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Five tech tools for real estate team productivity

Five tech tools for real estate team productivity


Keeping a team of real estate agents organized and on task can be a…

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A Chicago Agent Survey: You, your clients, and 2017’s mortgage market

A Chicago Agent Survey: You, your clients, and 2017’s mortgage market


Our survey respondents shared their thoughts on the following question: “If you had the…

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A brief history of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

A brief history of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac


Prior to the Great Depression, potential homebuyers’ options for financing housing were limited to…

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Fannie, Freddie, and the future of affordable loans

Fannie, Freddie, and the future of affordable loans


As we prepare for a new administration, many wonder what lies in store for…

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The anatomy of a winning business plan

The anatomy of a winning business plan


Writing up a real estate business plan is not difficult, but it is time…

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A Chicago Agent magazine survey: Agents on negotiation

A Chicago Agent magazine survey: Agents on negotiation


  When asked “What is the most common mistake agents make when negotiating?”, respondents…

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A Chicago Agent magazine survey: Agents on Recruiting

A Chicago Agent magazine survey: Agents on Recruiting


We asked local agents a few questions about recruiting in Chicagoland real estate. Here’s…

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Make me want you: a lesson for recruiters

Make me want you: a lesson for recruiters


Phillip Schwartz is a successful real estate broker in Chicago, and he has been…

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Team tactics: how to balance recruiting with selling

Team tactics: how to balance recruiting with selling


Juggling the responsibilities of selling with growing a real estate team is no easy…

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Navigating the complicated world of dual-agency real estate

Navigating the complicated world of dual-agency real estate


In 2007, Hiroshi Horiike, a multimillionaire from Hong Kong, plunked down $12.25 million in…

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