Long-time New Eastside resident Michael Emery, senior partner with Urban Real Estate, is no stranger to the industry – which is why his expertise was tapped in January 2015 to serve on the local Multiple Listing Service’s (MLS) board of managers, Midwest Real Estate Data.
A twelve-year seasoned broker, with years in client relations prior, Michael’s role on the board has several responsibilities. Among them, ensuring real estate brokers are effective in representing and marketing their clients’ listings, as well as creating guidelines for mandatory information collected, to help accurately price homes presented for sale.
In addition, Michael and his board peers are equally engaged in the very best way to serve the consumer – and specifically, how to present information that is accurate, updated as frequently as technology allows, offering a user-friendly interface regardless of which brokerage’s website you are searching.
“It is imperative that consumers across Chicago and the suburbs we serve have the very best data in their hands to help inform their choices. We know the vast majority of homebuyers begin their search online before connecting with a REALTOR®, and therefore they should have as much accurate information as possible,” Emery adds. “We, as brokers, know the stories of neighborhoods and buildings that professionals learn over time; It is immensely gratifying to be able to help clients be as informed as possible when they are making one of the largest investments in their lifetime.”
This year, Michael was also again recognized as “Who’s Who” by trade magazine Chicago Agent. Michael couldn’t be prouder to have his home and Urban’s office in the New Eastside (and in the same building at 400 E. Randolph, to be exact!) With his wife Amanda, the couple has made our community home for years to come.
To connect with Michael, email him at Michael@urbanre.com or call (312) 528-9288.