Morning Minute: Making real estate a family affair

In honor of Mother’s Day, several Chicago-area newspapers highlighted some Illinois mother-son and mother-daughter real estate teams who have found business success by working together.

“As a mother, what makes your heart soar is to take a child and share your business with them and watch them take flight,” REALTOR® Beverly Eckert told the Southtown Star in the article, “Mother, son a real estate partnership that works.

Eckert and her son, REALTOR® Brent Eckert, work together at Keller Williams Preferred Realty in Orland Park.

In St. Charles, REALTOR® Jeff Cadwallader works with his mother, REALTOR® Jeanne Cadwallader at Coldwell Banker Residential. They have found that her people skills working one-on-one with clients and his strengths with technology and new marketing ideas have made a good business combination.

“We were able to combine her old school with my new school,” Jeff Cadwallader said in the Daily Herald article, “Moms show their kids the real estate ropes.

Also featured in the Daily Herald article were the mother-daughter REALTOR® teams of Karen and Beth Gorz with Keller Williams Premiere Properties in Glen Ellyn and Donna and Jennifer Radke with RE/MAX Center in Grayslake.

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About Stephanie Sievers

Stephanie Sievers is Senior Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Senior Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.

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