Agents from Dream Town Realty were recognized last Thursday night at the annual Chicago Association of Realtors’ awards ceremony. In all, 18 percent of Dream Town’s agents received Top Producer honors, the highest percentage of any brokerage in Chicago.
“There’s a reason we have so many Top Producers every year,” says Dream Town President Yuval Degani. “In addition to hiring motivated self-starters, we are constantly working to enhance and update Dreamtown.com to maintain our footing as the most-found real estate site in Chicago. This draws more active buyers and sellers, 93% of whom are using the Internet for their real estate needs.”
Agents from a number of Chicago brokerages gathered last week to celebrate the Chicago Association of REALTORS (CAR) 2010 Awards. The event was held at the city’s famous House of Blues, located in downtown. Instead of hosting a dinner, as in previous years, CAR kept the affair simple with a live band, open bar and more of a party atmosphere. Honorees’ names were scrolled on monitors throughout the venue while top award recipients were brought up on stage for recognition.
Dream Town agents were awarded 2010 Top Producer titles, given to the top 5% of CAR members in various categories of individual and team residential sales by units sold and dollar volume. Mark Miles had the most units sold by a Dream Town consultant (30-37) and Colin Hebson had the company’s highest individual sales volume ($22 million), earning him Silver Level Achiever status.
Leading the pack in unit sales is Mr. Miles. “Dream Town’s innovative website and amazing lead generation tools helped me achieve such success in 2010,” said Mr. Miles, who is also a 2009 CAR Top Producer. “And with 2011 already a quarter over, I’m on track to make the grade at next year’s awards, too!”
The Chicago real estate community has long acknowledged Dream Town’s cutting-edge web presence. The brokerage’s site (www.dreamtown.com) is award-winning and has earned Chicago Agent Magazine’s highest score for “website grade” with 99/100. The site has several proprietary features and is consistently ranked on the first page of Google, Yahoo and other search engine results for key real estate search terms.
Among Dreamtown.com’s unique features is the Buildings Directory – a virtual database of Chicago condo and loft buildings with unit information, floor plans, building policies, median sale prices and more. The site also has a proprietary “turf navigation” function called Chicago Explorer, which allows users to see what’s around a specific address using Google Map technology(www.dreamtown.com/chicago-explorer.jsp). Dream Town extends usage of the Chicago Explorer to all 400+ of its Featured Property Listings, which also include photos, virtual tours, property descriptions, mortgage calculators, Street View, and neighborhood information. The website’s Featured Property page is one of its most-visited, second only to the site’s homepage (www.dreamtown.com/properties/chicago-lofts.htm).
A full list of Top Producers can be found in Chicago Realtor Magazine’s 2010 Sales Awards Recognition Issue. Dream Town’s honorees are highlighted on the company’s website at www.dreamtown.com/blog/dreamtown/entry/20110328.