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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.


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:

Where does CRR rank in the MLS?

Have you ever wondered how Charles Rutenberg Realty compares to all the other firms in the MLS?

Did you know there are over 6,000 firms in the MLS? Granted many are small or one person offices but the 300th ranked firm did around $25 million in sales so far this year.

In the rankings of companies, Charles Rutenberg Realty is 12th. Only 11 other companies in the entire Chicagoland area have done more transactions than we have. And, as an individual office we rank 7th. Only @properties, Coldwell Banker and Jameson Southeby’s have offices with more transactions. There is no ReMax office that does more transactions than Charles Rutenberg Realty!
Hopefully you find this as exciting as I do. It can be an excellent piece of information to share the next time a client asks you “Who is Charles Rutenberg Realty?”  Little do they know the powerful marketing resources you will be bringing to their property.
A marketing pdf has been sent through Search Where does CRR rank in the MLS?