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From passive reaction to seizing the day: How the Chicagoland market is changing
From passive reaction to seizing the day: How the Chicagoland market is changing

Learn how a proactive attitude can solve contract cancellations, as well as uncertainties looming over your clients and the market overall.

How team leaders model resilience in the face of COVID-19
How team leaders model resilience in the face of COVID-19

Running a business during a pandemic isn’t easy. So what if you’re responsible for multiple people’s businesses all rolled into one entity? Leaders of several Chicagoland real estate teams share their tips on how to thrive under pressure.

Conversations under COVID: How to talk to clients during a crisis
Conversations under COVID: How to talk to clients during a crisis

Whether it’s explaining how real estate transactions work under a disaster proclamation or just being a good listener, Chicagoland brokers are finding communication to be the key to keeping their business running.

Advice for maintaining ‘mind, body and business’
Advice for maintaining ‘mind, body and business’

RE/MAX’s weekly motivational messages offer guidance for agents to keep moving forward during COVID-19 pandemic and preparing for what comes once it’s over.

3 ways landlords can be a resource for struggling tenants
3 ways landlords can be a resource for struggling tenants

Being proactive and finding ways to connect renters with assistance can help property owners and managers stand out as leaders in troubled times.

In the meantime: How Chicagoland brokers are getting ready for the rebound
In the meantime: How Chicagoland brokers are getting ready for the rebound

Whether business is crazy busy or super slow, there are ways to react to the pressures caused by the coronavirus pandemic that will create positive waves for your business today and tomorrow.

How title companies are hedging bets and keeping closings on track
How title companies are hedging bets and keeping closings on track

The process of closing a real estate deal when vital city services are curtailed or temporarily unavailable is complicated. One local title attorney shares what’s changed and what the industry is doing to keep everything moving as smoothly as possible.

Innovation or disruption? The real state of the market
Innovation or disruption? The real state of the market

The word “disruption” has become somewhat cliche in real estate, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a real phenomenon. Lawsuits, venture capital, tech companies and shifts in consumer patterns all threaten to displace agents from the transaction. How can brokers and real estate companies prepare?

Disrupt, follow or get out of the way: Industry leaders offer their take on new market forces
Disrupt, follow or get out of the way: Industry leaders offer their take on new market forces

You can’t put every kind of technological innovation in the industry, from online discount brokers to iBuyers to comparative market analyses powered by artificial intelligence, into the same bucket. Learn how industry leaders and technology trailblazers say brokers need to adapt.

Chicago’s bike infrastructure is growing. Learn how to incorporate it into your business
Chicago’s bike infrastructure is growing. Learn how to incorporate it into your business

Chicago brokers are incorporating biking into their business, not only because it’s a carbon-neutral way to travel, but also because it’s complementary and beneficial to their work.

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