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We’re ready for Capitol Conference. Are you?

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 9:10am
Illinois REALTORS® is set to welcome more than 500 members to Springfield over the next two days who will help commemorate the association’s 100th anniversary and take part in the annual Capitol Conference and Lobby Day. The festivities feature an invitation-only reception … Continue reading →

April issue: Roots of local GAD program traced to late 70s

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 2:00pm
In 1978, the average cost of gas was 63 cents, the average American home cost almost $58,000, the year-end interest rate from the Federal Reserve was 11.75 percent and the IAR local Governmental Affairs Director program wasn’t created yet. Find … Continue reading →

Show your support for fair housing in April

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 8:00am
Make sure your potential clients know you support diversity and fair housing by using materials provided by the National Association of REALTORS® during Fair Housing Month in April. Among the ideas offered by NAR are: Sponsoring a Fair Housing Month … Continue reading →

Be part of a great big REALTOR® photo at Capitol Conference

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 1:30pm
To celebrate our 100th anniversary and to demonstrate the “Power of R,” Illinois REALTORS® will gather on the east side of the Illinois State Capitol around the Abraham Lincoln Statue for a group photo at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April … Continue reading →

Use RPAC Online Auction to shop for tickets and much more

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 9:00am
REALTORS® – Now is the time to shop for great gifts and make your RPAC investments at the Illinois RPAC Online Auction. Visit the auction website, login and you’ll see 21 items, including: four four-day passes to Disney World in … Continue reading →

Registration surpasses 540 for 2016 Capitol Conference

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 4:36pm
By mid-afternoon Wednesday, registration for the 2016 IAR Capitol Conference (Lobby Day) had reached 541, with more REALTORS® expected to sign up as walk-ins on Tuesday, April 5. The statewide conference – which will commemorate the association’s 100th anniversary – … Continue reading →

YPN and WCR host leadership panel discussions April 4

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 1:56pm
  REALTORS® who want to develop leadership abilities and identify those skills in others should register today for the panel discussions scheduled for the afternoon of April 4 at the President Abraham Lincoln Doubletree Hotel in Springfield. Local association executives, managing … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTOR® Grafft named to NAR’s ’30 Under 30′

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 4:11pm
John Grafft, a team leader for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group in Chicago, has been selected for REALTOR® Magazine’s “30 Under 30.” Earlier in March, Grafft was one of three Illinois REALTORS® named as finalists for the honor. Last … Continue reading →

April issue: RPAC voice grows stronger over time

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 1:22pm
Do you know how the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) was created or how it came to be an effective voice for REALTORS® and private property owners? Read all about it in the digital version of April Illinois REALTOR®. The … Continue reading →

April issue: History defined by a commitment to advocacy

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 5:53pm
In the cover story for April’s issue of Illinois REALTOR®, the history of our association’s advocacy for private property rights and for the industry is told. Director of Governmental Affairs Greg St. Aubin, Assistant Director of Legislative and Political Affairs … Continue reading →

Hurricane brings best out of New Lenox REALTOR® #MemberMonday

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 8:00am
About 10 years ago, the worst of circumstances for some Hurricane Katrina victims allowed New Lenox REALTOR® Dale Taylor to put his best foot forward, as he prepared an empty building for their temporary shelter. Residents of Louisiana, Mississippi and … Continue reading →

IAR offices closed Friday for holiday

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 4:00pm
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® offices in Springfield will be closed March 25 for Good Friday. The offices will reopen at 9 a.m. Monday, March 28.      

Once, twice, three times rental licensing killed in Evanston

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 2:45pm
For at least the third time in recent history, the Evanston City Council rejected a rental licensing scheme that would empower city staff to revoke the ability to rent property. The most recent proposal, in mid-March, in addition to licensing … Continue reading →

Last chance to vote for Web Choice Award finalists

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 11:52am
The deadline to vote for REALTOR® Magazine’s “30 Under 30” Web Choice Award is noon, Friday, March 25, and three IAR members from Chicago are eligible to win. Members of the public will be allowed to vote online for their … Continue reading →

Get a sneak peek of April Illinois REALTOR®

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 10:13am
Read the digital version of the April Illinois REALTOR® now if you don’t want to wait for the printed version to arrive in the mail. In this issue, the focus is on advocacy and how it has evolved during our … Continue reading →

Here are eight take-aways from MIPIM 2016

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 10:39am
CANNES, FRANCE — The Illinois REALTORS® sent a delegation of members to the annual MIPIM conference in Cannes, France, last week. For those not familiar with the event, it’s billed as one of the largest real estate investment conferences in … Continue reading →

IDFPR offers REALTORS® free access to digital, printable licenses

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 10:33am
Illinois REALTORS® can access a digital, printable copy of their licenses through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s (IDFPR) website free of charge. As part of its paperless licensing and renewal initiative, the IDFPR announced last week that … Continue reading →

Knockout idea gives duo unique volunteer opportunities #MemberMonday

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 9:27am
Tickets for the 2016 Chicago Real Estate Rumble are almost sold out, but the benefits for charities like Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago will continue for some time thanks to REALTORS® Greg Pekarsky and fellow founder Ryan Cotter. … Continue reading →

Strong Illinois home sales and prices continue into February #IARMarketStats

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 8:38am
Positive housing market momentum carried into February with home sales and median prices experiencing solid year-over-year gains, even amid lower inventory levels, according to the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. Read today’s news release.

Six Senate bills highlighted in today’s IAR State Capitol Report

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 5:23pm
An IAR initiative was advanced to the full Senate this week, according to IAR’s State Capitol Report. Senate Bill 2893 ensures that Illinois real estate licensees can continue to take CE exams for more than 6 hours of CE in … Continue reading →