Our top 10 cover stories from 2021

by Chicago Agent

2021 was anything but predictable — especially in the real estate market. And throughout the year, our monthly cover stories reflected the changing tides. From the luxury market rebound to the what’s next in 2022, Chicago Agent has covered it all. Check out the top 10 stories which most interested our readers during this remarkable year.

No. 10: Business planning — winning strategies for 2021

These brokers covered it all, from developing a thorough market analysis to creating a marketing plan, budgeting for the year ahead and organizing each workday. Their thoughts may motivate you to tweak your own business plan or confirm that you are right on track.

No. 9: What’s the future of Chicago real estate for 2022?

We recently spoke with Chicago real estate leaders to learn what they see coming down the road for the industry. Check out our Q&A to learn more about what they’re planning for over the next 12 months.

No. 8: Game on! Luxury market rebounds

To update you on all the exciting new changes in the luxury market, we went directly to the source: luxury brokers. With much candor, they reveal how the market held up during 2020 as well as buyers’ evolving needs and their exciting predictions for the post-COVID world.

No. 7: Real estate’s tech revolution

While masks and social distance requirements may eventually fall by the wayside, much of the new real estate technology that has surfaced during the pandemic is likely to stick around for the foreseeable future.

No. 6: Powerful practices of top producers

Our featured brokers showed readers how to reach the coveted milestone and set themselves apart from the competition and achieve the requisite next level in volume. So, grab a pen — it’s not too late to take notes.

No. 5: To stay competitive, redefine your value proposition

The real estate business has transformed over the last few decades. We spoke with some of the biggest names in Chicagoland real estate.

No. 4: Building tomorrow’s real estate market

Wild fluctuations in the cost of building materials, rapidly changing buyer preferences and a variety of other factors have compelled builders and developers to find innovative solutions to get their projects completed.

No. 3: Truth About Agents 2021

In our 2021 Truth About Agents issue, we dissected Chicagoland’s residential real estate industry data point by data point to paint a clearer picture of the local market.

No. 2: Chicago Agent’s 16th annual Agents’ Choice Awards winners!

Our 16th annual Agents’ Choice Awards honored the best and brightest of Chicagoland real estate, according to the 35,000-plus votes cast. This year, we tallied votes across 18 categories to bring you the crowd favorites, including industry MVP, managing brokers of the year, best dressed and more.

No. 1: Meet the top Chicagoland real estate professionals in our 2021 Who’s Who issue!

In this issue, readers got to learn more about the outstanding agents, lenders and affiliates of the residential real estate industry who set the example for their peers. We were so proud to showcase this year’s Who’s Who participants, each of whom made it through our rigorous nomination and selection process.

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