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    Sharon Falco awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

    Posted Friday, November 4, 2022

    Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards Honors Lifetime Achievement Recipient Sharon Falco, Broker at RE/MAX Central and President of The Sharon Falco Group

    Sharon Falco, Lifetime Achievement Award RecipientThe Daily Herald Business Ledger joined by partners Innovation DuPage and NAWBO honor Lifetime Achievement Award winner Sharon Falco, Broker at RE/MAX Central and President of The Sharon Falco Group along with 13 local business leaders as part of their 23rd Annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards hosted September, 22nd 2022.

    When Sharon Falco first hit the scene in the Northwestern Suburbs of Chicago, she said she wanted you as a customer for life - and she really meant it! Sharon Falco is one of the world's most recognized and successful residential real estate agents in the United States winning numerous sales awards locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. She has been a featured speaker at numerous seminars through-out the country. Sharon is the number one sales agent in the history of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, and the M.A.P. M.L.S. This year celebrating her forty-second year in real estate, she has sold over 6,000 homes and achieved over 900 million in career sales.

    Considering her humble beginnings, it is hard to fathom her incredible success, yet it is simple to understand. Sharon is originally from Omaha, Nebraska where she lived in a bungalow with her parents, and five brothers and sisters. She learned quickly that if you want to eat you need to get to the plate early. A lesson Sharon brings to the "table" even today. "In business, my customers always come first. Getting them where they need to be and when they need to be there is our number one priority," she shares.

    Over 40 Years of Experience: Sharon's experience speaks for itself. She has consistently been in the top 1% in sales, volume, and units sold in Re/Max of Northern Illinois. She is also one of the first recipients of the coveted Circle of Legends Award. As of today, Sharon still holds the record for most homes sold in the history of the Multiple Listing Service in the Northern Region.

    Sharon is perhaps one of the world's most recognized and successful real estate agents in history. She has won many awards locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, selling almost 6,000 homes in every price range, neighborhood, and town in northwest Chicagoland. Sharon has had the privilege of helping thousands of families achieve their dream of homeownership.

    Sharon's listing websiteDisruptive Marketing Techniques: Sharon's ability to customize unique marketing plans and experiential advertising techniques for each home allowed her clients to play ahead of the competition. Using her premier marketing model developed by her late husband and award-winning marketer Joseph Falco, Sharon and her team utilized cutting edge techniques (in the 80s, 90s and early 2000s) like radio and television commercials, billboards, direct-mail marketing, content marketing, website, blog, social media, public relations, networking, partnerships and events.

    Sharon's unparalleled knowledge of the market allowed her to leverage these multi-level marketing campaigns, while still offering excellence in sales and customer service to negotiate and obtain the best prices and terms. Sharon and her team have always strived for perfection for each and every client devoting all the time, energy and patience needed for a smooth transaction. Her clients best interest is her highest priority and always will be. Sharon has sold 2 to 3 generations of homes for many local families.

    A Family Business that Built Three Generations of Careers over 40 Years: Sharon Falco and her late husband Joseph Falco dreamed of running a legacy building family business. At various points they employed their daughters, son-in-laws, siblings, cousins, grandchildren and family friends. Her publicist writing this message is her granddaughter. The graphic design materials on her website and social media are also from another granddaughter. Talk about a multi-generational family business model!

    She doesn't just want you as a customer for life, but apparently an employee for life, too.

    In addition to building careers, Sharon and her team supported fellow local small businesses referring their clients to preferred vendors in the Northwest Suburbs who embodied the same client and community focus they did. Sharon has been a long-term member and participant in many community organizations and Chambers of Commerce including Star Power, Schaumburg Business Association, Bartlett Chamber of Commerce, Wounded Warrior Project, and more.

    #1 in the Top 100Achievements and Accolades: Sharon has achieved immense success throughout her career being both honored and awarded dozens of awards for real estate, sales, entrepreneurial excellence and more.

    Some notable awards include...

    • # 1 Agent in the History of the Regional M.L.S
    • 20 Time Recipient of REMAX 100% Award
    • REMAX Lifetime Achievement Award
    • REMAX Circle of Legends
    • #1 REMAX Agent in Illinois for 8 consecutive years
    • Top Ten REMAX Agent in U.S.A. for 11 years
    • Top Ten REMAX Agent Internationally for 10 years

    Wait a minute - Can we also point out how cool it is that a woman won these awards in the 70s, 80s and 90s? Sharon in many cases was the first female recipient for some of these awards and accolades. Just saying.

    Sharon and her team celebrate this acknowledgment and share their gratitude with suburban community members. Sharon congratulates fellow honorees including:

    • Growth: Amy Wilhelmy of Balance Wellness Collective.
    • Innovation: William Lichtfuss of Illinois Window Shade; Maureen Longoria of LivNow; Superbetter's Keith Wakeman.
    • Outstanding Service to Entrepreneurs: Joseph Cassidy of the DuPage College of DuPage and Innovation; Nasutsa Mbwa and Sam Simon of Servicemaster by Simon.
    • Regional sentiment: Buck Services Inc. K. Joe Buchholz; Jim Elliot of Diverheart; Jennifer Prell of ElderWorks.
    • Young Entrepreneurs: Sarah Dickinson of Dickinson Strategy & Consulting LLC; Jacqueline Ruiz of Figure Factor Media; Ashley Wilhelm of Allegra Marketing Print & Signs.

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