Fogel Group, Compass
Since forming the Fogel Group five years ago, Eudice Fogel and her daughter, Jayme Slate, bring something unique to their clients at Compass — a generational combination that helps them relate particularly well to renters, buyers, sellers, and investors of all ages in Chicago’s real estate marketplace. Eudice and her husband raised Jayme and twin boys in Lincoln Park. Jayme occasionally accompanied her mother to her real estate office and on showings as a child.
After college, Jayme embarked on a career in advertising for nearly a decade before joining Eudice in the real estate business.
Eudice’s career was a matter of happenstance. A Chicago Public School teacher with summers off, her home neighborhood of Sandburg Village was being converted to condominiums. After assisting the developer one summer in the closing process for tenant-buyers, she earned a real estate license and never looked back.
“Not many people have excelled in real estate for as long as she has,” Jayme says. “Many agents are simply unable to sustain the hours and client commitment required for such a successful career. To say she is driven is an understatement.” Jayme knows she is learning from “the absolute best.” Eudice has ranked among the top 1 percent of the Chicago Association of Realtors for nearly her entire 38-year career.
They joined the Compass real estate brand this past year. A balancing act of sorts, it was a challenging and stimulating change that had the women learning the ways of a cutting-edge real estate company. While kicking off the spring market, they got up to speed on the new technology and trained on multiple exciting innovative platforms. “We were so excited to join Compass, but it required a huge time commitment, and we’ve had some very busy days between the transition and servicing our clients’ needs,” they say. “But we knew the time investment would be worth it for both us and our clients.”
And it has been. The team is on track to not only exceed but also potentially double their 2017 sales total. The women find time to regularly workout and participate in running competitions. They also support multiple charities, including the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Big Brothers & Big Sisters Chicago.