Next week it will 2011. That will be the first year of the second decade of the 21st century. We really are in the future.
The bigger point though is, what will business be like in 2011? We at Charles Rutenberg Realty are very optimistic. We have known for years that the money spent to run a real estate business has been too much. Companies continued to operate at those expense levels because they could continuously tap what seemed to be an endless source of funds, their agents. We never subscribed to that philosophy. We have always felt the agent should keep the commissions earned, that the company should operate in a very efficient manner and that the fees to the agents be kept as low as possible. We are happy with the results and we are happy that our agents agree with us. They have demonstrated this by rating us high enough to be among the top 100 workplaces in the Chicago area and by being the company of choice when they elect to return to real estate after having to leave the industry due to the economy or when they leave to try another firm, only to find they already had the Best Choice at Charles Rutenberg Realty.
Happy New Year to all. We encourage you to watch as we continue to move ahead of almost all other real estate companies in the Chicago area. If you want to join us, we would encourage that as well.