Improving Your Business

Stories, articles and advice aimed at improving your business

Updates and changes to the Real Estate  License Act
Updates and changes to the Real Estate License Act

Mario Treto, director Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Division of Real Estate, shares the highlights of the changes to the Real Estate License Act.

Tech tools: How agents keep pipelines full and build their brands
Tech tools: How agents keep pipelines full and build their brands

With a new app popping up seemingly daily, how do agents know which tech companies to trust to make their lives easier while also staying true to their own brand? We spoke to some of today’s most revolutionary tech companies to find out how they’re helping agents both build and strengthen their businesses.

What brokers think about lead generation
What brokers think about lead generation

We asked Chicagoland brokers everything they know about lead generation technology in this issue’s survey.

Talking About Tech
Talking About Tech

“From the perspective of agents, brokerages and venture capitalist firms alike, our cover story discusses which tools agents should use on a day-to-day basis, as well as how tech companies decide to leverage investments.”

Homebuyers: ‘We want green homes’
Homebuyers: ‘We want green homes’

Sustainable practices in real estate can increase sales and boost the community, according to a new study.

Staying safe on social media
Staying safe on social media

The National Association of Realtors and the Massachusetts Association of Realtors are encouraging agents to take a closer look at their social media presence for Realtor Safety Month.

Chicago’s KW offices come together as one
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.

Gender pay gap in commercial real estate grows to ‘staggering’ levels
Gender pay gap in commercial real estate grows to ‘staggering’ levels

This year’s release of the CREW Network’s benchmark study shows some backsliding in the industry, though there were a few bright spots as well.

Will looting fears depress Chicago’s real estate market?
Will looting fears depress Chicago’s real estate market?

As the city endures a tense summer, brokers share their thoughts about whether or not there will be an urban exodus, and what officials and the industry can do to solve issues underlying recent civil unrest.

Optimize your Instagram strategy for real estate
Optimize your Instagram strategy for real estate

A social media strategist who helped create high-profile accounts for RE/MAX offers tips and examples of how to make the platform work for your business.

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