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Two ways agents can fail buyers and sellers, according to clients
Two ways agents can fail buyers and sellers, according to clients

A new Century 21 study found that most consumers are satisfied with their experience during the transaction, but there are a few fixes that real estate professionals could implement to improve the situation.

Taking care of business: Shifting your mindset from agent to business owner
Taking care of business: Shifting your mindset from agent to business owner

Because most brokers are independent contractors, they often have to be their own accountants, marketers, office managers and schedulers. Here are some concrete steps for real estate professionals who are ready to get serious about the shift from “agent” to

Invest in what you know: How agents can build a real estate portfolio
Invest in what you know: How agents can build a real estate portfolio

What with their specialized knowledge in the product, one would think every real estate professional would have some real property as part of their investment plan. But that's not the

Education: A simple — but vital — investment in your career
Education: A simple — but vital — investment in your career

Any real estate agent who’s spent time in the field can tell you that licensing classes and continuing education courses don’t prepare brokers for the challenges of running a

Robots expected to overtake humans in construction by 2025
Robots expected to overtake humans in construction by 2025

As contractors face tighter schedules and a shrinking pool of qualified people, they are turning to autonomous workers to solve their

Real estate myths exposed
Real estate myths exposed

Just because something is repeated over and over again doesn’t make it true. Here’s are a few ideas that Chicagoland real estate experts wish they could finally put to rest in

Dream Town brokers launch app, RE/MAX buys networking tool and Keller Williams picks fav tech startup
Dream Town brokers launch app, RE/MAX buys networking tool and Keller Williams picks fav tech startup

The First app will soon be exclusive to RE/MAX agents, two local agents launch a referral app and KW adds tools to its Keller

To brand or not to brand? Google has the answer
To brand or not to brand? Google has the answer

The tech giant shares exclusive data with Agent Publishing on how paid ads can provide a back door to your

Flip or flop? Profits are down, according to a new report
Flip or flop? Profits are down, according to a new report

The days of a quick flip and big profit seems to be a thing of the past, according to a new

8 design trends buyers will be looking for in 2020
8 design trends buyers will be looking for in 2020

As many are predicting the market to favor buyers more in the coming year, listing agents can help sellers prepare by ensuring their homes are in line with the latest looks.

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