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What do you get on Sept. 6 for $99?

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:38am
If Saturday, Sept. 6 is the only day you can attend the IAR Fall Conference & Expo, you’re in for a great experience! Register now and for only $99, you get access to exhibitors at the expo, plus several opportunities … Continue reading →

Mark Your Calendar for Aug. 19 Legal Webinar

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 5:35pm
Learn about local government property rights, inspections, landlord licensing, business licensing and fair housing during the Aug. 19 Legal Webinar “What’s up in your backyard?” IAR Assistant Director Government Affairs Mike Scobey and Legal Hotline Attorney Betsy Urbance will begin … Continue reading →

Multicultural Summit: Global Success Can Be Closer Than You Think

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 5:26pm
Don’t wait any longer to register for the IAR Multicultural Summit in Chicago, Sept. 4! In the third of three panel discussions, you will learn to better serve your clients in a culturally nuanced way. You will get a better … Continue reading →

RPAC Phone-a-thons add nearly 300 pledges toward 2014 goal

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 1:50pm
Illinois REALTORS® working the phones at the August Business Meetings in Itasca on Tuesday, Aug. 5, raised $5,980 for the REALTORS® Political Action Committee. Twenty-four REALTORS® participated and the efforts garnered 144 pledges. Those numbers were added to several similar drives … Continue reading →

Efforts under way to enhance professional standards for REALTORS®

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 9:47am
IAR’s ombudsman program has now handled 139 cases since it’s inception and more than 70 percent of cases handled through the process have been resolved. The program, established late last year, allows consumers with disputes against REALTORS® and REALTORS® with … Continue reading →

You have seven days to register for Game On Giveaway

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:10pm
Enter the Game On Giveaway and you could win full registration for the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo, as well as a two-night stay at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place during the conference. So far, 164 have registered for … Continue reading →

Lemons-Ryhal looks forward to short sale session with you

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:42am
Prepare yourself to help clients with questions about foreclosures and short sales by taking Marki Lemons-Ryhal’s class at the IAR Fall Conference & Expo in Chicago. Titled “Legal Issues: Short Sales 2014 & Beyond,” the class runs from 2 to … Continue reading →

Do you have these apps in your REALTOR® toolkit?

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:55pm
REALTORS® attending the YPN Rebarcamp event in Itasca on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, shared what they found helped them better provide service to their clients. Among the apps and programs discussed: Refresh: This app links with your calendar and scours … Continue reading →

YPN Rebarcamp tackles marketing, technology opportunities for REALTORS®

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:21pm
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network got a chance to learn best practices from their peers at a Rebarcamp in Itasca on Monday. What’s a Rebarcamp, you ask? It’s a REALTOR® version of a BarCamp, which is a … Continue reading →

Six easy ways to protect sensitive online data: National Cyber Security Awareness Month

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 5:17pm
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® will be taking part in National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October. And while we may be a few months early to the party, we’re sharing some quick tips that will give you a baseline … Continue reading →

In Case You Missed It: Top IARbuzz blog posts for the week

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:02am
In case you missed it, here are three of the top IARbuzz blog posts from this week. Gustafson ideas arrive in time for you – IAR Fall Conference speaker Ashton Gustafson will share tips for getting more done in less … Continue reading →

Second multicultural panel discussion helps you understand Latino markets better

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 1:23pm
You’ll get perspectives that aren’t often available in your everyday collaborations during IAR’s Multicultural Summit on Thursday, Sept. 4 at McCormick Place in Chicago.  Take, for example, the panel discussion titled: “Local Latino Trends and Solutions for Success.” A pair … Continue reading →

Save $50 by renewing Leasing Agent license on July 31

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:56am
Today is the last day to renew your Leasing Agent license for $100. Starting tomorrow (Aug. 1), the cost increases to $150. Find out if you need continuing education (CE), can renew your license electronically and get more information by … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Mortgage interest rates remain flat for another week

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:39am
Freddie Mac reports today that fixed mortgage rates were largely unchanged again this week with the 30-year, fixed rate averaging 4.12 percent, down slightly from last week’s 4.13 percent. It was a similar story with the 15-year, fixed rate averaging … Continue reading →

Sign up for Sept. 5 at Fall Conference & Expo for only $99

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 5:06pm
Register now for one-day admission, Friday, Sept. 5, to the IAR Fall Conference & Expo for only $99. On that day, the conference includes two presentations by Ashton Gustafson, a class by Marki Lemons-Ryhal class about the future of short … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Spring brings strong gains for the U.S. economy

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 9:57am
The U.S. economy bounced back in the second quarter of 2014, growing by a 4 percent annual rate that exceeded the expectations of economists, Reuters reported today on the latest Commerce Department data. The gains were driven by stronger consumer and … Continue reading →

Buy tickets now for the Inaugural Gala at the IAR Fall Conference

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:43am
Join in the fun and honor incoming Illinois Association of REALTORS® president Jim Kinney at the 98th Annual Inaugural Gala on Saturday, Sept. 6 in the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Ballroom.  The gala is the final event of the 2014 … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Consumer confidence climbs in July

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:38am
The Consumer Confidence Index rose to its highest level in nearly seven years, reports Bloomberg Businessweek today. The index climbed to 90.9 in July, a welcome increase over 86.4 in June. In other headlines: Julián Castro sworn in, spends first … Continue reading →

Leasing Agents have three days left for license renewals

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 5:26pm
July 31 is the deadline for renewing leasing agent licenses in the State of Illinois. Leasing agents need to complete six hours of continuing education (CE), too.  Renewal period for the 2014 renewal is Aug. 1, 2012 through July 31, … Continue reading →

Gustafson ideas arrive in time for you

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:08am
Can you call your day a success by 11 a.m.? If not, then Ashton Gustafson just might be able to help you! Come see his presentation “Time Management: Systems, Tools & Disciplines” from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 … Continue reading →