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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

Agents as ambassadors to the suburbs
Agents as ambassadors to the suburbs

Real estate professionals who specialize in areas outside the city limits don’t have a difficult time explaining the value proposition of laying down roots in suburbia. Hear what local experts have to say about home values, who’s buying properties in

A big corporate employer leaves town. Then what?
A big corporate employer leaves town. Then what?

An exodus of corporate jobs doesn’t automatically spell bad news for a suburb’s real estate market. Learn how Hoffman Estates is taking an active role in turning what could have been an economic disaster into a potential boon.

Regulatory challenges facing suburban agents and developers
Regulatory challenges facing suburban agents and developers

Seemingly arbitrary building ordinances in some suburban cities and towns effectively limit the supply of new homes for sale and make it difficult to sell existing homes. Not only are there many specific local codes that prove challenging to agents

The delicate dance of adding Airbnb  to your business profile
The delicate dance of adding Airbnb to your business profile

It’s critical that agents looking to add short-term rentals to their repertoire do their due diligence by researching regulations and putting in the time to determine which locations and types of units will perform best in a competitive market. But

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