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The Voice of Illinois Real Estate 2014-10-15T03:24:15Z
Updated: 7 hours 4 min ago

IAR Board makes package of changes to enhance professionalism in industry

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:54pm
The Board of Directors of the Illinois Associations of REALTORS® voted on Thursday to approve a series of changes designed to bolster adherence to REALTOR® Standards of Practice: Among the items approved by the board: The board voted on a … Continue reading →

Ten takeaways from the IAR Multicultural Summit on the Latino Factor

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:24pm
The Latino population is a major player in the Illinois and U.S. economy and housing market, but how much do you know about this diverse and growing segment? Today’s IAR Multicultural Summit held at the McCormick Place in Chicago featured … Continue reading →

Four Illinois REALTORS® honored for service with IAR Presidential Medallions

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:04pm
2014 Illinois Association of REALTORS® President Phil Chiles honored four REALTORS® with IAR Presidential Medallions today for their service over the past year. The honorees were: The late Jim Barbagallo – the former president of the Rockford Area Association of … Continue reading →

Multicultural Summit kicks off IAR Conference & Expo

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 9:54am
Illinois REALTORS® and guests took part Thursday in the IAR Multicultural Summit at McCormick Place in Chicago. The session focused on “Global Opportunity in Your Own Backyard,” and featured panels exploring the challenges and opportunities with Hispanic homeownership.

IAR expresses appreciation for Multicultural Summit sponsors

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 9:05am
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® would like to thank its 10 sponsors for the Multicultural Summit this morning at McCormick Place in Chicago. The theme for the summit is: “The Latino Factor: Global Opportunity in Your Own Backyard.” The sponsors … Continue reading →

Everything you need to know about Fall Conference & Expo

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 2:46pm
Looking for the details? We have them. Follow this link to get all sorts of great information about the Fall Conference & Expo. You’ll find: Full schedules Bios of all the presenters. Links to things to see and do in … Continue reading →

Vans loaded, IAR prepared for Fall Conference trek to Chicago

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 2:30pm
Zero Hour is approaching, and IAR is loaded up and ready to go to Chicago for the annual Fall Conference & Expo. Staff members in Springfield loaded four vehicles of equipment in preparation for the event, which starts on Thursday … Continue reading →

Six things to do six days before fall conference kickoff

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:00am
Start double-checking the arrangements you’ve made to keep your business moving during the 2014 Illinois Association of REALTORS®’ Fall Conference & Expo because you officially have less than one week before it begins! The Conference Registration Desk opens at 9 … Continue reading →

IAR offices closed Monday for Labor Day

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:00pm
The Illinois Association of REALTOR® offices in Springfield will be closed Monday (Sept. 1), in observance of Labor Day. IAR offices will reopen on Tuesday.

Are you ‘social’ enough to win the $100 Amazon gift card?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:33am
When you attend the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo in Chicago, be sure to use the event app on your smartphone frequently so you’re eligible to win the drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card. Starting as soon as … Continue reading →

Find great information and products at the Business Expo in Chicago Sept. 5-6

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:59am
Download the free event app or visit the Virtual Expo page to get a better idea which exhibitors will have the information and products you’ll need at the Illinois Association of REALTORS® Fall Conference & Expo, Sept. 5-6, in Chicago.  … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: U.S. pending home sales climbed again in July

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:42am
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reported today that U.S. pending home sales rose 3.3 percent in July compared to a month earlier and the Pending Home Sales Index, which tracks contract signings, is at its highest level since August … Continue reading →

Congratulations to Fall Conference Winner Jessica Wilson #GameOnIAR

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:47am
Congratulations to REALTOR® Jessica Wilson of Downers Grove, winner of an Illinois Association of REALTORS® Fall Conference package as part of the IAR new member campaign. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Jessica joined Wheaton-based Southwestern Real Estate in February. Jessica … Continue reading →

Quinn signs bill protecting right to provide Broker Price Opinions

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:41am
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed into law a measure Tuesday that guarantees real estate brokers in the state can conduct broker price opinions for clients. The measure (SB3044) passed in the final hours of the Spring legislative session, where it … Continue reading →

Attending your first fall conference can change your perspective

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:15pm
Talk to Wheaton REALTOR® Michael Parent if you want to know how attending his first IAR Fall Conference & Expo helped his career. Although he’s learned a lot in the 10-plus years that followed, understanding what customers value most has … Continue reading →

App puts all you need for fall conference in the palm of your hand

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:01pm
Download the app for the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo today, and you’ll be able to access all the information you need with your smartphone. What could be more convenient? To get the app, visit http://ddut.ch/iarevents or search for … Continue reading →

Multicultural Summit registration deadline looms

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:48am
Wednesday (Aug. 27) is the final day to register for the Sept. 4 Multicultural Summit. No walk-ins will be permitted.  The summit – which features three panel discussions – is scheduled to begin at 9:30 and conclude at 1:30 in … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Faster closing times for home loans

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:39am
It is taking borrowers less time to close on their home loans according to a new report from Ellie Mae. In July, it took an average of 37 days to close on a loan, a drop compared to the 41-day … Continue reading →

Walk-ins welcome at IAR Fall Conference & Expo

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:44pm
Whether you’re spontaneous, experience an unexpected change of plans or just realized that the IAR Fall Conference & Expo will be held Sept. 4-6 at McCormick Place in Chicago, you’re welcome to register the day you arrive. The discounted daily … Continue reading →