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United Real Estate Opens Chicago Office

by Chicago Agent

United Real Estate, an innovator in real estate marketing since 1925, has expanded its reach to the Chicago area, with the announcement of a new office to be opened in Oak Brook Terrace, at 1 Mid America Plaza. This is just one of 11 new offices the company plans to establish, domestically and internationally, in the next year.

1 Mid America Plaza will be home to the new United Real Estate Chicago office.

United Real Estate has been operating for 86 years, and currently has 4,000 affiliated agents internationally. United uses the unique and innovative “Freedom Model” for agents and brokers, which provides a full set of support tools as well as an agent-friendly 100 percent commission program. United is the only company currently using this business model.

“For agents who are currently working in a traditional, broker/agent-split model or a desk-fee model, United Real Estate offers an excellent way to increase their take-home pay by up to 65 percent,” said Dan Duffy, CEO of United Real Estate. “By combining the 100-percent commission model with the comprehensive technology, marketing tools and support offered by the United system, we have created an opportunity for agents to substantially increase their income regardless of market conditions. It’s incredibly rewarding to see agents so excited about their real estate careers, their ability to offer these unique services to their clients and the opportunity to be more highly compensated for their hard work.”

Through extensive research, United Real Estate concluded that many agents were often forced into a compromise where essential services were being traded and extensive desk fees were being paid in order for agents to retain 100 percent of their earned commission. United has come up with a way to eliminate these compromises; millions of company dollars have been spent on the proper marketing, technology and support services. Thus, with these infrastructures already in place, United programs and systems are available to agents and clients for minimal costs, leaving more of the agent’s commission to the agent.

Another unique aspect of United Real Estate is its approach to the office atmosphere. United offices are designed to be comfortable, relaxing spaces that keep in mind the amount of time agents currently spend working on mobile devices. With the elimination of over-sized cubicles, desks and meeting spaces, United Real Estate is able to save even more on costs, leaving more of the company’s profits to serving agents and clients.

Terri Jeffries, a 17-year real estate industry professional, has been appointed managing broker of the Chicagoland office. She has held several different leadership roles for Re/Max over the last decade, and possesses skills in office management, sales, leadership, team building and agent recruitment.

“With our United Dallas office being the fastest growing real estate company in the Greater Dallas Metro, we are now implementing our marketing plan in the Greater Chicago Market and are rapidly growing awareness with agents across the area,” said Peter Giese, president of United Real Estate. “We received an immediate surge of intensely interested agents ready to learn about how United’s model positively impacts their personal and business goals. This is evidence that agents are ready to embrace innovation and new possibilities in the industry, and have been eagerly awaiting a truly agent-centric brokerage model.”

For more information, visit http://www.UnitedRealEstateChicago.com.

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