Ilyce Glink is an award-winning, nationally-syndicated columnist, blogger, television reporter, radio talk show host, and best-selling author. Her syndicated column, Real Estate Matters, appears four times a week in more than 125 newspapers and websites, including the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Detroit Free Press, and the Wilmington News Journal. Glink also hosts the top-rated The Ilyce Glink Show on Sunday mornings for Newstalk 750 WSB, in Atlanta, and is the primary fill-in for Clark Howard. She writes the "Home Equity" blog for CBS MoneyWatch. An in-demand keynote speaker, Glink has delivered numerous speeches to a wide variety of audiences including Marriott Hotels, Countrywide Financial, Allstate Foundation, Discover Card, the Delaware State Treasurer's Office, Georgia State University, Society of American Business Editors and Writers, Youth Leaders International, Society of Professional Journalists, March of Dimes, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Glink is the author of multiple books on real estate and personal finance, including her best-selling book, 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask (3rd Ed.). There are nearly one million copies of her books in print. Her latest book is Buy, Close, Move IN! (HarperCollins). She created and was Managing Editor for "Discover Edge," an on-line community sponsored by Discover Card for its 50 million cardholders, and is creator and Managing Editor of the Equifax Financial Forum, an online community sponsored by Equifax.
Glink contributes occasional commentaries to NPR's Sound Money and Marketplace Money, and is a frequent guest on radio and television programs, including Oprah, the Today Show, CBS This Morning, Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, CNBC, and WTTW/Chicago. She spent eight years as a personal finance and real estate reporter for WGN-TV, Chicago, and has hosted her own nationally syndicated two-hour radio program and syndicated minute, both reaching more than 65 stations nationwide.
The winner of numerous awards throughout her career, Glink's honors include Best Consumer Reporter, Best Blog, and Best Television Report from the National Association of Real Estate Editors. She also won the first Money $mart award from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and received two Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism from the Chicago Headline Club. In 2006, she was nominated for an Emmy® Award. Her books have won several regional awards.
Her websites include ThinkGlink.com, LawProblems.com, HouseTask.com, Real World Seminars.com, and ExpertRealEstateTips.net. She hosts on-the-ground events around the country for hundreds of consumers on topics ranging from "How to Profit from Foreclosures" to "How to Invest Your Money."
Glink also owns Think Glink Publishing, which creates content that generates leads, increases sales, nurtures customers and educates clients. Think Glink Publishing has worked with HGTV, Discover, Equifax, Quill, Countrywide Financial, FacingDisabilities, HSBC-North America, and other corporations and nonprofits.
Everything has changed in the last six months, and the real estate market has probably changed the most. The rules of owning, buying and selling real estate are now dramatically different and understanding this new terrain is essential. In Buy, Close, Move IN!, Glink discusses how the real estate boom and bust altered the way real estate companies do business, and reveals everything buyers need to know to recover and rebuild their financial lives so they can make what will always be the best investment possible, financially and emotionally: real estate.
In her talks, she provides answers to the most-asked questions about credit, foreclosures and short sales, mortgages and estimates, buying, selling and negotiating in this new real estate world (culled from tens of thousands of questions she receives from her audience each year). She also provides step-by-step guidance for identifying potential obstacles stemming from specific credit dilemmas and how to overcome them. Glink shows consumers how to benefit from what will be the biggest redistribution of real property ownership in our lifetimes, and helps real estate agents and mortgage lenders understand how to communicate these industry changes successfully to their clients and customers.
Glink lives and works in the Chicago area.