Rental Fee Recap

With most industries, the fine print of any correspondence is the foundational path that can make or break the final outcome.  As a tenant, it is important to understand the common fees associated with renting.  This can vary from area to the type of property that one is planning to reside within.  However, there are […]

Property Type Surges for Built-for-Rent Properties

2021 has shown a significant surge in built-for-rent, commonly known as BFR, properties across the country.  With a growing increase of 7%-10% within the last year, it is expected to grow to around 120,000 in 2022, 145,000 in 2023, 160,000 in 2024, and peak in 2025 at 180,000.  Similar to other trends in the real […]

3 Tips All Renters Should Know

With renters making up a majority of the Chicagoland population, there are a lot of rules and regulations that can sometimes get swept under the rug.  As a member of the real estate community, you are responsible for knowing your rights and the laws pertaining to such.  However, is that always the case?  This blog […]

Living in a Historical District

      When contemplating where to purchase a property, there are countless options and ideas that comes with the research that must be done by the potential buyer.  A timeless option that can sometimes be overlooked is the consideration of investing in a property that resides in a historical district. Initially you may be asking yourself, […]

Finally! A Short and Thorough Guide to Becoming a Real Estate Agent :)

“Broker? I thought it was a salesperson license?” “Isn’t there just one real estate license?” “What difference is there between a leasing agent and broker?” “I thought I would get my license after passing your course.” If you aren’t already involved in some way with the real estate market, chances are you have absolutely no […]

Summer Vacations Almost Over!

With the end of August comes the end of summer, and with the end of summer comes the end of summer vacation. So, it’s time to get back to school! And by that, we mean it’s time to sign up for our 75 hour broker course. Having your broker’s license is the perfect way to […]

Illinois Leasing Agents: Upgrade Now!

Once you obtain your Illinois leasing agent license, you’re well on your way to success in the world of real estate. Especially in the summer, when everyone is moving out and moving into new residential rentals. But why stop there? While the Illinois leasing agent license is a great way to start out your real estate career, […]

Basics of Becoming a Licensed Illinois Broker

Becoming a licensed Illinois real estate broker is perfect for those who: Want to become more involved in real estate activities than a leasing agent. Are interested in having a flexible career with high income potential. Would prefer to work under the supervision of a licensed managing broker. Would like to develop a higher level understanding of […]

Making a Career Change: Illinois Real Estate as a Second Career

One of the major perks of becoming a licensed Illinois leasing agent or Illinois broker is the flexible schedule. As long as you set aside certain blocks of time for client meetings and showings, you essentially create your own hours. If you’re looking to make some extra money, or looking for a way into the […]

Coming Soon: Flexible Modular Course Schedule

Coming soon! CREI will be unveiling a new and improved flexible class schedule for our 90 hour broker course. The cutting edge plan will make it possible for you to complete our entire broker course in as quick as four weeks. We’re still putting the final touches on our plan, but we’ll have it ready to go […]