How Technology is Changing the Chicago Real Estate Industry

At @properties, we have long been committed to using technology to propel the real estate industry forward.

Our co-founder Thad Wong recently stopped by Technori Live to chat with Scott Kitun about this very topic.

For those of you who don’t know of Technori, it is a Chicago-based media outlet and community that helps create momentum for startups, connecting entrepreneurial founders with future customers, employees, and investors.

More than 300+ companies have presented at over 75 Technori events and gone on to raise more than $260,000,000 in venture capital.

A technology company that sells real estate

Thad likes to say that @properties is “a technology and marketing company that sells real estate.” During the interview, Thad and Scott talked about how advancements in technology impact the thriving Chicago real estate market, creating efficiencies for real estate brokers, homeowners, and renters.

Here are some of the highlights of the conversation:

  • How Thad Wong and Mike Golden built @properties into the largest independent real estate brokerage in Illinois.
  • How the growth in Chicago’s technology industry has affected the local real estate market.
  • How the recession was a good thing for @properties and the tech industry.
  • How @properties’ investments in a number of Chicago technology startups have advanced the real estate industry both locally and nationally.

The Interview

Written by @properties
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