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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 →

REALTORS® honored with Presidential Medallions for service at board meeting

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 3:14pm
Six Illinois REALTORS´® were honored for service to the association on Thursday as recipients of Presidential Medallions. The awards are given by the outgoing association president at their final board meeting. 2017 President Doug Carpenter announced the awards at the … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® meets key benchmarks for political involvement

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:37pm
Illinois REALTORS®’ Political Involvement Committee met Thursday in Naperville to discuss successes in the past year. Among highlights. Illinois REALTORS® are more likely to be registered voters when compared to the overall voting age population. Eighty-six percent of REALTORS® are … Continue reading →

Plaza, writing contest among highlights for Bicentennial celebration

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 8:30am
Illinois REALTORS® Bicentennial Task Force members got updates on a number of projects on Wednesday, not the least of which was the association’s commemorative plaza being built in Springfield. Construction work recently began on the Bicentennial Plaza- A REALTOR® Community Partnership, … Continue reading →

REEF raised $10,000 at Fall Business Meetings fundraiser

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 7:39am
Illinois REALTORS® pitched in to help support real estate education at a fundraiser that married the Cubs game, a bags tournament and mans chances to win wine. The Real Estate Education Foundation held the “Fun-raiser” as part of the Fall … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® honors 2 association presidents for service posthumously

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 7:08am
Two Illinois REALTORS® presidents were honored for their service at a meeting of the association’s Advisory Council held on Wednesday in Naperville. Proclamations were read outlining their work and contributions to the real estate industry as part of the program … Continue reading →

Diverse discussions draw REALTORS® to Illinois Young Professionals Network

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:33pm
The ability to choose from a variety of discussion topics drew about 50 Illinois REALTORS® to the Illinois Young Professionals Network NonCon Wednesday afternoon. Participants broke into smaller groups led by YPN Advisory Board members, Illinois REALTORS® 2018 President Matt … Continue reading →

Leadership Development class presents on REALTOR® advocacy

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:48am
The Illinois REALTORS® Leadership Development Class presented its suggestions for promoting the association’s advocacy efforts as part of the Fall Business Meetings in Naperville on Wednesday. Class members made suggestions on how to best promote programs in areas ranging from … Continue reading →

Bicentennial video contest deadline extended to Oct. 31 for Illinois high school and college students

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:51am
  Illinois REALTORS® can contact local high schools and colleges and notify local news media that the deadline for entries in the “Something to Learn About Illinois History” Video Contest has been extended to Oct. 31. Go to www.illinois200.com to … Continue reading →

Two seeking NAR’s top office visit Illinois REALTORS®

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:00pm
Illinois REALTORS®’ representatives met with two candidates vying to lead the National Association of REALTORS® at the association’s Fall Business Meetings. Sherri Meadows and Charlie Oppler interviewed as part of their push to become president of the National Association of … Continue reading →

Williams, Wagner honored with achievement awards

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:27am
Several Illinois REALTORS® were honored Monday night with awards at the inaugural of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®. Frank Williams, a pioneer in the fair housing movement in Chicago, was honored with induction into the CAR Hall of Fame. He’s … Continue reading →

10 reasons you should register for the REALTOR® Conference & Expo now

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:12am
With just less than a month until the REALTOR® Conference & Expo kicks off in Chicago, consider these 10 reasons why you should register today. Former Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps speaks during the general session, Nov. 4; Erin Meyer, author … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® offices closed Monday for Columbus Day

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 3:25pm
The Illinois REALTORS® offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 9 in observance of Columbus Day. The offices will reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 10. In 1937, the United States established Oct. 12 as a national holiday, honoring Christopher Columbus for … Continue reading →

REALTORS® can find camaraderie, professionalism, history Oct. 11-12 in Naperville

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 1:29pm
Whether they come for the 101st Inaugural Gala, the Young Professionals Network Open Forum, the Illinois Bicentennial Task Force, the Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation Fundraiser or one of several other scheduled events, Illinois REALTORS® will gather next Wednesday and … Continue reading →

Brokers can save $50 with Early Bird Post-License Special

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:50am
If you are a broker who was first licensed on or after February 1, 2016, the Early Bird Post-License Special offered by the Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center can save you time and money on the post-license coursework required for … Continue reading →

Last day to register for Illinois Council of Residential Specialists luncheon Oct. 12 in Naperville

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 9:57am
Today (Oct. 6) is the registration deadline for the Oct. 12 “Let’s Talk” luncheon held by the Illinois Council of Residential Specialists at the Marriott Naperville. The event is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Bailey-Hobson Room of … Continue reading →

Caring for communities: Illinois REALTORS® donate nearly $1M in past decade

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 3:55pm
  When Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit the U.S., Illinois REALTORS® did what it always does when tragedy strikes. The association representing more than 47,000 people donated $100,000 to help with recovery. A review of records going back 10 years … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTOR®: Connecting with clients in Generation X

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 9:30am
Although Baby Boomers and Millennials are most often talked about and studied, the generation in between — Generation X — is the only one that had more home purchases in 2016 than in 2015, according to an article In the … Continue reading →

Get photo with Lincoln, get YPN reception tickets for NAR Conference & Expo

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 3:15pm
Illinois REALTORS® planning to attend the REALTOR® Conference & Expo from Nov. 3-6 in Chicago should buy tickets to the Young Professionals Networking Reception when they register online. The YPN receptions sometimes sell out in advance and tickets are required … Continue reading →

Special ‘thank you’ to these six board members

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 1:57pm
The October Business Meetings will mark the end of terms for five members of the Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors: Ron Abrams, Andrew Cook, Sue Miller, Michael Onorato and Michael Parent. Also, Mike Drews, 2016 president, completed his four years … Continue reading →