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A model for membership: What associations must do to meet the challenge of change
A model for membership: What associations must do to meet the challenge of change

Realtor associations still provide many of the same services they’ve always offered to agents and brokers. Now, however, many feel called to help real estate professionals remain relevant in a marketplace in which they have to deal with competing, non-traditional

Breaking ground in new construction: A path to top-producer status
Breaking ground in new construction: A path to top-producer status

Selling new construction is often a springboard for would-be top producers, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to get into. Follow this blueprint, compiled from conversations with successful agents who’ve incorporated new construction into their day-to-day work.

Team leaders share their secrets to success
Team leaders share their secrets to success

How do successful teams come about in the first place, and what do their leaders do to ensure continued viability? We speak with the leaders of local teams to learn what

Keeping it in the family
Keeping it in the family

You can’t clock out in the real estate business, any more than you can clock out from being part of a family. But what if family and business were

How developers and lenders work with teams
How developers and lenders work with teams

Mortgage lenders and developers regularly find themselves working with a team of agents or brokers, which comes with its own advantages and common

Making the dream work: How teams fit into brokerages
Making the dream work: How teams fit into brokerages

We spoke to the people who manage teams at the three local brokerages to learn how teams fit into the larger

The changing role of auctions in real estate sales
The changing role of auctions in real estate sales

Real estate sometimes have unpleasant associations with the Dust Bowl and foreclosure crisis. But while distressed properties are part of the auction scene, the majority of real estate auctions do not take place due to financial distress. Instead, those sellers

Bumping up your video game
Bumping up your video game

Multimedia offers real estate professionals and brokerages a key way to stand out in a crowded marketplace. Learn how one-off productions, compilations and recurring spotlights contribute to the growing library of real estate videos being produced across Chicagoland.

Meet the 2019 Who’s Who!
Meet the 2019 Who’s Who!

It’s an exciting time for the real estate industry in Chicagoland, and the individuals in our 2019 Who's Who in Chicagoland Residential Real Estate underscore that

Check yourself: How agents can hold themselves accountable for their goals  throughout the year
Check yourself: How agents can hold themselves accountable for their goals throughout the year

Real estate professionals who set annual goals often have concrete numbers to reach and strategies for achieving them. We’re now halfway through the year, and it’s time to check up on how agents have fared with meeting their targets and

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