Posts Tagged: Industry Issues

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An Insider’s Guide To The Home Sale Process

If you’ve visited our site before or read my blog on Chicago Now (Getting Real) you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I have a rather irreverent take on the real estate industry. In fact, the reason I decided to become a real estate broker is because the whole industry seemed broken (Nothing altruistic… Read more

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What home sellers don’t know…

…will definitely hurt them. I was poking around this morning doing some research on enhancing real estate searches for our Web site. We’re about to introduce building specific searches. While testing the listings for 340 On The Park I discovered that we are only allowed to show 9 listings, while there are actually 15 units… Read more

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Is Your Listing Agent Ignoring 36% Of The Buyers?

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association FHA and VA loans comprised 36% of the mortgage applications in the month of June – which is a lot. There’s a really simple reason for this huge share of the mortgage market and it should come as no surprise to anyone. Since banks have stopped loaning 100% or… Read more

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4,000 Chicago Realtors Bail On Market

I just downloaded the latest roster of Chicago Association Of Realtors (CAR) members and was delighted to see that the number of realtor members plummeted by over 4,000 in the last year. At December 2007 the number stood at 17,266 and as of January 2009 it was at 13,051. That’s almost a 25% drop. And… Read more