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Rauner talks economy and real estate with Illinois REALTORS®

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 10:22am
Illinois needs to do more to help Illinois businesses, which in turn will strengthen the Illinois economy, said Bruce Rauner, the Republican candidate for Illinois governor who spoke to Illinois REALTORS® at the IAR Fall Conference Saturday. One element of … Continue reading →

Bruce Rauner meets with Illinois REALTORS® in Chicago

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 10:00am
GOP candidate for governor Bruce Rauner met with Illinois REALTORS® on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Rauner’s appearance came after a Friday visit with REALTORS® by Gov. Pat Quinn.

IAR appreciates PNC Mortgage

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 9:05am
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® would like to thank PNC Mortgage for Elizabeth Dozier’s presentation at the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo today at McCormick Place in Chicago. PNC Mortgage, in booths 110 and 209 of the Expo, provides … Continue reading →

Supply and demand shifts to a stronger landlord market #GameOnIAR

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:28pm
The commercial real estate market is seeing an uptick and one trend to watch is the shift to a market that is more favorable to landlords. A panel of commercial real estate professionals discussed the latest trends in the retail … Continue reading →

Thank you, MORe for sponsoring Commercial Panel

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 3:35pm
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® would like to thank the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (MORe) for the Commercial Panel at the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo today in Chicago. The discussion focused on “The Retail World from the Perspective … Continue reading →

See who was at IAR’s Expo in Chicago

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 2:16pm

IAR thanks Capital Professional Insurance Managers

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 2:02pm
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® would like to thank Capital Professional Insurance Managers (CPIM) for Marki Lemons-Ryhal’s continuing education course at the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo today in Chicago. CPIM will have representatives at Booth 521 in the … Continue reading →

Thank you, PNC Mortgage

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 2:02pm
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® would like to thank PNC Mortgage for Ashton Gustafson’s afternoon session at the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo in Chicago. PNC Mortgage, located in booths 110 and 209 at the Expo, provides financing for … Continue reading →

What happens if I’m the designated buyer’s agent for two people seeking the same property?

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:19pm
Article 15 of the Real Estate License Act provides that a disclosure needs to be given by a designated agent to two or more buyers when contemporaneous offers are being made for the same property. This would apply both in … Continue reading →

Gustafson offers business tips to cut through the noise #GameOnIAR

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:02pm
In his opening session for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®  Fall Conference &  Expo, trainer Ashton Gustafson offered tips for what he called “making music out of all the noise in the world.” Agents can stand out from the crowd … Continue reading →

Gov. Pat Quinn opens IAR Conference & Expo

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:55am

Gov. Quinn: More funding for Welcome Home Illinois

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 9:44am
Since April 1, the state’s newest mortgage program, Welcome Home Illinois, has approved 6,320 mortgages to qualifying first-time Illinois home buyers, Gov. Pat Quinn told REALTORS®  Friday at the IAR Fall Conference & Expo. Quinn, who is running for re-election … Continue reading →

Thanks, Fifth Third Mortgage

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 9:03am
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® would like to thank Fifth Third Mortgage for Ashton Gustafson’s session at the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo this morning in Chicago. Fifth Third Mortgage, located at Booth 402 in the Expo, provides a … Continue reading →

IAR Board makes package of changes to enhance professionalism in industry

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:54pm
The Board of Directors of the Illinois Associations of REALTORS® voted on Thursday to approve a series of changes designed to bolster adherence to REALTOR® Standards of Practice: Among the items approved by the board: The board voted on a … Continue reading →

Ten takeaways from the IAR Multicultural Summit on the Latino Factor

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:24pm
The Latino population is a major player in the Illinois and U.S. economy and housing market, but how much do you know about this diverse and growing segment? Today’s IAR Multicultural Summit held at the McCormick Place in Chicago featured … Continue reading →

Four Illinois REALTORS® honored for service with IAR Presidential Medallions

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:04pm
2014 Illinois Association of REALTORS® President Phil Chiles honored four REALTORS® with IAR Presidential Medallions today for their service over the past year. The honorees were: The late Jim Barbagallo – the former president of the Rockford Area Association of … Continue reading →

Multicultural Summit kicks off IAR Conference & Expo

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 9:54am
Illinois REALTORS® and guests took part Thursday in the IAR Multicultural Summit at McCormick Place in Chicago. The session focused on “Global Opportunity in Your Own Backyard,” and featured panels exploring the challenges and opportunities with Hispanic homeownership.

IAR expresses appreciation for Multicultural Summit sponsors

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 9:05am
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® would like to thank its 10 sponsors for the Multicultural Summit this morning at McCormick Place in Chicago. The theme for the summit is: “The Latino Factor: Global Opportunity in Your Own Backyard.” The sponsors … Continue reading →