With the majority of homebuyers starting their property search online, digital marketing resources are an integral part of the real estate marketing mix. So if you intend to sell your home at any point in 2020, here are a few digital marketing essentials you’ll need to capture the attention of buyers.
It goes without saying but is definitely worth repeating: We are so grateful for all the healthcare workers who are saving lives and fighting this pandemic around the clock to keep us safe.
While you are hunkered down at home, there are still ways you can help those supporting patient care on every level, from doctors and nurses to technicians and pharmacists to EMTs and transporters.
Aside from social distancing, here’s what you can do:
@properties has emerged as the Chicago area’s real estate market leader, according to a recent article in Crain’s Chicago Business. The article, which is based on data from Colorado-based Real Trends, notes that @properties was the only residential brokerage firm among the area’s top five to increase its sales volume in 2019.
Last year in the Chicago area, @properties had closed residential sales volume of $9.6 billion – $2.3 billion more than the #2 firm. Meanwhile, @properties moved into the top 10 of the nation’s largest brokerage firms by volume, according to the 2020 Real Trends 500 Report.
Our quarterly @ The Market webcast series typically takes place on location in the Chicago area. That, of course, changed early this month in light of the stay-at-home order that’s in effect in Illinois and most of the country. So co-founders Thad Wong and Mike Golden did what most of us are doing these days and jumped on video conference call.
In this episode, Mike and Thad weighed in with their insights on what’s happening in the housing market amid the COVID-19 pandemic and shared their advice for consumers, who, understandably, have a lot of questions. Continue reading
The closing date represents the finish line for a real estate transaction. It’s a day when, traditionally, all parties involved join together at the closing table and complete the necessary paperwork before the buyer receives the keys to their new home. But what happens when you throw the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing into the mix?
We asked our title insurance company, Proper Title, to answer that and a few other frequently asked questions about closing procedures amid the current crisis. Keep reading to find out how Proper Title has adapted their business to ensure home buyers and sellers receive the same high-quality experience with added safety measures. Please note the following Q&A pertains to transactions in Illinois (the process varies by state).
2008 notwithstanding, home is usually a good place to be in a recession.
The strong start to the 2020 real estate market was an encouraging sign for area homeowners. Then COVID-19 hit, and suddenly life is on hold for millions of Americans. Naturally, that raises questions about the long-term prospects for housing and homeownership.
But when it comes to real estate, many experts are looking at this soon-to-be-official recession differently than the last one. Here’s a look at why the housing market may very well make a strong recovery and even be a driver of future economic growth.
There is no denying the impact that COVID-19 has had on our day-to-day lives, which is why it’s never been more important to support the local businesses that help our communities thrive.
From a fabric store on the North Shore that is helping people make masks for essential workers to a distillery that’s producing hand sanitizer instead of spirits, local businesses have come together in new ways to support each other, their communities, and those on the frontlines.
While you stay safe at home, here are 10 local businesses that you can help support throughout Chicagoland.
With workout classes cancelled and gyms closed, your fitness routine may feel a little off these days. Before you throw in the towel, remember that being active is not only good for your body; it’s good for your mind too. So whether you are a devout yogi, an avid strength trainer, or just in search of ways to stay in shape until you can return to your normal routine, we’ve rounded up some great options. Following are 10 workouts that will keep you active from the comfort of your home. Continue reading
As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, volatility and uncertainty have swept through the financial markets.
Borrowers saw wild swings in interest rates over the last few weeks and were left to wonder whether they could still qualify for specific loan amounts and close on pending transactions.
Amidst the chaos, Guaranteed Rate has been a steady ship in rough waters. We asked them to answer a few questions pertaining to the impacts market volatility has had on the mortgage industry, and they responded with some helpful guidance. Read, share, enjoy and contact your trusted Guaranteed Rate loan officer with any questions.
On Friday, March 27, the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, aka the CARES Act, was officially signed into law.
As a locally owned business working with you along every step of the residential journey, @properties views this bill as a truly heartening development amidst the monumental challenges of COVID-19.
We know there are many resources available to learn about the Act. However, we wanted to summarize some of the essential benefits – especially those that may directly or indirectly apply to your real estate needs. Here are some of the key pieces of the CARES Act and related measures:
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