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.

Continue reading “Strategies To Write The Winning Offer, Every Time”

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.  

Continue reading “How To Source Inventory For Your Buyers In A Low Inventory Market”

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.

Continue reading “How Two New Agents Went From 0 To Rookie Of The Year In 2021”

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.

Continue reading “Agent Spotlight: Hunter Andre”

Agent Spotlight: Sara Linton

Agent Spotlight: Sara Linton

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”

How To Keep Your Network Engaged And Sending You Referrals

How To Keep your Network Engaged And Sending You Referrals

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”

Agent Spotlight: John Irwin and Jackie Lafferty

Baird & Warner Agent Spotlight: John Irwin and Jackie Lafferty

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”

What Should We Expect From Chicagoland’s Real Estate Market In 2022?

What Should We Expect From Chicagoland’s Real Estate Market In 2022?

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?”