Chicago Agent magazine released the highly anticipated annual edition of Real Data, the premiere residential reference guide that provides the industry’s most sought-after stats. Real Data lists several statistics, including the top agents, brokerages and highest closed listings for each of the six Chicagoland counties (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will) and also includes these statistics for all six counties combined. The way the statistics compare from year to year, however, depicts interesting trends in the market and shows the agents and brokerages that are leading the industry.
In 2011, for example, @properties Clybourn and Bucktown offices were ranked first and second top brokerages in all of Chicagoland, respectively, while Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty ranked third. Interestingly, in 2012, @properties Clybourn office nabbed the first place spot for the entire Chicagoland area again, while Prudential Rubloff’s Michigan Avenue office and @properties’ Bucktown office secured the second and third place rankings, respectively.
Mario Greco with Prudential Rubloff was the top agent in Chicagoland in 2011 in terms of dollar volume closed, followed by Jeffrey Lowe, also with Prudential Rubloff, and Ayoub Rabah of Great Street Properties. But in 2012, Jennifer Ames of Coldwell Banker, who ranked as the 10th top agent in 2011, was the top agent in Chicagoland, with Lowe coming in as the second highest-earning agent and Greco ranked third.
In addition to agents clamoring for a coveted spot on the top agent and brokerage lists, the information found in Real Data demonstrates where the market has been and where it has headed. For instance, the top closed listing in all of Chicagoland last year was a single-family home in Glencoe that sold for $7.785 million. Compared to last year’s highest closed home – $5.780 million in the Gold Coast – the Chicagoland market is continuing to see an upward trend with home prices.
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Real Data includes information gathered from January 2012 through November 2012, though real estate professionals will refer back to the valuable stats throughout 2013. All information was obtained are based in whole or in part on data supplied by Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED) for the year 2012.
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