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Mark Miles is a manager and residential specialist with Dream Town Realty and has worked as a real estate professional for over a decade.

Are you generating BrightOpen™ leads?

by Mark Miles on 5:30 am August 1, 2013

Real estate professionals have debated the worth of open houses for years. It’s no surprise really, especially when you consider that 90% of home buyers conduct their searches online (National Association of Realtors® 2012). Still, most will point out that even if open houses don’t generate many sales, they generate something just as important: Leads. Leads are the heart and soul of the real estate business, providing brokers a sphere of contacts with whom they can routinely correspond. During an open house, leads have always … Read More »

Time and Cost of Your Trip to Work – There’s an app for That

by Mark Miles on 11:46 am July 22, 2013

The average person spends 46 minutes on a typical day commuting.  That’s almost 200 hours a year in the car.  So when home buyers  ask about how long it takes to get to work, it’s an important buying factor and you need a good answer. In fact, when Krishna Malyala moved from Hawaii to New Jersey, he had the same question.  Mr. Malyala wanted to know how much it would cost him to commute from potential new homes to work.  Yet, no real estate agent … Read More »

DotLoop Takes Real Estate Transactions to a New Domain

by Mark Miles on 2:06 pm March 8, 2013

It’s possible you’ve never heard the word “revolutionomics,” but if you’re a real estate professional, you might look into it. The word has become a favorite in discussions involving 27-year-old CEO Austin Allison and his thriving, real estate-focused startup,, which focuses on simplifying the paper-heavy transactions characteristic of negotiation and closing processes. Let’s start with the obvious question: “How does it work?” Once an agent creates their account, they open a communications “loop” that is displayed dashboard style, with active clients, client activity and … Read More »

Can Your Smart Phone Find your Chicago Dream Home?

by Mark Miles on 7:27 am October 5, 2012

At this point, we’ve lost count of how many real estate apps exist for both the iPhone and Android platforms. They come with a wide variety of functionalities because, as we all know, different users have unique preferences when it comes to looks and usability. So here’s one real estate app that you may have missed. It has every feature you could hope to have handy during a house hunt and, best of all, it’s intuitively easy to use. The Real Estate Book has been … Read More »

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