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2014 C.A.R. Sales Awards issue

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Volum e 24 | S p r i n g 2015

4 PRESIDENT’S

PERSPECTIVE

Celebrate Collaboration

Hugh Rider

2014-2015 C.A.R. President

8 SALES AWARDS

The 2014 Sales Awards:

Celebrating Excellence;

Committee Members and Sponsors

10 PLATINUM ACHIEVERS

Units and Volume; Individuals and Teams

12 GOLD ACHIEVERS

Units and Volume; Individuals and Teams

14 SILVER ACHIEVERS

Units and Volume; Individuals and Teams

16 BRONZE ACHIEVERS

Units and Volume; Individuals and Teams

18 TOP RENTAL ACHIEVERS

REALTORS ® with 50 + Units

18 ROOKIES OF

THE YEAR

Volume and Units

19 COMMERCIAL

TOP PRODUCERS

Platinum, Gold, and Silver Acheivers

20 2014 RPAC

HONOR ROLL

RPAC Major Investors of 2014

22 TOP PRODUCERS

Residential Sales by Individuals

& Teams with 59 to 27 Units;

$

19 Million to $ 8 Million in Volume

34 TOP PRODUCERS

BY NEIGHBORHOOD

Units and Volume; Chicago &

West Towns Neighborhoods

48 MRED UPDATE

How MRED Can Help You

Build Better Business

6 FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Gving Back to Enrich Communities

Ginger Downs, RCE, CAE, CIPS, IOM

Chief Executive Officer

36 FROM THE EDITOR

As Chicago REALTORS ® …

Barbara Matthopoulos

Vice President of Communications & Media Relations

37 2015 MARKET OUTLOOK

Millennials, Mortgage Rates and New Construction

38 ASSOCIATION NEWS

Members in the News

39 C.A.R. YOUNG

PROFESSIONALS NETWORK

YPN Monthly Breakfasts

40 CASINO ROYALE

YPN & WCR’s Highlight from event

42 STRATEGIC PARTNERS

Get Involved with our Strategic Partners

44 PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

Ethic Citation Program

45 COMMERCIALFORUM

Short-term Rentals: More Risks than Rewards

46 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Tracking Legislative Issues Impacting Your Business

47 CAPITOL CONFERENCE

Rock the Bus! Storm the Capitol! April14, 2015

49 TOOLS YOU CAN USE

Stay Cybersafe, Tips to Guard Against Identity Theft

50 EDUCATION OFFERINGS

Pre- and Post-Licensing Classes, Hot Topics

& Designations available through REALTORS ®

Real Estate School

51 UPCOMING EVENTS

Calendar of Real Estate Industry Happenings

IMAGE CREDITS ON THIS PAGE

CARLY Award photo by Jim August, Chicago

Association of REALTORS®.

COVER PHOTO

CARLY Awards graphic by Justin Labno for the

Chicago Association of REALTORS ® .

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PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE

Celebrate

HugH RideR

Collaboration

2014-2015 President, Chicago Association of REALTORS ®

In our fast-paced industry, we seldom have an

opportunity to take time to pause and reflect on our

accomplishments as professionals.

That’s why our annual Sales Awards is one of my

favorite C.A.R. events, as it provides each and every one

of us an opportunity to honor excellence in our industry

and recognize how we each have an individual role to

play in our collective success.

Whatever your industry niche - whether you primarily

serve renters, buyers, sellers or investors – the Sales

Awards remind us that our business goals are aligned

to help our industry as a whole succeed.

Each of us contribute to the industry in our own unique

way. What we share is a dedication and desire to serve our

clients by helping them fulfill their expectations and goals.

What is important to recognize is how the work we do

today can help lay the foundation for tomorrow. When

we serve renters, we are working with young professionals

who will likely become future homeowners. When we

help professionals purchase their first home, we may be

helping a future real estate investor.

Similarly, the work we do at the Chicago Association of

REALTORS ® can only be elevated if we bridge new connections

with other real estate organizations. This, too,

will help set a foundation for our future and the livelihood

of our business.

The potential to strengthen alliances with BOMA/Chicago,

homebuilders and neighborhood apartment associations

is strategic to our overall mission as Chicago REALTORS ® .

The real estate business will benefit if we see our goals as

related, and approach them together to achieve more.

As we all

know, collaboration

is the

essence and

spirit of our

profession,

and it’s

important

to continue

cultivating

opportunities.

Sales Awards is a chance to celebrate

this cooperation amongst practitioners. Whether you

are a residential or commercial broker, it’s time for your

colleagues to recognize your accomplishments and share

in your success. This is an occasion to celebrate achievements,

but also a platform for new practitioners to visualize

their potential.

Congratulations! I applaud your hard work and thank

you for allowing the Chicago Association of REALTORS ®

help steer your success through the myriad networking

and education opportunities available this year.

Hugh Rider

Realty & Mortgage Co.

Photo by Sofia Spentzas

Chicago REALTOR ® Magazine

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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Giving Back to

Enrich Communities

Over the last year in my role as president of All Chicago,

I’ve been privileged to be part of an organization that

brings together a committed community of service

providers, advocates, volunteers, consumers and donors

who collectively make a uniquely powerful impact on

homelessness in Chicago.

Working to ensure the stability of

home for everyone is my passion, and

fulfills my lifelong commitment to

volunteerism.

On a personal note, I was fortunate to

learn the value of how one profound

small act can make a difference when

I began volunteering at a young age.

The importance of looking at small

ways to help the community was as

clear to me then as it is now.

I believe there is an opportunity for

everybody to spend a few hours to give

back through some act of kindness -

whether large or small. Giving back is

something Chicago REALTORS ® do so

well. Our membership played a major

role in last year’s holiday drive helping

Advocates for Adolescent Mothers

(AFAM).

Your generous contributions made

it possible for the nonprofit group to

provide the following to young mothers

facing homelessness and their

children:

• 246 toys, balls, games and puzzles

• 88 coats

• 83 hats, gloves and scarves

• 76 books

As Chicago REALTORS ® with strong

neighborhood ties, it’s a natural fit that

you should all be thinking of community

engagement. We recently asked

how you give back, and we received

200 responses.

Here’s what you told us about how you

volunteer your time and money:

• 62 percent say the primary reason

they volunteer is to give back, with

19 percent saying it makes them

feel good.

• 71 percent volunteer in some way.

• Three-quarters volunteer in the

community where they live, while

nearly half volunteer in the community

where they work.

• One-third of respondents volunteer

for three or more organizations.

• Four in 10 volunteer for an hour or

more every week.

• Volunteer ties run deep with 43

percent saying they have been

volunteering more than 10 years.

It’s extremely encouraging to know so

many Chicago REALTORS ® already

devote free time to volunteerism. If you

don’t already, challenge yourself to give

back. Find what you’re passionate about

and pursue opportunities. Volunteer

efforts enrich our communities, and a

stronger community can only serve our

real estate industry well.

Sincerely,

ginger downs, Rce, cae, cips, iom

Chief Executive Officer

Chicago Association of REALTORS ®

Chicago REALTOR ® Magazine

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2014 Sales Awards

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE

Congratulations to the winners of C.A.R.’s 2014 Sales Awards. These awards recognize the

hard work, superior market knowledge, mastery of technology and tools, and cooperation

with other REALTORS ® that have helped build your success.

C.A.R. Sales Awards honor the achievements of our top producers, and our members’

collective efforts to bring the highest level of professionalism, ethics, commitment and

service to buyers and sellers in the Chicagoland area.

Data was pulled and compiled on Jan. 16, 2015 for the 2014 year. Agents or offices which

changed during this time may not necessarily reflect where a respective agent is today, or

a new office’s name. Residential transactions are solely based on data from Midwest Real

Estate Data (MRED). Teams have been recognized from the agents’ own declaration in

MRED as a “team.”

We wish you every success in 2015 as you continue to do excellent work on behalf of your

clients and our industry.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE SALES AWARDS ADVISORY GROUP

CHAIR

SONIA

ANAYA

America

Real Estate

VICE CHAIR

KELLY

PRICE

Wintrust

Mortgage

JOE

CASTILLO

ERA Mi Casa

Real Estate

MARIA IVETTE

HOLLENDONER

Jameson Sotheby’s

International Realty

JORGE

FLORES

Neighborhood

Loans

JEANINE

MCSHEA

Related Realty

A

EDUARDO

GARCIA

Realty of

Chicago LLC

KARLA

MINA

Coldwell Banker

Residential

THANK YOU SPONSORS!

S

After-Party Sponsor

Platinum Level Sponsor

Palm Court Dessert Sponsors

Game Lounge Sponsors

Silver Level Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

Media Sponsors


2014 Platinum Level - Units

Individuals with Residential Sales Between 437 - 200 Units

Arthur

Cirignani

Chicago Realty

Partners, Ltd.

John

Murray

Key Realty, Inc.

Barbara

Thouvenell

P.R.S.

Associates, Inc.

Coya

Smith

Smith

Partners &

Associates

Robert

Picciariello

Prello

Realty, Inc.

Frank

Montro

Oak Realty of

Chicago, Inc.

Gary

Weglarz

Applebrook

Realty, Inc.

Rosario

Terracciano

Resurrecting

Real Estate Corp.

Anthony

Disano

Parkvue Realty

Corporation

Teams with Residential Sales Between 437 - 200 Units

The MG Group

Mario Greco

Berkshire

Hathaway

HomeService

Newman-Mitrick

Real Estate Group

Scott Newman

Newman Realty

Chicago REALTOR ® Magazine

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2014 Platinum Level - Volume

Individuals with Residential Sales Volume Between $ 188 - $ 50 Million

Emily

Sachs Wong

@properties

Chezi

Rafaeli

Coldwell

Banker

Residential

Robert

Picciariello

Prello

Realty, Inc.

Tere

Proctor

ARC

Residential

Millie

Rosenbloom

Baird &

Warner

Timothy

Sheahan

Conlon:

A Real Estate

Company

Michael

Berg

Berg

Properties

Jena

Radnay

@properties

Teams with Residential Sales Volume Between $ 188 - $ 50 Million

The Lowe Group

Jeffrey Lowe

Berkshire

Hathaway

HomeService

The MG Group

Mario Greco

Berkshire

Hathaway

HomeService

Jennifer Ames

Chicago, Inc.

Jennifer Ames

Coldwell Banker

Residential

MKT

Properties

Joe Zimmerman

@properties

The Biazar Group

Karen Biazar

North Clybourn

Group, Inc.

O'Connor/

Hebson Group

Colin Hebson

Dream Town

Realty

Matt Laricy

Group

Matt Laricy

Americorp, Ltd.

Home Discovery

Team

Jennifer Mills

Berkshire

Hathaway

HomeService

Leigh Marcus

Leigh Marcus

@properties

Klopas Stratton

Sophia Klopas

Berkshire

Hathaway

HomeService

Newman-Mitrick

Real Estate Group

Scott Newman

Newman Realty

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2014 Gold Level - Units

Individuals with Residential Sales Between 199-120 Units

No Photo

Available

Ayoub

Rabah

Great Street

Properties,

Inc.

Jason

Shapiro

Rising

Realty, LLC

Michael

Berg

Berg

Properties

Brent

Wilk

Wilk

Real Estate

Linda

O’Donnell

RE/MAX

Signature

Stratos

Rounis

SR Realty

Group Inc.

John

Federici

Krain

Mauricio

Gonzalez

Citywide

Realty LLC

No Photo

Available

Timothy

Blomquist

Key Realty,

Inc.

Abhijit

Leekha

Property

Economics,

Inc.

LaShandria

Sanderson

Chicago

Realty &

Asset

Management

Timothy

Gray

The

Chicagoland

RE Auction Co.

Teams with Residential Sales Between 199-120 Units

The Lowe

Group

Jeffrey Lowe

Berkshire

Hathaway

HomeService

Matt Laricy

Group

Matt Laricy

Americorp,

Ltd.

MKT

Properties

Joe

Zimmerman

@properties

O'Connor/

Hebson

Group

Colin Hebson

Dream Town

Realty

Pearson

Realty Group

Team

Kirby Pearson

Pearson

Realty Group

The Biazar

Group

Karen Biazar

North

Clybourn

Group, Inc.

Jennifer

Ames

Chicago, Inc.

Jennifer Ames

Coldwell

Banker

Residential

Leigh

Marcus

Leigh

Marcus

@properties

Chicago REALTOR ® Magazine

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2014 Gold Level - Volume

Individuals with Residential Sales Volume Between $ 50- $ 36 Million

No Photo

Available

Timothy

Salm

Jameson

Sotheby’s

International

Realty

Linda

Levin

Jameson

Sotheby’s

International

Realty

Rosario

Terracciano

Resurrecting

Real Estate

Corp.

Joanne

Nemerovski

Berkshire

Hathaway

HomeServices

Elizabeth

Brooks

Belgravia

Realty Group,

LLC

Frank

Montro

Oak Realty of

Chicago, Inc.

Amanda

McMillan

@properties

Coya

Smith

Smith

Partners &

Associates

Matthew

Liss

Mark Allen

Realty

Philip

Skowron

@properties

D.Waveland

Kendt

@properties

Scott

Berg

Berg

Properties

Ami

Bumia

Related

Realty

Sam

Shaffer

Chicago

Properties,

Inc.

Nicholas

Farnsworth

Related

Realty

Teams with Residential Sales Volume Between $ 50 - $ 36 Million

ballisgroup

Elizabeth

Ballis

Coldwell

Banker

Residential

The Ian

Schwartz

Group

Ian Schwartz

Coldwell

Banker

Residential

Brad Lippitz

Group

Brad Lippitz

Berkshire

Hathaway

HomeServices

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2014 Silver Level - Units

Individuals with Residential Sales Between 119 - 80 Units

No Photo

Available

No Photo

Available

Ronald

Branch

RLB Realty

Group, Inc.

