About Us

How Chicago Real Estate Workshops Started

At a meetup group, Dave, a real estate marketing and advertising consultant, met Scott, a Digital PR guy. After a bit of conversation, it was clear the two were very passionate about complementary marketing and advertising strategies and how they can be applied to a modern real estate strategy.

Scott approached Joan, a long time WordPress user and Instructor. The conversation brought Dave, Scott, and Joan together. With their combined experience Chicago Real Estate Workshops came into existence.

Chicago Real Estate Workshops is a resource for information to keep up with the fast pace industry driven by technology. Real Estate Agents and property developers are the community builders of Chicago.

Our workshops are based on our experience to give you the hands on information you need to develop the skills to negotiate this exciting and new marketplace.

Who We Are

Dave Kohl | Marketing Consultant

Dave is the Marketing Director of First In Promotions, a Chicago area based marketing and advertising agency serving the real estate community, since its inception in 1992. First In Promotions is the local marketing agency and Publisher for the trade publication REAL ESTATE AGENT MAGAZINE.

He was chosen as “Business Person of the Year” by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce (1990) and is the author of “Market Research – A Key Competitive Advantage” and “8 Hours To Sell Your Home.”

Dave blogs at Dave Kohl Real Estate Marketing Blog.

Scott Winterroth | Digital PR Strategy

Scott has 10 years of professional experience in marketing communications. Scott established the first social media engagement campaigns for some of Chicago’s top business tourist venues.

Scott teaches classes on WordPress, a website content management system and provides clients powerful websites and online marketing strategy. He combines his technical knowledge of the web with marketing strategy to not only teach what to do, but how to do it.

Co-Founder of Content Academy
Managing Director, Front & Social, LLC
Scott blogs at swinterroth.com

WordPress Instructor | Joan Margau

Joan started using WordPress in 2006 and specializes in helping people learn how WordPress works. She provides clients with the option to design their site the way they want and helps with writing the content. Writing, Design, and teaching WordPress are Joan’s passions.

Her patience and insight helps you grasp technology, and then it’s not so difficult when someone shows you how.

Founder RealTime Paradigm
Joan blogs at Writing in Real Time.


“The internet is a powerful way to reach new clients and having a solid website is an important part of that equation… This is a workshop that can help you understand on what to do next. “

Bruce Burklow
Managing Broker, Home Builder and Property Manager, Hampshire, IL

“I attended one of Dave’s workshops and found it very informative! He has a lot of experience in marketing real estate, and some great ideas and advice for helping agents stand out when working with clients to buy and sell property.”

Marcia Mack
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

“Even after more than 25 years in the business I couldn’t believe how many helpful ideas I got in such a short period of time. We can all use these tips to help with gaining new business and offering more to our existing clients.”

Mike Dew
Oak Tree Construction Services, Shaumburg