Editor's Note

A nagging desire to get involved
A nagging desire to get involved

"I’ve never run for office, convinced developers and officials to invest in my neighborhood, or petitioned for zoning changes or traffic rearrangements. These all seem like daunting, potentially exhausting activities, yet they’re all actions that have been taken by the

Love and mortgage
Love and mortgage

You can bemoan the state of marriage in this country, but it seems purchasing property is still a major part of the American dream, so much so that many couples don’t see the need to get married before they go

This time, it’s personal
This time, it’s personal

Associations are often rewarded for moving slowly, whereas the opposite is true in business. Not-for-profit organizations are risk-averse, but for very good reasons: You wouldn’t want some hotshot at the helm of your professional organization, gambling with your dues dollars,

Bright and shiny
Bright and shiny

Selling new construction is often a springboard for agents and teams, thanks to both its price point and the fact that successfully selling one condo can quickly lead to the sale of another. But that’s not to say this niche

Being a good team player
Being a good team player

Whether you’re suiting up to compete with them, doing your best to manage them, or integrating your work life within them, read our latest issue for some excellent analysis and advice on

Doing your bidding
Doing your bidding

Auction companies and consumers who are looking at auctions as a way to exchange property depend on agents to make it all happen. Our cover story offers not only a way to learn more about auctions, but also a possible

Lights, camera … inaction?
Lights, camera … inaction?

The fact that video isn’t as commonplace as perhaps it should be means that it still offers a smart way for real estate professionals (and companies) to differentiate themselves, and our cover story highlights those who are doing just that

Learning from the best
Learning from the best

What I really learned in my first year of editing our Who’s Who issue is that these people really care about the industry. They understand the value of investing in it, and know that the dividends of their dedication and

How’s it going?
How’s it going?

It’s nice to have a partner in the accountability game, and that’s how we came up with the idea for this issue. As the magazine for the well-informed real estate professional in Chicagoland, we wanted to serve as your reminder

Blurred lines
Blurred lines

When it comes to finding the perfect neighborhood, there’s no solid line between the city and the ’burbs. This is becoming even clearer as suburbs and cities swap characteristics.

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