Welcome to another episode of Coaching Moments With Ryan D’Aprile from D’Aprile Properties!

In this episode Ryan discusses going through the housing market crash of 2009 and what he did then to keep focused on his business goals. He then discusses the importance of attitudes, beliefs and action and how mindset is the starting point for everything. If you’re struggling with knowing how to stay busy while working from home, or looking to build some better habits, this is the episode for you!

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Ryan D’Aprile can be reached at 312.590.6416 and ryan@daprileproperties.com.

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Julie Busby of The Busby Group at Compass was originally mentored in SoCal by one of the top producers in the country. She followed her advice and became one of California’s top real estate agents. Then, she moved to Illinois where she had no sphere of influence and had to rebuild her business from the ground up. Since then, the all-female Busby Group has closed over 450 million in home sales. In our conversation Julie talks about how she became a top producer twice, and how you can do the same!

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Julie Busby can be reached at 312-275-5714 and julie@busbygroup.com.

Lawrence Dunning from Mainstreet Real Estate Group is a financial trader turned boxer turned MMA fighter turned top real estate broker in Chicago. He founded his trading firm at a young age and walked away to pursue his goal of boxing eventually winning the Golden Gloves. In our interview Lawrence talks about the discipline and focus it takes to be successful in real estate, finance, and sports.

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Lawrence Dunning can be reached at 312-286-0427 and lawrence@mainstreetreg.com.

In our March episode of Monday Market Minute with Carrie McCormick of At Properties, Carrie discusses how she’s adjusting to running her business from home and provides tips on how to stay productive during this challenging time. I provide a marketing tip about how to deepen connections with your sphere of influence and current clients through a simple text message.

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Carrie can be reached at carrie@atproperties.com or by phone at 312.961.4612.

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Lexi Belland Perez of The Belland Team at Lepic Kroeger in eastern Iowa is 27 years old and closed almost 20 million last year in production. This year she’s on pace to close over 30 million! In our conversation Lexi talks about the importance of being present, proactive and involved in your community – that’s the marketing strategy her team had utilized to become the top team in her area!

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Lexi Belland Perez can be reached at 319-530-1055 and thebellandteam@gmail.com.

Welcome to our BRAND-NEW monthly feature, Social Bootcamp With Gogo Bethke!

Tired of boring “just listed” and “just sold” Instagram posts? Let’s take our Instagram game to the next level through Instagram Stories. In this episode, social media expert Gogo Bethke walks you step-by-step on how to use Instagram Stories to partner with local businesses for giveaways and contests. This will increase engagement and generate more real estate leads for your business. And, best of all, it’s FUN!

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Gogo Bethke can be reached at gogosrealestate@gmail.com and at her Instagram account.

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Welcome to the March episode of our Learn With A Lender series with Joel Schaub!

Interest rates have dropped again! In our episode, Joel Schaub from Guaranteed Rate discusses how to best position yourself to reach out to past and prospective clients. In addition to the obvious refinance opportunities, there are more buyers out there due to rates being so low. Joel discusses a strategy of listing properties lower than normal to start bidding wars.

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Joel can be reached at joel@rate.com and 773.654.2049.

Marlene Rubenstein and Dena Fox of the Rubenstein Fox Team at Baird & Warner are a top 1% team in Chicago. In addition, they’re also top 1% in Chicago’s North Shore and also top 1% at their brokerage. In our episode this dynamic mother-daughter team leaders discuss how they built their business and continue to evolve to meet the needs of their clients covering the suburbs down to the city. They discuss how they pre-market and front-end load so that their properties can sell before hitting the MLS. Their energy and dedication are infectious and it’s no surprise why they’re at the very top in production and customer satisfaction.

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Marlene Rubenstein can be reached at 847-565-6666 and rubensteinfoxteam@bairdwarner.com

Dena Fox can be reached at 847-565-6666 and dena.fox@bairdwarner.com

Chih-Hao Yang from Prospect Equities realizes that buyers were once sellers. He wisely has built up a rental empire, closing over 80 per year, and specializing in Chicago’s luxury apartment market. In this conversation, Chih-Hao discusses the importance of niche marketing, social media and customer service. His professionalism and energy has secured him as one of Chicago’s most talked about new real estate agents.

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Chih-Hao Yang can be reached at 217-819-8009 and chihhao.d.yang@gmail.com

Barb Noote from Coldwell Banker is a top 1% producer in Chicago and believes all real estate agents should find a mentor for the first few years of their business. She believes this is the equivalent of going to college and the lessons learned are invaluable to helping secure the foundation of this business. In our conversation Barb talks about how she built her business over 19 years by giving back, and why this is the most important value an agent must have!

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Barb Noote can be reached at 224-280-9025 and barb.noote@gmail.com.