Frustrating home project? Sometimes forward progress is all you can ask

I’m back after nearly three weeks of blissfully vacationing in Europe. Our trip began with a gorgeous destination wedding in Barcelona and continued with six glorious nights in Prague. It wrapped up with a stunning bike trip through the Czech Republic …

4 local assets that can help rent second homes

As a real estate agent, it can be difficult convincing a potential buyer that a second home or vacation home has more value than just a place to vacation to when you have free time. Clients have the potential to make significant money by listing this s…

5 tips for your buying and building clients

I’m the founder and CEO of Real Restoration, a Chicago-based construction and restoration firm. I’m going to share with you how to best educate your clients before purchasing or building a home …

An agent’s guide to managing an editorial calendar

A blog is an ideal way to showcase your industry knowledge, and it allows you to connect with the public via your website, generating leads and future clients. You can use your blog to place listings, explain recent housing market trends and legal chan…

3 ways to engage past clients this fall

Autumn is a season of change. Summer fades fast, temperatures fall, and homeowners are faced with new challenges and opportunities. Many agents send annual clean-up reminders, but there are other opportunities for meaningful engagement …