KoenigRubloff Cares Foundation's Day at the Races Recap!

Fri, 25 Jul 2014

Thank you to everyone who came out and/or supported KoenigRubloff Cares Foundation’s “Day at the Races” 2014!  The event was a huge success, and it could not have been a more beautiful day at Arlington Park.  The event sold out, raising more than $4000 for organizations like Sunshine Kids and Habitat for Humanity.   Congratulations to the Mag Mile team, Grand Champions of our “Bet On The Foundation” contest.   The “Best Hat” award went to Cindy Sullivan from our Glen Ellyn office.  “Best Dressed” went to Lyle Harlow of our Lincoln Park | Clybourn office.  Plus, a “Hats Off” award goes to the entire Schaumburg team for such creative group hats!  Thanks again to all, we’re already looking forward to next year!  To see photos of all the festivities, please click here!

Kathryn Freese Mentioned in Splash Home!

Thu, 24 Jul 2014

Libertyville agent Kathyrn Freese is mentioned in Splash Home! Her listing, 411 West Lake in Libertyville,  has been featured for its significant storage space!  The expansive, custom-built home has 6 bedrooms, 4.1 baths, an open kitchen with its own breakfast room, a formal dining room, and plenty of other places to spread out!  Please click here to read the full article.

Introducing: CreditApp.Info!

Thu, 24 Jul 2014

CreditApp.Info FAQs

What is CreditApp.Info?
CreditApp.Info is a new BHHS KoenigRubloff Realty Group service that provides a convenient, secure, online lease application for your landlord’s rental applicants. It combines the lease application and credit check application into one, easy-to-use, online form.

How does it work?
You provide the CreditApp.Info link to the applicant, and the applicant goes online to fill out and pay for the application. You visit your new CreditAppLogin.Info agent portal and share the complete application and other related documents with your landlord.

What does the application include?
The application combines both the lease application and the credit check. Landlords can choose one of two applications: 1. Rental Credit Profile ($50), which includes a credit report with FICO score, nationwide eviction search, employment verification and landlord verification; or 2. Rental Credit Profile with Background Check ($70), which includes all of the items in the basic package plus a nationwide criminal record search and a national registered sex offender search. There is also a third application specifically for co-signers ($35), which is a streamlined version of the Rental Credit Profile.

When can I use CreditApp.Info?
The new program will be released to KoenigRubloff offices over the next two weeks. This week it will be released to the city offices and next week we will roll it out to all suburban offices. During your office’s designated week, watch your inbox for an email from Red Ridge Verification Services; this important email will include your credit app portal login information and will be your cue that you may begin using the new CreditApp.Info service. Upon your release date please transition to the new CreditApp.Info program and discontinue use of the Acranet service. Once all offices have transitioned to CreditApp.Info, the Acranet program will be discontinued and the Acranet forms will be removed from Cabernet Corner.

What credit service do I use until my office release date?
Continue to use the Acranet credit application process until then. Once all offices have transitioned to the new CreditApp.Info program, the Acranet program will be discontinued and all Acranet materials will be removed from Cabernet Corner.

Where can I find more information on CreditApp.Info?
A new page has been added to Cabernet Corner (Agent Tools > Lease & Credit Application). From here you can access the CreditApp.Info URL, the agent portal quick link, a training video, user guide and more information.

What should I do while waiting to use CreditApp.Info?
Watch the CreditApp.Info training video and review the User Guide; both resources are available on the KRG Training Video Library and the new Cabernet Corner Lease & Credit Application page. The User Guide is also available at Cabernet Corner > Online Forms > Agent Training.

Who do I contact if I have questions?
For help with the new Lease & Credit Application contact PAM@KoenigRubloff.com.

The Biggest Loser Run/Walk – August 3rd

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

Join KoenigRubloff Managing Broker Pat Wargowski, Glen Ellyn Broker Keisha Williams and several other agents and staff taking part as a team in "The Biggest Loser Run/Walk" 5K. The event kicks off at Solider Field on Sunday, August 3rd.  Tickets are $40 if you sign up by July 31st.  For more information, please click here.

If you need a little nudge, event organizers released this video from the inaugural Chicago race. Looks like a great time!

Krystyna Kaczor is Mentioned in The Week

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

Krystyna Kaczor, of the Northbrook office, was mentioned in The Week in a story about great homes for working out. Krystyna’s listing at 229 Elm Court in Northbrook fit the bill and was featured in print and online. Please click here to view the piece online.

Michael Maier and Kiyoko Binosi Mentioned in Crain’s!

Mon, 21 Jul 2014

Crain's Chicago Business has featured both  Michael Maier and Kiyoko Binosi in its broker announcements on ChicagoRealEstateDaily.com! Please click here to view their mentions within the Residential Real Estate Job Changes section.

Jennifer Mills Klatt Listing is Crain's Luxury Home of the Week!

Mon, 21 Jul 2014

Jennifer Mills Klatt, of the Home Discovery team, is featured in Crain's ChicagoRealEstateDaily.com.  Her listing, located at 2500 North Lakeview, #2802, in Lincoln Park, is the Luxury Home of the Week.  The unit is a 3,000-square foot, 3-bedroom with sweeping views of downtown, Navy Pier and Lincoln Park. To read the full article, please click here.

Co-op Advertising Opportunity: Chicago Tribune's Ultimate Address, 8/15/14

Fri, 18 Jul 2014

The signup form is available in Cabernet Corner, Online Forms in the Marketing category.

RSVP Deadline Approaching - Arlington Park Day at the Races to Support the KoenigRubloff Cares Foundation

Thu, 17 Jul 2014

Order your tickets today! Simply visit KoenigRubloffCares.com.

The KoenigRubloff Reader - July 16, 2014

Wed, 16 Jul 2014

Please click here to read the KoenigRubloff Reader, our informative company newsletter. Enjoy!

Jeff Lowe is featured in both Crain’s and the Chicago Tribune!

Wed, 16 Jul 2014

Jeff Lowe has been featured in articles in both Crain’s and Chicago Tribune regarding the sale of two of his listings in Lakeview. The first Lakeview property, which was listed by former Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster, went under contract in one day and Lowe had represented both the buyer and seller in the transaction. To read the Crain’s article regarding this property, please click here. To read the Chicago Tribune article regarding this property, please click here. The second Lakeview property sold, in which Lowe was the listing agent, is a 4,400 square foot home on Mildred Avenue. To read the Crain’s article about this sale, please click here.

Louise Eichelberger is featured in Splash Homes!

Tue, 15 Jul 2014

A listing of Louise Eichelberger was featured in Splash Homes! The story discusses how the size of homes on the market continues to grow. To read the original article, please click here.

Missy Jerfita Featured on YoChicago!

Mon, 14 Jul 2014

Missy Jerfita is featured on YoChicago.com. This week she takes us on a tour of her listing at 1248 Cedarwood Lane in Glenview. To view the tour of this 4-bed/4-bath Swainwood home with beautifully landscaped gardens, watch below, or click here.

Don't Miss Out! Arlington Park Day at the Races to Support the KoenigRubloff Cares Foundation

Mon, 14 Jul 2014

Please help support our work with Habitat for Humanity and the Sunshine Kids, and enjoy an afternoon of food, fun and festivities!

To reserve your tickets, click here.

2014 Real Estate Trends– Infographics Now Available!

Fri, 11 Jul 2014

We are pleased to offer two new marketing pieces for you to share with your spheres! "Chicago Market Share" and "Real Estate Outlook" are gorgeous, easy-to-read infographics outlining this summer’s real estate trends.

Chicago Market Share” focuses on local market strength while “Real Estate Outlook” reflects both local and national data, including analysis of lending rates, inventory and days on market. This is the same data shared during KoenigRubloff’s June 2014 regional meetings.

To download your copies, please click on the links above. Or, you may log-in to CabernetCorner.com and search “Online Forms” >> ”Chicago Market Share” or “Real Estate Outlook”.

Brad Lippitz is featured in Splash!

Fri, 11 Jul 2014

Brad Lippitz is featured in an article in Splash! The story discusses Chicago’s homes with the most impressive and dramatic views in the city. Brad’s listing at 421 Melrose is one of the properties that was chosen as having a spectacular view. To read the original article, please click here.

Janet Owen Mentioned in Chicago Magazine!

Thu, 10 Jul 2014

Janet Owen, of our Mag Mile office, has been mentioned in Chicago Magazine! The article features Janet’s listing at 100 East Huron, Unit #4004. The 40th floor condo has an amazing, private, 1200-square foot terrace with spectacular views of the city. To read the full article, please click here.

Roberta Brennan Mentioned in Chicago Magazine!

Wed, 09 Jul 2014

Chicago Magazine has featured Roberta Brennan’s listing at 816 Seward Street in Evanston. The article highlights the home’s vintage charm, custom woodwork, and unique location, making it one of the North Shore’s hidden gems. To read the full article, please click here.

Personalized Agent Mobile Apps!

Wed, 09 Jul 2014

Two Lake Forest listings featured in Splash Homes!

Wed, 09 Jul 2014

Listings from Edie Love, Diane Geissler, and Elizabeth Jakaitis are featured in a story that showcases amazing porches and patios for people to enjoy. To reach the original article, please click here.