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At least 73 Illinois REALTORS® to help lead at national level, Carpenter says

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 3:39pm
Illinois REALTORS® always has a healthy roster of members who are appointed to help lead the National Association of REALTORS® through work on committees or through other appointments. Just how involved members are became apparent on Sunday when Illinois REALTORS® … Continue reading →

15-hour Broker Post-License Webinar Dec 14 & 15

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 2:48pm
Brokers licensed after February 1, 2016 will have an opportunity to complete 15 hours of required post-license interactive training by registering for the Broker Post-License Applied Real Estate Practices Webinar, December 14 & 15, 2016. The 2-day session led by veteran instructor Lynn … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS®: Make your vote count Tuesday!

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 2:15pm
Support local, state and federal candidates who back private property rights, business, economic growth and lower taxes when you go to the polls tomorrow for the Illinois general election. Here’s a recap of 22 candidates in Opportunity Races who deserve … Continue reading →

Today is the last day for some voting circumstances

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 11:16am
Remember, Illinois REALTORS® today is the last day for several voting-related situations regarding the Illinois general election. For example, it is the last day registered voters can request a vote by mail ballot in person at their office of election … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® take national posts with Womens Council of REALTORS®

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 3:53pm
Several Illinois REALTORS® were named to national posts for the Womens Council of REALTORS® at the National Association of REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Orlando. Chicago REALTOR® Rebecca Thomson was named regional vice president for the national organization. Thomson, who is … Continue reading →

REALTORS® share results of four days of work in committee meetings

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 2:24pm
Illinois REALTORS® updated colleagues about what transpired during the dozens of meetings that take place at the National Association of REALTORS® Conference & Expo. Because the meetings sprawl over several hotels and in the massive Orange County Convention Center, the … Continue reading →

Terpstra recognized for leadership with SRES award

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 2:11pm
Catherine Terpstra was recognized with a SRES Outstanding Service Award on Saturday at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Orlando. SRES, which stands for Seniors Real Estate Specialist, is a designation for those who work to better understand and serve … Continue reading →

Two from Illinois earn REALTOR® association management designation

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 2:07pm
Illinois association executives Luke Bell and Deb Frazier were honored at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo with the REALTOR® Association Certified Executive Designation. The designation is awarded to those who demonstrate mastery of association governance and related knowledge, and can … Continue reading →

Calling from the fishbowl: Wagner working phones for RPAC

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 10:26am
Illinois REALTORS® Treasurer Dan Wagner worked the phones at the REALTORS® Conference & Trade Show as part of an effort to help the national association reach fundraising goals. The calls were in the main hallway at the Orange County Convention … Continue reading →

Read recognized as Illinois REALTOR® of the Year in Orlando

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 9:21am
Illinois REALTOR® Chris Read was honored with other state REALTORS® of the Year in Orlando on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. Read, CRB, CRS, GRI, ABRM, CIPS, CNC, SFR, BPOR, SRS, SRES, is managing broker/owner of CR REALTOR® and is CEO of CR … Continue reading →

Check local schedule for ‘nursing home’ voting

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 12:19pm
Local election authorities have the option of starting nursing home voting today, Saturday, Sunday or Monday for incapacitated voters who have already applied for vote by mail ballots for the Nov. 8 general election in Illinois. Check the Illinois State … Continue reading →

Carpenter, Wagner help NAR with messaging value of brand

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 10:05am
Illinois REALTORS® President Doug Carpenter and Treasurer Dan Wagner will be taking part in an NAR effort to tell why REALTORS® make such a difference on issues that matter to consumers. Carpenter will be talking about the state association’s state outreach, … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® recognized for work promoting global real estate

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 9:48am
Members of the Illinois REALTORS® Global Working Group attending the NAR Conference & Expo in Orlando are being acknowledged this week for their work with promoting cross-border business and the REALTOR® brand. The Illinois REALTORS®  Global Working Group was recognized … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: U.S. job and wage growth picks up in October

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 9:33am
The U.S. economy added 161,000 jobs in October, but the better news is that average hourly wages climbed 2.8 percent, marking the strongest jump since 2009, the New York Times reports today in the article, “Last Pre-election Jobs Report Shows … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® are helping provide coverage of NAR’s Conference & Expo

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 7:12am
The National Association of REALTORS® Conference and Expo in Orlando beginning this week is a sprawling affair, with hundreds of business meetings and sessions offered at multiple venues. As in years past, Illinois REALTORS® have been tapped to assist with … Continue reading →

Check out these Illinois REALTORS® giving presentations at the NAR Conference & Expo

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 6:43am
Illinois REALTORS® bring expertise to their trade. At least three of the state’s REALTORS® will share their knowledge with their peers in Orlando over the next few days. Take time if you are in Orlando to go see them.  Carrie … Continue reading →

REALTOR® leaders begin new year in high-profile positions in Orlando

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:00pm
Two Illinois REALTORS® have high profile roles with the national organization, and will be hard at work in Orlando.   Mabél Guzmán with @properties in Chicago has already started an intensive travel schedule to promote REALTOR® causes. This week in … Continue reading →

Vote for Sen. Bush in 31st District race: Illinois REALTORS®

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 6:30am
Postcards mailed in the 31st Senate District urged likely voters to reelect incumbent state Sen. Melinda Bush in the Nov. 8 general election. The mailing is part of an independent expenditure campaign by the Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take … Continue reading →

Follow Illinois REALTORS® and others at the REALTOR® Conference & Expo in Orlando

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 10:39am
The REALTOR® Conference & Expo kicks off this week in Orlando, Florida and some Illinois REALTORS® are among the 30 featured attendees who will be blogging about the event for Conference Live 2016. They will share their insights for getting … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® enjoyed Halloween with family, friends and community

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 10:17am
REALTORS® from across the state embraced local Halloween activities during the past week and shared photos of children, grandchildren and colleagues who celebrated with them. When it comes to community activities, REALTORS® and their families enthusiastically participate. Check out their … Continue reading →