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Morning Minute: Mortgage rates move lower, Freddie Mac reports

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 10:29am
Fixed mortgage rates moved lower this week for the first time in 10 weeks, Freddie Mac reports this morning. The 30-year, fixed rate averaged 4.20 percent, down from 4.32 percent last week. The 15-year, fixed rate averaged 3.44 percent, down … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS®: Members chose 5 online favorites in 2016

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:46pm
Illinois REALTORS® members showed their online preferences by the way they used the association’s website, blog and social media in 2016. According to annual data, members most often viewed: the schedule for continuing education webinars, the most downloaded file; forms … Continue reading →

Avoid these 4 social media mistakes: business builder #7

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 1:24pm
REALTORS® can use social media to connect with buyers and sellers, but they need to avoid common mistakes that can turn off potential customers says Katie Lance, social media strategist and CEO of Katie Lance Consulting. In the Illinois REALTOR® … Continue reading →

RAFV helps Salvation Army in Aurora and Elgin

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:35pm
Members of the REALTOR® Association of the Fox Valley (RAFV) volunteered to help the Salvation Army for several projects in Elgin and Aurora during November and December. RAFV members helped the Salvation Army distribute food to Elgin and Aurora families … Continue reading →

Become a ‘trusted resource’ for home buyers and sellers: business builder #6

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 1:05pm
Help consumers become potential clients by providing valuable information for them about maintaining or upgrading their homes, and about home buying and selling, says Steve Harvey, founder and chief content creator for Keeping Current Matters. This is the sixth business … Continue reading →

Pippion-McGriff appointed to state real estate board by Gov. Rauner

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 01/03/2017 - 11:11am
Illinois REALTOR® Nykea Pippion-McGriff, of Dream Town Realty in Chicago, was named to the Illinois Real Estate Administration and Disciplinary Board last week, effective Dec. 22. Pippion-McGriff, GRI, ABR, ADPR, BPOR, SFR, is a licensed managing broker. She is a … Continue reading →

Make your mobile office more efficient: business builder tip #5

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 01/02/2017 - 3:30pm
Since REALTORS® spend so much time in their vehicles, they can take steps to make the day more productive, such as using the right technology for their lifestyle, says Sam Powell of Dream Town Realty in Chicago. In the cover … Continue reading →