Posts by Timothy Inklebarger

Chicago home sales up 26.4% in September
Chicago home sales up 26.4% in September

"Buyers have begun to take to the city's outskirts as serious options causing listings to struggle to keep up with demand." — Mike Opyd, Broker/Owner, RE/MAX...

Chicago home prices up 10.3% from last year
Chicago home prices up 10.3% from last year

"If sky-high prices continue to lure more sellers into the market, it could prompt the inventory rebound we've been waiting for -- which would be welcome news for frustrated buyers." — Javier Vivas, director of economic research for...

Is the flight to the suburbs a myth?
Is the flight to the suburbs a myth?

“Increasing house price appreciation in suburban zip codes points to higher demand relative to supply in the suburbs but does not necessarily indicate what’s fueling the demand,” the study...

Are referral fees hurting consumers?
Are referral fees hurting consumers?

A new report by the Consumer Federation of America reveals that referral fees paid by real estate agents result in higher commission rates and reduced customer...

Bad reputation: How professionalism can help, or hurt, your brand
Bad reputation: How professionalism can help, or hurt, your brand

When it comes to professionalism in residential real estate, Frances Simons, designated managing broker at Baird & Warner’s Lake Zurich office, doesn’t pull her...

Jailhouse rocks
Jailhouse rocks

The listing has made headlines because of the 9-cell, fully functional jail attached to the rear of the...

Your own fantasy island?
Your own fantasy island?

Ready to take your quarantine game to the next level? How about buying your own...

Keller Williams reorganizes, Gary Keller steps down as CEO for chairman role
Keller Williams reorganizes, Gary Keller steps down as CEO for chairman role

Global business leader Carl Liebert will serve as CEO of parent company...

NAR helps secure federal funds for transportation, flooding
NAR helps secure federal funds for transportation, flooding

It was a hard-fought effort to procure federal funds in the middle of a recession, but NAR announced that the president is poised to sign a bill that provides money for road projects and...

Is private equity-backed real estate tech a game changer?
Is private equity-backed real estate tech a game changer?

Venture capital and lead generation — what does one thing have to do with the other? A lot, for real estate tech firm...

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