Ivonne Payes, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX American Dream, Elected 2020 President of NAHREP® Chicago

  • Ivonne Payes, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX American Dream and 2020 President of NAHREP ChicagoChicago Agent Magazine

    Ivonne Payes, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX American Dream and 2020 President of NAHREP ChicagoChicago Agent Magazine

Updated 12/13/2019 10:34 AM

Ivonne Payes, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX American Dream, was elected 2020 president of NAHREP® (National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals) Chicago at the annual installation event held Dec. 4, 2019 at TAO Chicago. At 33, Payes is the youngest woman to hold the office of president for the Chicago chapter.

Payes began her real estate career with RE/MAX in 2014. In 2017, she partnered with Luigui Corral to open RE/MAX American Dream in Round Lake Beach, making her one of the youngest owners in the region. Payes credits Corral for introducing her to NAHREP®, which she joined in 2015 as a member and soon after earned her first board position in 2016. She is the only current board member to hold all four executive positions -- secretary, treasurer, vice president and now president.


As president, Payes will serve as an ambassador for the chapter and its mission of advancing sustainable Hispanic homeownership by empowering real estate professionals with resources to better serve this community. She hopes to involve more millennials in the chapter, particularly women.

"I am truly honored to assume the role of president of NAHREP® Chicago. I plan to use this opportunity to encourage young professionals," said Payes. "Your age and gender shouldn't matter -- you can do this, too, if you work hard and put your heart into it."

Payes has received numerous honors for her work as a real estate professional, including the Rising Star award in 2015, induction into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame in 2019, the RE/MAX Titan Team award in 2019, and Chicago Agent Magazine's Who's Who from 2016 to 2019. She has also been recognized by REAL Trends as one of the top producing agents in the U.S. as well as a TOP 250 Latino Agent by NAHREP®.

Payes resides in Lake County but also serves Cook and McHenry Counties. She specializes in first-time buyers, sellers, distressed properties, and has more than ten years' experience in short-sale negotiations.

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"As a real estate professional my philosophy has always been to do the best work you can," Payes says. "Everything else will fall into place."

ABOUT RE/MAX American Dream

Founded in 2017 by Broker/Owners Ivonne Payes and Luigui Corral, RE/MAX American Dream offers personalized service to assist clients with their home buying and selling needs. The office is located at 1616 N Cedar Lake Road, Round Lake Beach, Ill. For more information, call 847-495-5555.


NAHREP® Chicago is the voice for Hispanic Real Estate® and proud champions of homeownership for the Hispanic community in and around Chicago, ILL. The NAHREP® Chicago Chapter provides community outreach, industry educational events and business networking opportunities thanks to the gracious contributions of its Chicago Chapter Board of Directors, members and NAHREP® Chicago sponsors.

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