Jump into July, with these Member Benefits

In order for you to be the best in the business, you need the proper tools, tips and coursework to guide you. That’s where the Chicago Association of REALTORS® comes in. Make the most of your membership by taking advantage of all the benefits designed to make your job easier and your clients happier. From classes and events to articles and resources, here’s what you should get involved with this month to advance your career.

Housing Data for You and Your Clients

Each month, we release a Monthly Snapshot to give you a look at the housing market in the City if Chicago. The snapshot includes information such as median sales prices, market time and an explanation of the trends that impact our business. It also includes a link to FastStats, which allows you to view more data and statistics from each of Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods. Knowing these facts and figures helps you better position your business and add even more value in your day-to-day client interactions and transactions! Check out the most recent Market Snapshot here and visit FastStats.

Added Security with Sentrilock

Sentrilock is the only lockbox recommended by the National Association of REALTORS® and the Chicago Association of REALTORS®. We love it so much that we have a whole page dedicated to it on our website, so you can learn more about its functionalities and pricing. If you haven’t already, watch videos and read more about Sentrilock, its mobile app and unique features that help keep you and your clients safe.

New Content in the Learning Library

Our Learning Library is filled with videos that offer tips to help you and your business – and we just added even more content! Visit our Learning Library anytime, anywhere to get tips, tricks and reminders on topics like listing agreements, social media, time management, pricing and ethics. You’ll even see a few familiar faces in the videos, as our Top Producers even stopped by to drop off some of their industry insights and knowledge.

Fun and Fundamentals with YPN

Our Young Professionals Network (YPN) has a lot in store for you this month! First, it’s not officially summertime until YPN hosts its YPN Summer Mixer. On July 25th, join us on one of the trendiest rooftops in the city – Apogee Lounge in River North. We’ll be mixing, mingling and enjoying delicious cocktails and light appetizers. This is the perfect time to enjoy warmer weather and take a much-needed break from your typical summertime grind. Then, on June 30th, you can’t miss our YPN Breakfast. As if a complimentary breakfast at Manny’s Deli wasn’t good enough, you’ll also get invaluable advice on prospecting. From generating leads to using your sphere of influence, these tips from some of Chicago’s most successful REALTORS® will give you a whole new perspective on growing your business.

Industry Updates and Tips in CR Magazine

The Summer 2019 Chicago REALTOR® Magazine is out now! Inside, you’ll find the scoop on Opportunity Zones, learn more about what our Association is up to and how we’ve given back over the last few months and get tips on Revolutionizing Your Customer Service. Copies of the magazine have been mailed to each member, but you can also view and download the full publication right here on ChicagoREALTOR.com. Enjoy!

Classes to Boost Your Career

Our REALTORS® Real Estate School offers classes and certification courses to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in our ever-changing industry. Sign up for these upcoming opportunities:
  • Real Estate Investing | July 9th: You’ll learn how to adapt core real estate skills and learn new ones to serve clients who want to invest in single family homes, condos, townhomes, and small multifamily properties.
  • Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) | July 10th: This one-day core course focuses on the knowledge and skill base that real estate professionals need to specialize in buying, selling, or managing second homes in a resort, recreational, and/or vacation destination and properties for investment, development, or retirement.
  • E-Pro Certification | July 18th -19th: NAR’s e-PRO® curriculum shows you how to use the latest social media technologies, such as Facebook and Twitter, to create an online presence best suited for you.