Today I’m talking to Joanne Nemerovski of Compass Chicago. Within the first five years of her career, she was the youngest recipient of the Founder’s Award for selling over $100 million in real estate. Unique Homes gave her the title of Mega Broker of the Midwest and just prior to joining Compass, for five years running, she was the #1 producing individual agent for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services in the entire Midwest region. She’s a regular contributor to articles in several business and industry publications including Crain’s and Chicago Magazine and Chicago Agent. She’s received numerous awards from the Chicago Association of Realtors. In 2007, she was ranked simultaneously as the #1 agent at Koenig & Strey and the #2 agent at GMAC out of 22,000 sales agents nationwide. She has consistently been named one of Chicago’s Elite Top Producers by the Chicago Association of Realtors each year. Today we talk about how caring greatly is her competitive edge.