Improving Your Business

Stories, articles and advice aimed at improving your business

Don’t Be a Victim

Infamous fraudster Frank Abagnale advises on how to avoid falling victim to financial crime All too often, real estate professionals are the victims of identity theft, check fraud and other kinds of financial crime, which are too easy to perpetrate...

Educating Buyers on Hotel Condos

By Cyndy Salgado Whether you have clients looking for a second home in the city for vacation purposes or as a part-time residence for work, they have probably inquired about buying a hotel condo. While the hotel condo concept has...

Vol. 4, Iss. 11, Improving Your Business: Develop Your Pricing Philosophy

By Dirk Zeller Ask a dozen agents to explain their home pricing philosophies, and you’ll hear a dozen different approaches. And, if the talk reveals frank responses, you’ll also learn that the most common pricing strategy is no strategy at...

Vol. 4, Iss. 8, Improving Your Business: Help Consumers Avoid Predatory Loans

By Blanche Evans In February 2007, Pat V. Combs, president of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs that abusive and predatory lending practices put communities at risk by...

Help Consumers Avoid Predatory Loans

By Blanche Evans In February 2007, Pat V. Combs, president of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs that abusive and predatory lending practices put communities at risk by...

The Franchise Appeal

By Jim Merrion Over the past 25 years, franchises have become the dominant national brand names in most fields, including residential real estate. In Chicagoland, four of the five largest residential brokerage organizations, in terms of listings sold in 2006,...

Vol. 4, Iss. 7, Improving Your Business: Beware of Buyer Incentives

By Paul Boyd They may be beautiful and seem irresistible, but watch out. Incentives are becoming more common in today’s real estate market. The National Association of Home Builders recently reported that 55 percent of U.S. home builders offer incentives,...

Vol. 4, Iss. 7, Improving Your Business: The Franchise Appeal

By Jim Merrion Over the past 25 years, franchises have become the dominant national brand names in most fields, including residential real estate. In Chicagoland, four of the five largest residential brokerage organizations, in terms of listings sold in 2006,...

3 James Drive, Westmont

  $364,900 Co-op commission 2.5% -$100 Located in downtown Westmont close to the Metra, schools, shopping and the expressway, this brick and cedar split-level home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a gas starter fireplace in the family room. The...

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