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NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun on the state of the market

Downward-trending mortgage rates and a strong job market will bring homebuyers back to the table, according to NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun.

National Association of Home Builders Chief Economist Robert Dietz on the state of new construction

A wave of homebuilding is expected to start up in 2024 and run through the end of the decade, according to the NAHB.

Announcing the 2022 Chicago Agents’ Choice Awards winners

Welcome to the 17th annual Agents’ Choice Awards, honoring the very best of Chicago real estate — according to our readers. We’re proud to announce this year’s winners.

Keeping brands fresh and agents happy in a shifting market

Managing brokers around Chicagoland are working out how to retain their best agents and recruit new talent in the midst of these changes.

RE/MAX NEXT gets a new Motto

RE/MAX NEXT just celebrated its five-year anniversary and the brokerage is expanding in more ways than one.

Developers work to keep up with buyer demand across Chicagoland

After more than two years of pandemic-related delays, new construction is making a gradual and somewhat halting comeback in and around Chicago.

Two Lendlease developments make headway in Chicago

In spring of this year, Cirrus opened its doors to residents. Now, another Lendlease development is making substantial progress in Chicago: The Reed.

Our 2022 Who’s Who issue is live — meet Chicagoland’s top real estate professionals

They are the professionals who know the trade well enough to win bidding wars, find the best deals and work as true advocates for their clients. They navigate the rapidly changing nature of the market with poise and thrive in times of change.

Make way for the rookies

Beginning a new career is often a struggle. But plenty of rookie agents are thriving despite those challenges.

How to stay safe while working with clients: A cautionary tale about cyber-stalking

Katie Gambla had only been working as a real estate agent for about a year, when in spring of 2018, she got her first phone call from a man posing as a potential homebuyer.

The next generation of marketing tools is here

Let our Chicago real estate experts show you how to mix it up, combine the old with the new and market yourself as a broker with whom buyers and sellers beg to do business.

Creating the ultimate real estate tech stack

Real estate-oriented tech tools and apps are easier than ever to access, but the veritable tidal wave of these time-saving digital solutions can be dizzying.

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.

MoveEasy expands, broadening services with new dashboard for homeowners

With the recent launch of its homeowner dashboard, the online platform MoveEasy is working to expand the connection between agents and their past clients.

Engel & Völkers Chicago shops honored with Global Network Award

At the company’s annual EVX ceremony, held in Las Vegas on March 8, the Engel & Völkers Chicago shops received a special, surprise honor: the Global Network Award, one of four Pillar Awards bestowed for accomplishments beyond sales.

Truth About Agents 2022

In the rapidly changing residential real estate industry, success hinges on mastering the local market. But as brokers focus their attention on providing the greatest insight for their clients, staying tuned in to what’s happening in the industry itself can be an even greater challenge. That’s why we publish our Truth About Agents issue every year.

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