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Read, Willoughby get terms on real estate disciplinary board

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 9:26am
Gov. Bruce Rauner re-appointed one Illinois REALTOR® and appointed another to the Real Estate Administration and Disciplinary Board, according to a release. Chris Read, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, SRES, is managing broker/owner of CR REALTOR® and CEO of CR Strategies in … Continue reading →

Annual 5K provides Guthrie with way to help others, remember wife

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 9:00am
“I come from a relatively small home town where community involvement and giving back is very important,” says Kewanee-area REALTOR® Mark Guthrie. So, to hear that he has been involved in a number of charitable endeavors during his adult life … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® leaders talk about the association’s history, and the future

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 7:04am
On the cusp of Illinois REALTORS® 100th anniversary, leaders of the organization were asked to share their thoughts on what they though the industry would look like if the 44,000-member trade association had not been formed in 1916. They also … Continue reading →

Looking for more ‘REALTORS® Give Back’ stories

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sat, 12/10/2016 - 11:00am
Through today, the five local associations have submitted photos and information about the charitable endeavors of their REALTORS® during the holiday season. Don’t let the efforts of your colleagues go unrecognized! Share your photos and stories with the Illinois REALTORS® … Continue reading →

RASI members collect toys, food and clothes for holidays

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:28pm
Members of the REALTOR® Association of Southwestern Illinois (RASI) showed their generosity earlier this month as they collected toys for the Griffin Center in East St. Louis, food and toiletries for the Community Interfaith Food Pantry in Belleville and gifts … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® sponsors IDCEO reception as part of global outreach efforts

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 11:00am
  Illinois REALTORS® was a sponsor for a pair of receptions held for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The events, held in Chicago and Springfield, offered Illinois REALTORS® members a chance to meet agency officials, and state … Continue reading →

Chicago YPN raises more than $400 for Salvation Army

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:04pm
With 20 volunteers covering two locations, the Chicago Association of REALTORS® (CAR) Young Professionals Network raised $416.86 for the Salvation Army during Real Estate Ring Day last Friday. Volunteers rang bells to encourage shoppers to put money in the Salvation … Continue reading →

Poll: Evanston residents cool to idea of energy benchmarking

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 7:32am
A plan to force building owners in Evanston to report energy usage under a city proposal might want to heed the results of an Illinois REALTOR® survey. Under the Evanston proposal, buildings which are larger than 20,000 square feet would … Continue reading →

Chris Bird offers free tax tips Dec. 19 on Facebook Live

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:00pm
Join former IRS agent Chris Bird at 1 p.m. Dec. 19 on Facebook Live as he explains how REALTORS® can maximize their tax benefits now and in the new year during “Ten Tax Tips for REALTORS®.” You may have attended … Continue reading →

Champaign County REALTORS® blanket 9 organizations with support

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 9:00am
The Champaign County Association of REALTORS® (CCAR) donated 228 new blankets through its Bundles of Warmth program to nine area charities and nonprofit organizations, including seven in Champaign and one in Urbana. The Champaign organizations are: Restoration Ministry, Salt and … Continue reading →

Dolan and friends keep feeding Aurora food pantry

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 11:26am
One of the most inspiring people Aurora-area REALTOR® Brian Dolan has ever met was the late Marie Wilkinson of Aurora. Described as a social activist and credited with helping Illinois pass the state’s first Fair Housing Ordinance in 1968, Wilkinson … Continue reading →