New Construction

Breaking ground in new construction: A path to top-producer status
Breaking ground in new construction: A path to top-producer status

Selling new construction is often a springboard for would-be top producers, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to get into. Follow this blueprint, compiled from conversations with successful agents who’ve incorporated new construction into their day-to-day work.

How student housing is making Gen Z harder to please
How student housing is making Gen Z harder to please

Developers of both dorms and off-campus housing are offering smart design solutions that create a sense of community in an organic, inconspicuous way. And young people look to replicate that when they start “adulting” after

Who had the most new-construction deals in Q2?
Who had the most new-construction deals in Q2?

While many of the top producers in our Real Data list are also household names when it comes to selling new construction, looking solely at new construction data offers a different perspective. The data below comes from Midwest Real Estate

Whether city or suburbs, developers still rely on brokers to sell
Whether city or suburbs, developers still rely on brokers to sell

Agents specializing in Chicago may be attracted to some parts of the suburbs as they become more desirable and livable for the newest generation of homebuyers — and vice versa. But it can be difficult to make the

A look at two routes into the new construction market
A look at two routes into the new construction market

We examine two routes into new construction by speaking with Liz Brooks, Belgravia Group’s executive vice president of sales and marketing, and Millie Rosenbloom, a Baird & Warner agent who is a three-decade veteran of new construction sales, from townhomes

Bright and shiny
Bright and shiny

Selling new construction is often a springboard for agents and teams, thanks to both its price point and the fact that successfully selling one condo can quickly lead to the sale of another. But that’s not to say this niche

Builders bullish on 55+ market, but labor shortages loom
Builders bullish on 55+ market, but labor shortages loom

Industry confidence in the single-family housing market for older adults reached an all-time high last quarter. However, while employment is also surging, residential construction is one area to which workers are not flocking.

The difference new can make
The difference new can make

The core idea that there’s no better time than now and no better home than new has broad application from the city to the suburbs and from condos to single-family homes. And the ability of builders and agents to confidently

How codes hold back housing
How codes hold back housing

Building codes and permits are often cited by builders as a key driver of costs that get passed onto the consumer in the form of higher rents or purchase prices. Labor, land and materials continue to be the biggest

Home design trends in demand in 2019
Home design trends in demand in 2019

This year is one of continued change in home design as consumers get revved up about more livable spaces and a surge in new home-centered technology. Trends are constantly changing, and this year, homeowners want design that will create

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