@properties accuses fellow Chicago indie brokerage Baird & Warner of false advertising

Hyperbole in real estate advertising is nothing new, but one Chicago brokerage alleges its biggest independent rival has crossed a line.

Leadership Lens: How to make your team feel valued, acknowledged and special

Michael Golden is co-founder of Chicago-based @properties, a full-service real estate company that is the no. 1 residential broker in the city of Chicago, the second largest brokerage firm in Illinois and the 21st largest broker in the United States. I…

Indie Broker Summit NY 18: Why you’ve got it wrong about Compass

@properties co-founder Thaddeus Wong took the Indie Broker Summit stage at Inman Connect New York to explain a little bit more about how his new competitor, Compass, has affected his brokerage, the market and the real estate industry in general …

ICNY 18: How to be crazy successful in your real estate business

Are you obsessed with your real estate business? According to Williams & Williams agent Rayni Williams, you’ve got to put a little crazy into your business to get that crazy success out of it …

Why 2018 is the year of the agent

Some brokers’ heads are sitting on the disruption guillotine, but not good agents. This is a dramatic shift from the old days, when agents were treated like grunts …

Top Chicago brokerage @properties launches self-updating CMA tool

Illinois’ largest independent brokerage launched the Windy City’s first continually updating comparative market analysis (CMA) platform to ensure finding comps is a seamless task for their sellers …

Customize your technology by leveraging your partners

Chicago-based independent brokerage @properties is a success story by multiple measures, not least by its 2,300 agents and $8 billion in sales volume last year. But that doesn’t mean that its co-founder, Thaddeus Wong, believes the firm has to do everything for itself …

Broker’s ‘evil genius’ idea shows off listing agents

Sometimes adding one plus one equals more than two — a lot more. Chicago-based independent brokerage @properties, founded in 2000, is a success story by multiple measures. But that doesn’t mean that its co-founder, Thaddeus Wong, believes the firm has…

How can brokerages save money and stay competitive?

Thad Wong, co-founder of @properties, says the biggest change happening for brokerages right now is a major movement toward reducing costs. The trick to doing that while still remaining competitive is to replace certain expenses with valuable, competit…

Beyond the Plateau: Brokers Share Growth Strategies at NAR Summit

If there’s one thing you can count on in the real estate market, it’s change—and if you want your firm to succeed long-term, it had better be able to change right along with it. No one knows this better than the panelists who took part in RISMedia’s Power Broker Roundtable at the recent NAR Broker […]

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