Agent Spotlight: Michael Hall

Agent Spotlight: Michael Hall

Like many real estate brokers, Michael Hall’s path to success took some twists and turns along the way. Michael didn’t start out wanting to be in real estate, in fact, he pursued an academic road, teaching at the University level and pursuing a PhD when he decided to start a business while still teaching. In an early indicator of Michael’s entrepreneurial spirit and future success, his business took off, opening multiple locations and causing Michael to rethink his pursuit of academia. 

A conversation with his grandfather, a real estate investor, helped him to make the decision to pivot to a career in the real estate business. Michael’s grandfather pointed out his sales skills and entrepreneurial inclinations, and identified the industry as one where Michael might find success and satisfaction. 

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How To Prepare For The Illinois Real Estate License Exam

Passing the real estate licensing exam is the first step on the road to your successful career in real estate. But passing the exam itself can seem like a big hurdle. Are you ready? The good news is that a lot of the techniques you apply to the real estate license exam — great study habits, a systematic approach to the exam, and a thorough understanding of the subject matter — will serve you well in your career as a broker or agent. Learn more about the Illinois Real Estate Exam and how to prepare yourself for success.

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Strategies To Write The Winning Offer, Every Time

Strategies To Write The Winning Offer, Every Time

In a hot seller’s market, making your clients’ offer stand out can make the difference between closing a deal and starting the home search process over. And while offering the best possible price for a property is probably the most common way to ensure your clients’ offer finds its way to the top of the seller’s inbox, it’s not the only way to make sure your offer attracts attention. Learn more about some strategies to write the winning offer, every time.

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How To Source Inventory For Your Buyers In A Low Inventory Market

How To Source Inventory For Your Buyers In A Low Inventory Market

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.  

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How Two New Agents Went From 0 To Rookie Of The Year In 2021

How Two New Agents Went From 0 To Rookie Of The Year In 2021

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.

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Agent Spotlight: Hunter Andre

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.

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Agent Spotlight: Kira Moscowitz

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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.” 

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