In a competitive market, buyers’ agents need to find every possible advantage to ensure they stay competitive and are able to meet — and exceed — each buyer’s expectations. But knowing exactly how to navigate Chicagoland’s low inventory market and help your clients to find their dream home can be a challenge. Multiple offer scenarios, unusual seller requests, and difficult negotiations are all commonplace when inventory is low. Here are some tips and tricks on how to source inventory for your buyers in a low inventory market.Continue reading “How To Source Inventory For Your Buyers In A Low Inventory Market”
Starting a business — any business — is a tough proposition. And starting out as a rookie real estate agent is tougher than setting up shop in almost any other industry. Building relationships, creating a robust referral network, and developing the habits and workflows that allow an agent to balance business servicing with business origination can all make it seem daunting to stand up a real estate brokerage.Continue reading “How Two New Agents Went From 0 To Rookie Of The Year In 2021”
Real estate brokers are, by nature, independent creatures. In fact, independence is one of the most oft-cited reasons real estate agents and brokers choose their career. The ability to focus on the areas that interest you, build your business at your own pace, and being your own boss are all powerful draws for motivated self-starters.Continue reading “Unmatched Office-Level Support”
From the television industry to real estate, Director of Agent Development Hunter Andre’s unique experience gives his clients a distinct advantage.
An alumnus of Chicago’s prestigious DePaul University, Hunter received his degree in media and began his career as an assistant at the Food Network. After more than a decade as a producer, writer, and director with communication giants like Comcast, he wanted to pivot to something completely different.Continue reading “Agent Spotlight: Hunter Andre”
For Baird & Warner Lincoln Park broker Kira Moscowitz, it’s all about connection.
Kira started her career in the nonprofit space, organizing and guiding international trips for students and young adults. After taking 6 months off to travel in Southeast Asia and India, she decided when she returned to Chicago that she wanted “to be thoughtful about what I wanted to do next.” After some research, Kira opted to get her real estate license, finding the industry attractive because it offered her “the opportunity to work directly with clients as an educator and advisor, as well as the opportunity to partake in a career with ample growth trajectories.”Continue reading “Agent Spotlight: Kira Moscowitz”
For Sara Linton, the path to a career in real estate was paved early on in life. “I always wanted to be a real estate agent. When I was young, my family moved from a small town to Columbia, South Carolina, and I loved our realtor, who had a zipline in her backyard.” From that early dream, Sara has always pursued an entrepreneurial path, starting out in startups before traveling the world, and eventually pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a real estate broker.Continue reading “Agent Spotlight: Sara Linton”
Just like our homes, your real estate business is only as solid as its foundation. And every successful real estate business is built on a foundation of relationships. However, for busy agents, finding the tools and the time to cultivate relationships within your sphere can be difficult. Learning more about how to keep your network engaged and sending you referrals can ensure that your business continues to thrive and grow, no matter what the future holds.Continue reading “How To Keep Your Network Engaged And Sending You Referrals”
With more than 11,000 real estate agents serving the Chicagoland area, choosing just one agent to represent your interests when you’re buying or selling a home can feel like a daunting task. Luckily, when you work with superstar Baird & Warner Lincoln Park agents John Irwin and Jackie Lafferty, you don’t have to choose just one agent. John and Jackie are independent brokers who maintain a consulting relationship — when you hire one, you’ll receive the accumulated knowledge, experience, and wisdom of both.Continue reading “Agent Spotlight: John Irwin and Jackie Lafferty”
2020 and 2021 have been truly unprecedented years in the real estate business. Major shifts to how we live, play, and work have affected all of us, and while some things will return to normal, it’s clear that our lives will forever be changed by the lessons we’ve learned over that time. In the real estate industry, the last two years have made it clear how important it is for those who work in this business to adapt, pivot, and see these challenges as opportunities — opportunities to build our businesses in a way that allows them to thrive in any conditions.
As we wind down the year, now is the time to look ahead — and start setting down goals and plans for 2022 and beyond.Continue reading “What Should We Expect From Chicagoland’s Real Estate Market In 2022?”
Courtney Welsch, a real estate star who ranks consistently in the top 3% of all Chicagoland brokers, has known the real estate business from a young age. As the daughter of a Chicagoland top broker, Courtney’s seen the business from all angles, and knows more than anyone what it takes to generate consistent success for her clients.Continue reading “Agent Spotlight – Courtney Welsch”