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Price Shmrice

by Chicago Agent

I am tired of everyone whining about prices. Low prices means your clients can get a steal. Maybe your commission might be slightly lower, but you know how you can fix that? Sell more houses. With prices this cheap your cruddy dud of a listing should fly off the market faster than you can say I have a kid trapped in a flying balloon! Put me on TV! On with the good stuff.

Brian Buffini partnered with Fifth Third on his Turning Point seminar at the Intercontinental O’Hare on Oct. 13. There was a massive turnout, maybe because Buffini is so fun to say or maybe due to the Will Smith movie clips.



Boston-based Accelerated Marketing will be auctioning off the remaining units at Frankel & Giles Michigan Ave. Tower II on Nov. 15 and are going for FHA approval. MetLife Home Loans will be pre-approving buyers. Maybe Snoopy will be in attendance, though I was always more of a Woodstock fan myself. 

1555 Wabash is matching the governments $8,000 tax credit with $8,000 of their own if first-time buyers close before Nov. 30. You know how many 40-foot marshmallow shooters you can buy from Skymall with that $16,000? Three hundred and twenty, I checked.

Bill Davies has won the Old Post Office auction – for a second time. When he couldn’t make the payment on his first bid, a new auction was held. Davies won bidding $20.8 million – half of what he agreed to the first time around. Second place was 10.3 million; too bad Davies didn’t bid $10.4 million. 

Jameson held their legendary Crystal Ball on Oct. 21 at Old Town Social. The invite-only affair was on a smaller scale, but there were still plenty of sequined ladies walking around and a couple of wardrobe changes. I might I’ve had one too many cupcakes as I waited in a confessional booth for some tidbits. 

The people that work in the office, (which I do not, so stop incorrectly spreading my identity) want your help putting together the 2010 calendar. Give them a great idea and maybe you could be in the issue, or give them a bad idea and I will make fun of you. Any suggestions about a power couple issue will be swiftly ignored: agentx@chicago.staging312.com.

Birthdays: Jim Roth and Ryan Steele will both celebrate on Nov. 9. No word on whether they will celebrate together or apart. 



Agent X Keepin’ the real in real estate



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