Gaspar

Flores

Su Familia

Real Estate

Alice

Jennett

Berkshire

Hathaway

HomeService

Victoria

Silvano

Century 21

S.G.R., Inc.

Richard

Thomas

Realty Plus

Chicago Inc.

Lonny

Miller

Charles

Rutenberg

Realty

Joseph

Pav

Pav

REALTORS ®

Luis

Ortiz

Realty of

Chicago LLC

Emily

Sachs

Wong

@properties

Emelin

Brown

Roman Realty

Group

Snezhina

Dobreva

Century 21

Affiliated

No Photo

Available

Edward

Flynn

Kensington

Properties

RE, LLC

Amanda

McMillan

@properties

Scott

Berg

Berg

Properties

Ioana

Juravle

Remar Realty

Group Inc.

Adam

Wavrunek

Domain

Realty

Sally

Crachy

Applebrook

Realty, Inc.

Robert

Padron

RE/MAX

Cityview

Andre

Bennett

Royal Crest

Realty, Inc.

William

Knapp

Lake Shore

Drive

Realty, Inc.

Kandice

Robins

Robins

Realty, LLC

Angel

Aguilar

RE/MAX

Fidelity

Arcenio

Salinas

Crosstown

Realty

Matthew

Liss

Mark Allen

Realty

Stephany

Oliveros

CHI

Properties

Inc.

Sam

Shaffer

Chicago

Properties,

Inc.

Hasani

Steele

RE/MAX

Premier

Properties

Ryan

Smith

Smith

Partners &

Associates

Grazyna

Przybysz

Chicago Area

Realty Inc.

Juan

Peralta

Panamerican

Real Estate

Inc.

Frankie

Scibior

Illinois

Real Estate

Partners

Gerard

Lewis

Better

Homes For

America, LLC

Teams with Residential Sales Between 119 - 80 Units

Home

Discovery

Team

Jennifer Mills

Berkshire

Hathaway

HomeService

Home

Owners

Santos

Velazquez

Home

Owners

Realty, Inc.

Klopas

Stratton

Sophia Klopas

Berkshire

Hathaway

HomeService

Team RSC

Pamela

Martin

Realty

Services

Consortium

McEwen

Marketing

Chicago

Steve

McEwen

@properties

Chicago REALTOR ® Magazine

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2014 Silver Level - Volume

Individuals with Residential Sales Volume Between $ 36- $ 26 Million

No Photo

Available

Natasha

Motev

Berkshire

Hathaway

HomeService

Erin

Ward

Related

Realty

Katherine

Malkin

Baird &

Warner

Chaz

Walters

Coldwell

Banker

Residential

Arthur

Cirignani

Chicago

Realty

Partners, Ltd.

Beth

Wexner

@properties

Abhijit

Leekha

Property

Economics,

Inc.

Robert

Kohler

Coldwell

Banker

Residential

Dennis Margaret

Huyck Baczkowski

@properties @properties

Edward

Jelinek

Coldwell

Banker

Residential

No Photo

Available

Jason

O’Beirne

Jameson

Sotheby's

International

Realty

Rachel

Krueger

Coldwell

Banker

Residential

Anthony

Madonia

@properties

Nancy

Tassone

Jameson

Sotheby's

International

Realty

Kathleen

Malone

Related

Realty

Gwen

Farinella

Related

Realty

Eudice

Fogel

Berkshire

Hathaway

HomeService

Daniel

Close

Redfin

Corporation

Jeffrey

Proctor

@properties

Ivona

Kutermankiewicz

Berkshire

Hathaway

HomeService

Carrie

Georgitsis

Redfin

Corporation

No Photo

Available

No Photo

Available

Leila

Zammatta

Magellan

Realty LLC

Michael

Rosenblum

Berkshire

Hathaway

HomeService

Thomas

Moran

Berkshire

Hathaway

HomeService

Melanie

Giglio

Sergio &

Banks

Real Estate

Michael

Shenfeld

Berkshire

Hathaway

HomeService

Eugene

Fu

@properties

Teams with Residential Sales Volume Between $ 36- $ 26 Million

McEwen

Marketing

Chicago

Steve

McEwen

@properties

The Jeanine

Wheeler

Group

Jeanine

Wheeler

@properties

Home

Owners

Santos

Velazquez

Home

Owners

Realty, Inc.

NL Ferrata

Team

Nadine

Ferrata

Coldwell

Banker

Residential

The

Wexler/

Gault

Group

Beth Wexler

@properties

The

Weinberg

Choi Team

Tommy Choi

Weinberg

Choi Realty

Inc.

Lucid

Realty

Gary Lucido

Lucid

Realty, Inc.

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2014 Bronze Level - Units

Individuals with Residential Sales Between 79 - 60 Units

No Photo

Available

No Photo

Available

No Photo

Available

Salvador

Gonzalez

ERA Mi Casa

Real Estate

Michael

Fields

Jax

REALTORS ®

Alberto

Diaz

NuVision

Real Estate

Jason

O’Beirne

Jameson

Sotheby's

International

Realty

Michael

Scola

RE/MAX

Partners

Timothy

Sheahan

Conlon: A

Real Estate

Company

Jon

Millikin

Jameson

Sotheby's

International

Realty

Joe

Castillo

ERA Mi Casa

Real Estate

Elizabeth

Dudeck

Liz Dudeck

& Assoc.

Stanislaw

Krozel

Royal

Service

Realty

Chicago

Metro Pro

D.Waveland

Kendt

@properties

Peter

Breitlander

Krain

Zeferino

Martinez

RE/MAX 10

No Photo

Available

Thomas

Kraley

REO Plus LLC

Julian

Taylor

Goldtree

Realty

Ira

Mizell

Goldtree

Realty

Andy

Sokol

The Sokol

Group

Dennis

Huyck

@properties

Robert

Kohler

Coldwell

Banker

Residential

Rusen

Rusev

Runway

Realty Inc.

Monica

Vargas

Great

Homes

Real Estate,

Inc.

Gregorio

Cirone

Interdome

Realty Inc.

George

Vlasis

George

Vlasis Realty

Maria

Castillo

ERA Mi Casa

Real Estate

Nicholas

Farnsworth

Related

Realty

John

Staib

@properties

No Photo

Available

No Photo

Available

Katharine

Dolan

Jameson

Sotheby's

International

Realty

Eduardo

Garcia

Realty of

Chicago LLC

Rita

Neri

RE/MAX

Vision 212

Mark

Ahmad

Century 21

Affiliated

Benjamin

Beaty

Jameson

Sotheby's

International

Realty

Juan

Del Real

Solutions

Realty &

Assoc., LLC

Ashraf

Memon

Prospect

Equities -

First Class

Tiffany

Webb

Berkshire

Hathaway

HomeService

Teams with Residential Sales Between 79 - 60 Units

Prime

Real Estate

Group

Peter

Chrysanthou

Prime

Real Estate

Group Inc.

The Ian

Schwartz

Group

Ian

Schwartz

Coldwell

Banker

Residential

The Mike

Vesole

Group

Michael

Vesole

@properties

Brad

Lippitz

Group

Brad Lippitz

Berkshire

Hathaway

HomeService

Anaya/

Arce Team

Sonia Anaya

America

Real Estate

The

Weinberg

Choi Team

Tommy Choi

Weinberg

Choi Realty

Inc.

Lucid

Realty

Gary Lucido

Lucid

Realty, Inc.

One

Capital

Group

Rakesh

Parikh

Coldwell

Banker

Residential

Michael

Hall Group,

Baird &

Warner

Michael Hall

Baird &

Warner

The

Jeanine

Wheeler

Group

Jeanine

Wheeler

@properties

Goodchild

Homes

Elizabeth

Goodchild

Weichert

REALTORS ®

Goodchild

Homes

Byers

Home

Team

Phil Byers

Keller

Williams

Preferred

Realty

Chicago REALTOR ® Magazine

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2014 Bronze Level - Volume

Individuals with Residential Sales Volume Between $ 26 - $ 20 Million

No Photo

Available

No Photo

Available

Pamela

Rueve

Coldwell

Banker

Residential

Nicholas

Colagiovanni

Baird &

Warner

Susan

Miner

Premier

Relocation,

Inc.

Katharine

Dolan

Jameson

Sotheby’s

International

Realty

Karen

Ranquist

Berkshire

Hathaway

HomeService

Marlene

Granacki

RE/MAX

Exclusive

Properties

Sara

McCarthy

Coldwell

Banker

Residential

Anthony

Disano

Parkvue

Realty

Corporation

Melissa

Govedarica

Sergio

& Banks

Real Estate

Daniel

Glick

@properties

Erin

Mandel

@properties

Tina

Culver

Sergio

& Banks

Real Estate

Alexandra

Donoghue

Redfin

Corporation

No Photo

Available

No Photo

Available

No Photo

Available

Ayoub

Rabah

Great Street

Properties,

Inc.

Alexander

Haried

Redfin

Corporation

Barbara

Thouvenell

P.R.S.

Associates,

Inc.

Patrick

Santry

Coldwell

Banker

Residential

Brent

Wilk

Wilk

Real Estate

Cara

Buffa

Berkshire

Hathaway

HomeService

John

Federici

Krain

Robin

Miner

@properties

Naomi

Wilkinson

Magellan

Realty LLC

Harold

Blum

Berkshire

Hathaway

HomeService

Ann

Caron

Related

Realty

Hasani

Steele

RE/MAX

Premier

Properties

Kevin

Wood

@properties

John

Murray

Key

Realty, Inc.

David

Yocum

Redfin

Corporation

James

Kinney

Baird &

Warner

Brian

Grossman

@properties

Janelle

Dennis

@properties

Ken

Snedegar

Redfin

Corporation

Steven

Samuels

@properties

Kristi

Gunther

RE/MAX

Exclusive

Properties

Richard

Szekely

Redfin

Corporation

Alishja

Ballard

@properties

Leslie

Glazier

@properties

Helaine

Cohen

Berkshire

Hathaway

HomeService

Linda

O’Donnell

RE/MAX

Signature

Patrick Christine

Devereux Hancock

Coldwell @properties

Banker

Residential

Teams with Residential Sales Volume Between $ 26 - $ 20 Million

Stephen Tarara -

+ Ryan Tortorello

Stephen Sam Tarara

Hnatow Berkshire

@properties Hathaway

HomeServices

Byers

Home

Team

Phil Byers

Keller

Williams

Preferred

Realty

Michael

Hall Group,

Baird &

Warner

Michael Hall

Baird &

Warner

The Mike

Vesole

Group

Michael

Vesole

@properties

Pearson

Realty

Group

Team

Kirby Pearson

Pearson

Realty

Group

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Top Rental Agents & Rookies of 2014

Residential Rentals by Units

PLATINUM (452 – 200 Units)

Aaron

Galvin

Luxury Living

Chicago Realty

Val

Petkov

Associated

Real Estate

Group

Thomas

Rubin

Fulton Grace

Realty

GOLD (199 – 118 Units)

No Photo

Available

Victor

Gutierrez Jr.

Sway

Management LLC

Sara Superfine

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Gary Wydra

Lasalle Assoc.

REALTORS ® Inc.

Robert Buford

Planned Property

Management

Irena Cepulyte

Cedar Realty

Donna Anello-Surma

New West Realty LLC

Ashley Lebovic

All Realty Group, Inc.

No Photo

Available

Kristin

Thompson

Kass Management

Services Inc.

Jeffrey

Steinberg

Beaulieu

Real Estate

Rental Agents (117–50 Units)

Sohail Salahuddin

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Chicagoland Leasing

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Vernon Armour

JAB Real Estate, Inc.

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Dwell Chicago, Inc.

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Berkshire Hathaway

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Chicago Apartment

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All Realty Group, Inc.

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Owl Management, LLC

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Streeterville Properties

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M2 Property Group LLC

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Urban Aire Realty

Haroon Khan

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Victor Pekic

Crescent Drive

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Open Path Realty

Andrew Gruesser

Kass Management

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Bradley Jaffe

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Mike Kravitz

RE/MAX Premier

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Coldwell Banker

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Jason Rowland

Fairgreen Real Estate

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Letts Investment

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Apartment Guys LLC,

Tal Haimovitch

TriVew Property

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Rusu’s Realty Group Inc.

Robert Beaulieu

Beaulieu Real Estate

Mark Urkovich

TriVew Property

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Howard Arbetman

Chicago Condo

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Erickson Ocasio

I Move Chicago

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Baird & Warner

Christopher Carlson

Green Ivy Realty &

Property Management

Candace Tisdale

Rent Apartment

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Vickie Liu

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Robert Picciariello

Prello Realty, Inc.

Monica Lungu

City Habitat Realty LLC

Patrick O’Dwyer

Private Holding

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Harry Perl

Goldberg & Perl, Inc.

Alan Cosby

TriVew Property

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Touchstone Group LLC

Ryan Grober

Miller Chicago LLC

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Volume

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Heather L.

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Mark

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JCF Real

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Coldwell Banker

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Brad

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Jameson

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First Western

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Chicago

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Strauss

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Mike

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Brian A.

Martello

Martello

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Charles T.

Chiponis

Garrett

Realty &

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Donald H.

