Brokerage Management

Weathering the next recession with self-dependence
Weathering the next recession with self-dependence

It’s been a year of tests for @properties with the launch of its Pl@tform technology in Atlanta with independent brokerage Ansley Atlanta, and with the onset of the coronavirus-driven global recession, the brokerage will be tested

Property management in the age of COVID-19
Property management in the age of COVID-19

Learn how Peak Properties CEO Mike Zucker is handling rent payments, getting associates what they need to carry on and maintaining safe living environments for the 15,000 residents his company houses.

Need a lifeline? What to consider when applying for a disaster loan
Need a lifeline? What to consider when applying for a disaster loan

The Small Business Administration is offering help for companies impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Learn who qualifies and what to do to simplify the application process.

Chicago managing brokers share their insights on the market
Chicago managing brokers share their insights on the market

Find out what brokerage leaders have to say about what they see happening in the industry and how agents can maximize their efforts in a shifting economy.

Company policies: How managing brokers navigate new rules and regs
Company policies: How managing brokers navigate new rules and regs

This year brings new laws about marijuana use, tenant screening and real estate licensing, and as usual, there are subtle but important changes on social media use and cybersecurity practices. Is your office ready for 2020 from a legal

Taking the helm: How managing brokers learn to lead
Taking the helm: How managing brokers learn to lead

What does it take to become a managing broker? We check in with three agents who recently made the transition from independent contractor to manager to learn what surprised them, the lessons they’ve learned along the way and the skills

To compete or not to compete? Selling while managing
To compete or not to compete? Selling while managing

One of the big questions that managing brokers need to answer is whether or not they will continue to work actively with buyers and sellers after they’ve joined the management team. We talked to two leaders on opposite sides of

Learning — and coaching — from your mistakes
Learning — and coaching — from your mistakes

From a leadership standpoint, it doesn’t do any good to project perfection. That’s why Ben Creamer, principal and managing broker at Downtown Apartment Company/Downtown Realty Company, is sure to point out his own past mistakes to help agents avoid

5 real-life lessons from managing brokers
5 real-life lessons from managing brokers

Making the jump from agent to managing broker might be more difficult than you think. Can you go from being an independent contractor to having everyone depend on you? Is your success as a broker repeatable for an entire brokerage?

Local brokerage snags top spot in Chicagoland best workplaces list
Local brokerage snags top spot in Chicagoland best workplaces list

Looking at the Trib's Top Workplaces 2019 list, it's clear many in the Chicagoland real estate community are happy with their

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