Brokerage Management

Office culture & connections in the time of COVID-19

A nurturing office culture doesn’t happen overnight. Supportive, sturdy leadership by the managing broker is crucial, as is providing the right level of support for agents and clients.

The professionalism problem: Raising the bar in real estate

Under the new Real Estate License Act, new licensees have a post-license education requirement of 45 hours dedicated to professionalism.

Chicago’s KW offices come together as one

Team leader Josh Weinberg discusses the calculus behind the decision to bring the firm’s Lakeview, Lincoln Park and O’Hare brokerages under the umbrella of Keller Williams ONEChicago in October.

6 real estate lessons from the woman who developed 1920s Chicago

In 1922, an unusual woman started a real estate firm in Chicago. She began with a single salesman who was still driving a taxi when he started, but within a couple of years built one of the nation’s largest firms, selling what would be more than $400 million today and employing hundreds of agents.

Challenges of recruiting and retaining agents in Chicagoland

We asked managing brokers how they feel about recruiting, tools and office goals. Learn about their plans and struggles in our annual Truth About Agents survey.

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 again.

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

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

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

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 perspective?

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