Posts Tagged: real estate agents

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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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Most Realtors Starving In This Real Estate Market

As I pointed out in a recent post, 1,000 realtors left the real estate business in Chicago last year. I can attest to how poorly most real estate agents are doing in this market because I periodically look up the sales statistics for agents that I know and most of the time their numbers are… Read more

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2009 Took Its Toll On The Real Estate Industry

I guess it’s no surprise that 2009 was a tough year for the real estate industry but I’ve just run across some information that gives us a pretty good idea of just how bad it was. After losing 4,000 agents in 2008, the Chicago area lost another 1,000 agents in 2009. That’s a 7.6% decline… Read more

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A Tale Of Two Townhomes In University Village

Two townhomes in University Village on South Campus Parkway. 6 doors down from each other. 5 months apart. Identical floorplans. One sells for $775K and the other sells for $591K. That’s just weird. How does this happen? University Village Townhome – South Campus Parkway Normally the real estate market is pretty efficient, which means that… Read more

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If Your Realtor Gives You A Pumpkin…

It’s that time of year again when realtors do their annual pumpkin dropoff. Well…not all realtors – just the ones that follow the traditional real estate marketing model of ingratiating yourself with your clients. It’s an old realtor ploy popularized in the realtors’ bible: How To List & Sell Real Estate In The 21st Century…. Read more