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6 things you should be telling your sellers right now
6 things you should be telling your sellers right now

Agents can move the ball forward with these tips on what to tell clients in unprecedented

3 ways landlords can be a resource for struggling tenants
3 ways landlords can be a resource for struggling tenants

Being proactive and finding ways to connect renters with assistance can help property owners and managers stand out as leaders in troubled times.

In the meantime: How Chicagoland brokers are getting ready for the rebound
In the meantime: How Chicagoland brokers are getting ready for the rebound

Whether business is crazy busy or super slow, there are ways to react to the pressures caused by the coronavirus pandemic that will create positive waves for your business today and tomorrow.

How COVID-19 may change the meaning of a lead
How COVID-19 may change the meaning of a lead

Real estate portals and iBuyers are changing the way they operate in the short term to cope with the chaos created by the coronavirus pandemic. But the entire lead generation system might be in for an overhaul, according to real

How title companies are hedging bets and keeping closings on track
How title companies are hedging bets and keeping closings on track

The process of closing a real estate deal when vital city services are curtailed or temporarily unavailable is complicated. One local title attorney shares what’s changed and what the industry is doing to keep everything moving as smoothly as

Innovation or disruption? The real state of the market
Innovation or disruption? The real state of the market

The word “disruption” has become somewhat cliche in real estate, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a real phenomenon. Lawsuits, venture capital, tech companies and shifts in consumer patterns all threaten to displace agents from the transaction. How can brokers

Differentiate yourself before, during and after the transaction
Differentiate yourself before, during and after the transaction

There will always be buyers and sellers who want to penny pinch, but there will also always be buyers and sellers who will gladly pay for an excellent, stress-free experience. You just need to create a relationship that represents a

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

Disrupt, follow or get out of the way: Industry leaders offer their take on new market forces
Disrupt, follow or get out of the way: Industry leaders offer their take on new market forces

You can't put every kind of technological innovation in the industry, from online discount brokers to iBuyers to comparative market analyses powered by artificial intelligence, into the same bucket. Learn how industry leaders and technology trailblazers say brokers need to

Chicago’s bike infrastructure is growing. Learn how to incorporate it into your business
Chicago’s bike infrastructure is growing. Learn how to incorporate it into your business

Chicago brokers are incorporating biking into their business, not only because it’s a carbon-neutral way to travel, but also because it’s complementary and beneficial to their

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