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Vol.3, Iss.14, Agent Snapshot: Shaun Raugstad

Shaun Raugstad
Coldwell Banker
Residential Brokerage,
Glenview

What was your first job in the realty industry?
My first job was as a Realtor for the Coldwell Banker Glenview office.

Who inspires you?
Anne DuBray, the top producer of Coldwell Banker Glenview. Her work ethic inspired me, and helped me to make almost $10 million in my first year.

What is your favorite free-time activity?
Working out and golfing

How did you learn the business?
I’m a third generation Realtor. Having most of my family: my father, grandfather and aunts in the industry helped at picking up on the “ins and outs” of the business. But most of it I’ve learned on my own through hands-on experience and from touring broker open houses.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read?
Book: “Deception Point” by Dan Brown
Movie: I watch the “Sopranos” religiously.

What is your favorite restaurant?
Fogo de Chao

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Chicago?
I think the new Aqua building will be the most beautiful addition to an already gorgeous architectural skyline.

What kind of car do you drive?
A Pontiac; I’m a simple guy.

BlackBerry, Palm or paper?
My palm, literally! I’m more of a paper guy.

What is your favorite city after Chicago?
There is none. I love Chicago!

What is your personal motto?
“I can do it! You have two choices: I can, or I can’t. Either way you’re right.” – Family Guy

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Be yourself; you’ll know within one year if this business is for you.

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