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A view from the top: Top producers share the secrets to their success

Top producers are just like you. They start the new year off with a clean slate and work from the get-go to keep their numbers up in a business that, these days, at least, never seems to slow down.

Deconstructing the Chicagoland real estate market

Which communities are the hottest? How have buyer preferences changed? And how are buyers winning bidding wars?

Our top 10 cover stories from 2021

Throughout the year, our monthly cover stories reflected the changing tides of the real estate market. Check out the top 10 issues which most interested our readers during this remarkable year.

What’s the future of Chicago real estate for 2022?

We spoke with Chicago real estate leaders to learn what they see coming down the road for the industry. Check out our Q&A to learn more about what they’re planning for over the next 12 months.

Chicago Agent’s 16th annual Agents’ Choice Awards winners!

Welcome to the 16th annual Agents’ Choice Awards, where we honor the best and brightest of Chicagoland real estate, according to the 35,000-plus votes cast.

To stay competitive, redefine your value proposition

The real estate brokerage business has gone through a metamorphosis over the last few decades and continues to pivot as online competitors grow and local competition remains fierce. In this issue, we speak with some of the biggest names in Chicagoland real estate.

Realogy: Strength in Numbers

There were 6.46 million homes sold in the United States last year, according to the National Association of Realtors, and agents from a single company represented well over a million of those buyers and sellers: Realogy. 

A new path with Compass

Joan Smothers launched Smothers Realty Group in 1996 and built her company to be the No. 1 brokerage in La Grange. So why would a successful broker-owner trade their independence to join Compass?

Building tomorrow’s real estate market

Wild fluctuations in the cost of building materials, rapidly changing buyer preferences and a variety of other factors have compelled builders and developers to find innovative solutions to get their projects completed.

Meet the top Chicagoland real estate professionals in our 2021 Who’s Who issue!

This is the issue where you get to learn more about the outstanding agents, lenders and affiliates of the residential real estate industry who set the example for their peers. Learn everything from how they got into real estate to what drives their business to how they continue to grow year after year.

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