Posts by Melanie Kalmar

Chicago’s luxury market booms

Innovative extravagances rule must-have lists as the high-end market rebounds across the city. With life slowly returning to “normal,” city dwellers who headed to the North Shore to social distance are now returning, and they’re looking for lakefront properties....

A view from the top: Top producers share the secrets to their success

Top producers are just like you. They start the new year off with a clean slate and work from the get-go to keep their numbers up in a business that, these days, at least, never seems to slow...

Deconstructing the Chicagoland real estate market

Which communities are the hottest? How have buyer preferences changed? And how are buyers winning bidding...

Up close and personal: A glimpse inside the 2022 home construction playbook

Aftershocks from the pandemic have rocked developers with new hurdles to breaking ground on residential properties. The main culprits: a shortage of skilled labor, skyrocketing costs of building materials and a disrupted supply...

To stay competitive, redefine your value proposition

The real estate brokerage business has gone through a metamorphosis over the last few decades and continues to pivot as online competitors grow and local competition remains fierce. In this issue, we speak with some of the biggest names in...

Build your own custom estate homes: Expansive lots available at Templeton Reserve in Oak Brook

Build the custom estate home of your dreams at Templeton Reserve, a meticulously planned gated community in Oak Brook. Sprawling 2- to 4-plus acre lots are now...

Game on! Luxury market rebounds

To update you on all the exciting new changes in the luxury market, we went directly to the source: luxury brokers. With much candor, they reveal how the market held up this past year, the types of properties that are...

Real Estate CRM solutions: Staying in front of your Sphere of Influence

Brandon Wise of Wise Agent discusses how to better connect with clients and stay top of...

On the riverfront, city living converges with nature at The Reed

Live, work and play in natural surroundings at The Reed, a 41-story industrial-chic skyscraper in the Southbank development of Printer’s...

The Lending Issue: Ready, Set, Close!

To help you best serve clients in these uncertain times, we consulted with three of the city’s top lenders to find out their expectations for 2021 and what changes caused by the pandemic are here to...

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