Summer 2023 Chicago REALTOR® Magazine

The latest issue of Chicago REALTOR® is now available. Enjoy the content in the format of your choice.  You can find the digital PDF flipbook below, with links to blog-format […]

Summer 2023: Editor’s Note

Explore AI With Intention & Creativity! I asked ChatGPT to provide 10 witty headlines about using AI, and it suggested: …They’re working titles. With the booming emergence of ChatGPT in […]

What You Need to Know: Chicago’s New Energy Transformation Code

Chicago is one of the cities at the forefront of energy conservation in the United States, specifically through the city’s base energy codes. On January 1, 2023, Chicago’s New Energy […]

Over 50 Years of Fighting for Housing Equality

Chicago REALTOR® Frank Williams Honored With the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Fair Housing Champion Award Past President Frank Williams, F.J. Williams Realty, was honored as one of NAR’s 2023 […]

Everything You Need to Know About Chicago’s Mixed-Use Market

Pick almost any neighborhood in Chicago, and you will discover varying versions of mixed-use buildings. From small mom-and-pop-type storefronts with apartments on the second level to self-contained vertical communities set […]

Fall Into Chicago with The 77’s Favorite Autumn Activities

There’s a slight chill in the air. The rich green leaves on trees are beginning to shift to auburn and gold, and Chicago is shining. Fall is right around the […]

Homebuying By Generation: What to Know About Generational Homebuying Trends

Flashback to 2016—millennials were dominating the homebuying and selling market. Many baby boomers were just starting to think about retirement, and Gen X was starting to hit their homebuying and […]

Embracing the Power of Artificial Intelligence In Real Estate

A Guide for Forward-Thinking REALTORS® As the real estate industry continues to evolve in the digital age, one powerful tool has emerged to alter how we do business: Artificial Intelligence […]

Open Your Ears: The Importance of Active Listening

Imagine – you’re conducting a property viewing with a prospective buyer when, while viewing the property, the buyer mentions that they are concerned about the lack of natural light in […]

Commit to Your Safety: 9 Practices to Build Into Your Routine

Your safety is important. Make a promise to yourself to adopt intentional safety practices and habits into your routine. It’s important that we are knowledgeable, aware and empowered to keep […]

Being a Neighborhood Cheerleader

How to Be An Active Member of the Communities You Serve From lakefront oases to bustling corridors to quiet, tree-lined streets, all of Chicago’s 77 communities offer pockets of unique […]

Are You Still Advertising Your Services As Free?

Due to recent lawsuits challenging local broker marketplaces (otherwise referred to as MLS’s) and the cooperative compensation guidelines that MLS participants and subscribers adhere to, the conversation around buyer agent/cooperating […]