Pasek

Omniterra

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Open

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Residential Sales by Individuals & Teams: Units & Dollar Volume

Residential Sales

59 - 50 Units

INDIVIDUALS

Edgardo Diaz

NuVision Real Estate

Susan Fox

@properties

Ivana Shudnow

RE/MAX House

of Real Estate

Erin Ward

Related Realty

Elizabeth Brooks

Belgravia Realty Group, LLC

Norbert Burza

N.A. Burza Realty Company

Sara McCarthy

Coldwell Banker Residential

Ami Bumia

Related Realty

Damian Ciszek

RE/MAX 10

Edward Jelinek

Coldwell Banker Residential

Daniel Close

Redfin Corporation

Philip Mistrata

In Town Realty Group Inc.

Chezi Rafaeli

Coldwell Banker Residential

Millie Rosenbloom

Baird & Warner

Jason Reiner

Solid Realty Serviceices Inc.

Carlos Salinas

Pav REALTORS ®

R. Gabriella Tymarskis

Chicago Residences

Harris Ali

Sky High Real Estate Inc.

Roy Novak

Citywide Realty LLC

Gerard Scheffler

Home Gallery Realty Corp.

Chaz Walters

Coldwell Banker Residential

Alishja Ballard

@properties

Alexander Haried

Redfin Corporation

Clayton Jirak

Redfin Corporation

Cristian Merdariu

City Habitat Realty LLC

Francisco Quintero, Jr.

Golden Homes Real Estate

Inc.

Bill Erdman

Century 21 Affiliated

Fred Hoff

Hoff, REALTORS ®

Rosemary Signorelli

Beaulieu Real Estate

Ivan Mariduena

Jennings Realty, Inc.

Sharon Kay Rizzo

Dream Town Realty

Rigoberto Garcia

Grinker & Garcia Real Estate

Silviu Moldovan

Domain Realty

John Wyman

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59 - 50 Units

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Sam Tarara

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeServices

The Wexler/Gault Group

Beth Wexler

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Sohail Salahuddin

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Residential Sales

49 - 40 Units

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Janelle Dennis

@properties

William Flemming

Homesmart Connect LLC

Joseph Harris

iBid Realty, LLC.

Nathan Amidon

Olin Ray Realty Partners LLC

Scott Curcio

Coldwell Banker Residential

Carrie Georgitsis

Redfin Corporation

Jacob Jacob

Rising Realty, LLC

Jennifer Liu

Jameson Sotheby’s

International Realty

Juan Loza

American International

Realty

Randy Rantz

Green Ivy Realty &

Property Management

Gregory Block

Millennium Properties

RE, Inc.

Natalia Martinez

ERA Mi Casa Real Estate

Jose Campoverde

Chicagoland Brokers, Inc.

Deborah Hess

Conlon: A Real Estate

Company

Brady Miller

Chicago Real Estate Artists

Timothy Salm

Jameson Sotheby’s

International Realty

Michael Shenfeld

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Lynn Weekley

@properties

Uriel Ayala

ERA Mi Casa Real Estate

Mark Baetzel

@properties

Holly Connors

@properties

Ivona Kutermankiewicz

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Vernon Lilly

Realty Plus Chicago Inc.

Elizabeth Amidon

Dream Town Realty

John Huebner

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Grigory Pekarsky

Vesta Preferred LLC

Nicholas Colagiovanni

Baird & Warner

Marti Corcoran

Century 21 McMullen

Stephanie Cutter

Coldwell Banker Residential

Gwen Farinella

Related Realty

Eudice Fogel

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Jack Guest

Century 21 McMullen

Marcin Krempa

RE/MAX Edge

George Morgan

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Melissa Siegal

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Kevin Tatum

@properties

Jennifer Engel

Redfin Corporation

Melanie Giglio

Sergio & Banks Real Estate

Jenny Lima

ERA Mi Casa Real Estate

Erin Mandel

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Jose Luis Miranda

RE/MAX 10

Marek Prus

RE/MAX City

Richard Szekely

Redfin Corporation

Sabu Achettu

Achieve Real Estate

Group Inc.

Maria Galindo

RE/MAX 10

Brandon Kurdziel

United Real Estate - Chicago

Linda Levin

Jameson Sotheby’s

International Realty

Elizabeth Palomar

Redfin Corporation

Jena Radnay

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Michael Rosenblum

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Teresa Slowinski

RE/MAX City

Erika Villegas

ERA Mi Casa Real Estate

Cheryl Bellavia

Century 21 McMullen

Rachel Caldwell

Carrington Real Estate

Services

Francisco Diaz

Diaz Homes Realty

Ngocmai Huynh

VNT Realty

Leon Ivy

Manage Chicago, Inc.

Norbert Mika

Coldwell Banker Residential

Karen Ranquist

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Ken Snedegar

Redfin Corporation

Alice Tse

Landmark & Property

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Cindy Weinreb

Redfin Corporation

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Coldwell Banker Residential

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Robert Safranski

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Bradley Cole

Castline Properties LLC

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Elizabeth Ballis

Coldwell Banker Residential

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Better Living Realty

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Noel Christopher

Century 21 Affiliated

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Stefanie Lavelle

Coldwell Banker Residential

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Morgan Sage

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeServices

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Lisa Sanders

Dream Town Realty

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Michael Gerhardt

RE/MAX Edge

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Susan Kanter

Dream Town Realty

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Ryan Gossett

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Akos Straub

Coldwell Banker Residential

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Chicago Realty &

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Century 21 McMullen

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Mutual Realty LLC

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Prime Properties Inc.

Lance Kirshner

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Joseph Lee

Royal Crest Realty, Inc.

Jorge Mariscal

Pav REALTORS ®

Sybil Martin

Coldwell Banker Residential

Angel Martinez

ERA Mi Casa Real Estate

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Carrington Real Estate

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Victor Ponto

Island Real Estate Corp.

George Selas

Dream Town Realty

Gail Spreen

Streeterville Properties

Andrei Turcu

Diverse Realty

Marisela Aguilar

Parkvue Realty Corporation

Omar Cavada

Century 21 McMullen

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Residential Sales by Individuals & Teams: Units & Dollar Volume

Amy Duong

Jameson Sotheby's

International Realty

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Joel Holland

Homescout Realty

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Century 21 S.G.R., Inc.

Ilona Kapustka

Arc REALTORS ® , Inc.

Alfredo Medina

Redfin Corporation

Phyllis Smith

Century 21 Affiliated

Benjamin Tregoning

Organic Realty

Gerald Williams

Allpoints Realty Group Inc.

David Yocum

Redfin Corporation

Jill Hare

Jameson Sotheby’s

International Realty

Danny Lewis

Kale Realty

Chris McComas

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Gerald McQuirter

GMC Capital Realty, LLC

Charles Michalak

Broz Group Real Estate, Inc.

Jim Murrin

Jameson Sotheby’s

International Realty

Jeffrey Proctor

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Adam Rodriguez

RE/MAX Signature

Ivelina Stoyanova

Broz Group Real Estate, Inc.

Lukasz Wojcik

Exit Realty Redefined

Patricia Woodfolk

Century 21 Affiliated

Rafael Alvarado

Su Familia Real Estate

Martin Barboza

Chicago Realty Partners, Ltd

Miguel Bermudez

ERA Mi Casa Real Estate

Luis Campoverde

RE/MAX Fidelity

Jenny Caviedes

RE/MAX 10

Lina Conner

USA Realty Group Inc.

Tina Culver

Sergio & Banks Real Estate

Michael Frank

Keller Williams

Preferred Realty

Alana Golubic

Coldwell Banker Residential

Brian Grossman

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Lutalo McGee

Ani Real Estate

Kally McGill

McGill Realty

Robin Miner

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Sergio Moreno

Solutions Realty & Assoc LLC

Randy Nasatir

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Joanne Nemerovski

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Rodolphe Nivose

Rod N Realty Inc.

Parker Pearson

Pearson Realty Group

Stephne Pettitt-Gaines

Carrington Real Estate

Services

Roberto Rodriguez

Solaris Enterprises Inc.

Lauren Schuh

Exit Realty Redefined

Tiffany Toy

Lucky Land Realty, Inc.

Wayne Beals

Beals Verdin & Company LTD

Cara Buffa

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Mario DiLorenzo

The Landview Group, Inc.

Alexandra Donoghue

Redfin Corporation

Jenny Fultz

Jin's Group Corporation LTD

Nick Libert

Exit Strategy Realty

Gustavo Lopez

G & R Realty, Inc.

Anthony Madonia

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RE/MAX City

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American International

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Connie Abels

RE/MAX Edge

Lorna Bates

NHSRC Initiatives Inc.

Ryan Casper

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Jacqueline Fuqua

Fuqua Real Estate

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Ubaldo Garcia

ERA Mi Casa Real Estate

Jose Godinez

First Rate Properties

Heather Hillebrand

Dream Town Realty

Sheri Kamikow

Coldwell Banker Residential

Jack Kosycarz

RE/MAX City

Fran Loumbardias

All Realty Group, Inc.

Stephanie LoVerde

Baird & Warner

Matthew Mika

Coldwell Banker Residential

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Residential Sales by Individuals & Teams: Units & Dollar Volume

Continued from page 23

Nicole Pusateri

Bricks Realty LLC

Pamela Rueve

Coldwell Banker Residential

Chris Vernald

Urban Real Estate

Cathy Byrne

Baird & Warner

Christopher Chesne

Redfin Corporation

Derick Creasy

Redfin Corporation

Connie Engel

@properties

Rizwan Gilani

Dream Town Realty

Kathleen Malone

Related Realty

Angel Navarro

RE/MAX Signature

Ryan Parks

Related Realty

Clare Spartz

@properties

Jennifer Tapia

RE/MAX 10

Elena Theodoros

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Su Familia Real Estate

David Auffarth

Keller Williams

Preferred Realty

Dan Bergman

Redfin Corporation

Oscar Campos

ERA Mi Casa Real Estate

Armando Chacon

Century 21 S.G.R., Inc.

Rebecca Cleal

Baird & Warner

Robert Eby

Century 21 Alonzo

& Associates

Mark Fischer

@properties

Dustin Harvey

Alto Realty

Chester Jakala

Telequest Corp.

Bari Levine

@properties

Martha Lozano

RE/MAX City

Radim Mandel

Coldwell Banker Residential

Alma Meza

Classic Realty Group Prestige

Robert Poyo

Redfin Corporation

Ryan Rahim

RE/MAX Cityview

Alcides Rodriguez

Beaulieu Real Estate

Kristi Roque

Baird & Warner

Michael Stangel

Century 21 McMullen

Leroy Viamille

Mills Realty Inc.

Greg Whelan

Redfin Corporation

Michael Zapart

RE/MAX City

Steven Acoba

Keller Williams

Preferred Realty

Elizabeth Bleeker

@properties

Ann Caron

Related Realty

Griselda Chaidez

Su Familia Real Estate

Pawel Czauderna

Leader Realty, Inc.

Hassan Dahik

Century 21 McMullen

Dympna Fay-Hart

Century 21 McMullen

Nathan Freeborn

Redfin Corporation

Xiaojing Frost

Related Realty

Judy Howard

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Tat Kong

Richland Global Inc.

Adam Matuszek

American Realty

& Associates

Heliodoro Mayorga

Pav REALTORS ®

Peter Moore

Baird & Warner

Grazyna Pawlikowski

Home Market Realty Inc.

Souhad Rabah

Great Street Properties, Inc.

Konrad Rodak

Redfin Corporation

Philip Schwartz

Baird & Warner

Nicholas Signorello

Signorello Realty, Inc.

Izabela Sloma

Sergio & Banks Real Estate

Jenna Smith

Dream Town Realty

Alan St. Leger

Century 21 Affiliated

Anna Tabeau

Century 21 McMullen

Joanne Zaworski

Lynx Real Estate Services

Gabriel Abarca

Mega Home Realty Inc.

Hunter Andre

Coldwell Banker Residential

Chicago REALTOR ® Magazine

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Lee Cherney

@properties

Brooke Daitchman

Dream Town Realty

Patrick Devereux

Coldwell Banker Residential

Andrew Glatz

Crown Heights Realty

Jesus Gomez

Realmart Realty Inc.

Qizhong Guan

Century 21 S.G.R., Inc.

Mark Keppy

@properties

Ted Krzysztofiak

RE/MAX City

Elizabeth LaTour

Dream Town Realty

Christopher Mundy

@properties

Bozena Piepiorka

Negotiable Realty

Services, Inc.

Cecille Plurad

RE/MAX House of

Real Estate

Tere Proctor

ARC Residential

Janet Robertson

Century 21 McMullen

Hugo Rodriguez

RE/MAX Signature

Steven Samuels

@properties

Ivan Santiago

RE/MAX Cityview

Jeffrey Steinberg

Beaulieu Real Estate

Veronica Tapia

Tapia Realty, Inc.

Linette Thompson

@properties

Robert Tomich

Capital Real Estate Services

Residential Sales

39 - 30 Units

TEAMS

Stephen + Ryan

Stephen Hnatow

@properties

C&C Selling Chicago

Carrie McCormick

@properties

Pence Property Group

Karen Pence

@properties

Elite REO

Angela Robinson

Elite Properties Chicago

The Nimick Team, Inc.

David Nimick

Keller Williams

Preferred Realty

Sm@rt Realty Group

Glen Tomlinson

Century 21 Affiliated

GilianoGroup

Michael Giliano

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeServices

Eric Marcus Real Estate Group

Eric Marcus

Eric Marcus Real Estate Group

Nate Brecht - Chicago Listings

Nathan Brecht

Redfin Corporation

A Team

Anita Janczewski

Chicago Area Realty, Inc.

The Apostal Group

Nicholas Apostal

Coldwell Banker Residential

Carter Property Group

Ashley Carter

Keller Williams

Preferred Realty

Akasa

Henry Luna

Akasa Real Estate

RELUX International

Santiago Valdez

RE/MAX Signature

2nd City Homes

Mark Jak

Baird & Warner

Sadoff Property Group

Stephanie Sadoff

@properties

Residential Sales

29 - 27 Units

INDIVIDUALS

Holly Bergren

Conlon: A Real Estate

Company

Alberto Canaveral

Rising Realty, LLC

Christina Carmody

Chicago Real Estate

Resources

Jill Cunningham

@properties

Mariah Dell

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Derek Disera

@properties

Debra Dobbs

@properties

Kaylin Goldstein

@properties

Melissa Govedarica

Sergio & Banks Real Estate

Heather Gustafson

CMK Realty

Issa Hanna

Classic Realty Group, Inc.

Angela Hotca

Century 21 McMullen

Ken Jungwirth

@properties

Judy Marszalek

Baird & Warner

Adrian Mitocaru

Rexx Real Estate Inc.

Thomas Moran

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Susan Oleksy

Coldwell Banker Residential

Diana Peterson

Auction Works

Samantha Porter

@properties

Pasquale Recchia

@properties

Baxtie Rodriguez

Century 21 Affiliated

Darryl Toney

Neighborhood Assistance

Corp.

John Vossoughi

@properties

Beth Wexner

@properties

Deborah Wood

Coldwell Banker Residential

Anthony Zaskowski

Property Consultants Realty

Margaret Baczkowski

@properties

Mario Barrios

Expo Realty Group

Catherine Boyle

Redfin Corporation

Michelle Browne

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Vanessa Charles

Realty Plus Chicago Inc.

Jamie Connor

Conlon: A Real Estate

Company

Elena Dan

RE/MAX 1st Class Realty

Jan Kupiec

Baird & Warner

Renee Leung

Redfin Corporation

James Ongena

@properties

Jessie Pinkham

Ultimate Realty Group LLC

Philip Skowron

@properties

Nancy Tassone

Jameson Sotheby’s

International Realty

Continued on page 26


>>

2015

SuccessTips

from the

Top Producers

“Continue to stay

up to date with the

changes in technology

and how consumers

view real estate.

Accept the fact that

what worked last year

may not be the best

strategy for this year.”

Jon Millikin

Jameson Sotheby’s

International Realty

>>

“The secret to my

success in 2014

was building a

great team to give

efficient service,

not procastinate

& promote listings

on social media.”

Coya Smith

Smith Partners

& Associates

“The market

changes constantly

so stay current

with market trends,

stay focused and

always have a

positive attitude!”

Emelin Brown

Roman Realty Group

>>

“All successful

brokers are

honest and follow

the laws provided

by the Illinois Real

Estate Act.”

Erickson Ocasio

I Move Chicago

“2015 will be a fast

market. So act quickly

and advocate fiercely

for your clients. Think

outside the box and

be creative in your

marketing approach

and offer writing.”

Carrie Georgitsis

>> >>

Redfin Corporation

“Knowing my goal.

Developing my

plan to reach that

goal. Executing the

plan and making

sure I’m held

accountable to

what I commit to.”

Phil Byers

Keller Williams

Preferred Realty

>>

“Do not rely solely

on technology.

Personal touch will

give your business

a much more solid

foundation.”

Ivona

Kutermankiewicz

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

“New construction

is on the rise. Learn

about new development

opportunities and

educate your buyers.

With the lack of existing

inventory - it’s a great

way to fulfill their

homeownership needs.”

Erin Mandel

@properties

>> >> >>

“Continue to

sharpen all of your

skills, even the

ones you already

excel at. Always

ask yourself, ‘How

could I have done

this better?’”

Brian Somera

Chicago Apartment

Finders

>>

“2015 is going to be

an exciting year in

Chicago real estate.

Staying informed about

the market is crucial

to success. With new

development, more

transactions and

increased competition,

knowledge is power.”

Aaron Galvin

Luxury Living

Chicago Realty

>>

“Never stop prospecting.

Always look for

the opportunity to tell

someone you are a

real estate broker.

Be very organized and

adhere to a schedule

as much as possible.”

Melissa Govedarica

Sergio & Banks

Real Estate

>>

“Good follow up.

Consistency.

Customer service.

Giving past clients

a great reason to

refer their friends.”

Danicka Brown

@properties

“Don’t focus on being

better than someone

else. Instead, focus

on being better than

you were from the day

before. You will then be

presenting the best

version of you, every

single day. You can’t

lose in that equation.”

Tommy Choi

Weinberg Choi

Realty Inc.

“Know the market

– Chicago

developers are

back and they are

building in every

corner of the city.”

Carrie McCormick

@properties

“Honest,

knowledgeable

answers are key.

People can get

information from so

many places. Be sure

your information is

something they can

count on.”

Emily Sachs Wong

@properties

“Hard work

and dedication!

Also, loving

what you do

makes all the

difference in

the world!”

Donna

Anello-Surma

New West Realty LLC

“Don’t focus

on making

money. Focus

on providing

value to the client

and the money

will come.”

Gary Lucido

Lucid Realty, Inc.

>> >>

>>

>> >> >>

“Be knowledgeable,

honest, diligent,

and a true leader...

Most importantly,

always keep clients’

interests in mind.

Frank Herrera

In Business

Real Estate

“Stay in

touch with

your past

clients as

they are the

best source

of referrals.”

Helaine Cohen

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService


Congratulations Top Producers of 2014

Residential Sales by Individuals & Teams: Units & Dollar Volume

Continued from page 27

Karl Vogel

@properties

Michael Vrielink

Chicago Real Estate Artists

Yolanda Zapiain

RE/MAX 10

Halina Bafia

Chicagoland Brokers, Inc.

Jessica Barrera

West Town Realty, Inc.

Harold Blum

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Joanne Bullen

Century 21 Affiliated

Margaret Finegan

Keller Williams

Preferred Realty

Sonia Habibovic

Koral Realty

Vernetta Halsell McCree

McCree Realty & Associates

Elizabeth Lothamer

@properties

Pam Lynch

@properties

Victoria Nguyen

Jameson Sotheby's

International Realty

Kelly Parker

@properties

Raj Patel

Core Luxury Real Estate Inc.

Steven Powers

Century 21 S.G.R., Inc.

Sebastian Rodak

Redfin Corporation

Brent J. Rosenbower

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Rusty Schluchter

@properties

Emily Smart LeMire

Coldwell Banker Residential

Jeanne Spurlock

Century 21 Affiliated

Teresa Szurzynski

Executive Home Realty, Inc.

Santa Tejeda-Arcos

24/7 Real Estate Inc.

Joseph Thouvenell

P.R.S. Associates, Inc.

Megan Tirpak

Coldwell Banker Residential

Ernesto Vaca

InterMLS, Inc.

Mark Zipperer

RE/MAX Edge

Residential Sales

29 - 27 Units

TEAMS

My Chicago Properties Group

Lisa McMillan

@properties

Andre Property Group

Stephanie Andre

@properties

Gaggero & Co.

Christopher Gaggero

@properties

Ask Nagel Realty Team

Greg Nagel

Ask Nagel

Laura Topp

Laura Topp

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeServices

The Yeager Team

Juliana Yeager

@properties

AVS Prime Team

Vytautas Sruoga

AVS Prime Realty

Corporation

Residential

Sales Volume

$

19+ Million

INDIVIDUALS

John Wyman

@properties

Jason Shapiro

Rising Realty, LLC

Mark Ahmad

Century 21 Affiliated

Jane Shawkey

Coldwell Banker Residential

Clayton Jirak

Redfin Corporation

Mark Baetzel

@properties

Lynn Weekley

@properties

Sara Martens

T International Realty LLC

Kip Karl

Coldwell Banker Residential

Jennifer Liu

Jameson Sotheby's

International Realty

Melissa Siegal

@properties

Izabela Sloma

Sergio & Banks Real Estate

Residential

Sales Volume

$

19+ Million

TEAMS

SusieKanterTeam

Susan Kanter

Dream Town Realty

Residential

Sales Volume

$

18+ Million

INDIVIDUALS

Stratos Rounis

SR Realty Group Inc.

Gail Spreen

Streeterville Properties

Emily Smart LeMire

Coldwell Banker Residential

Kimberly Jones

Baird & Warner

Nathan Amidon

Olin Ray Realty Partners LLC

Rita Neri

RE/MAX Vision 212

John Irwin

Baird & Warner

Residential

Sales Volume

$

18+ Million

TEAMS

Safranski-Reimer Team

Robert Safranski

@properties

C&C Selling Chicago

Carrie McCormick

@properties

Residential

Sales Volume

$

17+ Million

INDIVIDUALS

Heather Gustafson

CMK Realty

Jill Hare

Jameson Sotheby's

International Realty

Debra Dobbs

@properties

Lee Cherney

@properties

William Flemming

Homesmart Connect LLC

Jamie Connor

Conlon: A Real Estate

Company

Kieran Conlon

Conlon: A Real Estate

Company

Susie Pearson

@properties

Alice Jennett

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Jennifer Engel

Redfin Corporation

Megan Tirpak

Coldwell Banker Residential

Lisa Novelli

ARC Residential

Hillary Levy

Baird & Warner

Cindy Weinreb

Redfin Corporation

Residential

Sales Volume

$

17+ Million

TEAMS

The Pinnacle Team

Ryan Gossett

@properties

The Apostal Group

Nicholas Apostal

Coldwell Banker Residential

Residential

Sales Volume

$

16+ Million

INDIVIDUALS

Colette Connelly

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Deanne Thomas

Deanne Thomas

Luxury Prop.

Janelle Emalfarb-Gordon

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Melinda Jakovich

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Jill Cunningham

@properties

Emelin Brown

Roman Realty Group

Amy Duong

Jameson Sotheby's

International Realty

Robert Sullivan

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

George Morgan

@properties

Samantha Porter

@properties

Stephanie Cutter

Coldwell Banker Residential

Deborah Hess

Conlon: A Real Estate

Company

Holly Connors

@properties

Denis Ascot

Ascot Realty Group, Inc.

James Ascot

Ascot Realty Group, Inc.

Glenn Rickel

Redfin Corporation

Elizabeth Palomar

Redfin Corporation

Thomas Gorman

Baird & Warner

Christine Lutz

Kinzie Brokerage LLC

Jim Miller

Jameson Sotheby's

International Realty

George Selas

Dream Town Realty

Greg Whelan

Redfin Corporation

Nathan Freeborn

Redfin Corporation

Joseph Chiavaroli

Domain Properties LLC

Residential

Sales Volume

$

16+ Million

TEAMS

The Long Group

Jennifer Teadt Long

@properties

Laura Topp

Laura Topp

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Sam Jenkins Group

Sam Jenkins

Conlon: A Real Estate

Company

Residential

Sales Volume

$

15+ Million

INDIVIDUALS

Christopher Chesne

Redfin Corporation

Connie Engel

@properties

Scott Curcio

Coldwell Banker Residential

Catherine Boyle

Redfin Corporation

Scott Stavish

@properties

Alfredo Medina

Redfin Corporation

Ioana Juravle

Remar Realty Group Inc

Harris Ali

Sky High Real Estate Inc.

Laura Rubin

Baird & Warner

John O’Neill

Coldwell Banker Residential

Robert Padron

RE/MAX Cityview

Caroline Druker

Baird & Warner

Peter Angelo

Jameson Sotheby's

International Realty

Ken Jungwirth

@properties

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Congratulations Top Producers of 2014

Residential Sales by Individuals & Teams: Units & Dollar Volume

Caryl Dillon

Baird & Warner

Ryan Parks

Related Realty

Residential

Sales Volume

$

15+ Million

TEAM

Sadoff Property Group

Stephanie Sadoff

@properties

The Lavelle Group

Stefanie Lavelle

Coldwell Banker Residential

Nate Brecht - Chicago Listings

Nathan Brecht

Redfin Corporation

The Gramata Realty Group

James Gramata

@properties

Residential

Sales Volume

$

14+ Million

INDIVIDUALS

Sharon Kay Rizzo

Dream Town Realty

Grazyna Przybysz

Chicago Area Realty Inc.

Armando Chacon

Century 21 S.G.R., Inc.

Deborah Ryder

American International

Realty

Chris McComas

@properties

Elena Theodoros

@properties

Clare Spartz

@properties

Paul Gorney

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Suzanne Gignilliat

Coldwell Banker Residential

Hunter Andre

Coldwell Banker Residential

Jack Guest

Century 21 McMullen

Mary Mac Diarmid

@properties

Lance Kirshner

@properties

Dale Strauss

Strauss Realty Ltd

Elizabeth LaTour

Dream Town Realty

Joel Holland

Homescout Realty

Judith Pielet

Baird & Warner

Marti Corcoran

Century 21 McMullen

Renee Leung

Redfin Corporation

Elizabeth Bleeker

@properties

Danny Lewis

Kale Realty

Lonny Miller

Charles Rutenberg Realty

A D V E R T I S M E N T

Residential

Sales Volume

$

14+ Million

TEAMS

Sohail Real Estate Group

Sohail Salahuddin

@properties

The Lisa Sanders Group

Lisa Sanders

Dream Town Realty

The Nimick Team, Inc.

David Nimick

Keller Williams

Preferred Realty

Residential

Sales Volume

$

13+ Million

INDIVIDUALS

Sharon O'Hara

@properties

Terri McAuley

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Pasquale Recchia

@properties

Brian Loomis

Coldwell Banker Residential

Kaylin Goldstein

@properties

Tat Kong

Richland Global, Inc.

Kimberly Gleeson

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Bernadette Kettwig

@properties

Harry Maisel

@properties

Gregorio Cirone

Interdome Realty, Inc.

Derick Creasy

Redfin Corporation

Pamela Sage

Baird & Warner

Keith Wilkey

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Jean Ward

@properties

Heather Hillebrand

Dream Town Realty

Continued on page 30


Congratulations Top Producers of 2014

Residential Sales by Individuals & Teams: Units & Dollar Volume

Continued from page 29

Elizabeth Amidon

Dream Town Realty

Bari Levine

@properties

Christopher Mundy

@properties

Deborah Wood

Coldwell Banker Residential

Timothy Blomquist

Key Realty, Inc.

David Fidanza

Redfin Corporation

John Huebner

@properties

Brian Ruff

d’aprile properties llc

Mark Icuss

Conlon: A Real Estate

Company

Tom McCarey

@properties

Monique Pieron

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Raj Patel

Core Luxury Real Estate Inc.

Alice Tse

Landmark & Property

Group, Inc.

Residential

Sales Volume

$

13+ Million

TEAMS

Eric Marcus Real Estate Group

Eric Marcus

Eric Marcus Real Estate Group

Gaggero & Co.

Christopher Gaggero

@properties

The Group

Akos Straub

Coldwell Banker Residential

Goodchild Homes

Elizabeth Goodchild

Weichert REALTORS ®

Goodchild Homes

My Chicago Properties Group

Lisa McMillan

@properties

The Morgan Sage Team

Morgan Sage

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Hearon Fitzpatrick Marketing

Nancy Hearon

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Team Iwersen

Tony Iwersen

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Brett Huelat

Brett Huelat

@properties

Residential

Sales Volume

$

12+ Million

INDIVIDUALS

Randy Nasatir

@properties

Derek Disera

@properties

Rachel Bailey

Coldwell Banker Residential

Grigory Pekarsky

Vesta Preferred LLC

Connie Grunwaldt

@properties

Kelly Parker

@properties

Gary Weglarz

Applebrook Realty, Inc.

Peter Tortorello

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Randy McGhee

@properties

Michael Frank

Keller Williams

Preferred Realty

Brooke Daitchman

Dream Town Realty

Adam Wavrunek

Domain Realty

Cynthia Bauer

RE/MAX Premier Properties

Frankie Scibior

Illinois Real Estate Partners

Arcenio Salinas

Crosstown Realty

Fred Hoff

Hoff, REALTORS ®

Robert Shearer

Baird & Warner

Eileen Brennan

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Konrad Rodak

Redfin Corporation

Angel Aguilar

RE/MAX Fidelity

I.B. Weil

Baird & Warner

Jordan Chalmers

Baird & Warner

Peter Moore

Baird & Warner

John Vossoughi

@properties

Matt Silver

Urban Real Estate

Laura Rango

@properties

Nick Kluding

Baird & Warner

Dan Bergman

Redfin Corporation

Mark Fischer

@properties

Julie Busby

Belgravia Realty Group, LLC

Jill Peet Saponaro

Coldwell Banker Residential

Sheri Kamikow

Coldwell Banker Residential

Beata Gaska

Sergio & Banks Real Estate

Gregory Desmond

@properties

Mary Bennett

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Gerard Scheffler

Home Gallery Realty Corp.

Radim Mandel

Coldwell Banker Residential

Pam Lynch

@properties

Bruce Glazer

@properties

Michael Vrielink

Chicago Real Estate Artists

Residential

Sales Volume

$

12+ Million

TEAMS

Christie & Lynn DelGreco

Christina DelGreco

Coldwell Banker Residential

Ask Nagel Realty Team

Greg Nagel

Ask Nagel

The CN2 Group

Carol Ann Edwards-Nasser

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Sm@rt Realty Group

Glen Tomlinson

Century 21 Affiliated

Pence Property Group

Karen Pence

@properties

Residential

Sales Volume

$

11+ Million

INDIVIDUALS

Patricia Young

@properties

Greg Vollan

@properties

Luis Ortiz

Realty of Chicago LLC

Ashraf Memon

Prospect Equities-First Class

Landon Harper

@properties

Brett Novack

@properties

Robert Poyo

Redfin Corporation

Brady Miller

Chicago Real Estate Artists

Steven Powers

Century 21 S.G.R., Inc.

Ginger Menne

Related Realty

Sebastian Rodak

Redfin Corporation

Rusen Rusev

Runway Realty Inc

Daniel Pape

Hudson Parker Realty

Pamela Raia

Baird & Warner

Melissa Edidin

@properties

Philip Mistrata

In Town Realty Group Inc.

Nicole Schroeder

Midtown Realty Group LLC

Edward Flynn

Kensington Properties

RE, LLC

Jenna Smith

Dream Town Realty

Roy Novak

Citywide Realty LLC

Benjamin Tregoning

Organic Realty

Curt Ratcliff

@properties

Salvador Gonzalez

ERA Mi Casa Real Estate

Douglas Smith

@properties

Susan Schechtman

Baird & Warner

Ryan Hardy

Gold Coast Realty Chicago

Marie Campbell

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Maureen Murnane

@properties

Ryan Casper

d’aprile properties llc

Michael Zuker

@properties

David Auffarth

Keller Williams

Preferred Realty

Michael Fields

Jax REALTORS ®

Karl Vogel

@properties

Stephany Oliveros

CHI Properties Inc.

Sophia Worden

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Mario DiLorenzo

The Landview Group, Inc.

Philip Schwartz

Baird & Warner

Jason Hiller

Jameson Sotheby’s

International Realty

Denise Dayan

Coldwell Banker Residential

Nancy Furth

Magellan Realty LLC

Steven Katz

@properties

Aleksandra Dubovik

Continuum Real Estate

Brokers

Jon Millikin

Jameson Sotheby’s

International Realty

Residential

Sales Volume

$

11+ Million

TEAMS

The Yeager Team

Juliana Yeager

@properties

Carter Property Group

Ashley Carter

Keller Williams

Preferred Realty

Terri Buseman

Terri Buseman

RE/MAX Premier Properties

Prime Real Estate Group

Peter Chrysanthou

Prime Real Estate Group, Inc.

Residential

Sales Volume

$

10+ Million

INDIVIDUALS

Kim Kerbis

@properties

Ngocmai Huynh

VNT Realty

Kenneth Dooley

Conlon: A Real Estate

Company

William Knapp

Lake Shore Drive Realty, Inc.

R. Matt Leutheuser

Jameson Sotheby’s

International Realty

Debbie Maue

Jameson Sotheby’s

International Realty

Chicago REALTOR ® Magazine

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Congratulations Top Producers of 2014

Residential Sales by Individuals & Teams: Units & Dollar Volume

Darragh Landry

@properties

Tom Leko

@properties

James Ongena

@properties

Nick Libert

Exit Strategy Realty

Juan Peralta

Panamerican Real Estate Inc.

Richard Evans

Coldwell Banker Residential

Michael Emery

Urban Real Estate

Stephanie LoVerde

Baird & Warner

Craig Isacson

@properties

Christina Carmody

Chicago Real Estate

Resources

Linette Thompson

@properties

Steven Acoba

Keller Williams

Preferred Realty

Mark Keppy

@properties

Rusty Schluchter

@properties

Joseph McInerney

Buyer’s Advantage, Inc.

Anne Rodia

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Gaspar Flores

Su Familia Real Estate

Meladee Hughes

Coldwell Banker Residential

Kevin Tatum

@properties

Michael Battista

@properties

Lisa Resek-Peck

@properties

Ryan Smith

Smith Partners & Associates

Judy Gibbons

Jameson Sotheby’s

International Realty

Rizwan Gilani

Dream Town Realty

Chris Bauer

Coldwell Banker Residential

Michael Scola

RE/MAX Partners

Sarah Maxwell

@properties

Maria Casciaro

@properties

James Buczynski

Conlon: A Real Estate

Company

Xiaojing Frost

Related Realty

Prashanth Pathy

Related Realty

Brian Morand

Sergio & Banks Real Estate

Alice Berger

@properties

Stephen Chertok

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Frank Oliva

Jendra Realty

Ted Nash

Jameson Sotheby’s

International Realty

Jason Vondrachek

Quest Realty Group

Ron Knoll

@properties

Charles Gullett

Best Chicago Properties, LLC

Joseph Pav

Pav REALTORS ®

Richard Kasper

Conlon: A Real Estate

Company

Victoria Silvano

Century 21 S.G.R., Inc.

Residential

Sales Volume

$

10+ Million

TEAMS

The Francesca Rose Team

Francesca Rose

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Residential

Sales Volume

$

9+ Million

INDIVIDUALS

Richard Anselmo

@properties

Andrew Glatz

Crown Heights Realty

Nicole Flores

Baird & Warner

Stanislaw Krozel

Royal Service Realty Chicago

Metro Pro

Adam Matuszek

American Realty &

Associates

Sandra Black

RE/MAX Signature

Steve Genyk

@properties

Weston Harding

X Plus Real Estate

Marna Spizz

Marna Spizz

Kathleen Menighan

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Anna Robertson

Jameson Sotheby's

International Realty

Jessie Pinkham

Ultimate Realty Group LLC

Continued on page 32

A D V E R T I S M E N T

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Congratulations Top Producers of 2014

Residential Sales by Individuals & Teams: Units & Dollar Volume

Continued from page 31

Jeanne Spurlock

Century 21 Affiliated

Sonya Lea

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Kyle Jamicich

Coldwell Banker Residential

Shirin Ramos-Rezania

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Brenda Mauldin

Baird & Warner

Claudia Mendron

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Ronda Fish

Jameson Sotheby's

International Realty

Igor Michin

@properties

Neeti Arndt

Dream Town Realty

Jan Kupiec

Baird & Warner

John Coleman

@properties

Mauricio Gonzalez

Citywide Realty LLC

Elizabeth Dudeck

Liz Dudeck & Assoc.

Christian Pezzuto

Pezzuto Realty, LLC

Kevin Sullivan

Coldwell Banker Residential

Janet Robertson

Century 21 McMullen

Brooke Vanderbok

@properties

Paul Solitro

Dream Town Realty

LaShandria Sanderson

Chicago Realty &

Asset Management

Kris Mork

Coldwell Banker Residential

Koon Lau

@properties

Anne Kearns

@properties

Lisa Madonia

@properties

Maureen Moran

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Ted Mortellaro

Dream Town Realty

Bill Erdman

Century 21 Affiliated

Marie Cabrera

Baird & Warner

Karen Breen Elia

RE/MAX Exclusive Properties

Cheryl Bellavia

Century 21 McMullen

Michael Danek

Related Realty

Jolanta Ciapala

Domain Group Realty LLC

Phyllis Smith

Century 21 Affiliated

Jayne Alofs

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Frederic Scovell

Coldwell Banker Residential

Robin Allotta

Conlon: A Real Estate

Company

Thomas Brandt

Keller Williams

Realty Partners

Beth Gomez

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Elizabeth Lassner

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Katie Freeman

@properties

Eduardo Garcia

Realty of Chicago LLC

Daniel Merrion

City Point Realty LLC

John Horton

Move-up America, LLC

Residential

Sales Volume

$

9+ Million

TEAMS

Property of Chicago

Joseph Chiappetta

@properties

Realty Chicago Group

Don Friedman

Chicago Real Estate

Resources

Chicago Real Estate Group

Wade Marshall

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

GilianoGroup

Michael Giliano

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Team Sachs

Erik Sachs

@properties

Phil Buoscio Team

Phillip Buoscio

Better Living Realty

RELUX International

Santiago Valdez

RE/MAX Signature

2nd City Homes

Mark Jak

Baird & Warner

Residential

Sales Volume

$

8+ Million

INDIVIDUALS

Mariah Dell

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Daniel Otto

Conlon: A Real Estate

Company

Matthew Mika

Coldwell Banker Residential

Judy Howard

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Hilary Pender

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Gabrielle Weisberg

Baird & Warner

Jennifer Johnson

@properties

Cristian Merdariu

City Habitat Realty LLC

Kristi Roque

Baird & Warner

Dympna Fay-Hart

Century 21 McMullen

Barbara Ball

@properties

Nancy Joyce

@properties

Heather Bilandic

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Joe Kennedy

@properties

Eric Newman

@properties

Nicole Pusateri

Bricks Realty LLC

David Hunt

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Norbert Mika

Coldwell Banker Residential

Patricia Papatheodore

Baird & Warner

Mark Dollard

Chicago Properties, Inc

Monica Vargas

Great Homes Real Estate, Inc.

Brent J. Rosenbower

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

David Smith

Redfin Corporation

Patrick Maliszewski

Conlon: A Real Estate

Company

Vickie Liu

Urban Real Estate

Jefferey Dyra

iTown Realty

Debra Weinberg

@properties

Linda Shaughnessy

Baird & Warner

Kimberly Broznowski Powers

@properties

Scott Hoskins

CMK Realty

Steven Heilig

Baird & Warner

Lukasz Wojcik

Exit Realty Redefined

Susan Fox

@properties

Joseph Metzger

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Lauren Goldberg

@properties

Carol Duran

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Michael Stangel

Century 21 McMullen

David Stone

Coldwell Banker Residential

Luminita Ispas

Century 21 S.G.R., Inc.

Ryan Preuett

Conlon: A Real Estate

Company

Robert Sikkel

@properties

Zeferino Martinez

RE/MAX 10

John Staib

@properties

Jennifer Lapins

@properties

Lynn Reidl

Dream Town Realty

Chester Jakala

Telequest Corp.

Chris Vernald

Urban Real Estate

Eva Ustupski

@properties

Marcin Krempa

RE/MAX Edge

Caroline Boskovic

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Thomas Rubin

Fulton Grace Realty

Ira Mizell

Goldtree Realty

James Meese

Coldwell Banker Residential

Michael Swanson

Coldwell Banker Residential

R. Gabriella Tymarskis

Chicago Residences

Michael Michalak

RE/MAX Signature

Stacey Grossman

Coldwell Banker Residential

Ellen Webber

@properties

Teresa Costantini

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Charese David

Menard Johnson

& Associates

Claudia Langman

Jameson Sotheby’s

International Realty

Peter Bellert

Century 21 McMullen

Karen Morris

@properties

Cathy Byrne

Baird & Warner

Burt Fujishima

Coldwell Banker Residential

Marissa Lanzito

@properties

Patrick Natale

Coldwell Banker Residential

Sean Glascott

@properties

Michael McCallum

Baird & Warner

Meredith Manni

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Andrea Hebner

@properties

Jenny Fultz

Jin's Group Corporation LTD

Michael Kaufman

Jameson Sotheby’s

International Realty

Kelly Mead

Coldwell Banker Residential

Robert Pratt

Dream Town Realty

Susan Oleksy

Coldwell Banker Residential

Azeem Khan

Century 21 S.G.R., Inc.

Christie Ascione

@properties

Lindsey Delrahim

Jameson Sotheby’s

International Realty

Kathleen Bock

Coldwell Banker Residential

Chicago REALTOR ® Magazine

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Congratulations Top Producers of 2014

Residential Sales by Individuals & Teams: Units & Dollar Volume

Danielle Dowell

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Kathryn Mischka

Coldwell Banker Residential

Elizabeth August

@properties

Laura Rahilly

@properties

Julie Chesne

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Linda Broznowski

@properties

Rita Kerins

Coldwell Banker Residential

Sandra Kessler

@properties

John Malandrino

Redfin Corporation

Michael Gentile

@properties

Dustin Harvey

Alto Realty

Colleen Archer Daugherty

@properties

Kevin Cibula

Conlon: A Real Estate

Company

Karen Peterson

Coldwell Banker Residential

Andy Sokol

The Sokol Group

Todd Szwajkowski

Dream Town Realty

Anne Connolly Rief

@properties

Chi Zhang

Coldwell Banker Residential

Mark Pfeifer

Jameson Sotheby's

International Realty

Mitch Gordon

Baird & Warner

Anthony Zaskowski

Property Consultants Realty

Residential

Sales Volume

$

8+ Million

TEAMS

Andy Gersten

Andrew Gersten

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

The Walker Team

Carla Walker

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

Matt Shrake

Matthew Shrake

Coldwell Banker Residential

Andre Property Group

Stephanie Andre

@properties

Team Castline

Bradley Cole

Castline Properties LLC

One Capital Group

Rakesh Parikh

Coldwell Banker Residential

The Dana Group

Dana Gerstenschlager

@properties

A D V E R T I S M E N T S


2014 Top Producers by Neighborhood

Residential Sales by Units Sold

West Towns

Neighborhoods

402 - BERWYN

luis ortiz

Realty of Chicago LLC

TIE Joanne Zaworski

Lynx Real Estate Services

403 - FOREST VIEW

No Clear Top Producer*

404 - STICKNEY

luis ortiz

Realty of Chicago LLC

534 - LYONS

francisco Quintero, Jr.

Golden Homes Real Estate Inc.

547 - NORTH RIVERSIDE

No Clear Top Producer*

650 - CICERO

luis ortiz

Realty of Chicago LLC

Chicago

Neighborhoods

8001 connie abels

RE/MAX Edge

8002 phyllis smith

Century 21 Affiliated

8003 mario greco

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

8004 colin Hebson

Dream Town Realty

8005 mario greco

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

TIE leigh marcus

@properties

8006 mario greco

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

8007 Jeffrey lowe

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

8008 matt laricy

Americorp, Ltd.

8009 Radim mandel

Coldwell Banker Residential

8010 lisa sanders

Dream Town Realty

8011 colin Hebson

Dream Town Realty

8012 Jill cunningham

@properties

8013 david goldberg

Special Assets, Inc.

8014 John Byrne

Baird & Warner

8015 Janet Robertson

Century 21 McMullen

8016 mario greco

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

8017 matt skiba

RE/MAX Landmark

8018 alcides Rodriguez

Beaulieu Real Estate

8019 luis campoverde

RE/MAX Fidelity

8020 silviu moldovan

Domain Realty

8021 scott curcio

Coldwell Banker Residential

TIE elizabeth Brooks

Belgravia Realty Group, LLC

8022 Karen Biazar

North Clybourn Group, Inc.

8023 shaheen pervaiz

Legent WP Realty, Inc

8024 Karen Biazar

North Clybourn Group, Inc.

8025 adam Wavrunek

Domain Realty

8026 scott newman

Newman Realty

TIE Jason shapiro

Rising Realty, LLC

8027 Kirby pearson

Pearson Realty Group

8028 elizabeth Brooks

Belgravia Realty Group, LLC

8029 arthur cirignani

Chicago Realty Partners, Ltd.

TIE John federici

Krain

8030 daniel Villarreal

Villarreal Real Estate, Inc.

8031 phillip Buoscio

Better Living Realty

8032 scott Hoskins

CMK Realty

8033 erin Ward

Related Realty

8034 nicole pusateri

Bricks Realty LLC

8035 Hasani steele

RE/MAX Premier Properties

8036 Hasani steele

RE/MAX Premier Properties

8037 snezhina dobreva

Century 21 Affiliated

8038 Hasani steele

RE/MAX Premier Properties

8039 linda lee Tuggle

Urban Search Corp.

Of Chicago

TIE Ruth Wallace

Kale Realty

8040 Joseph pabon

Jacqueline A. Gideon

8041 Jessie pinkham

Ultimate Realty Group LLC

8042 Hasani steele

RE/MAX Premier Properties

8043 frank montro

Oak Realty of Chicago, Inc.

TIE diana peterson

Auction Works

8044 frank montro

Oak Realty of Chicago, Inc.

8045 frank montro

Oak Realty of Chicago, Inc.

8046 Krystyna stachurska

Stachurska Real Estate, Inc.

8047 No Clear Top Producer*

8048 frank montro

Oak Realty of Chicago, Inc.

8049 frank montro

Oak Realty of Chicago, Inc.

TIE gary Weglarz

Applebrook Realty, Inc.

8050 Brian caron

AMS Realty, Inc.

8051 andre Bennett

Royal Crest Realty, Inc.

TIE arthur cirignani

Chicago Realty Partners, Ltd

TIE gaspar flores

Su Familia Real Estate

8052 Rigoberto garcia

Grinker & Garcia Real Estate

8053 frank montro

Oak Realty of Chicago, Inc.

8054 No Clear Top Producer*

8055 Rigoberto garcia

Grinker & Garcia Real Estate

8056 mark nowak

Nowak Realty

8057 Bill erdman

Century 21 Affiliated

8058 phillip Buoscio

Better Living Realty

8059 Jennifer liu

Jameson Sotheby’s

International Realty

8060 Jennifer liu

Jameson Sotheby’s

International Realty

8061 snezhina dobreva

Century 21 Affiliated

8062 maria castillo

ERA Mi Casa Real Estate

8063 Jenny lima

ERA Mi Casa Real Estate

8064 Julie anderson

RE/MAX 10

TIE Barbara Thouvenell

P.R.S. Associates, Inc.

8065 maria castillo

ERA Mi Casa Real Estate

8066 Barbara Thouvenell

P.R.S. Associates, Inc.

8067 snezhina dobreva

Century 21 Affiliated

8068 snezhina dobreva

Century 21 Affiliated

8069 frank montro

Oak Realty of Chicago, Inc.

8070 andrei Turcu

Diverse Realty

8071 frank montro

Oak Realty of Chicago, Inc.

8072 mary ellen fitzgerald

Fitzgerald Real Estate Inc.

TIE frank montro

Oak Realty of Chicago, Inc.

8073 frank montro

Oak Realty of Chicago, Inc.

8074 Barbara Thouvenell

P.R.S. Associates, Inc.

8075 gary Weglarz

Applebrook Realty, Inc.

8076 Barbara guratowski

RE/MAX Signature

TIE Rosario Terracciano

Resurrecting Real Estate Corp.

8077 Kim Biggs

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

*Neighborhood Top Producer

must have sold a minimum of three

properties in the neighborhood

specified, otherwise no clear top

producer is listed.

Chicago REALTOR ® Magazine

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2014 Top Producers by Neighborhood

Residential Sales by Dollar Volume Sold

West Towns

Neighborhoods

402 - BERWYN

Joanne Zaworski

Lynx Real Estate Services

403 - FOREST VIEW

alicia snyder-poulos

RE/MAX Partners

404 - STICKNEY

luis ortiz

Realty of Chicago LLC

534 - LYONS

francisco Quintero Jr.

Golden Homes Real Estate, Inc.

547 - NORTH RIVERSIDE

sam dorf

New Era Chicago, LLC

650 - CICERO

luis ortiz

Realty of Chicago LLC

Chicago

Neighborhoods

8001 frank maguire

Baird & Warner

8002 phyllis smith

Century 21 Affiliated

8003 Heather gustafson

CMK Realty

8004 colin Hebson

Dream Town Realty

8005 mario greco

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

8006 Jeffrey lowe

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

8007 emily sachs Wong

@properties

8008 chezi Rafaeli

Coldwell Banker Residential

8009 Radim mandel

Coldwell Banker Residential

8010 lisa sanders

Dream Town Realty

8011 colin Hebson

Dream Town Realty

8012 Jill cunningham

@properties

8013 david goldberg

Special Assets Inc.

8014 John Byrne

Baird & Warner

8015 Janet Robertson

Century 21 McMullen

8016 mario greco

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

8017 matt skiba

RE/MAX Landmark

8018 cora lat

Century 21 Universal

8019 luis campoverde

RE/MAX Fidelity

8020 susan fox

@properties

8021 elizabeth Brooks

Belgravia Realty Group, LLC

8022 Karen Biazar

North Clybourn Group, Inc.

8023 Karen Biazar

North Clybourn Group, Inc.

8024 Karen Biazar

North Clybourn Group, Inc.

8025 frank montro

Oak Realty of Chicago, Inc.

8026 Tammy Holmes

Exit Strategy Realty

8027 geraldine Blair

Coldwell Banker Residential

8028 elizabeth Brooks

Belgravia Realty Group, LLC

8029 gloria spencer-mcgee

Baker-Spencer Realty, LLC

8030 daniel Villarreal

Villarreal Real Estate, Inc.

8031 Tat Kong

Richland Global, Inc.

8032 leila Zammatta

Magellan Realty LLC

8033 ami Bumia

Related Realty

8034 nicole pusateri

Bricks Realty LLC

8035 Hasani steele

RE/MAX Premier Properties

8036 Hasani steele

RE/MAX Premier Properties

8037 Jason shapiro

Rising Realty, LLC

8038 Hasani steele

RE/MAX Premier Properties

8039 shirley Walker

Urban Search Corp.

Of Chicago

8040 carleen lewis

Pearson Realty Group

8041 Robert sullivan

Berkshire Hathaway

HomeService

8042 Hasani steele

RE/MAX Premier Properties

8043 frank montro

Oak Realty of Chicago, Inc.

8044 frank montro

Oak Realty of Chicago, Inc.

8045 frank montro

Oak Realty of Chicago, Inc.

8046 frank montro

Oak Realty of Chicago, Inc.

8047 frank montro

Oak Realty of Chicago, Inc.

8048 frank montro

Oak Realty of Chicago, Inc.

8049 frank montro

Oak Realty of Chicago, Inc.

8050 Brian caron

AMS Realty, Inc.

8051 gustavo lopez

G & R Realty, Inc

8052 Rigoberto garcia

Grinker & Garcia Real Estate

8053 frank montro

Oak Realty of Chicago, Inc.

8054 Rashad carmichael

Coldwell Banker Residential

8055 Rigoberto garcia

Grinker & Garcia Real Estate

8056 mark nowak

Nowak Realty

8057 Bill erdman

Century 21 Affiliated

8058 phillip Buoscio

Better Living Realty

8059 anthony ng

Goodland Realty Inc.

TIE darryl Toney

Neighborhood AssistanceCorp.

8060 Jennifer liu

Jameson Sotheby’s

International Realty

8061 alice Tse

Landmark & Property

Group, Inc.

8062 maria castillo

ERA Mi Casa Real Estate

8063 salvador gonzalez

ERA Mi Casa Real Estate

8064 Barbara Thouvenell

P.R.S. Associates, Inc.

8065 uriel ayala

ERA Mi Casa Real Estate

8066 uriel ayala

ERA Mi Casa Real Estate

8067 Harriett martin

Anchor Realty Group, Inc.

8068 Harriett martin

Anchor Realty Group, Inc.

8069 frank montro

Oak Realty of Chicago, Inc.

8070 andrei Turcu

Diverse Realty

8071 frank montro

Oak Realty of Chicago, Inc.

8072 Bernadette molloy

Molloy & Associates, Inc.

8073 frank montro

Oak Realty of Chicago, Inc.

8074 larry anoman

Anoman and Associates

8075 frank montro

Oak Realty of Chicago, Inc.

8076 patricia Regan

RE/MAX City

8077 maureen murnane

@properties

Congratulations!

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FROM THE EDITOR

as chicago RealToRs ® ,

a key part of your daily

business strategy includes

making connections.

Meeting new prospects and professional contacts more often

results in leads, referrals and new investment opportunities to

help your business grow and reach new heights.

The Chicago Association of

REALTORS ® is no different than

practitioners like you when it comes

to recognizing how creating new

connections helps increase opportunities

and resources for our members.

C.A.R. has partnered with six interest-based

organizations serving the

Chicagoland area. These partnerships

will provide professionals with

organizational, promotional and

training support and in turn, will

enhance the ability to serve C.A.R.’s

existing members.

• Asian Real Estate Association

of America (AREAA) – Chicago

Chapter

• Dearborn Realtist Board

(NAREB Chicago Chapter)

• The International Real Estate

Federation (FIABCI-USA) –

Chicago Midwest Chapter

look at our resource guide on p. 42-43

to gain a deeper perspective of each

organization and their mission.

C.A.R. will also serve as an industry

sponsor to these organizations. Our

goal is to introduce C.A.R. members to

events and industry-related information

on a very broad scale. Our partners

serve this purpose.

These partners host numerous

networking and educational events –

each with at least one event per month.

If you take the time to attend, you will

assuredly continue to heighten your

knowledge and understanding within

the field, along with tapping into everimportant

networking opportunities to

access greater success.

Stay tuned for more to come from

C.A.R. in partnership with these

extraordinary associations!

2014 - 2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President

Hugh Rider

President-Elect

Dan Wagner

Treasurer

Matthew Silver

Immediate Past President

Matt Farrell

DIRECTORS

Mack Alsaidi

Sonia Anaya

Tommy Choi

Robert C. Eby

Maurice L. Hampton

Erin Mandel

Greg Pekarsky

George Schultz

Akos Straub

Rebecca Thomson

Sarah Ware

Deena Zimmerman

AFFILIATE DIRECTOR

Mauricio Sanchez

CommercialForum Director

Robert E. Thomas

Public Policy Coordinating Committee Director

Gail A. Spreen

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Ginger Downs, RCE, CAE, CIPS, IOM

The Chicago REALTOR ® Magazine is published quarterly by the

Chicago Association of REALTORS ® for its members. Advertising is

purchased and does not necessarily represent the position of the

Chicago Association of REALTORS ® .

Editor-in-Chief

Ginger Downs, RCE, CAE, CIPS, IOM

gdowns@chicagorealtor.com

Editor

Barbara Matthopoulos

bmatthopoulos@chicagorealtor.com

Managing Editor

Jessica Kern

jkern@chicagorealtor.com

Art Director

Jim August

jaugust@chicagorealtor.com

Senior Writer

Rebecca Boykin

rboykin@chicagorealtor.com

For advertising information please contact

Mary Beth Durkin at (312) 214-5530 or

ads@chicagorealtor.com

• National Association of Hispanic

Real Estate Professionals

(NAHREP) – Chicago Chapter

Barbara matthopoulos

Vice President of Communications

and Media Relations

C.A.R. Central:

C.A.R. LOCATIONS

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Chicago, IL 60604

Ph: (312) 803-4900

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• REALTORS ® to the Rescue

(RTTR)

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6017 W. 26 th Street

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Ph: (708)863-1111

• Women’s Council of REALTORS ®

(WCR) – Chicago Chapter

Whether you’re new to the profession or

an industry veteran, take time to take a

www.ChicagoREALTOR.com

NOTICE TO MEMBERS

Under long established policy of this Association, the Illinois Association of REALTORS ® and

the National Association of REALTORS ® :

1. The broker’s compensation for services rendered in respect to any listing is solely a

matter of negotiation between the broker and his or her client, and is not fixed, controlled,

recommended or maintained by any persons not party to the listing agreement.

2. The compensation paid by the listing broker to a cooperating broker in respect to any

listing is established by the listing broker and is not fixed, controlled, recommended or

maintained by any persons other than the listing broker.

Chicago REALTOR ® Magazine

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MILLENNIALS,

MORTGAGE RATES AND

NEW CONSTRUCTION:

2015 MARKET OUTLOOK

millennials, lending trends,

new construction and a

strong commercial outlook

topped the discussion at our 2015

Market Outlook in January.

Jonathan Smoke, chief economist at

REALTOR.com, forecasts a slightly

stronger economic performance and

more substantial increases in existing

and new home sales.

Jonathan smoke

Looking forward to

2015, Realtor.com is

forecasting slightly

stronger economic

performance and more substantial

increases in existing and new home sales.

The gains in housing activity will be

driven by the improving economic

conditions, especially employment-related

douglas Johnson

Chief Economist

REALTOR.com

opportunities that will enable millennials,

the largest generation in history for the

U.S., to enter home ownership in more

significant numbers. The Chicago

metropolitan statistical area is following

the overall U.S. trend and will also see

growth in first-time buyers enabled by the

market’s relatively strong levels of

affordability.

Managing Director

CBRE Auction Services

Douglas Johnson, Managing Director,

CBRE Auction Services, predicts the

markets in general will continue to

improve in 2015, and David Wolf,

President, Related Realty, says new

condo development is beginning to

increase in pace and project size.

Continued job

growth, low interest

rates and moderate

increases in Gross

Domestic Product (GDP) will serve the

U.S. commercial real estate market well

in 2015. Good markets and good market

fundamentals make most real estate

investors look fairly proficient at their

craft and 2015 will be no exception.

However, real estate investing is not

for the faint of heart and is never easy.

Investors will be faced with many

obstacles in 2015, including a scarcity

of Class A Core product that will lead to

capitalization rate compression for these

highly sought after properties.

We have more of their predictions at

www.ChicagoREALTOR.com.

david Wolf

Throughout 2014,

we started to hear a

lot of chatter about

developers planning

new construction projects throughout the

city. New condo development has officially

started taking place and is beginning to

increase in pace and project size. However,

President

Related Realty

we are still about three years out from any

large scale developments delivering new

product in Chicago, and at least one year

out from completion for medium scale

new construction projects.

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ASSOCIATION NEWS

Striving for Your Excellence

By Tina Stepaniak, Senior Director of Professional Development

We share your drive to make 2015 your best ever. To

help you fulfill your goals, we want you to know that our

REALTORS ® Real Estate School (RRES) is evolving to

meet the needs of your clients along with you.

That’s why we have assembled a roster of expert instructors

and rolled out a new suite of classes to position Chicago

REALTORS ® as the most skilled and best prepared to

compete in the business.

Whether you are a residential or commercial practitioner ‒

new to real estate or seasoned veteran ‒ we offer classes

tailored to every professional need.

Our formula for your success starts with you ‒ our

members. We want to make sure you’re getting the most

valuable educational experience available. How do we

achieve this?

By enhancing two areas, we bring added value to your

educational experience and put innovation to work for

your business.

instructor Training

Our instructors are industry experts who are primed to

position you and your business for success. Renewed efforts

include launching an instructor training course that is

geared toward REALTORS ® who want to become certified

to teach continuing education (CE). As real estate insiders,

they possess the know-how, experience and the desire to

give back to their colleagues. For our current instructors,

we highly encourage them to pursue continued training so

they can keep up to date on new teaching techniques.

course development

The courses we develop are exclusive to C.A.R. We host

focus groups to customize our classes with precision with

the consistent goal of staying relevant to members’ needs.

Then, we hold a trial class to collect feedback and make

final adjustments.

This year, you will notice an even broader range of CE

options on residential, commercial and technology.

New courses include:

• Commercial Real Estate: The Insider’s Guide

• Social Media Setup for Real Estate

• Social Media Ethics for Real Estate

• Create Your Real Estate Business Plan

In addition to our CE offerings, we also have introduced new

classes that provide practical, in-the-field training, such as

Roadmap of a Transaction.

Please visit us at the new, improved ChicagoREALTOR.com to

stay updated on these and other upcoming classes to allow us

to continue helping you reach new professional heights.

Every year, we strive for excellence ‒ Your excellence.

That’s why we are continuously looking at ways to provide

quality education by growing our innovative and strategic

classes to ensure professionals like you stay competitive.

Tina Stepaniak

Senior Director of Professional Development

Chicago Association of REALTORS ®

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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK

YPN Monthly Breakfasts

Close your month with complimentary networking breakfasts with

YPN at Manny’s Deli. Held the last Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m.,

you’ll enjoy a hot breakfast, coffee, great speakers and company!

Wednesday, March 25 th

Perfecting Your Profile Panel

Erin Mandel, @properties

Matt Laricy, Americorp Real Estate

Scott Newman, Newman Realty

Moderated by

Nicholas Apostal,

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Wednesday, May 27 th

Classic vs. Modern Practices Panel

Chuck Goro, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Nick Libert, EXIT Strategy Realty

Jeanine McShea, Related Realty

Stephanie Brimo, Redfin

Wednesday, July 29 th

Know When You Need Help!

What Will Your Team Look Like?

Tommy Choi & Josh Weinberg,

Weinberg Choi Realty

Mary Summerville,

Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

Wednesday, September 30 th

Professional Development

"Build A Better You"

James Ascot, Ascot Realty Group

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Wednesday, April 29 th

Time Management

Jim Miller,

Free for C.A.R. Members

$

30 for non-members

1141 S. Jefferson, Chicago, IL 60607

Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty

Wednesday, June 24 th

Become a Win-Win Negotiator

Wayne Paprocki

Wednesday, August 26 th

Reducing Market Time

By Going Green

Pamela Brookstein, Elevate Energy

Help support a great cause! Our

breakfasts are free, giving you all the

more reason to donate to our partnered

charity this year, the Habitat for Humanity

Youth Board! At each monthly breakfast

we will be accepting donations.

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Third Annual RPAC Fundraiser

Another Record-Breaking Success!

October 9, 2014, The Montgomery Club, Chicago

14. 15. 16.

20.

17. 18. 19.

1. Casino Royale brought

out professionals dedicated to

the industry; 2. Alex Summers, Mike Sato, Mike LeFevere and

James Bellavia, all of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty;

3. Genoa Krisco and Amy Beyer, Americorp, Ltd.; 4. Casino Royale

attendees enjoyed a fun evening; 5. Jonathan Villegas, guest,

Erika Villegas, ERA Mi Casa Real Estate, Kelly Price, Wintrust Mortgage

and Maurice Hampton, Centered International Realty; 6. Casino Royale

attendees enjoyed fun and networking opportunities; 7. Mont Wickham,

Melissa Archer and Marcus Cook, all of Conlon: A Real Estate Company;

8.Wintrust Mortgage sponsored the VIP Lounge; 9. @properties sponsored

the event; 10. Carol and John Schumacher, and Anne Rosen, all of

Keller Williams Preferred Realty; 11. Joe Nudo and Karla Mina, both of

Coldwell Banker Residential, and Jeff Scholl, guest; 12. Ginger Downs,

C.A.R., Deena Zimmerman, Jameson Commercial, and Stephanie Sims,

guest; 13. Nicholas Apostal, Coldwell Banker Residential, Erin Mandel,

@properties, Mike McElroy, Access Chicago Realty Inc., Sam Powell,

Dream Town Realty, Rebecca Thomson, @properties, Matt Farrell,

Urban Real Estate, and Tommy Choi, Weinberg Choi Realty Inc.;

14. Gaspar Flores Jr., Su Familia Real Estate, Jaclyn Flores, guest,

Martha Dominguez, Country Financial, and Marc Hernandez President

of NAHREP Chicago 15. Casino Royale raised more than $ 50,000 for RPAC;

16. Meegan Addy, Urban Real Estate, Evelyn Fred, Jameson Sotheby’s

International Realty, and Vince Milito, Coldwell Banker Residential;

17. Nykea Pippion McGriff, Dream Town Realty, Sheila Dantzler,

Related Realty, and Sarah Ware,Ware Realty Group, LLC; 18. Nick Bailey,

Related Realty; 19. Sonia Anaya, America Real Estate, Erin Mandel and

Rebecca Thomson, both of @properties; 20. Michael Emery, Urban

Real Estate.

Photos by Sofia Spentzas, Spiral Art Design and Lex Alexander, Lex Alexander

Photography.

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STRATEGIC PARTNERS

get involved with our

GREATER

asian real estate

association of

america (areaa)

Mission Statement:

The Asian Real Estate

Association of America

(AREAA) is a nonprofit

professional trade organization

dedicated to promoting

sustainable homeownership

opportunities in Asian

American communities by

creating a powerful national

voice for housing and real

estate professionals that

serve this dynamic market.

Upcoming Event:

AREAA Global and

Luxury Summit, Sunday,

April 19-Tuesday, April 21

Website:

www.areaa.org/chicago

Contact:

Vicky Silvano

Vicky.silvano@century21.sgr.com

dearborn realtist

Board (drB)

Mission Statement:

The Dearborn Realtist

Board’s mission is to address

the African American

professional community’s

need for expanding the understanding

and realization

of housing and economic

opportunities within the

field of real property for

all people.

Upcoming Events:

Please visit

www.chicagorealtist.com

for all upcoming events.

Website:

www.chicagorealtist.com

Contact:

Tracey Taylor

ttaylor@koenigrubloff.com

Dearborn Realtist Board

(DRB) held its kickoff on

Jan. 14 in The Bronze

Lounge of the Parkway

Ballroom.

FiaBCi-uSa Chicago

Midwest Council (the

international real

estate Federation)

Mission Statement:

FIABCI-USA provides access

and opportunity for real

estate professionals interested

in gaining knowledge,

sharing information and

conducting international

business.

