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Association News: “There’s always a market”
Association News: “There’s always a market”

"If the past year has proven anything, it is this eternal truism about real estate: There’s always a market." — Jeff Lasky, CEO, North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS®...

Are you squandering the best real estate economy in decades?
Are you squandering the best real estate economy in decades?

We’re experiencing the greatest real estate economy in decades, if not my entire lifetime. There’s so much opportunity out there right now. But far too many agents are squandering...

The 1031 like-kind exchange is a key tool for investing in diverse and inclusive communities
The 1031 like-kind exchange is a key tool for investing in diverse and inclusive communities

It is the ultimate equal opportunity tax code provision because it provides an efficient and effective means for individuals to grow their...

All’s fair (not quite) in love and bidding wars
All’s fair (not quite) in love and bidding wars

"In today’s market, finding new approaches to put the twinkle in the seller’s eye is key." — Jim Haisler, Chief Executive Officer, Heartland Realtor Organization...

Create your own opportunities with the Think 50 Plan
Create your own opportunities with the Think 50 Plan

"New agents who do survive for those first few years quickly learn this lesson: If you want to eat, you must know how to hunt. If you are hunting, you need to know what you are looking for." — Coach...

Ending 1031s hurts land conservation, farmers
Ending 1031s hurts land conservation, farmers

The land conservation and farming communities need to come together and let Congress know how vital the like-kind exchange is to the future of our land and that it must...

Inventory Shortage an Invisible Roadblock to Fairer Housing
Inventory Shortage an Invisible Roadblock to Fairer Housing

"Housing availability, fairness and equitability. Sounds obvious. But it’s been hard to achieve." — Jeff Baker, CEO of Illinois...

How Top Producers Reach Their Goals
How Top Producers Reach Their Goals

“Unbridled, passionate optimism is perhaps the leading principle of a top producer.” — Julie Harris, founder, Harris Real Estate...

COVID-19  Can’t  Stop Me!
COVID-19 Can’t Stop Me!

Acknowledging the vast opportunities that real estate does offer, a former Los Angeles wedding planner, a Chicago Mercantile Exchange trader and a suburban Chicago millennial all launched their real estate careers just before the onslaught of the worldwide deadly...

Why professionalism is more  important than ever during a pandemic
Why professionalism is more important than ever during a pandemic

"COVID-19 has changed much of how we do our work from day to day, but it shouldn’t change our attention to common courtesies. If anything, clear communication with colleagues and clients is more pressing today than it was a year...

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