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First day photo gallery from the 2016 IAR Conference & Expo

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 4:33pm
IAR extends a thank you to all the partners who supported the 2016 IAR Conference and Expo. Here’s a photo gallery from Wednesday, March 9.

Jamieson shares tips for building wealth with Illinois REALTORS®

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 4:28pm
REALTORS® can create and build their wealth by approaching finances from the perspective of the lender instead of the borrower and by incorporating some of the techniques used by the banking industry, says John Jamieson, author, real estate agent and … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® back Schofield through IE mailing

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 8:00am
Some voters in the 66th District will receive a postcard before the March 15 Illinois Primary, asking them to support Carolyn Schofield for the open seat in the Illinois House of Representatives. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure … Continue reading →

IAR: Vote REALTOR® Reinert for McHenry County Board

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 3:00pm
Some residents in the 2nd District of McHenry County will receive postcards asking them to vote for REALTOR® John Reinert as a county board member in the March 15 primary election. Two sets of postcards will be mailed in support … Continue reading →

REALTORS® back Rep. Mitchell by independent expenditures

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 10:00am
Some registered voters in the 26th District will receive postcards asking them to vote for State Rep. Christian Mitchell, the incumbent, in the March 15 primary election. The mailings were sent as part of an independent expenditure campaign. Independent expenditure … Continue reading →

Independent expenditures to help McLaughlin election bid

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:00pm
Registered voters in the 26th Senate District – which includes parts of Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties – will receive postcards urging them to vote for Martin McLaughlin, Jr., for the Illinois Senate in the March 15 primary election. … Continue reading →

REALTORS® back Sen. Hastings by independent expenditures

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 10:58am
Registered voters in parts of Will and Cook counties, District 19, will receive postcards asking them to vote for State Sen. Mike Hastings in the March 15 primary election. The mailings were sent as part of an independent expenditure campaign. … Continue reading →

Volunteer’s passion earns her two-year title

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 8:00am
In 2013, Jane Bishop Lillegard decided to step up her volunteering. Up to that point, she had helped support her sons’ activities like any other involved parent. But that year, the Lakeview Coldwell Banker broker saw an unfulfilled need and … Continue reading →

Independent expenditures to help Andrade reelection bid

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 5:00pm
Registered voters in District 40 will receive postcards urging them to vote for State Rep. Jaime Andrade, Jr., for the Illinois House in the March 15 primary election. The mailings are part of an independent expenditure campaign. Independent expenditure activities … Continue reading →

Acevedo gets REALTOR® support from independent expenditures

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 4:00pm
Registered voters in District 2 will receive postcards urging them to vote for Alex Acevedo for the Illinois House of Representatives in the March 15 primary election. The mailings were sent as part of an independent expenditure campaign. Independent expenditure … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTOR® visits Ghana to talk ethics

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 2:57pm
Efty Garba, a REALTOR® and managing broker/owner for Efty REALTY Group, Inc., in the Chicago area, visited Ghana in February to provide ethics training for Ghana Real Estate Professional Association (GREPA). A summary of his trip appeared on the NewsGhana … Continue reading →

Sponsored post: RPR kicks off 2016 with new features

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 9:56am
2016 is off to a great start for RPR users. In January alone, RPR squashed 37 of the 55 highest priority bugs we were tracking, and all thanks to input we received from our valued REALTORS®. During this time, we … Continue reading →

IAR advocates for REALTOR® Crosby as Winnebago County Board member

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 10:16am
Some residents in the 16th District of Winnebago County have received postcards urging their support for REALTOR® Jean Crosby as a Winnebago County Board member in the March 15 primary election. Two sets of postcards were mailed in support of … Continue reading →

REALTORS®, show your support for these Opportunity Race candidates

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 4:13pm
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® has identified nine Opportunity Race candidates for the March 15 Illinois primaries. For each election, RPAC Trustees use input from local associations to select REALTOR® Champions for Opportunity Races. Candidates are chosen for their pro-business, … Continue reading →

‘Expanded power not limited power’ measure up for vote in Westchester

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 9:46am
The Chicago Tribune today has an article on a measure on the ballot which would allow the community of Westchester to adopt home rule. The article notes that local REALTORS® have come out against the issue. “Home-rule authority is an … Continue reading →

Oak Park Association concerned about changes to River Forest historic preservation ordinance

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 6:42pm
The Oak Park Area Association of REALTORS® weighed in on a proposal to amend a historic preservation ordinance in the Village of River Forest. The current historic preservation program identifies nearly 300 properties as “historically or architecturally significant.”  The proposed … Continue reading →

Lin volunteers at weekend language school in Palatine

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 8:00am
For the last 10 years, Gloria Lin has been a familiar face at the not-for-profit Chicago Northwest Suburban Chinese School, as a parent of three children and as a volunteer principal, volunteer education director and volunteer IT director. On Sunday … Continue reading →

Residential financial analysis course offered at REALTOR® discount

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 5:24pm
Register today for a two-part, three-hour CCIM online course that teaches residential real estate professionals basic financial analysis skills so they can serve investors interested in small commercial properties, four-plexes, duplexes, condos or single-family homes. The course titled “Residential Real … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® take another step in global realm

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 9:06am
In an effort to expand the scope of global engagement, IAR has launched a new program.  Created as a sub-group of the IAR Global Business Council, the Consulate General Liaison Program began this week in its pilot phase and is … Continue reading →

IDFPR goes paperless for renewal notifications and licenses

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 6:10pm
Attention Illinois REALTORS®: The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) is no longer issuing paper renewal notices and licenses. Effective immediately, all renewal and licensing documentation will be done electronically. In a news release, IDFPR Secretary Bryan A. … Continue reading →