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SECRETS of a TOP PRODUCER

In Chicagoland, every agent strives to be a top producer. But in this ultra-competitive market, few can boast yearly sales of more than $30 million. Rising to those ranks takes perseverance, integrity and an ability to “work smarter.” Keep

Vol. 4, Iss. 4, Cover Story: Are Open Houses History?

News reports of real estate agents being attacked while showing a property or hosting an open house alone and the availability of virtual tours and photo galleries online may have impacted the frequency and purpose of the traditional open

ARE OPEN HOUSES HISTORY?

News reports of real estate agents being attacked while showing a property or hosting an open house alone and the availability of virtual tours and photo galleries online may have impacted the frequency and purpose of the traditional open

Boutique Chic

Bigger isn’t always better, especially when it comes to development companies. The competition among Chicagoland boutique development firms is increasing, forcing developers to think even further outside the box to maintain the level of production – and industry status

BOUTIQUE CHIC

Bigger isn’t always better, especially when it comes to development companies. The competition among Chicagoland boutique development firms is increasing, forcing developers to think even further outside the box to maintain the level of production – and industry status

Vol. 4, Iss. 2, Cover Story: It’s a Numbers Game – The Mortgage Issue

After several years of lax income documentation and fringe product debacles, the mortgage industry is putting its foot down when it comes to strengthening requirements for lending. Add to that a static interest rate, and 2007 will likely see

IT’S A NUMBERS GAME – THE MORTGAGE ISSUE

After several years of lax income documentation and fringe product debacles, the mortgage industry is putting its foot down when it comes to strengthening requirements for lending. Add to that a static interest rate, and 2007 will likely see

THE ART OF PREDICTING THE MARKET

Real estate has traditionally been viewed as the best example of a cyclical market, as buying activity routinely crescendos, turns suddenly and then falls off, causing prices to drop. Then, the cycle begins again. This cycle is easily correlated

Vol. 4, Iss. 1, Cover Story: The Art of Predicting the Market

Real estate has traditionally been viewed as the best example of a cyclical market, as buying activity routinely crescendos, turns suddenly and then falls off, causing prices to drop. Then, the cycle begins again. This cycle is easily correlated

Chicagoland’s Most Exciting Offices 2006

Chicago Agent has tapped into 20 of the most popular, productive and downright fun places to work in Chicagoland. Each real estate office has a personality and functions under the guidance of a movin’ and shakin’ managing broker who,

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