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Capitol Conference / Lobby Day Highlights!

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:42am
See the #PowerofR in action at the State Capitol in Springfield as more than 750 REALTORS® from all over the state took part in  Illinois REALTORS® Capitol Conference and Lobby Day.

National Fair Housing Month: Unseen Disabilities

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 2:40pm
As we approach the end of National Fair Housing Month, Sharon Gorrell and Cristina Headley talk about what are known as “Unseen Disabilities” and why REALTORS® and landlords need to be aware of them.

Mainstreet’s Shinners remembered as personable, invested leader

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 8:39am
Illinois REALTORS® is saddened by the death of Margery Shinners, CEO of the Mainstreet Organization to REALTORS®, who died Tuesday. Service arrangements can be found here. Shinners had served as deputy CEO for Mainstreet since 2004, before taking over as CEO in … Continue reading →

See photos from REALTOR® reception during Capitol Conference and Lobby Day

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 8:15am
Following visits to the State Capitol Tuesday afternoon, hundreds of Illinois REALTORS® jammed the Presidential Ballroom at the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield — a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel for an opportunity to talk with their state legislator. The reception was … Continue reading →

Oak Park Area Association of REALTORS® find signs of support at Capitol Conference

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 5:07pm
Members of the Oak Park Area Association of REALTORS® took a few moments to gather at the Illinois REALTORS® headquarters during Capitol Conference and REALTOR® Lobby Day. They joined like-minded colleagues from across the state Tuesday at the Luncheon & … Continue reading →

Why homeowners, REALTORS® should be concerned about proposed federal tax overhaul

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 3:05pm
The Trump administration released on Wednesday its initial sketch of what tax reform might look like. Two specific areas to pay attention to as the debate develops would be the Mortgage Interest Deduction’s continued viability as a way to incentivize homeownership and a provision … Continue reading →

Photo highlights from 2017 Illinois REALTORS® Lobby Day

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 5:51pm
Thanks to the hundreds of Illinois REALTORS® who traveled to Springfield today to for the 2017 Illinois REALTORS® Capitol Conference “REALTOR® Lobby Day.” You make a real difference on the issues important to Illinois homeowners and the real estate industry. … Continue reading →

About 750 REALTORS® attend luncheons, legislative briefings before visiting State Capitol

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 2:22pm
With the largest crowd ever expected for the annual Capitol Conference & REALTOR® Lobby Day, members attended three luncheons and legislative briefings, one at Illinois REALTORS® headquarters and two within the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – a DoubleTree by Hilton … Continue reading →

Neaves named treasurer-nominee for Illinois REALTORS®

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:33pm
Ed Neaves, president of the Bloomington-Normal Association of REALTORS® and an Illinois REALTORS® board member, has been named 2018 treasurer-nominee for the state association. An Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors vote is expected to formally place Neaves on the leadership ladder later … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® kick off 2017 Capitol Conference in Springfield

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:35am
The buses are arriving and more than 750 Illinois REALTORS® will be in Springfield today for the annual Capitol Conference and “REALTOR® Lobby Day.” This year’s event is drawing a record crowd of REALTORS® from around the state. REALTORS® are … Continue reading →

More photos of Goodwin, RPAC Pacesetter VIP event

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:56am
On Monday evening, the RPAC Pacesetter VIP Event honored REALTOR® and Inland Real Estate Chairman Daniel L. Goodwin and attracted Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, House Speaker Michael Madigan, Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin and former … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® recognized with third annual Springfield volunteer award

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 8:00am
On Monday night, Illinois REALTORS® was named to the Springfield Good as Gold Business Honor Roll for the third consecutive year. Created by the University of Illinois-Springfield Volunteer & Civic Engagement Center, the Junior League of Springfield and the United … Continue reading →

Goodwin awarded first Lifetime Achievement Award by Illinois REALTORS®

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 9:51pm
REALTOR® and Inland Real Estate Chairman Daniel L. Goodwin received the first-ever Illinois REALTORS® Lifetime Achievement Award Monday night during a special ceremony at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. “Throughout its more than 100 years of existence, Illinois … Continue reading →

Video key to REALTORS® success in future — YPN-WCR program

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 5:25pm
Whether trying to market themselves to future customers or enhancing their own image, REALTORS® will need to use video to be successful said Marki Lemons Ryhal and Carrie Bey-Little at the first event of the 2017 Capitol Conference & Lobby … Continue reading →

Fair Housing Video 2 offers many ideas to improve accessibility

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:40pm
In a second Fair Housing Video by Illinois REALTORS®, members can learn many ways landlords and property owners can better serve individuals with disabilities. One idea involves improving the accessibility of housing search and application processes, says Cristina Headly, Staff … Continue reading →

3 REALTORS® optimistic about strong growth in March housing sales numbers

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:09pm
With statewide inventories lower, sales numbers higher and median prices higher than a year before, Illinois REALTORS® offers the insights and expertise of three of its own members in a video about March housing numbers. With their perspectives, REALTORS® Maurice … Continue reading →

Illinois housing market swings into spring with jump in home sales, prices

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 8:25am
The Illinois housing market had a strong showing in March with home sales climbing 9.6 percent over previous-year levels and the statewide median price surging 10.7 percent higher,according to Illinois REALTORS®. Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in … Continue reading →

Record turnout expected Tuesday at Capitol Conference & REALTOR® Lobby Day

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:01pm
A record number of Illinois REALTORS® is expected Tuesday at the 2017 Capitol Conference and REALTOR® Lobby Day in Springfield. A quick-hitting video by Director of Political and Legislative Affairs Julie Sullivan outlines the day’s agenda, provides a short list … Continue reading →

Watch for Illinois REALTORS® March housing report Friday

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 5:30am
Friday morning, the Illinois REALTORS® will release its March 2017 housing report, with data breakdowns for the state of Illinois, city of Chicago and the nine-county Chicago Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA). Also included will be a housing market forecast … Continue reading →