase in closed transactions from 2010 to 2014 – making it the fastest growing real estate company in Indiana.
RE/MAX Ability Plus employs more agents who have earned the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation than any other real estate company in the state. In addition to having demonstrated expertise in the luxury home and estate market, RE/MAX Ability Plus is the only IRES-designated office in Indiana that specializes in the international real estate market.
In addition to its success in home sales, RE/MAX Ability Plus will bring other accolades to Fort Wayne with its new office. For the sixth year in a row, RE/MAX Ability Plus has been nominated as a ‘Top Workplace’ by Workplace Dynamics, and has been awarded a spot as one of the ‘Top Ten Best Companies to Work For’ by OC Tanner.