Simple Comes to Second City: DotLoop Enters Chitown as Affiliate Member with Chicago Association of REALTORS

Chicago, IL, May 06, 2010 --( Reds-Cubbies. Bengals-Bears. Soldier Field vs. Riverfront Stadium, Wrigley vs. Crosley, Cincinnati Chili vs. Chicago deep-dish pizza.

Cincinnatians and denizens of The Windy City have historically shared a healthy competitive spirit; with DotLoop ( joining the Chicago Association of REALTORS, however, collaboration is now the new name of the game, with the future of the real estate industry at stake.

DotLoop was recently admitted as an Affiliate Member into the Chicago Association of REALTORS, the third-largest real estate association Board in the U.S.

The objective in Chicago for DotLoop, the first online collaborative environment for real estate, is Simple, says DotLoop CEO G. Austin Allison: to Simplify the the lives of 13,000 REALTORS, their brokers and clients.

"Becoming an Affiliate Member of the Chicago Association of REALTORS represents yet another milestone in the DotLoop national march towards Simplicity," Allison said. "The CAR organization is nationally renowned for its commitment to its Members; the variety of member programs, products and services are unmatched."

DotLoop Arriving in Chicago May 10 for Month-Long Training, Introductory Sessions

The DotLoop team intends to take full advantage of all Affiliate Member programs and benefits.

Meanwhile, representatives of DotLoop have been scheduling courtesy visits for Chicagoland REALTORS and brokers starting May 10, and continuing for 30 days.

"It's about commitment. We're putting boots on the ground. As a core element of our Affiliate Membership program with the Chicago Association of REALTORS, we are looking to reach out and speak to the Chicago real estate community as a whole, and on a one-to-one basis with real estate professionals," Allison said.

DotLoop also welcomes Chicagoland sales agents and brokers who would like to proactively set up their own courtesy appointment.

To reach DotLoop for an exclusive appointment in Chicago, please call (888) Dot-Loop or send an e-mail to For a quick sample of the DotLoop solution, interested parties can view the company's appearance earlier this year on the FOX Business Network program, "Happy Hour" at

DotLoop would like to particularly thank Mr. Andrew R. Fiszer, Senior Representative of Business and Professional Development with the Chicago Association of REALTORS, for facilitating DotLoop's inclusion as an Affiliate Member of CAR (

"Cincinnati and Chicago share much of the same background. Our people, businesses and communities were raised with the same Midwestern values, the same hard work ethic that's made both cities great," Allison said. "The potential for cost savings, efficiency enhancement and professional development for the Chicago REALTOR and broker is hard to put into words. We're busy introducing ourselves to the Chicago market right now, today, and we can't wait to start meeting everybody in person, starting on May 10."

Chicago: Latest Stop on DotLoop National Campaign to Make Real Estate Simple

Chicago is just the latest great American city on the DotLoop national expansion campaign.

Last week, DotLoop was in Nashville for REBarCamp Nashville with the Tennessee Association of REALTORS. This week, representatives of DotLoop will be traveling to the Illinois Association of REALTORS Spring Conference and Expo in Collinsville, Illinois, for its meetings May 5-6. The week after Illinois, DotLoop can be found huddling with the national real estate industry's top movers and shakers at the NAR MidYear Conference in Washington, D.C., May 12-14.

"All real estate is local. That whole location, location, and location thing. So why is DotLoop able to create such a buzz nationally?" Allison queried.

"The answer to that, again, is Simple: What DotLoop brings to the table is a universal, international appreciation of the core values that make business hum in today's economy: being efficient, improving productivity and impacting the bottom line, using the latest tools that technology can bear.

"Chicago, here we come. Real estate and technology are changing every day; what we've done is arrange a perfect marriage for the two, and we welcome everyone in the Chicago Association of REALTORS aboard," Allison said.

Andy Hemmer