Top 10 Cover Stories of 2011

by Chicago Agent

Throughout the year, we published cover stories on a wide range of topics, but what issues proved most popular with our online audience? Was it our profile of spring’s new construction? Our field guide to fixing the industry? Or our issue chronicling all the winners of the Agents’ Choice Awards? Read more to find out!

10. Lender Roundtable: January 31, 2011

Chicago Agent takes a look at where we’ve been, where we are, and what is next for the mortgage industry as we move into 2011.

9. It’s All About Who You Know: November 21, 2011

In a volatile housing market, relationships have never been more important, especially the ones with their affiliates. Agents need to be able to trust their affiliates can handle anything – read why in our “little black book” issue.

8. A Field Guide to Fixing the Industry: May 24, 2011

How can the real estate industry get back to what it once was? Chicagoland agents, lenders and appraisers give us their two cents on how they think we can all help fix the industry.

7. New Construction in a New Economy: March 28, 2011

Despite what people may believe about the market, new construction is springing up and selling – selling well, in fact, for some developers and projects out there.

6. How to Make a Great Listing Presentation in 2011: February 11, 2011

If you’ve been doing what seems like the same listing presentation over and over again, maybe it’s time to see what the experts are doing and tweak yours appropriately. Or maybe you’re a rookie and need help with your listing presentation. Here, Chicagoland agents offer their tips and suggestions on how they perform listing presentations and how they will tweak those presentations for 2011.

5. The Making of a Successful Managing Broker: June 20, 2011

What makes a successful managing broker? The ability to keep up with the market and educate and help agents, among other things in this issue.

4. The Power of Professionalism: March 14, 2011

Chicago Agent found that agents’ No. 1 complaint in the industry is working with unprofessional and unethical agents – find out how to deal with these types of agents in this issue.

3. Truth About Agents: August 29, 2011

How do agents feel about commissions, their brokerage and associations? How do their commission splits, incomes and marketing budgets fare this year compared to last year’s survey results?

2. Making the Right Move: April 11, 2011

Homeowners aren’t the only people who move – agents move from one brokerage to another, too. How to transition smoothly? Find out in this cover story from April.

1. Agents’ Choice Awards: November 7, 2011

The Agents’ Choice Awards are unlike any other awards because the winners are chosen by lenders, developers and agents in the industry. From Sept. 22 to Oct. 19, the entire real estate industry voted for peers and colleagues who they thought were most deserving of our awards, and this year we had the biggest voting turnout yet – over 12,000 votes were cast!

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