Posts by Chicago Agent Mag

The Future of Fannie and Freddie …and what it means for real estate agents and their clients
The Future of Fannie and Freddie …and what it means for real estate agents and their clients

Almost everyone agrees that it’s time to do something about the federal conservatorship of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and that lawmakers and regulators should handle the transition with care. But what will reform look like, when will...

Joel M. Schaub: Vice president of mortgage lending, Guaranteed Rate
Joel M. Schaub: Vice president of mortgage lending, Guaranteed Rate

"If you are awake and out of bed, you should be looking...

A castle nestled in the forest
A castle nestled in the forest

Located just outside the New York City suburb of Ossining, a gorgeous, medievalesque castle is now on the market for $3.5 million. Designed in 1927, the property sits on 48.6 acres of secluded land, but it comes with a...

Yolanda Jeffries
Yolanda Jeffries

"I’m an avid analyst and love stepping up to being the thought leader for my clients by providing them tools and resources to assist them with making one of the biggest financial decisions of their...

A place of learning
A place of learning

Located along the Tippecanoe River in Indiana, a unique private residence is up for grabs for just $200,000. The inside of the property was once home to a school but has since been remodeled into a 4-bedroom, 4-bath...

Taking care of business: Shifting your mindset from agent to business owner
Taking care of business: Shifting your mindset from agent to business owner

Because most brokers are independent contractors, they often have to be their own accountants, marketers, office managers and schedulers. Here are some concrete steps for real estate professionals who are ready to get serious about the shift from “agent” to...

Readers explain how to treat one’s business like a business
Readers explain how to treat one’s business like a business

Readers offer tips on getting serious about one's real estate career and weigh in on how to increase professionalism in the...

Education: A simple — but vital — investment in your career
Education: A simple — but vital — investment in your career

Any real estate agent who’s spent time in the field can tell you that licensing classes and continuing education courses don’t prepare brokers for the challenges of running a...

David Ferrel, broker outreach manager at Midwest Real Estate Data
David Ferrel, broker outreach manager at Midwest Real Estate Data

"Wear the clothes; don’t let the clothes wear you. When we feel good about how our clothes make us look, it shows. I never worry too much about brands, but rather the way clothes make me feel and whether or...

Waterfall-front property
Waterfall-front property

Nestled up against the rushing rapids of Kinderhook Creek in Valatie, New York, this historic property spent a century as a cotton mill before being converted to a hydroelectric power plant. Now that the turbines are offline, what was originally...

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