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Illinois REALTORS® advocates at ready as lawmakers return to Springfield

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 8:28am
Illinois REALTORS®’ lobbyists are closely monitoring action related to the three-day 2017 veto session of the Illinois General Assembly which begins in Springfield on Tuesday. Lawmakers are expected to take up several measures this week, ranging from a debt transparency … Continue reading →

Do you have what it takes to lead?

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 8:00am
The Illinois REALTORS® Leadership Development Program is accepting applications from members who have the potential and interest to serve at the local or state association level. Anyone interested in self-improvement may apply, however the Leadership Development Program is limited to … Continue reading →

Bicentennial Plaza transformation begins

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 1:30pm
Construction crews have begun dismantling an old bank branch building and chiseling up pavement to make way for the Bicentennial Plaza – A REALTOR® Community Partnership in downtown Springfield. The demolition launches the $2 million project which will be part … Continue reading →

VIDEO – Highlights from Fall Business Meetings

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 8:50am
Even if you attended last week’s Fall Business Meetings, you probably didn’t get to take in EVERYTHING. From the REEF “Fun” Raiser to the Board of Directors Meeting to the Inaugural Gala, catch up on what you may have missed. … Continue reading →

Strong buyer demand, lower inventory push Illinois home prices higher in September

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 7:33am
Homes sold quickly and at higher median prices in September, even as statewide home sales dipped slightly amid lower than normal housing inventory levels, according to Illinois REALTORS®. Statewide home sales (including single-family homes and condominiums) in September 2017 totaled … Continue reading →

Apply for $1,500 MIPIM stipend before Nov. 30 deadline

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 1:20pm
Illinois REALTORS® interested in global real estate can apply for one of 10, $1,500 stipends to attend what’s billed as the largest real estate conference of its kind in the world. MIPIM 2018 will be in Cannes, France, March 13-16. … Continue reading →

Look for Illinois REALTORS® September housing report tomorrow

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 8:25am
Illinois REALTORS® will release its September 2017 housing report Friday morning, 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 by … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® donates $25K to help Puerto Rico hurricane recovery efforts

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:55pm
Illinois REALTORS® is contributing $25,000 to the NAR REALTORS® Relief Foundation to assist Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico. The Executive Committee and the Board of Directors made the decision during its October Business Meetings last week. This is the third sizeable … Continue reading →

Call for Action: Do your part to protect homeownership

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:13pm
Encourage Congress to reform our tax code and protect middle class homeowners in the process by taking part in an NAR Call for Action which starts today. Ask your federal lawmakers to make sure the tax reforms they consider will … Continue reading →

Choose what to attend at the Conference & Expo

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 9:23am
Illinois REALTORS® can still register to attend a part of or the entire REALTOR® Conference & Expo, Nov. 3-6 at the McCormick Place West Building in Chicago. Visit the registration page and members will see how many different options they … Continue reading →

VIDEO: Watch the inauguration of new officers and board of directors

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 8:37am
New officers, including President Matt Difanis, President-Elect Dan Wagner and Treasurer Ed Neaves, along with the new board of directors, were sworn in at the Inaugural Gala during last week’s October Business Meetings at the Chicago Marriott Naperville. Watch the … Continue reading →

Difanis wants REALTORS® diverse talents to shine through

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 7:33am
Go to an Illinois REALTORS® event and you just might see 2018 President Matt Difanis with a camera in his hands, taking photos of colleagues and friends. But as you’ll find in the magazine article, “Celebrating the diverse talents of … Continue reading →

This photo gallery features the best from October Business Meetings

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 1:40pm
In today’s blog post, we’ll give you a glimpse of the Illinois REALTORS® October Business Meetings through photographs taken at the Chicago Marriott Naperville last week. You can see photos taken during the Inaugural Gala: You can see images from … Continue reading →

Shinners, Borgwald remembered for association leadership

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:19pm
Illinois REALTORS® paused last week to remember the life and work of two association executives who died in 2017. Margery Shinners, former CEO of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®, and Debra Borgwald, association executive of the Danville Board of REALTORS® … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® approves three-year strategic plan

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:17pm
The Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors gave its approval to a plan that will guide the association for the next three years at its business meetings in Naperville last week. The outline is the result of more than a year … Continue reading →

Recapping the October Business Meetings

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:03pm
Last week at the Illinois REALTORS® October Business Meetings, a new leadership team and board of directors were sworn-in, some members were honored for their service and plans were approved for special projects. Check out the photos and catch up … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors approve 2018 committee chairs and vice chairs

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:13am
On Oct. 12, the Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors voted to accept nominations for chairs and vice chairs of 2018 committees at the October Business Meetings. These individuals help shape the association’s policies, make recommendations to the board and aim … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® welcomes 6 new board members

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 3:17pm
The Illinois REALTORS® welcomed six new members to its Board of Directors Thursday as the entire board was installed during the Inaugural Gala. All six were appointed to three-year terms: Nicholas Apostal, Jeffrey Barkstall, Ayn Bartok, Michael Gobber, Matt Silver … Continue reading →

Difanis sworn-in as president of Illinois REALTORS® 2018 leadership team

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 9:29am
The Illinois REALTORS® celebrated the installation of its new leadership team Thursday night as Matt Difanis, ABR, CIPS, GRI, of Mahomet was sworn-in as the 2018 President. The ceremonies were part of the association’s Inaugural Gala at the Chicago Marrriott … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® talk politics, global business and more Thursday in Naperville

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 3:15pm
Enjoy these photos taken during the Illinois REALTORS® October Business Meetings Thursday at the Chicago Marriott Naperville. You’ll see photos from sessions for the Global Business Council, the REALTORS® Political Involvement Committee, the Commercial-Industrial-Investment Committee and the Public Policy & … Continue reading →