If you are interested in doing business on the North Side of Chicago (your Trulia question mentions zip code 60640), I recommend you call David Bailey who manages the Baird & Warner office in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. He lives in near Evanston and used to manage the Evanston office. He can be found at 773 697 5555
Good luck with your move!
Jillian Potter, SRS
Keller Williams Preferred Realty
There's a problem however.
Real estate is a great cosmic term that means many things to different people.
What you are asking is like walking into a gymnastics center and saying, 'Train me!"
You may be well served to put a little thought into whether you see yourself as a tumbler or a star on the parallel bars. It is YOUR responsibility to know what you want. If you don't, you will be treated like a fish.
My recommendation is to read my 7 blogs titled "7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Getting Into Real Estate" right here on my Trulia blog. The first one is dated Feb 10, 2014.
The failure rate of newbies trying out real estate, is criminally high. These newbies always get the same advise...sign up with folks that will give you tran'n and decade after decade 90% never see their second year anniversary. That is because they prepared so very little as a small business owner.
Your failure to prepare will result in the brokerage giving you what they give everybody, the same train'n which history has proven to be inadequate. They provide old school instruction based on the "you must know in order to do" principle. This works in an educational environment, NOT in a business environment where you really learn by doing.
The end result of 'must know to do' is the fish never learns to climb the tree therefore the fish is stupid. and year after year after year, newbies return to their old jobs.
YOUR clarity will be reflected in the clairity of purpose of those you engage. "Train me to be profient on the rings to complete a 2 minute routine of olymic caliber." That is clarity and seperates you from the fish.
"My real estate business goal is to service the distressed real estate market segment of single family homes valued below $700,000, representing sellers and investors." So Mr/Mrs Broker, how are you going to get me to DOING as soon as possible?" No fish program for this business owner.
It is up to you whether you invest in your future just like any small business owner would.
Baird & Warner
2926 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201