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Chicago?s Fall Market 2009: Buyer, Seller, and Agent Expectations

Written by: - September 8, 2009

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Chicago?s Fall Market 2009: Buyer, Seller, and Agent Expectations

The week after Labor Day traditionally marks the beginning of Chicago?s fall real estate. As this has been a period of non-traditional activity, I have thought carefully about what are my expectations. The strengths and weaknesses in the marketplace will depend on what type of property in what area at what price. There is no […]

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What it Really Means to Market Listings Today

Written by: - August 7, 2009

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What it Really Means to Market Listings Today

Regardless of real estate market conditions, our clients hire us to get their properties sold. Sorting through this week’s news and numbers regarding how we market those listings, there still seems to be a huge disconnect between how most agents think their listings are marketed and the realty of the fastest growing resources that the […]

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A Realtor’s® Observations on the Last 30 Days in United States

Written by: - July 6, 2009

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A Realtor’s® Observations on the Last 30 Days in United States

As I had time to reflect over the holiday weekend, I thought back to all that happened in the month of June. My Personal Market Activity Buyers re-engaged in the marketplace, resulting in sold properties. Sellers who want to sell are listing at prices to sell, not just to list. Communication between the Realtors®, lenders, […]

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With So Many Short Sales Today, Should I Wait to Buy?

Written by: - June 25, 2009

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With So Many Short Sales Today, Should I Wait to Buy?

Here?s a question real estate agents are hearing lately??With so many short sales out there?does that mean the market is getting worse and should I be concerned about buying now verses later this year?? The answer, in a word, ?No.? Short sales certainly seem to be on the rise due to a variety of reasons: […]

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You Never Know It Is The Bottom Until You Are On Your Way Back Up

Written by: - June 23, 2009

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You Never Know It Is The Bottom Until You Are On Your Way Back Up

As prospective buyers are sitting back, waiting, and speculating about when to take advantage of the bottom, it appears we have hit a plateau. One of the most effective ways for pricing to stabilize and then see appreciation is depleting inventory. Signs Home Prices in Chicago Are Stabilizing According to the Illinois Association of Realtors, […]

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Baird & Warner Follows Sudler|Sotheby’s Out Of Old Town

Written by: - May 11, 2009

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Baird & Warner Follows Sudler|Sotheby’s Out Of Old Town

Two weeks ago Sudler|Sotheby’s closed their 1650 N. Wells Street offices and relocated all of their agents to their head offices at the Polmolive Building at 919 N. Michigan Ave. and to their recently aquired offices from Sussex & Reiley at 912 W Armitage. Over the weekend Baird & Warner announced to their agents that […]

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Telltale Signs Your Listing Broker is a Dinosaur

Written by: - May 1, 2009

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Telltale Signs Your Listing Broker is a Dinosaur

Is your real estate agent evolving or are they a dinosaur? And you know what happened to the dinosaurs?

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Social Networking For Real Estate Agents

Written by: - April 15, 2009

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Social Networking For Real Estate Agents

Amazingly, many agents out there are natural born networkers. Some…not so much. It doesn’t always come naturally. Networking is getting out there and meeting new people in a business or social context. The purpose is to meet people in the same line of work for referrals and maybe even a little fun. There are many […]

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