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by Meg White

Phil Byers leaves Keller Williams for Compass

The Byers Home Team is moving to Compass Chicago. Team leader Phil Byers announced the move on his Facebook page, characterizing it as a “hard decision” after 15 years with Keller Williams. Most recently based out of the Keller Williams Chicago – Lincoln Park office, Byers has also been affiliated with @properties in the past.

In addition to having been listed among the Chicago Association of Realtors’ top 1 percent of producers, Byers also served as a productivity coach for other agents at Keller Williams. “My team allows me to focus on my sales business in the mornings so I have time to coach and develop 30 other agents in my office,” he explained in his 2018 Who’s Who bio at Chicago Agent. “Seeing new agents accomplish their goals through building a business is what gets me up in the morning.” 

“As a managing broker, I have always wanted to work with Phil. Not just because he is a top producer, but because Phil is such a positive force when he is around,” said Joe Siciliano, team lead for Compass’ Lincoln Park office. 

Marki Lemons Ryhal entered into REBAC hall of fame

The Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council announced this week that Marki Lemons Ryhal, a national real estate trainer and speaker based in Chicago, was inducted into the REBAC Hall of Fame. Founded in 1988, REBAC focuses on training around buyer representation and has been an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors since 1996, administering and managing the Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation.

Ryhal was nominated for the honor by fellow REBAC members, which number more than 30,000 for the international organization. In announcing the honor, REBAC called out Ryhal for having educated more than 300,000 real estate professionals and making “a visible difference for buyers’ representation needs in her local community and nationally” as well as being “the source of knowledge and experience in working with buyers.”

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