Editor's Note

Transforming strife into action
Transforming strife into action

What have we learned, and how are we going to use that knowledge to improve our industry, our neighborhoods and our

Feels like the first time
Feels like the first time

"If you’re looking to be part of that unforgettable experience — with the added benefit of being less forgettable when it comes time to sell — this issue is for

Opening some difficult lines
Opening some difficult lines

"Let’s put aside our reticence and engage in some real talk about

Back in the high life
Back in the high life

"I encourage you to check in with the brokers in our cover story, who are taking a longer view on the luxury

No joke
No joke

"We gathered some great insights and advice from Chicagoland brokers who had been using open houses to expand their business, get qualified leads and even sell properties, and who will continue to do so once this pandemic is behind

A longer view
A longer view

"Even in these chaotic days, it’s still important to take the long view. We need to know how the lives of agents and managing brokers have changed in the past year, not just the past

Business life, interrupted
Business life, interrupted

When life is back to some semblance of normal, agents will still have to contend with listing aggregators, antitrust challenges, discount brokerages and other disruptors. We want you to be ready for it. That’s why we’re bringing you the latest

No longer a matter of opinion
No longer a matter of opinion

"Midwesterners are practical people at heart, and though we haven’t always been the best stewards of the environment, we know the difference between stormy weather and a

Going it alone
Going it alone

"The brokers we spoke to for our feature on solo top producers have varying strategies for tackling the multitude of tasks involved in being a top-notch real estate professional, but one element ties them together in my mind: an absolute

What you see is what you get … sometimes
What you see is what you get … sometimes

"When I approach our annual Real Data issue, it’s with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. Data is just numbers until people begin to give it

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