Surveys

Can a “city” person ever really be happy in the suburbs, and vice versa?

Jennifer Vande Lune – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Hinsdale Living in the city for 12 years, I was terrified to make the trek out to the western suburbs. After having my first child, we purchased a home with a beautiful...

Vol. 4, Iss. 8, You Tell Us: What is the most you’ve spent to market a luxury home and was it worth it?

Mary Opfer RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest I ran a one-page color ad last year in the Luxury Waterfront Market, a special magazine the Northwest Herald put out, and included it as an insert in the paper for a home on the...

What is the most you’ve spent to market a luxury home and was it worth it?

Mary Opfer RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest I ran a one-page color ad last year in the Luxury Waterfront Market, a special magazine the Northwest Herald put out, and included it as an insert in the paper for a home on the...

Can an Affiliation With a Franchise Name Ever Hurt Your Level of Success?

Erik G. Stegemann Property Consultants Realty While prospecting for recruits, an agent’s affiliation does come into play because some firms, in my opinion, don’t support their agents. Along with sales skills, success in real estate sales has to do with...

Vol. 4, Iss. 7, You Tell Us: Can an affiliation with a franchise name ever hurt your level of success?

Erik G. Stegemann Property Consultants Realty While prospecting for recruits, an agent’s affiliation does come into play because some firms, in my opinion, don’t support their agents. Along with sales skills, success in real estate sales has to do with...

Vol. 4, Iss. 5, You Tell Us: What business practice brings a Realtor the most success?

Paul Stepanovich – Realtor RE/MAX Market In a nutshell, “systems”. A Realtor without order is a Realtor without business. In today’s world of instant gratification, organization and speed mean the difference between landing a listing or losing it to your...

What business practice brings a Realtor the most success?

Paul Stepanovich – Realtor RE/MAX Market In a nutshell, “systems”. A Realtor without order is a Realtor without business. In today’s world of instant gratification, organization and speed mean the difference between landing a listing or losing it to your...

Are Open Houses Still Necessary in Today’s Internet World?

Dick Reedy, CRS, GRI L.W. Reedy Real Estate An open house allows the listing agent to present his/her marketing skills one more way. Certainly, any guest to the open house has the opportunity to touch and feel the property. Shouldn’t...

Vol. 4, Iss. 4, You Tell Us: Are open houses still necessary in today’s Internet world?

Dick Reedy, CRS, GRI L.W. Reedy Real Estate An open house allows the listing agent to present his/her marketing skills one more way. Certainly, any guest to the open house has the opportunity to touch and feel the property. Shouldn’t...

Are relationships between Realtors and mortgage professionals important?

  Terry Anderson, CSP, CNHS Broker Associate Century 21 Marino Real Estate Inc. Cultivating relationships with mortgage professionals is important for a number of reasons. Most important, if you are truly dedicated to providing the highest quality service to your...

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