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BPOs, CMAs and more reviewed at Business Issues & License Law Forum

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 6:45pm
Broker Price Opinions (BPOs), Comparative Market Analyses (CMAs) and the nuances of affiliated business arrangements were just a few of the topics discussed Tuesday afternoon during the Business Issues & License Law Forum at Illinois REALTORS® June Business Meetings in … Continue reading →

FAA releases long-awaited rules for operating drones

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 4:55pm
The Federal Aviation administration has just released new rules on operating drones, ending several years of deliberation on how to handle the popular devices. According to the new rules, as outlined in USA Today. Commercial drones weighing up to 55 … Continue reading →

YPN member get early start on networking at business meetings

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 10:07am
  The Illinois Young Professionals Network began their morning at 7:30 a.m. with a networking breakfast at Adiamo in Springfield. The group, which brings new and veteran REALTORS® together to learn and make connections, had breakfast and a short business … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Tips for making your long-distance move easier

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 9:46am
The REALTOR® Magazine article, “Make the Move Easier for Relocation Clients,” offers tips and resources for REALTORS® to help their clients make a long-distance move go more smoothly. Read the story and watch a video series. In other headlines: The … Continue reading →

More photos from Monday’s RPAC Hall of Fame Reception

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 9:36am
Illinois REALTORS® celebrated the induction of two of the newest members of the RPAC Hall of Fame, Sonia Anaya and Judy Doyle. Anaya is from Chicago and Doyle is from Swansea.  

Elgin Boys & Girls Club gets shoes, support from Fox Valley REALTORS®

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 8:00am
The REALTOR® Association of the Fox Valley (RAFV) partnered with St. Charles area schools to donate more than 150 pairs of new or gently used running shoes last week to the Summer Running Club for the Boys & Girls Clubs … Continue reading →

Doyle, Anaya honored at RPAC Hall of Fame reception

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 6:40pm
Judy Doyle of Swansea and Sonia Anaya of Chicago, both recently inducted into the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Hall of Fame, were honored at a special reception at the Illinois REALTORS® Headquarters Monday night. (Photos courtesy of Terry Farmer.) … Continue reading →

REALTORS® gather with single focus: Make RPAC goals

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 3:24pm
Illinois REALTORS® gathered on Monday, June 20, 2016, to discuss strategies for making political action committee goals. The “Let’s Make Goal: RPIC + RPAC + REALTOR® Party” session was held as part of the association’s June Business Meetings at the … Continue reading →

REEF board approves scholarship honoring Dan Bock

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 1:55pm
The board of directors for the Real Estate Educational Foundation unanimously approved a measure on Monday, June 20, 2016, to establish a scholarship in the name of a longtime Illinois REALTOR® who played a role in shaping the association’s education … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTOR® Morris pays it forward to McKinley Community Services #MemberMonday

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 11:52am
Memories of the college prep assistance Ezekiel “Zeke” Morris received as a student at Lindbloom Technical High School in Chicago inspired him to join the board for the Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc., a few years ago and return … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: The apartment building boom and its impact on the market

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 9:40am
The Wall Street Journal recently took a look at how the building boom of apartments in many major U.S. cities in recent years could end up creating an oversupply in that sector of the market. Read more. In other headlines: … Continue reading →

Banquet Tuesday to honor Read and 25 local ROTYs

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sun, 06/19/2016 - 10:30am
On Tuesday night at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, the Illinois REALTORS® will honor Chris Read as its 2016 REALTOR® of the Year. Read, the managing broker/owner of CR REALTOR® and the Chief Executive Officer of CR Strategies in … Continue reading →

Have you answered the NAR Call For Action about condos yet?

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sat, 06/18/2016 - 10:00am
On Monday, the National Association of REALTORS® issued a Call For Action on the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016,” asking for your help. Have you asked your U.S. senator to vote for H.R. 3700 so changes can be … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® leadership meets to start annual planning process

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 12:21pm
Illinois REALTORS® and staff members met Friday, June 17, 2016 to start the planning process for 2017. Seem early to think about the next year? It isn’t. Each year Illinois REALTORS® works to make sure that it has a solid … Continue reading →

Get the app, check agenda for Illinois REALTORS® June Business Meetings

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 11:00am
Get a preview of what’s ahead during the Illinois REALTORS® June Business Meetings by referring to the web page devoted to the three-day event at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre or by downloading the June Business Meetings App to your … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: More seniors choosing to live with roommates

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 9:24am
Many seniors — particularly single women — are choosing to live with roommates, according to an article from realtor.com, “Seniors Seeking Roommates: ‘Golden Girls,’ Please Apply.” Shared housing arrangements make the cost of living more affordable and having a roommate … Continue reading →

Legal Webinar: Does your office have Errors & Omissions insurance?

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 9:17am
An important question for Illinois REALTORS® is whether they are covered by Errors & Omissions (E & O) insurance. If so, they should not hesitate to ask insurance providers questions in advance of any claims, so they have a better … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® love red, white and blue #REALTORSLoveRedWhiteBlue

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 5:05pm
If you take any photos wearing red, white and blue in June, be sure and submit them to the REALTORS® Love Red, White and Blue photo project on this blog. From now through June 30, members can submit selfies in … Continue reading →

Board officers named for Real Property Alliance; terms outlined

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 1:04pm
Real Property Alliance, which works to help consumers better understand property rights issues, named two Illinois REALTORS® to serve as officers on the organization’s board of directors. Pat Callan, managing broker/owner of Realty Executives Premiere in Wheaton was named board … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Mortgage rates move lower again this week, Freddie Mac

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 10:27am
For the second week in a row, fixed mortgage rates declined, Freddie Mac reported this morning. The 30-year fixed rate averaged 3.54 percent, down from 3.60 percent last week, while the 15-year fixed rate dropped to 2.81 percent, down from … Continue reading →