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Straight Up Chicago Investor

May 20, 2021

With nearly 30 years of experience as a broker, Frank Montro, the King of Chicagoland, shares his reflections on how the industry has changed from the early ‘80s to today. While touching on strategies his team uses to generate business, and cementing what it takes to succeed, Frank gives a compelling presentation that is certain to teach you something about winning in Chicago. Do NOT play with your money, work with an expert and learn to avoid the pitfalls of most new investors. It’s what we’re all about here at the Straight Up Chicago Investor.

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Sponsors: Puleo Group and

Guest Questions

Overview of real estate industry 5:00

Tax certificate sales. 18:50

Do you factor commercial financing into deal analysis? 21:15

Where do you see rates going? 23:30

Do you think about the pre 2008 high’s as a benchmark? 31:00

What’s the impact of people leaving Chicago? 33:30

Appraisal insights? 35:30

Steps to find off market deals? 39:45

What’s your competitive advantage? 48:00

What is one piece of advice you’d give a new investor? 49:45

Wrap Up Questions

What do you do for fun? 52:55

Self development activity? 53:30

Local Network Recommendation? 57:00 

How can we learn more about you? 58:00

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