Posts by Sean Hemmersmeier

NAR, NAHB shift 2020 lobbying efforts in response to COVID-19
NAR, NAHB shift 2020 lobbying efforts in response to COVID-19

The National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Home Builders are both backing candidates for congressional seats across the country and advocating for issues such as ramping up production of affordable housing and reversing widespread...

Consumers remain optimistic even as population declines in the Midwest
Consumers remain optimistic even as population declines in the Midwest

A survey conducted by Meyers Research shows that homebuyer confidence has actually increased during the pandemic; what’s changed is where people want to...

Fran Broude moves to Compass, BHHS announces new CEO and @properties brings on new Lake County team
Fran Broude moves to Compass, BHHS announces new CEO and @properties brings on new Lake County team

Compass’ new senior managing director of real estate is a familiar name, while Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago promoted one member of its management trio to take the helm....

More housing assistance funds on deck; council targets Woodlawn gentrification, short-term rentals and tenants’ rights
More housing assistance funds on deck; council targets Woodlawn gentrification, short-term rentals and tenants’ rights

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced more money and a new web portal for those hurt by COVID-19 shutdowns. Plus, the Chicago City Council introduced multiple ordinances that will impact residential sales and leasing in the city....

New VP to focus on tech suite at @properties, plus hires in the mortgage and title worlds
New VP to focus on tech suite at @properties, plus hires in the mortgage and title worlds

The Chicago-based firm brings on its first-ever vice president of product development, Guaranteed Rate Affinity has a new senior vice president of strategic growth and Proper Title hires an industry veteran as a consultant and general counsel....

How builders use tech to attract clients
How builders use tech to attract clients

Smart-home technology is the new luxury amenity, according to a new...

Sports reporter joins @properties, buildings commissioner to step down and more
Sports reporter joins @properties, buildings commissioner to step down and more

Megan Mawicke joins her brother to continue their mother’s legacy on the North Shore, the former owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MAC moves to the brand's Naperville office, and Judy Frydland is ending a more than three-decade-long career with the...

Three-quarters of homebuyers and renters change plans due to COVID-19
Three-quarters of homebuyers and renters change plans due to COVID-19

The survey of 1,500 adults also shows that the inability to tour properties in-person because of COVID-19, was the most common reason (42%) respondents chose not to...

Learn which CRM tools can help you grow your real estate business in Agent Publishing’s new special report
Learn which CRM tools can help you grow your real estate business in Agent Publishing’s new special report

A new report conducted by Agent Publishing digs into how real estate brokers, teams and brokerages use CRMs; which tools they use; and how they feel about the CRM they're using...

New app allows more secure financial transactions, driverless vehicles help protect from COVID-19, and more
New app allows more secure financial transactions, driverless vehicles help protect from COVID-19, and more

Charles Rutenberg Realty entered into a partnership with Bank Shot to improve payments in the real estate industry, and autonomous vehicles may soon offer a solution for vulnerable populations dealing with...

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