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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

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

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

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