Sally Mabadi Featured in Crain’s Chicago Business!

Fri, Oct 24 2014

Sally Mabadi’s listing at 1048 Forest Avenue in Evanston was featured as Crain’s Luxury Home of the Week! The 10,000 square foot colonial home boasts 18 foot ceilings, a widow’s walk, and a separate apartment and coach house. To read the original article, please click here.


Market Update - October 2014

Thu, Oct 23 2014

Please find a recap of the market snapshot that Michael Pierson shared at our Center Stage Event yesterday.  To view Michael's video presentation, please click here.




Center Stage Follow-up: You and Your Personal Safety

Thu, Oct 23 2014

Thank you to everyone who attended "One Magnificent Meeting" yesterday! We heard very positive feedback from you about our Wells Fargo speaker, Doug Smith, and intend to invite him back.

The topic and discussion at the beginning of the meeting was especially important to Nancy...your personal safety.  This has particularly hit home in the last few weeks as we have followed the tragic story of Beverly Carter, the broker from Arkansas who lost her life while going about her daily real estate practice, showing her listing to someone posing as a prospective buyer.  Let's please make her legacy that we take a closer look at how we protect ourselves and make our own day to day business activities safer.

The Department of Labor reports that there were 25 homicides in 2013 that involved real estate professionals. A shocking number!! Michael, Chris and Nancy encourage you to incorporate multiple layers of defense into your individual practices. As we start this dialogue, we wanted to follow-up with links to some of the products mentioned at the meeting.

NAR and Inman have recently published articles highlighting safety apps that you can install on your mobile phone. These are just some of the many apps available, and you may wish to spend some time evaluating which one is right for your practice.

GUARDLY
Group Alerts
Location Tracking
Connect to 911
Emergency Beacon
https://www.guardly.com/technology/mobile-safety-apps
Free App Download, Premium Service $1.99/month 



REAL ALERT 
Alarm
Locate Hospitals
Alert Friends
http://www.realalertapp.com/
$1.99 Download 




SAFE TREK
Hold Screen Button Until Safe
Calls Police if Released
http://www.safetrekapp.com/ 
$1.99 Download 









REACT MOBILE
Real-time Tracking
Alert Friends
Follow Me
Emergency Call
http://reactmobile.com/
Free App Download




Additionally, products like smart jewelry and key-chain sized mace sprayers could be a part of your personal plan.

Cuff Pendants & Bracelets: https://cuff.io/

Stiletto Charms:https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/stiletto-personal-security-for-women

FirstSign Wearable Pods: http://www.firstsign.us/products/#/pod/

We care a great deal about all of you. This is only the beginning of our conversation and we will continue to talk about ways that you can be prepared and defend yourselves. Please heighten your awareness around your personal safety: meet clients in the office for the first time, take a colleague if you are uncertain, consider a self defense class, walk away if you feel uncertain, listen to your fear, be careful about how you use social media, put yourself first.

Susan Dickman and James DeMarco Featured in Chicago magazine!

Tue, Oct 21 2014

Susan Dickman and James DeMarco’s farmhouse listing at 5354 N. Paulina Street in Chicago was highlighted in Chicago magazine. The four bedroom, two full and one half bath home in Andersonville is celebrated for its eco-friendly design and interior finishes. The fireplace in the living room also has materials used from a Daniel Burnham-designed hotel. To read the original article, please click here.


Nancy Nagy, Michael Pierson, Mario Greco and Jeff Lowe Featured in Real Estate Executive Magazine!

Tue, Oct 21 2014

Nancy Nagy and Michael Pierson were named two of the most influential Real Estate Executives nationally, while Mario Greco and Jeff Lowe were also recognized as being top agents nationally! Based on comprehensive research, Real Estate Executive Magazine celebrates the hard work that top executives put into building their companies. To read the original article and to see Nancy and Michael’s exciting inclusion, please click here. Real Estate Executive Magazine also featured the top producers nationally, which includes both teams and individuals. To read the original article and see Mario and Jeff’s inclusion, please click here.


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