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Dream Town Realty Reviews

Updated October 22, 2016
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Yuval Degani
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  1. "A Great Company To Be A Part Of"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Broker in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Broker in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dream Town Realty full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Training Twice a Week
    Helpful Managers
    1 on 1 Coach
    Beautiful Offices
    Free Pizza on Fridays
    Great Company Events

    Cons

    None that I can think of. I've worked for some bad companies, so I know when I'm at a good one.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, and the positive atmosphere. I'm so glad to be a part of DT!


  2. "A Great Place to start or sustain your business"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dream Town Realty as a contractor

    Pros

    Beautiful Office Space for meeting with clients
    Talented Onsite Marketing
    Free Coffee
    Spa Services for the stressful days
    The owner Yuval and Managers builds a culture of team work as opposed to adversarial
    Innovative
    Generous Leads
    Very responsive to questions regarding personal finances
    Innovative
    Forward thinking - Never stuck in "the old days attitude"
    The You Can Do It
    Lots of Fun Events
    Dream Town University
    Truly an open door policy
    No - Big I's and little U's for the TOP PRODUCERS

    Cons

    Lack of Parking
    Split
    Need more locations
    Nothing else
    Nothing else

    Advice to Management

    Continue be the innovator and leader in the industry. Continue to teach If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door ~ then open!


  3. "very good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great company to work . Friendly people, great location.

    Cons

    you are selfemployee. commission only, big pressure to make solid income.

    Advice to Management

    no private room. it is impossible to have conversation with client without other people around you hearing all details.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "All talk and no walk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dream Town Realty full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    drip email campaigns and direct mailer programs

    Cons

    The attitude at dreamtown is "yes, we help new agents" but the truth is, there is no real support, guidance or leadership for new agents whatsoever.

    And the splits are a joke.

    Advice to Management

    -make the managers accountable for the agents
    - have them building rapport with new agents instead ignoring them
    -have actual training sessions that teach how to prospect, and run listing appointments


  6. "You get out of it what you put into it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Realtor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Realtor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dream Town Realty full-time

    Pros

    Support when you need it.

    Cons

    Some might complain of a "big brother" atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Foster teams situations or peer mentoring to nurture younger agents.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Best For Agents New To Real Estate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Residential Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Contractor - Residential Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at Dream Town Realty as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good lead generating system
    - Good marriage of technology and customer service
    - Nice office space
    - Cultivates a culture where other agents will help you resolve issues with your listings or clients
    - Invests in training of agents
    - Company outings
    - Supportive staff
    - Lots of marketing materials provided, including website and professional photos

    Good place for agents new to real estate who need a faster start in building up a customer base. I truly liked the other agents in the office and didn't feel like I was competing against them ever.

    Cons

    - Splits and fees not the greatest if you're a top producer who doesn't need much hand holding
    - "Interesting" agency agreement
    - Perform of "else"
    - Suspected favoritism of choice listings/customers

    Not so good once you are able to sustain your own business. The help and support is still there, but the commission splits remain the same. If you are a seasoned agent looking to work at Dream Town, try to negotiate a different contract before coming on board.

    Advice to Management

    Put in place a commission structure to keep your top producers. If you really do want to keep them, that is.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Free pizza on Friday afternoons

    Cons

    The place to work if you have no goals or integrity.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "No better brokerage in the city to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Leads System; Work-Life Balance; Training; Management support for agents; Not a lot of sales meetings; Dream Town Blend Coffee; Ability to communicate effortlessly within the company; Free pizza on Friday's; Great parties; Massage and Yoga

    Cons

    Technology can be a bit sluggish; Perception of favoritism; Never knowing if you're going to have a job. Micro-management; Not enough hours in the day to accomplish what needs to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Tune into your employees and trust them to do a great job for you. Sweating the small stuff when the big stuff needs some attention; More work than the current staff can effectively handle. This causes mistakes and lesser quality. Outstanding personal support.


  10. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Realtor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Realtor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    flexible hours, Great earning potential

    Cons

    commission base compensation, no benefits