For some, the days of working from home are on the way out or becoming less frequent as more people get vaccinated. If this includes you, then you know how exciting it is to see your favorite coworkers again and collaborate in person. And while you may have certain concerns about going back into the office, the best thing you can do is plan ahead, and make sure you’re aware of any new workplace policies related to masks, schedules, quarantining, and workspace configuration.
Ask 100 people what one word they associate with real estate, and you’ll probably get answers like home, house, or land. But ask an @properties agent, and you’ll likely hear a completely different word…love.
Love crept into the @properties lexicon years ago with our Love Where You Live ad campaign, which morphed into our work mantra, Love Where You Work. Then in 2015, @properties commissioned Chicago-based artist Matthew Hoffman to paint a mural adorning our office in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. The mural featured the word “love” in Hoffman’s signature script font and quickly became a popular backdrop for Instagram pictures, holiday cards, engagement photos, and everything in between.
Today the “love” script can be found everywhere from billboards to bumper magnets to cloth masks that have even been spotted on a few famous faces. Now as @properties expands nationally and shares the love across the country, we thought it was only fitting to catch up with company co-founder and co-CEO Thad Wong, who is the architect of many of the firm’s marketing campaigns. Continue reading
Amid the pandemic, flex rooms and spaces have proven to be incredibly valuable as we’ve brought our work, school, fitness, and hobbies home. They serve a variety of purposes, from a home office and study spot to an exercise space to an extra bedroom and playroom. Regardless of how you use your flex space, there are many ways to get the most out of your extra room. Here’s how:
Spring is the perfect time to begin adding a bit of green to your home. Not quite sure where to start? Finding a plant that best suits your home can seem daunting, like what plant might thrive best in certain rooms. Don’t get too worked up, with a little guidance, finding the perfect plant for that space you’re thinking of can be easy.
It’s a new year, which means that it’s officially time to start using Pantone’s annual Color of the Year around the house! Pantone has been designating a color of the year for over 20 years, and for 2021 the company chose not just one, but TWO colors. Allow us to introduce Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, a color combination that, according to Pantone, conveys strength and positivity following a year unlike any other.
Here’s how you can use these two colors at home:
The new year is right around the corner, bringing with it the hope of more face-to-face interactions and in-person engagements. However, in true 2020 fashion, New Year’s Eve is getting a little shake-up this year, and won’t involve the same big crowds and parties of years past. Fortunately, there are plenty of fun ways to safely ring in the New Year with the ones you love.
Here’s how to celebrate the start of 2021: Continue reading
Locally owned businesses are the heart of our communities. So with the season of giving upon us, there’s never been a better time to show your support to small businesses in your neighborhood or suburb. Here are a few ways you can do that during the holidays:
Halloween is upon us, and like many other 2020 festivities, it certainly doesn’t look like years past. Fortunately, there are still ways to get creative and celebrate this candy-filled holiday. Following are a handful of ideas on how to celebrate Halloween 2020-style. Remember that regulations and guidelines vary based on where you live, so be sure to check local websites and resources for the most relevant information.
We don’t know about you, but spending all this time at home has us thinking a lot about what updates and refreshes we can make where we live. There has never been a better time to start cultivating your dream home.
Whether your home needs a few minor updates or a major facelift, we want to help you find the right balance between saving and spending so you don’t break the bank.
Follow our guide on where to splurge and where to save below.
Fall is right around the corner, and as you start swapping your shorts and t-shirts for pants and sweaters, you may be wondering how you can make the most of the season this year. Fortunately, we’ve done our research, and there are plenty of ways to safely experience fall 2020 throughout Chicagoland as well as Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin.