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CR Magazine - Winter 2016

Winter 2016 issue of the Chicago REALTOR® (CR) Magazine the official publication of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®.

VERIFY YOUR INDIVIDUAL

VERIFY YOUR INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM’S SALES DATA BY THE SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017 DEADLINE! March 23, 2017 www.ChicagoREALTOR.com/SalesAwards The estimated minimum production thresholds to be recognized as a C.A.R. 2016 Sales Awards Top Producer are $ 8 million in volume or 27 units closed in MRED. These estimated thresholds are based on current production data pulled from MRED. The final data pull from MRED will occur mid-January 2017. The final minimum thresholds may be adjusted slightly, based on this data.

Cover photo by Tori Soper, Tori Soper Photography 46. YPN + WCR Chicago's 5 th Annual Casino Royale — An RPAC Fundraiser ChicagoREALTOR® MAGAZINE GEOTARG E IN THIS ISSUE 4 President’s Perspective 6 From the CEO 8 Editor’s Picks 9 What’s Online 34 Bookshelf 35 Listen Up 42 Photo Album 48 Calendar 50 The Buzz Winter 2016 24. 21. FEATURES 10 Matt Silver: 2016-2017 C.A.R. President 14 Chicago REALTORS ® in State and National Leadership Roles 15 Introducing the 2016-2017 Board of Directors 18 Hall of Fame: Nancy Suvarnamani 20 What Keeps You Up At Night 21 Renovation Diary: The Move to 430 N. Michigan 24 Geotargeting: The Newest Adage in Real Estate Marketing 26 Good Vibes Only: Charge Your Business with Positivity 28 Get Engaged. Get Facebook Live. “ 30 Mentors: How to Find One, How to Be One Location, location, location-based 32 Hit Your Target: Easify ® Your Business marketing may UPDATES become the newest adage 5 Foundation Update in real estate 36 marketing. Goveronment Affairs: R Voice Chicago 38 CommercialForum 39 Global Real Estate Council 26. 40 Industry Partners www.ChicagoREALTOR.com 3