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Riding for a cause: RPAC Stickhorse Derby

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:04pm
Illinois REALTORS® took part in the annual Stickhorse Derby at the Springfield Hilton on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The event raises money for the REALTORS® Political Action Committee. REALTORS® donned creative costumes with themes ranging from Lady Gaga to Captain … Continue reading →

Photos from the REALTOR® of the Year banquet honoring Pat Callan

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:33pm
It was a sold-out crowd at the Hilton Springfield on Wednesday night, April 2, 2014, as the best in real estate gathered to be recognized for service to the industry and clients. Among those honored was Pat Callan, the Illinois … Continue reading →

Dialing for RPAC: IAR members raise money for advocacy

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 2:08pm
IAR is working toward a goal of 28 percent member participation in RPAC. To help reach that goal, association members dialed for RPAC contributions from members who had not donated this year to the political action committee. The result? IAR … Continue reading →

Congratulations 2014 REALTORS® of the Year!

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:23pm
Congratulations to Illinois REALTOR® of the Year Pat Callan and all the local REALTORS® of the Year. Local REALTORS® of the Year included: Thom Jones – Bloomington-Normal Association of REALTORS® Kristie DeBrun – Capital Area Association of REALTORS® Kevin Gouchenouer … Continue reading →

Honoring Illinois REALTORS® who have made a mark on the industry

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:30pm
It was a night of celebration and professional recognition at the 2014 REALTOR® of the Year banquet in Springfield on Wednesday. Honorees included Illinois REALTOR® of the Year Pat Callan, of Glen Ellyn, and the local REALTORS® of the Year … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® take to the phones for RPAC

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:45pm
Illinois REALTORS® manned their phones Wednesday afternoon for the first-ever RPAC Phone-A-Thon in Springfield. The goal of the Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) event was to increase RPAC participation from 22 percent to 23 percent during the Phone-A-Thon. Every … Continue reading →

YPN/WCR event raises $2,000 for Murphysboro Habitat for Humanity build

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:43am
Members of the Young Professionals Network and the Womens Council of REALTOR® held a reception at Celtic Mist pub in Springfield to raise money for one of three Habitat for Humanity home builds IAR is working on this year. The … Continue reading →

REALTORS® celebrate day of successfully lobbying at Illinois Capitol with reception

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:20am
The 400-plus REALTORS® who attended the Illinois Association of REALTORS® attended a reception at the Hilton Springfield on April 1, 2014. The reception, part of the annual Capitol Conference & Lobby Day, came after a day of lobbying on industry … Continue reading →

See images from IAR’s Lobby Day at the Illinois Capitol

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:01am
Hundreds of Illinois REALTORS® headed to the Illinois Capitol. See images from a day of legislative visits.

Hundreds of IAR members meet with state lawmakers in Springfield

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 6:43pm
More than 450 Illinois REALTORS® trekked to the state Capitol to advocate for private property rights on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. This was the 38th annual Capitol Conference & Lobby Day, and members of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® flooded … Continue reading →

Scenes from Illinois REALTORS® Lobby Day in Springfield #PowerofR

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:18pm
There is power in numbers and on Tuesday, 400 Illinois REALTORS® and members of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® from around the state visited with their legislators at the State Capitol to talk about the bills and issues important to … Continue reading →

See who was at the Capitol Conference & Lobby Day Luncheon #PowerofR

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:49pm
IAR President Phil Chiles kicked off the Capitol Conference & Lobby Day which will send more than 400 REALTORS® streaming into the state Capitol on April 1, 2014, to lobby for private property rights. See who was there in this … Continue reading →

Images from the meeting with Gov. Quinn and IAR’s leadership

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:40pm
Gov. Pat Quinn discussed the creation of a Division of Real Estate and the importance of homeownership. He met with REALTORS® at the IAR headquarters in Springfield on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

Carpenter will join IAR leadership team for 2015

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:24pm
Doug Carpenter has been selected to join the leadership team of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®.  Carpenter, Managing Broker at Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell in Orland Hills, will become treasurer in 2015. The decision was announced at the Capitol Conference & Lobby … Continue reading →

Gov. Quinn meets with Illinois REALTORS®, announces Welcome Home Illinois mortgage program

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:42am
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn met with Illinois REALTORS® Tuesday to announce a new state mortgage program, Welcome Home Illinois. The program, administered by the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), aims to help around 3,000 qualifying first-time homebuyers during this year’s … Continue reading →

Seven honored for induction into RPAC Hall of Fame

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 9:15am
Seven members of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® were honored last night for their achievement of $25,000 in lifetime contributions to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee and induction into the RPAC Hall of Fame. Their names were added to the … Continue reading →

Breaking news: Gov. Quinn reorganizes IDFPR, creates Division of Real Estate

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 7:20am
In a move that recognizes the important role the real estate industry plays in the state’s economy, Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed an executive order that created the Division of Real Estate within the Illinois Department of Financial and … Continue reading →

Photo highlights from IAR Housing Conference Reception

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 8:09pm
Scenes from the 2014 IAR Housing Conference Reception at the Governor’s Mansion in Springfield.

IAR pays off headquarters, holds ceremony to “burn mortgage”

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 6:04pm
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® held a ceremonial “burning of the mortgage” on March 31 at the IAR headquarters building located just steps from the State Capitol at 522 S. Fifth Street in Springfield. The association first broke ground on … Continue reading →

Photo highlights from the Illinois Housing Leaders Conference

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 5:04pm
The Third Annual Illinois Housing Leaders Conference was held Monday, March 31, in Springfield. The focus of the event was “Helping Boomerang Buyers Get Back in the Market.” See a Flickr slideshow.