The Best in Northbrook!
#1 Office in Northbrook for both sold units and volume (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, & 2011)
As Managing Broker of the Northbrook office, Ian feels it is his responsibility to provide a supportive, creative, educational, and productive atmosphere for his agents. Truly caring about others is one of Ian’s greatest strengths; he helps each agent, from beginner to seasoned, to reach new levels of performance by providing the coaching, tools, and education necessary to ensure they achieve their business and personal life goals.
Creative thinking and striving for constant improvement both of him and others are additional strengths that Ian brings to the table. He is a voracious reader and frequently attends training seminars to stay on top of industry trends. He often brings back ideas to implement into office training programs which enhance agents in their day to day business.
The results are clear. Since Ian became managing broker in mid 2007, the Northbrook office has grown market share and the agents have outperformed the competition, the general market conditions, and in many cases their own past production numbers. The Northbrook office is fast becoming one of the most productive and unique offices within the Coldwell Banker family.
Value to Agents
• Ian believes in providing truly valuable weekly sales meetings and training sessions for all agents at all skill levels to gain knowledge and to help their business. Topics have included:
• Sales and Marketing Techniques
• Pricing Properties Properly in Today’s Market
• Time Management/ Business Planning
• Buyer Representation/Ultimate Customer Service
• Mortgage Market Trends
• Contract Issues/Selling New Construction
• Technology/Real Estate Photography
• Support for the agents is immediately available either directly from Ian or through the fabulous office administrative staff. Plus, agents receive training and tools that are exclusive to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and are designed to assist agents with the efficient and effective day-to-day running of their business in order to provide clients with truly unparalleled service.
• Individualized coaching and holding coaching group meetings is Ian’s job and his passion. “It is the success of my agents that is my #1 priority,” Ian says. ”I am more thrilled when one of my agents has a success, big or small, than when I have one of my own.”
The Right Choice
If you are an agent looking for a change, or someone thinking of starting a career in real estate call or email Ian to set up a confidential meeting and let him show you how different your career could be.
For our clients, Ian knows that each member of his team is among the most highly trained in the industry, supported by a great staff and company. Above all, the office strives to deliver honest and ethical business practices, which creates lifetime relationships with our clients.
Whether you are a client looking for an outstanding agent or an agent looking for an office to partner with and build your business, your choice is clear: Coldwell Banker’s Northbrook office. The best and getting better every day!
Tetstimonials: Why Agents Joined Us
“Through our coaching sessions, Ian Robinson has inspired me to create a real estate marketing plan. Within the first month of our coaching, I have had two successful listing presentations and I am working with several prospective buyers. I look forward to generating more business in the near future as a direct result of what I have learned during our sessions. I have always felt that Ian is looking out for the best interest of his agents. He is a strong believer in training, and encourages his agents to be computer savvy. If they aren’t computer savvy, he gives them every opportunity to learn to do so. He has informative, relevant sales meetings that I always attend because I don’t want to miss anything important. In the Northbrook office, Ian has created a great team of agents to work with. He has also created a great support staff, title officer and loan officer to assist and advise the Northbrook agents.” Judy Pitek
"Ian is the perfect manager who encourages his agents to learn and do more, and always shares his knowledge. My sincere thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule for me and helping me obtain my dreams. " Maria Karis
“I joined Coldwell Banker for several reasons. One large part is the leadership that Ian brings. He stays on top of trends, statistics, articles in media, continually sharing information and inspires me. He has a vision for an office whose agents are supportive, kind, and helpful to each other.” Helen Larsen
On top of being the # 1 real estate brokerage in Chicago land, I really
like being at Coldwell Banker Northbrook because I know that there is always
someone I can count on. My manager Ian Robinson, is fair, honest and a great
guy. Ian, thank you for your input and attention
to detail, I am very happy to have you as my manager/leader and friend. You are a very hard worker and I am proud of
the direction you are taking our office.
Education and Designations
ABR-Accredited Buyer's Representative
CLHMS-Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
CNS-Certified Negotiation Specialist
CNHS-Certified New Home Specialist
CRB-Certified Besidential Broker
CRS-Certified Residential Specialist
e-Pro-Real Estate Technology Expert
GRI-Graduate, Realtor Institute
Certified Mentor Buffini 100 Days to Greatness Program
Certified Mentor Buffini Peak Producers Program
Areas of Expertise
- Real Estate Trainer, Coach, mentor
- Managing Broker
Professional Associations & Activities
Member National Association of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors, and North Shore/Barrington Board of Realtors
Active Mentor and Trainer for New Coldwell Banker Agents
Member Institute for Luxury Home Marketing
Former Member National Association of Home Builders
Former Member Home Builders Association of Illinois
Former Member Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago
Active in Local Charities
Past Secretary and V.P. of Budget and Allocations of the Local United Way
Interviewed for Real Estate Articles Appearing in The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Real Estate Journal, and Chicago Magazine.
Authored articles appearing in Sell New Homes and Luxury Marketing Magazines.