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
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
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
To say Chicago is a city of neighborhoods is most certainly cliché by now, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true.
Welcome to the 14th annual Agents' Choice Awards, where we’re honoring the very best of Chicagoland real estate according to our
While iBuyers aren’t an active presence in Chicago yet, brokers need to understand the competition and consider its potential impact on the local market. Does the average agent really need to fear the impact of iBuyers on their business or
The interests of brokers and politicians often overlap, as both seek to promote and improve communities. But politically active agents take a more direct approach by advocating directly for changes or
Nontraditional couples have been going in on big purchases together forever. But unmarried duos going in on a property purchase together is a rapidly growing trend. What does this mean for
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
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.