For the second year in a row, I was not invited to the Agents’ Choice Awards party. Sometimes it really blows having to hide my identity. I did have spies, but sadly I missed the vino (though I heard who had too much of that) and some scrumptious lemon bars. This year, we invited nominees as well as winners, just to cram more big names into one room. Brilliant idea, and I’m sure you know whose it was (mine). For those of you winners that lost/threw away your award card, fear not, there will be fancy glass numbers arriving at your office shortly.
Bluestone Development has revised their plans to build 10 townhomes at Fletcher Row and instead decided on six single-family homes. Greedy buyers are more interested in buying homes to order. Tim Thompson Custom Homes is now Hickman Homes, and on Oct. 28 they celebrated the grand opening of their new office. Have no worries, they will still be continuing the Tim Thompson Tradition according to their invite. Whatever that means. Bank of America hosted a Halloween Happy Hour at Bar Celona in Wrigleyville on Oct. 29 where costumes were encouraged. As if real estate isn’t scary enough. The Roosevelt Real Estate Gala was held at the Four Seasons on Oct. 28 where Penny Pritzker gave the keynote. Hipolito Roldan, president and founder of the Hispanic Housing Development Corp. received a lifetime industry leadership award. Now that he has a lifetime award does he pack it in? Sudler Sothebys Lincoln Park and A and N Mortgage hosted their first First Friday Happy Hour at the 33 Club in Old town on Nov. 6 with cocktails and snacks. We know how those two offices like to party, so watch out for the next one. Keller Williams Lincoln Park will host a KW Cares event at Belgravia’s 565 Quincy Q Room on Nov. 11 with bowling, billiards and a silent auction, with ticket sales going to agents in need. What about Agent Xs in need? RE/MAX Focus will host their Grand Opening of their new office on Nov. 12 in LaGrange. This time I hope they let me drive the hot air balloon. Bdays: Jim Roth and Ryan Steele Nov. 9, Alex Chaparro Nov. 12, Alan Lev Nov. 14 and good-old Steve Baumann Nov. 19.
Agent X Keepin’ the “real” in real estate
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