McColly Real Estate & ReMax Affiliates Announce Merger

ReMax Affiliates has retired its brand and has merged operations with McColly Real Estate. This strategic alliance will further McColly’s business growth initiatives throughout the entire market area. BruceAnn Singleton, principal broker/owner of ReMax Affiliates, has assumed the role of Managing Broker of the McColly Real Estate Valparaiso office. Martha Brubaker, Veronica Gearhart, Rick Lahey, Roseanne Martin, Barbara Niemcewicz, Olga Petryszyn, Katie Phillips, Jim Singleton, Robin Wilkening, and Glenn Yerby, all formerly associated with ReMax Affiliates, have joined the McColly Valparaiso office as well. Over the last two decades ReMax Affiliates grew to become one of the most respected real estate firms in Porter County.

“In today’s ever-changing economic environment it makes perfect sense for firms who share the same vision to merge operations to take advantage of efficient systems for survival and long-term success”, said Ron McColly, president of McColly Real Estate.

McColly Real Estate is celebrating their 39 anniversary in business this year. McColly has realized phenomenal growth since joining the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network as an independent firm in March of 2003 and continues to be recognized as one of the top real estate firms in the country. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World was established in 1960 as the first national service organization. Through several consolidations, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World has emerged as the leading non-franchise residential organization in the world.

Real estate is local, which explains why independent, locally branded real estate firms continue to dominate many markets. The entity that connects all of these top brands is Leading Real Estate Companies of the World,, whose affiliate companies with nearly 5,000 offices and over 140,000 sales associates in over 30 countries worldwide generate more residential sales than any national franchise brand. In addition to being the dominant residential real estate organization, the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network is also a leader in worldwide relocation services and referral business.

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BruceAnn Singleton stated, “The Internet dominance of coupled with the global Internet presence of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, and a shared vision of regional growth cinched my decision to pursue this opportunity with McColly Real Estate.” Singleton added, “We are excited that our talented team is now better equipped to service the expanding opportunities in the Chicago Southland and Northwest Indiana markets”.

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McColly Real Estate is the largest independently owned and operated real estate firm in Northwest Indiana and Chicago Southland with over 550 sales professionals in 17 offices throughout Lake, Porter and Jasper Counties in Indiana, Cook, Will and Kankakee Counties in Illinois, and an office in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida. Please visit for more details.