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How to avoid a data-breach nightmare
How to avoid a data-breach nightmare

Don’t get caught “running naked through the

7 ways to make business planning easier and more effective
7 ways to make business planning easier and more effective

It’s time to start thinking about your goals for 2020. Here are a few dos and don’ts to keep in mind as you set your course for the next

6 financial strategies for a more prosperous 2020
6 financial strategies for a more prosperous 2020

Whether you’re looking to build up your business to weather a changing market or get ready to retire, here are some simple ways to structure your career and tax situation for future success.

Hiring an assistant? Be careful when doling out tasks
Hiring an assistant? Be careful when doling out tasks

There are specific rules for what unlicensed assistants can do in Illinois. Check out our quick guide on what tasks they are precluded from

Should Chicagoland brokers disclose home hauntings?
Should Chicagoland brokers disclose home hauntings?

It’s a common TV trope, but what should you know when dealing with a home that may be

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

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