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Innovation or disruption? The real state of the market
Innovation or disruption? The real state of the market

The word “disruption” has become somewhat cliche in real estate, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a real phenomenon. Lawsuits, venture capital, tech companies and shifts in consumer patterns all threaten to displace agents from the transaction. How can brokers

Green homes 2.0: Sustainability and resilience in new construction
Green homes 2.0: Sustainability and resilience in new construction

Shifts in the public perception of the planet are impacting the new-construction world in Chicagoland. For some, the solution involves green homes that utilize sustainable materials. But also, the concept of resilience has also become part of the conversation as

No team required: How to succeed on your own
No team required: How to succeed on your own

How do solo practitioners compete without a team? We talked to successful top producers to find out what they do to stand out, and why starting a team isn’t on their to-do lists.

The biggest sales, offices and producers in Chicagoland
The biggest sales, offices and producers in Chicagoland

Welcome to our annual Real Data issue, which highlights those who made waves in the 2019 Chicagoland market. We’re excited to bring you this look back at the last year to help you both celebrate your colleagues and identify your

Company policies: How managing brokers navigate new rules and regs
Company policies: How managing brokers navigate new rules and regs

This year brings new laws about marijuana use, tenant screening and real estate licensing, and as usual, there are subtle but important changes on social media use and cybersecurity practices. Is your office ready for 2020 from a legal

The Future of Fannie and Freddie …and what it means for real estate agents and their clients
The Future of Fannie and Freddie …and what it means for real estate agents and their clients

Almost everyone agrees that it’s time to do something about the federal conservatorship of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and that lawmakers and regulators should handle the transition with care. But what will reform look like, when will

Taking care of business: Shifting your mindset from agent to business owner
Taking care of business: Shifting your mindset from agent to business owner

Because most brokers are independent contractors, they often have to be their own accountants, marketers, office managers and schedulers. Here are some concrete steps for real estate professionals who are ready to get serious about the shift from “agent” to

Seeing 2020: Real estate predictions from the experts
Seeing 2020: Real estate predictions from the experts

As the decade comes to a close, we’re looking ahead. We reached out to a handful of insightful real estate leaders to get their thoughts on what the next ten years might look like, and what industry professionals need to

Taking the helm: How managing brokers learn to lead
Taking the helm: How managing brokers learn to lead

What does it take to become a managing broker? We check in with three agents who recently made the transition from independent contractor to manager to learn what surprised them, the lessons they’ve learned along the way and the skills

Neighborhoods: How to identify rising areas and become a community expert
Neighborhoods: How to identify rising areas and become a community expert

To say Chicago is a city of neighborhoods is most certainly cliché by now, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true.

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