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Don’t forget MREDpalooza starts Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 11:34am
One of the largest MLS tech expos in the country begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Donald D. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont and will give Illinois REALTORS® who attend a chance to ask knowledgeable vendors questions and see … Continue reading →

Governor calls General Assembly back June 21

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:31am
Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a series of proclamations Thursday, calling members of the General Assembly to Springfield for a special 10-day session to resolve the state budget impasse. The session begins at noon June 21 and continues daily through the … Continue reading →

NAR cybersecurity list gives many ways to protect consumer trust

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 1:15pm
REALTORS® can take steps to protect the information they collect from consumers by using best practices in several aspects of their real estate businesses including email, password protection, setting up information policies and maintaining appropriate insurance coverage, according to the … Continue reading →

Inman Select: What does Federal Reserve rate hike announcement mean?

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 10:32am
Following the Federal Reserve’s announcement of its third hike of short-term interest rates in the last seven months, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun, the Federal Open Market Committee and a real estate economist shared their thoughts for Inman Select. The … Continue reading →

3 reasons why ethical leadership important for REALTORS®

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:47pm
Trainer Bruce Aydt shared a day’s worth of lessons about the importance of ethical leadership with members of the 2017 Leadership Development Program at the Illinois REALTORS® offices Wednesday. Near the end of the day, he offered three insights any … Continue reading →

Registration closes Sunday for MREDpalooza; prizes, training and more

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 2:05pm
REALTORS® still have four days left to register and attend MREDpalooza 2017 on June 20 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. MREDpalooza offers knowledgeable vendors and more than $10,000 in prizes to MRED members and non-members who … Continue reading →

Paprocki named AIREE Educator of the Year

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 3:15pm
Wayne Paprocki, of Realty Advisors North in Northbrook and the Real Estate Negotiation Institute, received the 2017 Educator of the Year award Friday from the Association of Real Estate Educators (AIREE). Paprocki serves on the Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors … Continue reading →

State committee application deadline extended to June 20!

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 2:30pm
The deadline for Illinois REALTORS® to submit their applications to serve on an 2018 committee has been extended one week: to June 20. Here’s what you need to apply. The committees/working groups are: Audit Committee Business Issues and License Law Forum … Continue reading →

REALTORS® who register online for MREDpalooza can win $2,500

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 11:15am
REALTORS® who want to win $2,500 can register at MREDpalooza.com for a chance to take home the grand prize – and then enjoy the in-depth training, prize drawings and knowledgeable vendors June 20 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® Join NAR at Global Session for Cities

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 4:49pm
Last week, Global Policy Advisor Sharon Gorrell and Vice-Chair of the Illinois REALTORS® Global Business Council, Vicky Sampah joined Janet Branton, senior vice president of Global and Commercial Services for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and Judith Hermanson of … Continue reading →

VIDEO: Bicentennial Plaza on Jackson Street

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 9:00am
Illinois REALTORS® and the City of Springfield have joined together in a REALTOR®/Community partnership to transform two parking lots on the Illinois REALTORS® property into a pedestrian plaza in celebration of the Illinois Bicentennial in 2018. To learn more, watch this video:

Illinois REALTORS® offers agency class at MREDpalooza June 20

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 2:46pm
With six hourly sessions between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Illinois REALTORS® will offer “Summer School: Agency 101” as a free class during MREDpalooza, June 20 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. This hour-long session will focus … Continue reading →

June 28 CE event prepares REALTORS® to help military active duty clients and veterans

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:04am
Learn how to serve active duty military clients and veterans with their real estate transactions with excellence and earn 3 hours of Elective CE by attending the American Warrior RE Professional event on Wednesday, June 28 from 8:30 a.m. – … Continue reading →

Wagner writes in favor of like-kind exchanges in Crain’s Chicago Business

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 9:34am
By preserving 1031 like-kind exchanges in the midst of calls for tax reform, legislators will help small business owners and investors, writes Illinois REALTORS® Treasurer Dan Wagner in an opinion piece for Crain’s Chicago Business.com today. Titled, “Tax reform noble … Continue reading →

VIDEO: RPAC Hall of Fame and Illinois REALTOR® of the Year ceremonies

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 2:49pm
At this week’s June business meetings, Illinois REALTORS® honored several of its members in two ceremonies. Monday, eight REALTORS® were inducted into the RPAC Hall of Fame for attaining a lifetime giving level of $25,000. Six additional RPAC Hall of Fame inductees achieved $50,000 in … Continue reading →

Show your passion for helping homeowners during National Homeownership Month

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 2:35pm
Illinois REALTORS® have a passion for helping homeowners that shows all year long. But National Homeownership Month is a great time to reemphasize the advantages of pursuing and achieving the American Dream. Look to the Home Ownership Matters Facebook page … Continue reading →

Deadline June 13 for committee and June 20 for board of director applications

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 12:15pm
Submit your application by June 13 if you would like to be considered for an Illinois REALTORS® committee for 2018. Here’s what you need. You’ll need your NRDS number to apply. If you don’t know it, there’s a link to get it on … Continue reading →

Fundraising, Bicentennial Plaza, REEF provide good news for Illinois REALTORS®

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 4:04pm
The Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors backed Immediate Past President Mike Drews as its choice to become Region VII Vice President in 2019. The three-state region covers Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. The vote was unanimous, and came at a meeting … Continue reading →

REEF scholarship winners attend ROTY banquet

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 2:11pm
Attending the REALTOR® of the Year Banquet Tuesday night at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield were five college students who received 2016 scholarships from the Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF). The students were: Brad Franke, University of … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® advocacy provides recap of recent efforts and successes

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 11:01am
Despite the ongoing lack of a state budget or much political consensus, Illinois REALTORS® and their lobbying efforts can be counted on to fight for the perennial, core issues that are important to the industry and private property owners. “We’ve … Continue reading →