Posts by Meg White

Basking in the uplift
Basking in the uplift

Though this is an individualistic and competitive industry, it’s also one where we regularly lift each other up. And for many of those doing the lifting, it comes as naturally to them as drinking water and breathing...

The brokerage decision: To iBuy or not to iBuy?
The brokerage decision: To iBuy or not to iBuy?

Real estate brands large and small have a particularly big question facing them in terms of iBuyers: Should they offer their own iBuyer platform to ensure listing agents have all the tools necessary to win...

Fight or flight or…?
Fight or flight or…?

When evaluating a threat, there are two conflicting tendencies that pull human beings in different directions. The part of us that favors stasis and calm is predisposed to brushing off concerns about potential disruption. But as real estate professionals know...

How political nerdiness can translate to more business
How political nerdiness can translate to more business

Learn why Sophie Morrison attends Chicago City Council zoning board hearings, regular updates from Chicago Association of Realtors government affairs directors, neighborhood development meetings and any other local gathering that might help her learn about what’s around the bend for...

A nagging desire to get involved
A nagging desire to get involved

"I’ve never run for office, convinced developers and officials to invest in my neighborhood, or petitioned for zoning changes or traffic rearrangements. These all seem like daunting, potentially exhausting activities, yet they’re all actions that have been taken by the...

Unwinding partnerships: When one party wants out of a mortgage
Unwinding partnerships: When one party wants out of a mortgage

There are many misconceptions about the simplicity of the process of separating out a home loan. Learn why executing a quitclaim deed may not be the only thing your clients need to...

Love and mortgage
Love and mortgage

You can bemoan the state of marriage in this country, but it seems purchasing property is still a major part of the American dream, so much so that many couples don’t see the need to get married before they go...

Issues that keep coming back from the dead
Issues that keep coming back from the dead

What are the top legislative priorities for 2020? Illinois Realtors officials share their predictions of what the industry will have to battle next in Chicagoland and Springfield....

This time, it’s personal
This time, it’s personal

Associations are often rewarded for moving slowly, whereas the opposite is true in business. Not-for-profit organizations are risk-averse, but for very good reasons: You wouldn’t want some hotshot at the helm of your professional organization, gambling with your dues dollars,...

Hinsdale top producer moves to Compass, Coldwell Banker’s new branch managers and more
Hinsdale top producer moves to Compass, Coldwell Banker’s new branch managers and more

Compass snags a top producer Coldwell Banker, which in turn brought on two new branch managers from Baird & Warner. Also, Guaranteed Rate brings on a new marketing exec....

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