Posts Categorized: Industry Issues

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The Realtor Lobbying Machine

People who are aware of the considerable lobbying machine operated by Realtors get pretty hot under the collar about it. I don’t blame them. I’ve always seen this as an obviously self serving activity and the description of these organization’s purpose is pretty scary to consumers. Protects your income and maintains your commissions. Educates and… Read more

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Real Estate Karma

Nothing irritates me more than a lack of basic ethics among certain Chicago real estate professionals. It’s an endemic problem in the industry, and one that motivated me to enter the industry. However, maybe there’s such a thing as real estate Karma, as my recent experience with a certain real estate developer has led me… Read more

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How To Find A Good Realtor

One of the most important decisions in buying or selling a house is finding a good realtor. Unfortunately it’s not an easy process for one simple reason. There are a lot of really bad real estate agents out there. The following quote in the November 2007 issue of Realtor Magazine from Bert Waugh Jr., CEO… Read more