Posts by Agent X

Greetings from my basement
Greetings from my basement

"Looks like I came home a little too early from my private island this spring. Now I’m here with the rest of you guys, practicing the fine art of social distancing in this dreary...

Times they are a-changin’
Times they are a-changin’

"It feels like the 100th time I’ve written a new construction column for this magazine, but this time we’re talking climate change. And with the 60 degree weather in February, it’s safe to say something wonky is going on, even...

Timberlake versus ’N Sync
Timberlake versus ’N Sync

"Some people were made to fly solo. Surprisingly, Han Solo himself isn’t one of them (he could barely do anything without...

Presidents of production
Presidents of production

"I love that our annual Real Data issue is coming out on President’s Day this year, because I like to think of the top performers in the following pages as the presidents of their...

Are you ready to rumble with Mary Jane?
Are you ready to rumble with Mary Jane?

"This year we’re dealing with new tenant screening rules, licensing policy updates and the legality of wacky tobacky in Illinois. So, what does that mean for you managing...

Mortgaging our way through 2020
Mortgaging our way through 2020

"I knew a mortgage broker once who had two giant poodles named Freddie and Fannie. True story. A few years later, he had twins that he named Mac and...

Business as usual
Business as usual

"Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get back to business. The cover story has some concrete steps for real estate pros to become business owners, while my column has got you covered in the gossipy, know-it-all department....

20/20 vision for 2020
20/20 vision for 2020

It’s time for the experts to sit together and make some guesses about what’s going to happen next year. What we do know is that there will be a presidential election, property taxes will probably go up and someone famous...

It’s all manageable
It’s all manageable

"As I’m sure is evident, I could totally be a managing broker. But who wants all that work and responsibility? I can hire people to have those ulcers for me,...

Get outside and roam
Get outside and roam

"Everyone has a favorite neighborhood. For me, it depends on whether or not you would consider a private island a...

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