Posts by Melanie Kalmar

When your clients say yes to mortgage, but no to marriage
When your clients say yes to mortgage, but no to marriage

Nontraditional couples have been going in on big purchases together forever. But unmarried duos going in on a property purchase together is a rapidly growing trend. What does this mean for...

Upping the Cool Factor
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Upping the Cool Factor

Presented by Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, 900 West blazes a trail in West...

Breaking ground in new construction: A path to top-producer status
Breaking ground in new construction: A path to top-producer status

Selling new construction is often a springboard for would-be top producers, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to get into. Follow this blueprint, compiled from conversations with successful agents who’ve incorporated new construction into their day-to-day work....

Real Influencers: Tim Brigham
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Real Influencers: Tim Brigham

A mortgage broker with a secret identity, this senior vice president of CrossCountry Mortgage is making deals and making a difference at the same time — and loving every minute of...

Agents as ambassadors to the suburbs
Agents as ambassadors to the suburbs

Real estate professionals who specialize in areas outside the city limits don’t have a difficult time explaining the value proposition of laying down roots in suburbia. Hear what local experts have to say about home values, who’s buying properties in...

Building a luxury business in a shifting market
Building a luxury business in a shifting market

Jumping over hurdles to get to the closing table is nothing new for...

Why ongoing agent training is necessary for success
Why ongoing agent training is necessary for success

Earning a real estate license fulfills the basic educational requirements for agents to...

We’re hiring! A pair of top agents tell us what they’re looking for in a new assistant
We’re hiring! A pair of top agents tell us what they’re looking for in a new assistant

Hiring the right assistant, someone who adds value by bringing innovative ideas to...

Developing Chicagoland: Callum Brian, at 680 N. Milwaukee, redefines luxury living with new boutique condos
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Developing Chicagoland: Callum Brian, at 680 N. Milwaukee, redefines luxury living with new boutique condos

A breath of fresh air perfectly describes Callum Brian, a newly constructed, 20-unit,...

Cover story: What’s the outlook for new construction in Chicagoland?
Cover story: What’s the outlook for new construction in Chicagoland?

What’s in store for Chicagoland new construction in 2018? According to the developers...

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