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Mar. 6 Real Estate Marketing Intern (Loop)

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Marketing Internship (Residential Real Estate)

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Job Description:

A luxury real estate brokerage company based downtown, is seeking an intern to assist our marketing team in Chicago, Illinois. The candidate will have the opportunity to acquire a real estate license, along with opportunities to learn multiple facets of a real estate business. The right candidate must be driven and energetic with a strong desire to succeed. Experience isn’t necessary, but candidate must be pursuing degree or diploma in a four-year University.

Responsibilities:

- Create marketing materials (move-in packets, email blasts, brochures, etc)
- Assist with daily blog content and ideas
- Develop relationships with vendors
- Help provide content for website and listings
- Update pricing on website
- Develop strategies for social media clients (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc)
- Organization of client databases
- Research marketing/social media campaigns
- Mailings of move-in packets
- General office duties
- Ability to work with a cohesive team
- Lead generation research
- Assistance with agents

Compensation:

- Negotiable Compensation
- Free parking in our Loop office (or a transportation stipend for those without a car)
- Fitness center and spa membership
- Possibility of a full-time job at conclusion of the internship.

Hours:

2 days minimum (10-15 hours required)

Start Date:

April 1

Contact:

Please send resume with a brief explanation of why you’d fit the role. Email here.

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Feb. 24 Chicago Apartment Hunt | Checklist

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Chicago apartment hunting is not an easy task! (Hint: That’s why we’re here) – With so much going on during the walk-through, it can be hard to remember all the questions to ask during a showing. If you’re looking for a Chicago apartment, make sure to ask these questions below. What would you add?

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Chicago Apartment Checklist

• What were typical rent increases over the last 1-3 years?
• How are maintenance requests handled? (on-site, outsourced, or tenant)
• What is typical response time for maintenance requests?
Water: turn on all taps to check how hot (how long it takes to get hot) shower pressure, sink drainage)
Stove: gas or electric? (make sure all burners work)
Windows: check for breezes, make sure windows lock, how much noise is let in, etc
• Check a heat-map of crime in the area
Neighbors: Wouldn’t be a bad idea to talk to neighbors, see how they like the building
Heater: central, or wall unit?
• Who is responsible for changing the filters in air conditioning unit?
• Where can bikes be securely stored? Any extra storage?
• Make sure outlets work, and they are in convenient locations
Cable hook-ups – in what rooms? Providers?
Natural light – what part of the building is the unit on? Would your unit have plenty of natural light?
Locks/security – Make sure you are comfortable with entrance security?
Proximity to transit
Check proximity to grass, and parks: important for pet people
Commute time: Map out your commute – how long will it take?
Understand your lease: do not just sign, read it over first!

 

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