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What you need to know about the new license law
What you need to know about the new license law

Now that Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed an update of the real estate license act into law, many changes are technically effective now. While some provisions will need to be complied with immediately, other portions of the law will require

What your lawyer wishes you knew about real estate auctions
What your lawyer wishes you knew about real estate auctions

Auctions have changed a great deal in the last decade. Do you know what you need to know to represent your clients in this environment? A local real estate attorney offers advice for agents looking to get into this

The dos and don’ts of using video to market homes
The dos and don’ts of using video to market homes

When creating videos, it’s important to keep in mind that both the Illinois Real Estate License Act and National Association of Realtors’ Code of Ethics set forth specific rules regarding what you need to include in your videos and what

Get your work-life balance plan ready for the busy season
Get your work-life balance plan ready for the busy season

Christine Carr​, residential consultant with Dream Town, explains how to create a balance between being there for clients and others without burning out or feeling pulled in a thousand directions when the market is

Exclusive: Baird & Warner president talks housing recovery in new video
Exclusive: Baird & Warner president talks housing recovery in new video

In a new video, Baird & Warner president and CEO Steve Baird offers insights on the housing recovery in the Chicago market since the Great Recession. See the full video for a snapshot of the current market and insights

How agents can take advantage of the slower seasons
How agents can take advantage of the slower seasons

The frantic spring and summer buying season often leaves agents dreaming about a winter slowdown so they can take a break, kick back and relax. But don’t take advantage of the slow season too much: Once you recharge a

Winter real estate blues? Take our cues
Winter real estate blues? Take our cues

The frantic spring and summer buying season often leaves agents dreaming about a winter slowdown so they can take a break, kick back and relax. But don’t take advantage of the slow season too much: Once you recharge a

Realtor Safety Month: Tips for staying safe on the job
Realtor Safety Month: Tips for staying safe on the job

Now that August has passed and the real estate industry is recovering from a dizzyingly busy summer, it’s time for agents to brush up on industry fundamentals, such as safety. September marks the beginning of Realtor Safety Month from

Inside Luxury Listings: Millie Rosenbloom, Baird & Warner

OFF-MLS LISTINGS What are your thoughts about off-mls listings? ADVICE FOR NEW AGENTS What is your advice for agents who want to work with clients in the luxury market? AN EVOLVING MARKET In your experience, how is the luxury

Managing Broker Minute 2015: Gailene Cowger, Baird & Warner

LOCAL ECONOMY What advice do you offer agents who are concerned about talking to their client’s about local economics? LEADERSHIP How do you think the industry should attract new generations of agents and leadership? MANAGEMENT STYLE How does your

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