Exclusive: Chicago’s @properties teams up with Ansley Atlanta

A new partnership has united Chicago-based @properties, one of the largest real estate firms in the U.S. by transactions, with Georgia firm Ansley Atlanta.

Chicago-based Abode has acquired discounter USRealty

Abode, a company that is trying to streamline the homebuying process while providing deep discounts to consumers, has acquired discount brokerage USRealty.

Meet the property manager with a tech platform and big ambitions

Livly describes itself as a property management “platform,” giving renters a way to communicate with their management, pay rent and accept packages.

For fresh marketing ideas, look beyond the real estate industry

Valentine’s Day reservations and salon blowout parties are just a few perks that can lead to new referrals, panelists at Inman Connect said Thursday.

Here’s why this broker is sending 1,000 cards this holiday season

Lori Dake, a real estate broker with Kale Realty in Chicago, draws, addresses and stamps each card by hand — a tradition she’s observed since high school that consistently draws business and friendship.

New York, Chicago, San Francisco top 2019 ‘World’s Best Cities’ list. Did your hometown make the cut?

New York, Chicago, San Francisco top “World’s Best Cities” list — high marks in promotion, programming, products, people and prosperity pushed these U.S. cities to the top.

Trulia Neighborhoods launches to make communities look like Instagram Stories

The feature uses crowdsourced local knowledge, original photography, drone footage, local safety and commute data, and parent reviews of nearby schools to create a comprehensive visual and data-filled profile of over 300 areas around the country.

Home search portal Truepad shutters operations after funding issues

Home search portal Truepad shuttered operations after expected funding failed to materialize, according to an employee’s Facebook post.

Inside NAR’s $45M plan to renovate its Chicago headquarters

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is planning a $45 million facelift to its Chicago headquarters, according to a news report in Crain’s Chicago Business. The renovation will include an 18,000-square-foot office space, conference center and a glass-encased boardroom topped by a halo-like structure adorned with the NAR logo.

Compass rivals react to latest Chicagoland expansion

As relative industry newcomer Compass further expands its footprint into the Chicagoland area, competitors are welcoming their nascent rival.