KEN'S STORY...Naperville Illinois Real Estate Blog

Real Estate Agent - Charles Rutenberg Realty - Naperville



With all of the construction being done on the highways in Chicago, local Naperville businessman Chris Gogola has literally beaten the odds and traffic to succeed in the limousine business with his company, Action Limo. "I couldn't worry about the price of gas.  I had a vision.  And I chased it. ...
Ken's 6 Month Business Plan:  Marketing:  Very simple.  Very traceable.  Very effective. I will hang 1400 neighborhood newsletters every two months.  Rain or shine.  8 neighborhoods.  7 in Naperville.  1 in Lisle. The neighborhoods were hand picked by me.  I have a personal connection to all of t...
According to recent statistics provided by the National Association of Realtors, there is currently an 11.2 month backlog of homes on the market.  This means that it would take 11.2 months for the current inventory of homes to be sold at todays sales rate. I feel this is a misleading and basicall...
I was reading a post by Brian Block this morning titled "What's the Next Big Thing for Real Estate?  Where's Real Estate 3.0?" It was an interesting post questioning what direction real estate will go next.  After blogging, social media, and video, that is. So that begs me the question... Am I an...
Just curious. Are we all just "being positive"?  Or am I the only Realtor who is not ALWAYS AT A CLOSING? -Ken's skeptical look Look, I have already documented how I AM A HORRIBLE REALTOR, but I am still ridiculously slow for this time of the year. Yet from what I read on Active Rain and hear fro...
Ahhh.  The first sip.  Piping hot. Delicious. I am back at Starbucks.  My new location.  The 95th and 59 location in Naperville, Illinois. This week was the first week of school for children in Naperville.  Happy stress free moms are all over the place. There have been groups of 2,3, 4, 5, and ev...
I was back at it today.  I was delivering my newsletter. Today it was the River Bender. It was a gorgeous day in Lisle, Illinois.  75 degrees.  No humidity.  Not even a cloud in the sky. Perfect. I had a 140 newsletters to deliver.  I hang them on door knobs.  I use plastice door hanging bags.  A...

Ken Tracy

Naperville Illinois Real Estate
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