Upcoming Events:

For information on a series

of consulate visits and more

events, visit

www.fiabciusa.com.

Website:

www.fiabciusa.com

Contact:

Ronald Sears

Ronald.Sears@Century21.com

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Strategic partners

national association

of Hispanic real

estate professionals

(naHrep)

Mission Statement:

We are The Voice for

Hispanic Real Estate ® and

proud champions of homeownership

for the Hispanic

community with over

20,000 members across

the country.

Upcoming Events:

Please visit

www.NAHREPChicago.org

for all upcoming events.

Website:

www.NAHREPChicago.org

Contact:

info@nahrepchicago.org

realtOrS ® to the

rescue (rttr)

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to mobilize

the REALTOR ® community

to address and impact the

plight of homeless pets. We

are not a shelter or rescue

organization. Rather, we are

a volunteer-run, charitable

service organization.

Upcoming Events:

2 nd Annual Cubs Fundraiser

Outing – May 2015

Website:

www.realtorstotherescue.org

Contact:

info@realtorstotherescue.org

women’s Council of

realtOrS ® , Chicago

Chapter (wCr)

Mission Statement:

We are a network of

successful REALTORS ® ,

advancing women as professionals

and leaders in

business, the industry and

the communities we serve.

Upcoming Events:

Elevate Awards,

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 17,

Union League Club

of Chicago

Website:

www.wcrchicago.org

Contact:

Evelyn Fred, President

evelyn.fred9@gmail.com

The Women’s Council

of REALTORS ® ,Chicago

Chapter (WCR) installed

its 2015 Board of

Directors at Venue One

on Dec.18.

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Ethics Citation

Program

Advancing REALTOR ® Professionalism

A new program that protects buyers, sellers and REALTORS ®

The Ethics Citation Program allows members of the public and REALTORS ® to report unethical conduct and

enables C.A.R. to more quickly discipline violations.

How the Ethics Citation Program Works

1. A REALTOR® or member of the public files

a complaint against a C.A.R. member.

• The complaint can be anonymous.

• The complaint must have documentation/evidence.

2. A C.A.R. citation panel meets to review the complaint.

3. If the panel determines there is enough evidence, it will

fine the REALTOR® based on the Citation Violation Schedule.

4. The REALTOR® can pay the fine or appeal.

5. After an appeal, the complaint will proceed to the

Code of Ethics hearing process.

6. If payment is not received within the time-frame

allotted, suspension of membership including MLS

access will occur.

Citation Violation Schedule

Code of Ethics – Violation Schedule

Article 1 $

1,000 SOP 1-16: Accessing or using or allowing others to access or use a property managed or listed on terms other than those

authorized by the owner or seller.

Article 3 $

500 SOP 3-4: Failure to disclose existence of a dual or variable rate commission.

$

250 SOP 3-6: Failure to disclose existence of accepted offers to any broker seeking cooperation.

$

1,000 SOP 3-9: Providing access to listed property on terms other than those established by the owner or the listing broker.

Article 4 $

500 Failure to provide written disclosure of REALTORS® interest in property being bought or sold.

Article 5 $

500 Providing professional services without disclosing interest in the property.

Article 6 $

500 Accepting any commission, rebate or profit on expenditures without client’s knowledge or consent.

Article 12 $

250 Failure to present a true picture in real estate communication, marketing, and advertising.

$

250 Failure to disclose status as a real estate professional in advertising, marketing and other real estate communications.

$

250 SOP 12-2: Failure to disclose potential compensation or benefit received from a third party for services provided free to a client.

$

500 SOP 12-4: Advertising or offering to sell/lease property without authority of owner or owner’s authorized agent.

$

250 SOP 12-5: Failure to disclose name of real estate firm in advertising in a readily apparent manner.

$

500 SOP 12-6: Failure to disclose status as both owner/landlord and Realtor® or licensee when advertising property in which

REALTOR® has ownership interest

$

250 SOP 12-7: Claiming to have “sold” a property.

$

250 SOP 12-9: Failure to disclose on a website the firm’s name and state of licensure in a reasonable and readily apparent manner.

$

250 SOP 12-10: Failure to present a true picture in advertising and representations to the public including internet

content posted and the URLs and domain names used

$

500 SOP 12-12: Registration or use of deceptive URL or domain name.

$

500 SOP 12-13: Representing that the REALTOR® has a designation, certification or other credential that the REALTOR® is not

legitimately entitled to use.

Article 14 $

500 Failure to cooperate in any professional standards proceeding or investigation.

Article 16 $

500 Use terms of an offer to modify listing broker’s offer of compensation.

$

250 SOP 16-19: Placement of for sale/lease sign on property without permission of seller/landlord.

LOCKBOX RULES

C.A.R. Bylaw 8.14 $

1,000 No Member responsible for a real estate listing shall provide any third-party access to the listed real estate without

the seller’s consent and pursuant to the terms and conditions that the seller may reasonably request.

For a complete explanation visit us at www.ChicagoREALTOR.com

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COMMERCIAL FORUM

short-term Rentals:

more Risks than Rewards

LIABILITY

If we dig a little deeper, the next logical landing spot for

liability might be the renter’s insurance; however, the

“commercial purpose” clause included in most policies

probably means they will not cover the injured guest. In this

case, the odds are possible that liability could potentially land

on the landlord’s plate. If you plan to allow your tenants to

use Airbnb, please make sure you pay close attention to

these ongoing policy changes.

So I know what some of you are thinking: Why don’t I, the

landlord, just place my vacant units on Airbnb directly to

better mitigate liability and earn the profits myself? Good

question, but the risks remain.

In the age of apps, C2C business is more prevalent

than ever. Services like Uber and Lyft have cut out the

middleman to provide easier and more efficient ways

of doing business. The housing market has its own services like

Airbnb and Couchsurfing. But did you know these services could

put landlords at risk?

New York City officials estimate three-quarters of all Airbnb

rentals in the city are illegal, violating zoning or other laws,

with commercial operators supplying more than one-third

of the units and generating more than one-third of the

revenue. The scale has gotten so large that New York City has sued

the owners of two buildings for essentially running illegal hotels.

The extra income sounds nice, but at the cost of added scrutiny,

violations and lawsuits - you may want to take the pragmatic

approach and simply forbid short-term sublets in your lease. Many

Chicago landlords, myself included, already have.

Airbnb defines itself as a trusted community marketplace for people

to list, discover and book unique accommodations around the world;

whether it is a villa for a month, or an apartment for a night.

Chris Pezza

Sales & Leasing Manager

Rockwell Partners, LLC

Generally speaking, an individual property owner uses the service to

find short-term renters looking for vacation housing at a price more

affordable than nearby hotels.

Having used Airbnb, I can say it is a fabulous service and an

affordable way to stay in a luxury beach house in California for a

few nights. But as a landlord myself, I also understand the inherent

problems. It is possible that you currently have a tenant within your

portfolio subletting his or her apartment to a stranger, at a profit,

unbeknownst to you.

One woman in New York reportedly rented five different properties

from five different landlords, and used them as Airbnb rentals to

make significant profits. One of her five landlords had a strong lease,

and was actually able to evict her once he found out about the illegal

sublets. Disaster averted for that landlord.

The liability for a landlord does not stop at just having illegal renters.

What happens if one of these guests is injured during his or her

stay? Airbnb now includes up to $1 million in coverage, but this is

only secondary insurance.

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Government Affairs Update

Chicago

The Chicago Association

of REALTORS ® (C.A.R.) is

dedicated to advocating

for REALTORS ® and their

clients. We utilize several

different committees and

coalitions and a full-time

professional staff to

effectively and efficiently

achieve this goal.

The C.A.R. Governmental

Affairs department lobbies

legislators and regulators

to help pass laws that

maintain a healthy

business environment for

our members and for their

clients, and works to defeat

laws which increase

the cost of housing and

inhibit the growth of the

real estate industry.

BRIAN A.

BERNARDONI

Senior Director of

Government Affairs

and Public Policy

KRISTOPHER J.

ANDERSON

Director of

Government Affairs

Housing policy: key efforts

The framework of our advocacy efforts is IAR’s

Housing Policy – available at illinoisRealToR.org.

This sets forth a series of objectives that govern

how we work on behalf of your business.

Here are the key issues facing Chicago REALTORS ® ,

and how the Housing Policy guides our actions:

Housing affordability and diversity

• affordable Requirements ordinance (aRo):

Although the private profit and nonprofit

market must assume chief responsibility,

government at all levels must be partners.

• abandoned building ordinances or funding for

the homeless: The government has a role in

providing related services to the homeless, those

at risk of foreclosure and those at the primary

stages of leasing and/or homeownership.

equal opportunity issues

• fair Housing: We pledge to uphold the spirit as

well as the letter of the law through programs,

activities and training designed to promote and

further the right of equal opportunity in housing

for all people.

Housing Tax policy

• Transfer Tax: We oppose the imposition of real

estate transfer taxes by local governments.

• mortgage interest deduction: We support the

federal mortgage interest deduction and state

enhancements, such as mortgage credit

certificates.

Removing Barriers to diverse and

affordable Housing

• chicago Building code: We support policies and

programs to promote technological advances in

the construction industry designed to reduce

housing costs without adverse impact on health

and safety.

• chicago Residential landlord and Tenant

ordinance (RlTo): We oppose landlord-tenant

legislation that is injurious to the basic rights

of private property ownership.

• Rent control measures: Rent control measures

ultimately decrease the availability of affordable

housing and infringe upon the right of

Americans to own property free of unreasonable

controls.

C.a.r. welcomes Second

lobbyist

The Chicago Association of REALTORS ® is fortunate

to welcome a second Governmental Affairs Director.

Kristopher J. Anderson served Cook County

for 10 years, working in its revenue and budget and

management services departments, and its Board of

Review. He also has a wealth of campaign experience

and served in a congressional district office.

Anderson will join Brian Bernardoni to represent and

advocate for Chicago REALTORS ® before Chicago City

Hall, Cook County Board, Cook County Land Bank and

the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.

Anderson holds a bachelor’s degree in political

science and speech communication from the

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned

a project management strategy certificate from the

University of Chicago Graham School.

Chicago

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MRED UPDATE

How MRED Can Help You

Build Better Business

As a licensed REALTOR ® and instructor, I find it amazing that many agents are only touching

the surface of connectMLS . Using tools that you already have is the best way to build a

business. Whether you’re new to the real estate industry, seasoned or reinventing yourself as an

agent, Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED) has a powerhouse of products that can help

increase or jumpstart your business.

Below are my favorite tools:

1. Go paperless! Go paperless! Did you know that our

MLS has a transaction management tool? Most agents

don’t! Whether you’re on the listing or sale side of a

transaction, you can manage your deal from contract

to close using connectMLS . Store public and private

documents, track transaction history, invite your

buyers, sellers, attorneys, loan officers, inspector or

anyone that is a party to the transaction to view

documents, history and updates. Yes, you can also

email updates to your participants. Take advantage

of the tool you log into every day when you sign up

for the “Digitally Track Your Transactions - Paperless

Organization” class.

2. Need a good CRM? The MLS is more than a place to

list homes and search for homes. Real estate agents

are able to manage their customer relationship management

database. Agents have the ability to categorize

each client from active, closed, family, friends,

sphere of influence, custom lists and more. From these

lists, you can track where your business comes from,

email your database and print mailing labels. What are

you waiting for? Take the connectMLS “Automated

Prospecting and Farming” class today.

3. Looking for more listings and buyers? If you answered

“yes,” then make sure you’re proficient in Realist ® . Did

you know you can search for expired properties,

pre-foreclosures, move up buyers, tax exemption, map

rubber band searches and more? You can also print

labels, export a list or – do both – in minutes. This is

one of my favorite tools in connectMLS . Why pay for

leads when you can build your own lead generation

mailing lists?

4. Share your listings on social media. The Share My

Listings widget feeds your active listings into a social

media tool that includes share features for Facebook,

Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest and more. Share

your listings automatically to your Facebook Business

Pages. When a home is listed, it auto feeds to Facebook.

When it closes, the home is removed. This is a great

way to market your seller’s home.

5. Become a market expert. With InfoSparks, agents can

share real time data to social media, websites, blogs

and email. Live stats are at your fingertips.

There are many products available to enhance your

business, so take advantage of the tools you already pay for.

Sign up for FREE training at www.mredllc.com.

Carrie J. Bey-Little of Baird & Warner is a continuing education

instructor and contract trainer with Midwest Real Estate Data.

She has educated thousands of real estate professionals using the

best MLS tools available in the United States. In addition to

national and regional speaking engagements, she blogs for the

National Association of REALTORS ® .

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TOOLS YOU CAN USE

stay

cybersafe

Tips to Guard

Against Identity Theft

Cybercriminals can strike at any time, targeting

vulnerable computer systems. It makes little difference

to them whether they attack the systems of a

government agency, Fortune 500 company, small

business or an individual.

By following these simple steps, you can minimize

your chances of an incident.

Set strong passwords, change them regularly,

and don’t share them with anyone.

Do not include your name, your kids’ or pets’

names, or other well-known information about

yourself in your password;

Avoid using common words in your passwords

or passphrases. Instead, break up

words with numbers and punctuation marks

or symbols. For example, @ can replace the

letter “A” and an exclamation point (!) can

replace the letters “I” and “L”; and

Use a combination of upper and lower

case letters.

Keep your operating system, browser and other

critical software optimized by installing updates.

Maintain an open dialogue with your friends,

family, colleagues and community about

Internet safety.

Use privacy settings and limit the amount of

personal information you post online.

Be cautious about offers online – if it sounds too

good to be true, it probably is.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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