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EXPERTS WANTED. Seeking Dynamic Agents to Leave a Positive Impact on our Clients, our Industry and our City.


We both wanted to thank you for thinking about being a part of the City Point team. We are excited that you’re considering growing with us. Thanks, Brian Merrion

Dan Merrion

City Point Realty


TRIPLE THREAT.


3

Elements

of Success

Broker Guidance

Robust Support

Competitive Commission

City Point Realty has the tools to make you a top producing agent. With these elements of success, your potential is limitless.


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YOU LOOKING FOR IN A BROKERAGE?

Broker Guidance Nearly 40% of all Chicago real estate agents are dissatisfied with the level of support they receive from their managing brokers.* This is not the case at City Point. Brian and Dan Merrion devote themselves to a highly interactive and hands-on management model. Brian and Dan ensure success by taking the time to motivate, stimulate, and develop self-sufficient agents.

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BROKER GUIDANCE

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of Chicago Agents are Looking for a Supportive Managing Broker. *According to Chicago Agent Magazine, Vol. 8 No. 24


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Brian and Dan come from a family that has demonstrated success and expertise for four generations in the Chicago real estate industry. FORWARD-THINKING FOUNDATION. City Point was founded in 2003 with the vision of utilizing cutting-edge technologies and in-depth market expertise to help our clients make the best real estate decisions.

BIG BRAND EXPERIENCE.

LEAD As a City Point agent, you will reap all the benefits of having attentive managing brokers with impressive track records. Prior to launching City Point Realty in 2003, Brian served as the Junior Vice President for the first ever nationwide online real estate brokerage, Econobroker.

TRADITION OF SUCCESS.

Before joining City Point, Dan was recognized as one of the top agents in Coldwell Banker’s number one office in the country. Additionally, Dan has chaired and vice chaired the Chicago Association of Realtors Political Action Committee and Government Affairs Committee.

Prior to becoming a City Point Owner, Dan served as one of the top agents in Coldwell Banker’s #1 office in the country.

5-STAR PERFORMANCE. Our tried-and-true practices have been proven successful. All City Point agents are rated as 5-star agents across key categories, including local knowledge, responsiveness and negotiation skills.

YOU’LL NEVER FEEL LOST AT CITY POINT. WE’LL KEEP YOU ON THE EXPERT TRACK. BROKER GUIDANCE


WHAT TYPES OF ASSISTANCE DO

YOU NEED?

Robust Support In addition to the wisdom and guidance of your managing brokers, as a professional at City Point you’ll also be provided with intense in-house support. We have cultivated a unique sense of community not found at large firms. Agents at City Point are connected by a team-oriented vision, creating an inspiring network of agent support.

1. 2. 3.

Lead Generation.

In-House Marketing Team.

Group Dynamics.

ROBUST SUPPORT

4. 5. 6.

Creative Collateral.

Technology Know-How.

Expert Training Sessions.


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City Point prides itself on being a boutique firm, but when it comes to marketing support, we stand tall against big brokerages. When lead generation is the name of the game, all marketing materials must be topof-the-line. With our creative collateral and innovative Internet marketing

City Point meets and exceeds the industry standard.

Each of your listings will look its best on our cutting-edge iPad presentations, YouTube virtual tours, and extensive online real estate profiles.

Another aspect of the robust support City Point will provide you is founded in our value of ongoing industry education. In a real estate climate that is constantly being innovated, it is important that agents stay updated. For this reason, City Point provides its team of agents with frequent inoffice presentations from industry professionals. Additionally, our team is encouraged to share and discuss industry trends at each of our monthly meetings.

ROBUST SUPPORT


WHAT EARNINGS POTENTIAL DO

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YOU AIM FOR?

Competitive Commission When it comes to the money motivator, City Point will not let you down. We offer competitive commission plans and quick payouts that guarantee your maximum earnings potential.

Cha Of all Chicago Realtors, City Point Realty produces in the top *According to Chicago Realtor Association, 2011.

COMPETITIVE COMMISSION

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How do our Agents Make Things Happen?

Beyond the fact that this is a fun and challenging industry, we know you chose to be a real estate professional because of its lucrative earnings potential. Believe us, you’re not alone. City Point has worked hard to achieve an average sales volume of $3.8 million per agent. To date, we’ve generated over $150 million in closed sales and finished 2011 in the top 10% of all Chicago Offices.*

Ching *According to Chicago Realtor Association, 2011.

COMPETITIVE COMMISSION


BECOMING AN EXPERT.


Climb

Your Way to the

Top

Create An Identity

Boost Exposure

Close the Deal

City Point Realty offers the support necessary for developing an agent’s personal brand, which is proven to lead to success in no time.


