Benefits of Boutique Agencies

When becoming a real estate agent, deciding the type of brokerage that will represent your career can have a huge impact on the mark you’re able to make in the field.  The differences between large and boutique agencies both have advantages that can benefit every agent.  However, it’s key that an agent does the required […]

Five Safety Tips for Real Estate Agents

The real estate industry is exciting. Agents are always networking, meeting new clients, driving to different parts of the city to show properties. As fun as it can be working in the field, most agents work alone. It is important for agents to be cautious of the dangers they can encounter while working and follow […]

Become A Real Estate Agent in Illinois

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 […]

Broker Exam Review Class

Chicago Real Estate Institute is one of the few Real Estate Schools in Illinois that offers students preparing to take the Broker AMP exam, a 1-day review class. Our class provides a brief overview of pre-licensing topics covered in both the national and state portions of the exam. This class is the perfect solution for […]

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 […]

Introducing CREI’s Accelerated Real Estate Broker Course

Have you been looking for a real estate licensing class that doesn’t take months to complete? If so, Chicago Real Estate Institute has the perfect solution. We have created an accelerated real estate broker course (pre-licensing) that will fit the state-required 90 hours into a 2-week time frame. All you have to do is show up for […]

Real Estate Marketing Tips: Postcards to Get Noticed

After earning your real estate license, you will have a lot to do to get started. One of the first things on your list should be marketing. Obviously online searching, mobile apps, and a Real Estate Agent Marketing Service expert can offer opportunities to be found digitally. However, just because people search online for real […]

Things to Consider Once You’ve Chosen to Earn Your Real Estate Broker License

If you have chosen to begin earning your real estate broker license, you have selected a growing and profitable industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the demand for real estate brokers will increase by around 11% by the year 2022. High demand for licensed, educated brokers will lead to even more opportunities to […]

Become an Informed, Compassionate Real Estate Agent

As a new real estate agent you will be working hard to build your business. You will be busy networking for new clients and relationships and capturing your share of the market. It is imperative that while you are becoming an established agent, you also become an informed, compassionate representative for all of your clients. […]

Become a Local Expert and Succeed with your Real Estate License

It is pretty well known that the real estate industry is extremely competitive, so trying to make it with a real estate license means you need to provide something special that your competition does not have. Setting yourself apart as a local expert is one way to truly maximize the time and investment made to […]