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Morning Minute: What’s that smell? Tips for tackling common household odors

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 11:04am
You want prospective home buyers to notice your beautifully restored hardwood floors or the gleaming stainless steel appliances in your kitchen, not a musty basement or your cat’s litter box. Realtor.com’s “Ultimate Guide to Funky Home Smells,” can help you … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® shine at National Policy Conference

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 9:05am
The spirit of service is inherent in so many of Illinois REALTORS® members, it often goes unnoticed since most are not looking for accolades, they are looking for progress. However, this week at the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals … Continue reading →

REALTORS® give independent expenditure support to Jones in Evanston

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 2:00pm
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Evanston voters asking them to vote for Shawn Jones for 9th Ward Alderman on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in … Continue reading →

Final paperwork clears way for start of Bicentennial Plaza project

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 11:17am
Springfield city officials and Illinois REALTORS® CEO Gary Clayton signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday which clears the way for construction of the REALTORS® Bicentennial Plaza. The Springfield City Council approved $1 million in Tax Increment Financing funding for the project on … Continue reading →

REALTORS® give IE support to reelect McLaughlin in Barrington Hills

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:00am
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Barrington Hills voters asking them to vote for Marty McLaughlin for village president on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in … Continue reading →

REALTORS® give IE support to reelect Coyne in Naperville

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 4:00pm
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Naperville voters asking them to vote for Kevin Coyne for city council on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support … Continue reading →

Just one week until election day!

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 3:03pm
REALTORS®, you have just one week until Illinois holds its consolidated elections on April 4. Make sure you vote for the local candidates who understand your concerns as a real estate professional and want to preserve the rights of private … Continue reading →

REALTORS® give IE support to reelect Prigge in Elgin

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 2:04pm
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Elgin voters asking them to vote for John Prigge for city council on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support … Continue reading →

REALTORS® host radio program to discuss key downtown Springfield development projects

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:13am
The future development of the REALTORS® Bicentennial Plaza and the lot north of the Illinois Executive Mansion brought Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder, Springfield Alderman Herman Senor, Illinois REALTORS® CEO Gary Clayton and a local Springfield radio program to the Illinois … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Don’t make these spring cleaning mistakes

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 10:00am
Before you tackle your spring cleaning projects, work smarter not harder by checking out HouseLogic’s checklist “The Most Common Spring Cleaning Mistake (Plus 8 Others).” Here are a few tips: don’t start cleaning without an action plan, don’t assume you … Continue reading →

REALTORS® give IE support to reelect Holland in Frankfort

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 1:00pm
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Frankfort voters asking them to vote for Jim Holland for mayor on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support of … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Already got your taxes done? Find a checklist for how long you need to keep your tax records

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:18am
If you are ahead of the game and have already filed your taxes, you may be wondering how long you should keep all of your tax documents and other home records. HouseLogic has a great checklist, “How Long to Keep … Continue reading →

3 ways successful REALTORS® use Big Data to get jump on competitors

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 9:55am
Leading REALTORS® use Big Data to stay ahead of the competition, and now they share their strategies in the cover story of the April edition of Illinois REALTOR® magazine. In “Awash in Big Data: Strategies to Chart Your Course,” REALTORS® … Continue reading →

REALTORS® give independent expenditure support to reelect Hernandez Brewer in Joliet

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 8:00am
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Joliet voters asking them to vote for Brooke Hernandez Brewer for city council on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in … Continue reading →

REALTORS® give IE support to reelect Burns in Geneva

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 12:30pm
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Geneva voters asking them to vote for Kevin Burns for mayor on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support of … Continue reading →

REALTORS® give IE support to reelect Tokar in Chicago Ridge

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 10:00am
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Chicago Ridge voters asking them to vote for Chuck Tokar for mayor on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support … Continue reading →

REALTORS® give IE support to Kim in Mundelein

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 11:00am
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Mundelein voters asking them to vote for Holly Kim for mayor on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support of … Continue reading →

REALTORS® give IE support to help reelect Gardiner as Glenwood mayor

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 8:30am
Illinois REALTORS® mailed postcards to registered Glenwood voters asking them to vote for Ron Gardiner for mayor on April 4. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign by Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support of … Continue reading →

House committee hearing news dominates Illinois State Capitol Report

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 5:05pm
The Illinois REALTORS® lobbying team raced from one House committee hearing to another during the week to monitor discussion of numerous bills that would affect REALTORS®, property owners and consumers. In today’s Illinois State Capitol Report, 13 bills were cited … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® support McNamara by independent expenditure in Rockford

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 2:00pm
Registered Rockford voters received postcards asking them to vote for Tom McNamara for mayor in the April 4 consolidated election. The mailing is part of an independent expenditure campaign by the Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place in support … Continue reading →