Agent Snapshot: Eve Kronen, Broker, Coldwell Banker, Residential Brokerage Lincoln Park

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Eve Kronen is a broker with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Lincoln Park

What was your first job in the realty industry? I was a sales associate.

Where did you grow up? Brooklyn, N.Y., but I’m still growing up. 

What is your favorite free-time activity? Photography and a good movie.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? I tend to my container gardens. 

Growing up, what did you want to be? Nothing in particular; I thought I would be good as a shrink…my aptitude test said I would be good in the funeral industry.

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Katharine Hepburn – why not? 

Where is your favorite place to hang out? Downtown Chicago.

What do you love most about the industry? The 200 agents I have been working with on a regular basis since 1986.

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I tell it like it is. You always know where I am coming from; I don’t keep any secrets. I’m honest and straightforward, whether you like it or not.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? The biggest issue I face today is the lack of an initial phone call. I want to hear what the future customer is like, and how their personality is. I cannot get a feel for a person from an email or a tweet.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? Greater South Loop Association events, local area restaurants and events in the park.

What has been your greatest accomplishment? I’m still here after 25 years.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? “The Help.”

What is your favorite restaurant? Sorry, no favorites – I have too many friends in the restaurant business!

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Chicago? Surprisingly, from a distance, I love the Trump Tower – the way the light hits it at different times of the day is just spectacular. Up front though, I am not a fan.

Smartphone or paper? Smartphone.

What is your favorite city after Chicago? Paris.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Listen and take the high road all the time.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? Poynt.

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? No favorites, I just like the instant news and updates.

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