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D’Ambrogio Addresses Real Estate Professionals at “Leading Real Estate Companies of the World” Midwest Conference

September 29, 2010

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John D’Ambrogio, CRP, vice president of Strategic Development at Baird & Warner,  recently addressed Real Estate Professionals at Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®  Fall Workshop
 
­The Session focused on delivering the ”tech” marketing message to agents. The meeting attracted brokers, managers and relocation professionals from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a global network of 600 premier real estate firms. 
 
D’Ambrogio shared the forum with Kelly Roark of HGTV and Eric Bryn of Leading RE. As respected experts in this area, the group shared formal presentations mixed with impromptu insights to help educate fellow LeadingRE members.
 
“Although the core principles relating to effective real estate services have not changed, other factors – such as market conditions, technology and communication preferences – are continuously evolving,” Pam O’Connor, president/CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® said.  “Our Fall Workshop series gives members the opportunity to share with other top real estate professionals the best strategies to create exceptional customer experiences and remain market leaders.” 
 
Baird & Warner is the Chicagoland representative of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest network of 600 premier locally-branded firms producing $250 billion in annual home sales.  LeadingRE provides a broad range of brokerage services to its affiliates, including lead generation, branding support, luxury marketing, Web exposure and technology systems, and state of the art learning and credentialing.   
 
 B&W has been serving Chicagoland since 1855 and is the country’s older real estate brokerage.

 

 

Printer’s Row Living

September 24, 2010

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I live in Printer’s Row…..I had a five mile run this morning, breakfast on the balcony, and was still in my office in the financial district by 7:30 a.m.

One of the many advantages of city living!

 

 

Your 15 minutes of fame

September 15, 2010

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Keep this in mind – The most money you’ll ever make (or lose) in 15 minutes is based on the final round of negotiations when buying or sellingWhile there are a myriad of issues that will help a buyer (savvy use of today’s great mortgage rates, etc.), the final negotiations on price tend to yield the best results. Not only will that save you money on your purchase price; but that will affect your monthly payments for the duration of your ownership; your property tax (to some extent assessed value is based on purchase price) and your transfer tax (directly based on purchase price). 

That’s where the value of an experienced, knowledgeable Chicago Realtor comes into play.  He or she knows the comps, may know history on the building (or unit), and can help you interpret days on market, price history, price drops, etc. 

So when it’s time to jump into (or out of) the game,  use a pro.  And look before you leap!