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REALTORS® can find camaraderie, professionalism, history Oct. 11-12 in Naperville

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 2:29pm
Whether they come for the 101st Inaugural Gala, the Young Professionals Network Open Forum, the Illinois Bicentennial Task Force, the Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation Fundraiser or one of several other scheduled events, Illinois REALTORS® will gather next Wednesday and … Continue reading →

Brokers can save $50 with Early Bird Post-License Special

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 11:50am
If you are a broker who was first licensed on or after February 1, 2016, the Early Bird Post-License Special offered by the Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center can save you time and money on the post-license coursework required for … Continue reading →

Last day to register for Illinois Council of Residential Specialists luncheon Oct. 12 in Naperville

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:57am
Today (Oct. 6) is the registration deadline for the Oct. 12 “Let’s Talk” luncheon held by the Illinois Council of Residential Specialists at the Marriott Naperville. The event is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Bailey-Hobson Room of … Continue reading →

Caring for communities: Illinois REALTORS® donate nearly $1M in past decade

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:55pm
  When Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit the U.S., Illinois REALTORS® did what it always does when tragedy strikes. The association representing more than 47,000 people donated $100,000 to help with recovery. A review of records going back 10 years … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTOR®: Connecting with clients in Generation X

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:30am
Although Baby Boomers and Millennials are most often talked about and studied, the generation in between — Generation X — is the only one that had more home purchases in 2016 than in 2015, according to an article In the … Continue reading →

Get photo with Lincoln, get YPN reception tickets for NAR Conference & Expo

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:15pm
Illinois REALTORS® planning to attend the REALTOR® Conference & Expo from Nov. 3-6 in Chicago should buy tickets to the Young Professionals Networking Reception when they register online. The YPN receptions sometimes sell out in advance and tickets are required … Continue reading →

Special ‘thank you’ to these six board members

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 2:57pm
The October Business Meetings will mark the end of terms for five members of the Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors: Ron Abrams, Andrew Cook, Sue Miller, Michael Onorato and Michael Parent. Also, Mike Drews, 2016 president, completed his four years … Continue reading →

DR Legal News links to recent real estate disciplines on IDFPR website

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:20am
In the September issue of Designated REALTOR® Legal News, two disciplinary actions are cited from 2017 Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation files. The disciplines typically involve license revocations, suspensions or probation, though some involve fines. The two examples … Continue reading →

How to (really) help a friend get into real estate

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:30am
Do you know someone interested in becoming a real estate agent? Send them our Pre-License Handbook, Start Your Career in Real Estate!  This 10-page guide will help people who are interested in a career in real estate understand pre-license process. … Continue reading →

Revolution Chicago conference could prepare you for the future of real estate

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 1:19pm
The Illinois REALTORS® and Illinois REALTORS® Global Business Council are sponsoring a first of it’s kind technology conference that is being put together as a joint effort of the Northern Illinois Commercial Association of REALTORS® (NICAR), the Illinois Chapters of … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Trump tax reform proposal offers mixed bag for real estate

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:04am
According to an Inman Select article, the Trump Administration’s tax proposal offers some good and some bad news for property owners and the real estate profession, although information so far seems vague and lacks details. On the good news side, … Continue reading →

Last day to submit applications for 3 REEF scholarships

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:30pm
REALTORS® applying for the Past President’s Scholarship, the Roxanne Malo Scholarship and the Margery D. Shinners Scholarship should submit their applications, letters of recommendation and any other materials so they arrive in by Oct. 1. Send your scholarship materials to: … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTOR®: Overcoming obstacles to homeownership

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:13am
In the cover story of October Illinois REALTOR®, six REALTORS® share strategies they’ve used to help clients overcome obstacles like credit rating problems, unfavorable debt ratios and the discouragement of losing multiple offer situations. Kevin Kwit, Erica Villegas, Tracey B. … Continue reading →

Happy Association Executive Appreciation Day!

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 9:35am
Illinois REALTORS® thanks CEO Gary Clayton, CAE, RCE, for his tireless service and leadership on AE Appreciation Day, and encourages REALTORS® throughout the state to recognize their local association association executives, too. In this photo, Clayton is accepting congratulations from President … Continue reading →

How will tax reforms affect homeowners and real estate industry?

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 8:35pm
REALTORS® trying to understand how the Republicans’ proposal for comprehensive tax reform will affect the real estate industry should consider some of the comments made by National Association of REALTORS® President William Brown. “We have always said that tax reform—a … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® partnered with Three Rivers last week in Joliet to offer PSA designation course, ‘Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA’

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 2:56pm
Illinois REALTORS® partnered with Three Rivers Association of REALTORS® in Joliet last week to offer the PSA designation course, “Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA.” Lynn Madison taught a class of 46 how to become proficient at comparative market analyses (CMAs), … Continue reading →

NAR Facebook Live video offers REALTORS® tips to prevent cyber crime

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 12:31pm
Small to mid-size companies can be devastated by damage to their business from wire fraud, data breaches, ransomware and other cyber crime, and that’s why National Association of REALTORS® is providing members with a recorded version of the Facebook Live … Continue reading →

Barricades go up; visible sign of progress on Bicentennial Plaza

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 11:56am
One of the first visible public signs that work was beginning on a plaza adjoining Illinois REALTORS® Springfield headquarters took place Thursday with the installation of construction barricades. The fencing is hardly the first step in the process to build Bicentennial … Continue reading →

Attention Chicago-area REALTORS®: October luncheon offers financing information that could help your clients!

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 11:26am
Space is limited so make your reservation now for the free Oct. 11 lunch program titled, “Increase Your Business: How to create opportunities out of potential challenges facing the real estate industry today.” Special guests will include Cook County Commissioner … Continue reading →

Illinois combines heart and history at REALTORS® Conference & Expo

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 9:55am
Illinois REALTORS® planning to attend the REALTOR® Conference & Expo in Chicago can get a free pass to the Expo and take a selfie with Abraham Lincoln at the McCormick Place Convention Center, West Building on Nov. 4. To get … Continue reading →