Tag: real estate agents
These developers are liars, cheaters and scammers
The following comment has been sent to our trash bin: "Avoid Avoid Avoid! [Name redacted] are liars, cheaters, and scammers! Run away!" The [...]
Are real estate agents wrong about client loyalty?
I shudder to think about how many real agents I've spoken with over the years, from all parts of the country. However diverse they might be in the [...]
Real estate listing errors – a human or systems problem?
A recent syndicated column by Lew Sichelman in the Tribune warned of the problems occasioned by erroneous data entered into the Multiple Listing S [...]
Does your real estate agent need a yardstick?
Or just a larger measure of common sense? Real estate agents these days seem to assume that every kitchen has 42-inch upper cabinets, and that [...]
Housing fraud on the rise
Ken Harney, a nationally syndicated real estate columnist, writes in the Daily Herald: Could today’s seductive conditions in the housing market — s [...]
Does your real estate agent know what town your home is in?
YoChicago's parent company, Data Based Ads, has built sophisticated ad management systems that have, over the years, handled millions of print ads [...]
I didn’t know where Sycamore was before listing the home
As I headed into the city yesterday I heard a real estate agent on the radio delivering the all-too-typical babble about how she worked "throughou [...]
The $1.2M single-family home market is “smoking hot”
Superior 110, a luxury boutique condominium in River North is one of our firm's clients, and that's led me to spend a fair amount of time with Gre [...]
Yet another foreclosure scam?
An agent forwarded me an email touting an upcoming event promoted by the “US Foreclosure Institute” which shares an office with the “US Foreclosur [...]
When death spells opportunity
A doorman called a real estate agent I know to tell her there was a listing coming available in a coveted tier in the building. The occupant had just [...]
Did your agent co-author a book on short sales?
Earlier today I received an e-mail from a real estate agent inquiring about becoming a guest writer on YoChicago. The agent’s signature line ident [...]
A real estate snow story from 30 years ago
I signed a contract to sell my home, which you can see in the above video (part 1 here), the first night of the storm that paralyzed Chicago in Ja [...]
Stupid Realtor traits – location
We’ve called attention, on occasion, to what we call “stupid Realtor tricks.” The tricks tend to cause little, if any, harm because they're so transpa [...]
Quote of the day – I flip burgers from 8 to 4
The Trib quotes Jim Kinney, VP of luxury home sales for Baird & Warner, commenting on the above RE/MAX video: "To make (part-timers) appear as inef [...]
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