Joe Castillo and Erika Villegas of RE/MAX Mi Casa are new owners of Oak Park RE/MAX

Joe Castillo, broker/owner of RE/MAX Mi Casa in Chicago, announced that he and Erika Villegas, Broker Associate at RE/MAX Mi Casa, have secured ownership of RE/MAX In the Village in Oak Park, Ill.

Under the agreement, both offices will retain their original names, and the previous owners will stay on as part of the management team.

Collectively, there are 60 agents between both offices.

RE/MAX In the Village is a top-rated real-estate office in the Oak Park/River Forest area.

Founded in 2000 by Marion Digre and Harry Walsh, the office maintained No. 1 market share for many years. As the new owners, Castillo and Villegas will build on the office's history of success and excellent reputation in the community.

"Erika and I are thrilled to assume ownership of RE/MAX In the Village," said Castillo. "This is an exciting opportunity for us to expand our reach while also building on the exceptional reputation of a well-established RE/MAX location."

Erika Villegas serves as co-owner of RE/MAX In the Village along with Castillo.

She brings 14 years of real estate experience, serving clients both in Chicago and the suburbs. Villegas is ranked as a Who's Who by Chicago Agent Magazine and as a top producing Latino Agent by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals' (NAHREP) Top 250. She is also part of the Top 1% of Realtors at the Chicago Association of Realtors and serves on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Association of Realtors.

"I am very excited for this partnership," said Villegas. "Joe and I are like-minded individuals who think bigger and have the same mindset of professionalism and integrity. We believe in personal and professional success and are committed to doing the same for our agents."

RE/MAX Mi Casa is one of Chicagoland's top-producing offices regularly listed in the Top 40 (per MLS), topping 1,000 transactions and over 165 million dollars in sales for 2018. At the national level, the office is recognized by NAHREP as the office with the highest number of top-producing Latino agents in the nation. Due to the office's growth and success, Castillo was recognized by the Chicago Association of Realtors with the prestigious 2016 managing broker of the year award. Castillo himself is one of NAHREP's Top 250 and the Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR) has also recognized him as a Top 1% producer in all of Chicago every year since 2010.

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