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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.

Meet the 2019 Agents’ Choice Award winners
Meet the 2019 Agents’ Choice Award winners

Welcome to the 14th annual Agents' Choice Awards, where we’re honoring the very best of Chicagoland real estate according to our

Don’t fear the iBuyer: How to compete against and cooperate with a growing trend
Don’t fear the iBuyer: How to compete against and cooperate with a growing trend

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

Broker as politician: How involved agents transform communities and their business
Broker as politician: How involved agents transform communities and their business

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

When your clients say yes to mortgage, but no to marriage
When your clients say yes to mortgage, but no to marriage

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

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

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