DO YOU WANT TO BE A PREMIER AGENT? At City Point, all the tools for creating your agent identity are at your fingertips. We utilize our innovative technology to broadcast your listings and create a distinct identity within the Chicago real estate industry. Our top-of-the-line web site, YouTube virtual tours, and iPad presentations are just a few ways City Point will help give you an edge. You’ll be a step above the competition as you build your reputation as a Premier Agent.

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CREATING AN IDENTITY

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PERSONAL TOUCH. Client confidence is very important to the way we do business at City Point. Clients seek out City Point because of our well-rounded and personal customer service.

GOING VIRAL. Social media outlets provide access to an infinite customer base. Your listings are featured on our YouTube channel, Facebook page and Twitter feed! TECH SAVVY. Set yourself apart from the pack with impressive listing presentations via cutting edge technology, like the iPad.

WORLD WIDE WEB. Our newly renovated web site provides necessary information to our clients and allows you to become a part of our online outreach with your very own Agent Blog.

CREATING AN IDENTITY


DO YOU WANT MAXIMUM LEAD GENERATION? As a City Point agent, our marketing team will broadcast your attractive and well-developed online listings to all the top real estate hubs. Additionally, the professional photographs from your listings will be featured on our nationally recogized Facebook page, shown as a virtual tour on our YouTube channel, and buzzed about on our Twitter page. There’s not a niche in the market that you can’t reach!

After establishing your reputation as a premier agent, City Point will help you exponentially boost the exposure of all your listings. Let our tried and true online marketing strategies and sites do the work as you sit back and watch the leads come in.

#1 Real Estate Web site in US

Largest Real Estate Syndication Network

BOOSTING EXPOSURE

Free Distribution to 500,000 Registered Users

3500 Tenants Use Domu Every Month

50 Million Users Check Twitter Daily


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89% of Consumers Use the Internet as their Primary Information Source when Searching for Homes.

*According to National Association of Realtors, 2011.

Top Rated Mobile App

Broadcast Listings to 31.7 Connect with 845 Listings Posted in Reach Your Local Audience Million Users per Month Million Viewers per Month Real-Time from MLS BOOSTING EXPOSURE


HOW WILL YOU CLOSE THE DEAL? The culmination of becoming an expert as a City Point agent is achieving complete client confidence. Your reputation as a premier Chicago agent coupled with City Point’s ability to maximize your lead generation gives you access to a lucrative real estate industry. As the leads roll in, it is up to you to create a lasting client connection. As a boutique firm, customer satisfaction is a must. Clients desire agents who are trustworthy, loyal, attentive to detail, and always willing to go the extra mile to exceed customer expectations.

Carole did a fantastic job. Her on-going marketing and pricing advice was excellent.

Barb’s knowledge of Chicago neighborhoods was very impressive.

I can’t begin to express my appreciation for Dan’s tireless work ethic, energy, honesty, and his follow ups.

Brian knows Chicago like the back of his hand. He is very personable, honest, and professional.

CLOSING THE DEAL


Devote Yourself to...

CLIENT CONFIDENCE.

Top 10 Reasons Why Our Clients Love City Point 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Spot-on Marketing & Pricing Advice Personable, Professional, Honest Constant Client Follow-Up Attention to Detail Effective Team Effort

6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Impressive Neighborhood Knowledge Spirited Work Ethic Aggressive Negotiation Skills Efficient and Timely Communication Dedication to Customer Satisfaction

It is no coincidence that improved customer satisfaction increases successful deals. City Point ranks in the top 10% of all Chicago offices*, a feat that is a direct result of our tireless devotion to client confidence. City Point Realty remains a step above the big brand competition in that we never let client connection fall through the cracks. Each client is treated as if the entire firm revolves around his or her needs. In a world of overwhelming automation, clients find our focus on personal connection refreshing and impressive. *According to Chicago Realtor Association, 2011.

CLOSING THE DEAL


JOIN THE EXPERTS.


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CITY POINT REALTY


WE WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO BE PART OF OUR FUTURE. A decade young but with nearly a century of wisdom, City Point Realty offers a refreshing take on Chicago real estate. Opened in 2003, our team is now 10 strong - and our concentrated power packs a punch. City Point has climbed the ranks, proving that were not afraid to compete with the big league firms. City Point finished 2010 in the top 10% of 7,846 offices in Northern Illinois.*

$518,800

$3.8 million

AVERAGE DEAL PRICE*

AVERAGE SALES PER AGENT*

Quoted, Contributed, and Featured:

POWER IN NUMBERS


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09+ 07+ 100+ 150+ YEARS

AGENTS

YEARS COMBINED EXPERIENCE

MILLION IN CLOSED SALES

$448,100

$350,000

AVERAGE LISTING PRICE*

IN ANNUAL LEASES* *MLS Broker Metrics, 2011

POWER IN NUMBERS


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