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Dream Town Named a Top Real Estate Office by Chicago Agent Magazine

Patrick.Cruz By
Patrick Cruz
   · Dream Town News

Dream Town’s Lincoln Square office was featured in the December 5th issue of Chicago Agent Magazine as a brokerage that stands out for its “we are one” philosophy and cutting-edge technology. Managing Broker Barbara O’Connor was interviewed for the article and is on the cover of the publication’s most recent edition!

Lincoln Square is Dream Town’s newest location, opened in the fall of last year. It is a bustling hub of activity run by 21-year veteran of the real estate industry, Barbara O’Connor. The branch was built with cohesion, transparency and interaction at its core. It is one level with all work stations open to the main corridor—even the private conference room has glass walls.

This theme of community and sharing is what sets Dream Town apart from other Chicago brokerages. Agents are encouraged to work together so that everyone benefits from each others’ strengths and no one is held back by their weaknesses. Weekly complimentary pizza lunches and all the fresh-made cappuccinos you could want (brewed with Dream Town’s own special blend of coffee) further fosters the sense of camaraderie that makes this company different.

As managing broker of the Lincoln Square office, Ms. O’Connor is always available to assist agents and provide guidance when needed. She has over two decades of home buying and selling experience and is well-connected within the field. Her longstanding relationships with lenders, developers, attorneys and other real estate professionals has created an impressive network of resources that are essential to success in this business.

While there are over 170 Dream Town realtors in all, Ms. O’Connor has about 60 agents under her wing. As stated in the Chicago Agent article, she prefers to “operate her office in an open, egalitarian fashion” hosting “regular round-tables” and ensuring that “agents’ viewpoints are constantly incorporated into the company’s operating process”.

There is more to Dream Town’s recipe for success than its brick and mortar offices. The brokerage has always been a leader in online innovation and its behind-the-scenes departments are second to none. Dream Town has in-house marketing and IT teams, as well as a fulltime administrative staff. Automated systems help agents stay organized while proprietary Internet applications provide clients with tools that are ahead of the curve.

Want to learn more about why Dream Town is an outstanding real estate company—and such a great place to work? Read the whole story from Chicago Agent Magazine.

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