Chicago, IL, May 12, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Leading online Chicago real estate company Dream Town Realty announces that Kirby Kepler is one of seven new agents to join the brokerage in March. Ms. Kepler is the daughter of well-known Chicago realtor Connie Atterbury, who is also an agent with Dream Town. In addition to her real estate background, Ms. Kepler is trained in digital advertising and online marketing.
As the child of a successful Chicago realtor, Ms. Kepler has been involved in the real estate industry her entire life. Her first exposure to the business was in her very early childhood. From the age of four or five, Ms. Kepler remembers listening to her mother negotiate on the phone and by the time she was 12 she was helping her mom host open houses. Ms. Kepler's father was an architectural docent, which further piqued her interest in homes, design and architecture.
"Real estate is something I've grown up with," Ms. Kepler said. "My mother always included me in her job as much as possible. I started previewing properties with her when I was eight years old. To this day I love seeing homes and learning about the architecture, which was my dad's specialty."
After graduating from college, Ms. Kepler got her real estate license and went to work as an assistant for one of Chicago's most prominent agents. There, she helped walk clients through every step of the purchasing process and property sale. She also developed strategies for creatively and effectively marketing homes among today's Internet-savvy consumers.
"I think my experience in digital advertising gives me an edge in this business," said Ms. Kepler. "I have the online marketing and technology expertise to maximize the web presence of my clients' listings and ensure buyers get the information they seek in the form they want. That's something Dream Town also excels in and it's great to have the resources of such an innovative brokerage at my fingertips."
Dream Town's website (www.DreamTown.com) has earned industry recognition for its pioneering real estate search engine and proprietary features. The site has nearly a dozen different property search applications. Users can choose to search by neighborhood, suburb, zip code, address, map, or define parameters such as New Construction, Bargain Properties, and Luxury Homes. The Advance Search function has over 30 filter options that allow users to narrow search results down to appliance type and unit floor level. View at www.dreamtown.com/advSearch.do
Another one of Dream Town's highly-touted home search operations is the Interactive Map. Users can "draw" their desired search area on an interactive Google map of Chicago that populates with listings. There are three different versions: Rubber Band, Radius Search and Draw Search. The first option frames the search area by creating a box with two clicks of the mouse. The second creates a circle of designated radial distance around an inputted street address. The third lets the user outline a very specific search area by clicking several points on the map. View at www.dreamtown.com/search-map.jsp?t=1273166210926
"Home buyers can see exactly where the listings are located and a rollover feature displays an exterior photo, price and address," President and co-founder of Dream Town Realty Yuval Degani explainded of the Interactive Map Search. "Then, clicking on the listing produces additional property details, interior photos, a showing request option, and link to neighborhood information."
Other agents who joined Dream Town Realty in March are Nicolas Myers, Mehdi Movaffagh, Michael Leydervuder, Jen Peck, Nicole Haley and Kurt Felgemacher. View more information about Kirby Kepler at www.dreamtown.com/agents/kirby-kepler.html
About Dream Town Realty
Dream Town is largely recognized as the leader in online Chicago real estate. Its top-ranked website receives tens of thousands of unique visitors weekly. The company has developed proprietary technology and applications to improve online house hunting and offer the most advanced Internet home search available to Chicago buyers today. Dream Town Realty provides residential buyer and seller services, as well as commercial and international divisions and REO sales. The company also has a new home construction and renovation branch called Dream Town Builders and Remodeling.