Real Estate Broker

Persistence is Key

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“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” -Bill Bradley   Few things in life just happen. More often, they need a catalyst, something to set a chain of events into motion. Success is one of those things. Very rarely does it just happen. It takes patience, orderliness and persistence. […]

Chicago Real Estate

Zoning Simplified

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Most people do not really pay attention to zoning laws or ordinances until they are directly impacted by them or their changes. The main purpose of zoning laws is to promote livable, as well as economically viable, communities. Zoning ordinances are set by local governments to regulate proposed developments. Let’s review the importance of your […]

Illinois Broker

Live Classes Versus Self Study Programs

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With technology growing increasingly accessible, there is also a higher demand for digital learning and self-study programs. This is not to say that traditional classroom courses are obsolete. There are pros and cons to each option. What is important is for the individual to understand is which learning method works best for them. Live Classes […]

Illinois Real Estate Exam Education

ExamSmart

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So you’ve completed one of our pre-licensing courses. The state exam is looming ahead of you and you don’t feel quite ready yet. What are you going to do? How else can you prepare yourself? One of the better ways to practice for the state exam would be using ExamSmart. It’s an online program that […]

Illinois Broker

How to Find a Sponsoring Broker

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I’m a newly licensed broker, now what? As a licensed real estate agent your next step is to find a broker to sponsor you. A real estate agent must practice and conduct brokerage services under their sponsoring broker only. Brokerages for the most part are always looking to hire and recruit new agents. However, it […]

Real Estate Classes

School Reviews

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Nowadays, everything is judged off the online reviews it receives. Thinking of a new restaurant? Check the reviews. Want to buy something off Amazon? Check the reviews. With everything under such scrutiny, why should your choice in real estate school be any different? The Chicago Real Estate Institute prides itself on our excellent reviews and […]

Illinois Broker

Become A Real Estate Agent in Illinois

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In Illinois, a Real Estate Broker essentially acts as a “project manager” between two or more people in negotiating the sale, purchase or rental of a property. People choose to enter the real estate industry for many different reasons. Financial freedom and a flexible work schedule are two of the main reasons people tend to […]

Illinois Broker

Accelerated Broker Course

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A Rigorous, 2-Week Program Gets You Your License. There has never been a better time to become a licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker.  Rising real estate market values in the coming years practically guarantee a successful merge into an exciting and rewarding career.  Whether your interest lies in commercial real estate or residential, leasing or […]