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We’re hiring! A pair of top agents tell us what they’re looking for in a new assistant
We’re hiring! A pair of top agents tell us what they’re looking for in a new assistant

Hiring the right assistant, someone who adds value by bringing innovative ideas to work, can help take your business to the next level. A 30-year veteran of the real estate industry, Millie Rosenbloom, broker associate at Baird & Warner, has...

To sell problem properties, focus on the positives
To sell problem properties, focus on the positives

Even in the hottest of markets, there can still be listings that simply won’t move off the market for one reason or another. An agent may sometimes need to move past the frustration of a house that won’t sell, and...

Strange real estate tales from local agents
Strange real estate tales from local agents

The price is wrong Several years ago, I had a client who ran a child daycare business. Despite the fact that much of her income was cash and she did not have robust tax returns, she was able to secure...

Wire transfer fraud: What agents need to know
Wire transfer fraud: What agents need to know

In 2017, the real estate industry saw almost $1 billion in attempted or diverted funds from buyers, sellers, title companies and escrow agencies into the pockets of online hackers. Wire transfer fraud is not a new problem for the industry,...

Chicagoland brokerages step up their tech to support agents
Chicagoland brokerages step up their tech to support agents

From the back office to the front lawn on closing day, Chicagoland’s real estate brokerages are using tech to fine-tune every step of the typical transaction to the benefit of agents and clients alike. @properties This year, @properties rolled out...

Survey: Agents on how lenders can help their clients with home financing
Survey: Agents on how lenders can help their clients with home financing
Proposed Lincoln Yards development gets praise, criticism from community leaders and residents
Proposed Lincoln Yards development gets praise, criticism from community leaders and residents

Catching the eye of residents and companies across Chicago is Sterling Bay’s new development project, Lincoln Yards. The 70-acre riverfront space is estimated to cost over $5 billion for the construction of apartments, condominiums, hotels, retail space, parks and more....

Survey: How can builders help you sell more new construction?
Survey: How can builders help you sell more new construction?
Green builders cater to homebuyers, agents alike
Green builders cater to homebuyers, agents alike

Not long ago, green homebuilding was generally considered a niche market. But consumer expectations around home energy use, resource conservation, indoor air quality and select amenities have turned the green building “trend” into a standard for new homes. That’s great...

How agents can benefit from their brokerage’s affiliations
How agents can benefit from their brokerage’s affiliations

Joining a real estate brokerage allows agents to have a name and brand connected to them that customers can recognize, but it also gives them access to resources and opportunities that they can use to help grow their business. For...

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