How to stay safe while working with clients: A cautionary tale about cyber-stalking

Katie Gambla had only been working as a real estate agent for about a year, when in spring of 2018, she got her first phone call from a man posing as a potential homebuyer.

MoveEasy expands, broadening services with new dashboard for homeowners

With the recent launch of its homeowner dashboard, the online platform MoveEasy is working to expand the connection between agents and their past clients.

Engel & Völkers Chicago shops honored with Global Network Award

At the company’s annual EVX ceremony, held in Las Vegas on March 8, the Engel & Völkers Chicago shops received a special, surprise honor: the Global Network Award, one of four Pillar Awards bestowed for accomplishments beyond sales.

Motto Mortgage thrives in fast-changing market

When deciding to start their business, Davina Arceneaux and her husband Kelly Jackson hoped to provide Illinois homebuyers with individualized, yet streamlined, options for lending.

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?

Welcome to the Clubhouse: Why are brokers flocking to this new app?

Agents are swearing by the year-old Clubhouse app that allows more than 10 million users to host town hall-style audio-only forums on various topics.

So, you want to sell luxury properties but don’t know how to get started

LaFido has spent more than 20 years in the industry working in luxury sales and training agents to work in the field. In 2016, he launched his Luxury Listing Specialist (LUXE) certification program.

The Causes You Care About

We asked you, our readers, about the causes that are near and dear to your heart.

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 picture.

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