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RealSupport, New Admin Support for CRR Agents.

We are happy to announce that we have put in place a virtual support services company that is available to our agents to contract administrative support services.  RealSupport Inc. is that company.  They specialize in the real estate industry providing services to our agents in getting files created and documents uploaded into Paperless Pipeline, entering new listings in MLS, as well as a vast array of administrative and real estate marketing services. 
RealSupport Inc. is an awesome resource to any agent.  You will contract directly with RealSupport Inc. to provide the support you need.  They have a staff ready and available to work with you.  We’ve trained them on the Paperless Pipeline system and requirements, so all you need to do is get them your documents and they will take care of the rest.  Support services are available Monday through Friday at a rate of $35 per hour.  This is a significantly reduced fee from their normal $65/hour. We were able to negotiate this for you as a benefit for you being a Charles Rutenberg Realty broker.Time is billed to the minute, so you will only pay for the time they spend working for you.  This is a very structured company with backup support, so when someone is out sick or on vacation, there will always be a virtual support assistant available!   I’ve attached a copy of their flyer to this email for your reference.
Have a need for Administrative Support?  Give them a call.
RealSupport Inc.
Rachel Shattuck
Any questions you have regarding their services should be directed to RealSupport Inc.  

Tracy Vokac, 

Manager of Administration

Multi-board Contract 6.0 is now 6.1

The 6.0 Contract is now the 6.1 Contract.  The contract has been modified to reflect some anticipated changes as a result of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) and the new CFPB Rules that will affect your clients’ home buying experience.

The 6.1 Contract is now posted. You can download a copy  from your Realtor Association site.
– If your buyer does their loan application BEFORE October 3rd, use the 6.0 Contract.
– If the buyer does their loan application ON OR AFTER October 3rd use the 6.1 Contract.
– The 6.0 Contract will no longer be available after October 5th.

If you have any questions, please contact your Association.  Thank you!

CRR Ranks in the Top 10 in 2014

Charles Rutenberg Realty ended 2014 as the 10th highest producing company and the 2nd highest producing office in MRED, the Chicago area MLS.. But the quantity of transactions is second to the quality of the service given. Our clients rated us with an overall rating of 4.82 on a 5.0 in surveys administered by Only by giving exceptional service can a company truly be of benefit to it’s clients.


Managing Broker License Renewal Deadline Apr 30, 2015

Managing Broker 2015 License Renewal Checklist

If you hold a managing broker license, renewal must be completed by April 30th, 2015. As we all know, that is just around the corner. Below is info on what needs to be done to renew. Try not to wait until the absolute last minute to avoid possible issues of being unlicensed as of May 1. It happens every renewal to a few agents.

Q&A and checklist from the IAR Licensing & Training Center outlines what you need to know and do to prepare for the April 30, 2015 Managing Broker license renewal deadline.

CRR is Top Chicago Workplace Again in 2014

Charles Rutenberg Realty again made the Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplace list. This is the 4th time in the last 5 years. In 2014 CRR ranked 2nd among all midsize companies. In 2013 CRR ranked 1st on the same list. According to Ray Zabielski, managing broker, “CRR is very pleased to having ranked so high two years in a row. It is very hard to repeat as the number 1 company but our goal is to always strive for that achievement.”

Top 100 pic 2014

RIS Real Estate Magazine Ranks Charles Rutenberg Realty Among Country’s Most Successful Residential Firms

Charles Rutenberg Realty was recently listed by RIS Real Estate Magazine in the 2014 Top 500 Power Broker List. The ranking proves the agent and client focused approach a great success.

Greater Chicagoland area real estate services company, Charles Rutenberg Realty, has been ranked in the Top 500 Power Broker List from RIS Real Estate Magazine. The recognition is based on 2013 closed transaction sides and separately by closed sales volume.

In 2013, Charles Rutenberg Realty completed 2,230 transactions and accounted for $445.9 million in sales volume which placed them ahead of 13 other Illinois firms. The ranking recognizes Charles Rutenberg Realty as one of the largest and highest producing companies in the country. Charles Rutenberg Realty has achieved this honor after only 10 years in operation.

“Charles Rutenberg Realty was founded 10 years ago and created an environment for agents to build their business around a structure that enhances agent success,” says Ray Zabielski, owner and managing broker of Charles Rutenberg Realty Chicago. “Having nearly 2,000 agents join us over the last ten years, and now ranking 310 in overall production nationally, it is apparent the real estate community has recognized the win-win business model we have proudly brought to the industry.”

Charles Rutenberg Realty has now been in the Chicago area for 10 years. Even with their great reputation, they are still little known by the consumer. Charles Rutenberg Realty is hoping to build on momentum with the REAL Trends 500 List and the 2013 Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplace List to reach a wider customer base and challenge other industry leaders.

About Charles Rutenberg Realty:
Founded in 2004, Charles Rutenberg Realty ranked first among midsize companies on the 2013 Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplace list. It has agents covering the greater Chicagoland area including Chicago and all suburban markets of DuPage, suburban Cook, Will, Kendall, Kane and Lake Counties. Charles Rutenberg Realty is your resource for buying, selling, renting or leasing your home. With expertise in real estate for both purchasing and listing properties in the entire greater Chicagoland area including Chicago, Naperville, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Wheaton, Downers Grove and all surrounding suburban areas, you have found the right resource for all of your real estate needs. For more information, please visit: