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Try these 5 ideas for improving landscaping

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 04/08/2016 - 11:05am
Replacing fences, installing fountains, staining a deck, planting a tree and fertilizing a lawn are five suggestions for improving the landscaping around a home that can be done relatively inexpensively, according to this week’s edition of the NAR blog, Styled, … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® participate in the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 9:30am
Housing Opportunity Working Group Chair Sarah Ware, Housing Policy Advisor Sharon Gorrell and Assistant Director of Government Affairs Mike Scobey represented the Illinois REALTORS® at the 2016 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing last week in Chicago. The three attended … Continue reading →

April issue: 5 share winning marketing strategies

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 3:10pm
Agents, brokers and experts share the marketing strategies that have worked best for them in the April 2016 issue of Illinois REALTOR®. Find out what Ben Scandlen, Chase Michels, Max Cron, Kevin Kwit and Matt Hernacki recommend in the story, … Continue reading →

Wagner named treasurer-nominee for Illinois REALTORS®

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 1:38pm
Illinois REALTORS® board member and Chicago Association of REALTORS® president Dan Wagner was named 2017 treasurer-nominee for the state association. An Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors vote is expected to formally place Wagner on the leadership ladder later this year. Wagner’s selection by … Continue reading →

Gov. Bruce Rauner honors Illinois REALTORS® for century of service

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 12:15pm
  Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner presented Illinois REALTORS® leadership with a proclamation honoring the association’s century of service. The document also declares April 25, 2016 as Illinois REALTORS® Day in the state. In remarks at the meeting, Rauner praised the … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® advocate for real estate at 2016 Capitol Conference

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 7:13pm
More than 500 REALTORS® from throughout Illinois showed the #PowerofR in Springfield on Tuesday for the annual Illinois REALTORS® Capitol Conference. The REALTORS®, who represent Illinois homeowners and commercial real estate, are powerful advocates for property rights and the annual … Continue reading →

Budget impasse just part of Legislative Briefing and Lobby Day luncheon

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 1:04pm
A capacity crowd of REALT ORS® listened as Director of Governmental Affairs Greg St. Aubin explained the association’s opposition to several pieces of legislation aimed at mandating smoke detectors, expanding home rule for local governments and a host of other … Continue reading →

Radogno: Illinois REALTORS® play an important role in political advocacy

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 12:51pm
As Illinois REALTORS® gathered in Springfield Tuesday to lobby their Illinois legislators for the association’s Capitol Conference, Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno spoke to a crowd of RPAC Major Investors and told them of the important role they play in … Continue reading →

Photo Highlights from YPN/WCR Reception

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 12:10pm
The Illinois Young Professionals Network hosted a reception for REALTORS® at the Celtic Mist in downtown Springfield Monday night as part of the 2016 Illinois REALTORS® Capitol Conference.  

Illinois REALTORS® celebrate 100 years; look to future with new name

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 7:14pm
On Monday, the Illinois Association of REALTORS® celebrated a century of real estate advocacy, education and ethics and embarked on the next chapter with a new name, Illinois REALTORS®. In 1916, a visionary group of real estate practitioners formed a … Continue reading →

Luke Bell named executive vice president for Illinois REALTORS®

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 6:25pm
The Illinois REALTORS® announced Monday that Luke Bell will join the state’s 44,000-member real estate trade association as its new executive vice president. Bell, who is vice president of governmental affairs/general counsel for the Kansas Association of REALTORS®, will begin … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® emerging leaders get training on advocacy

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 2:11pm
The Illinois REALTORS® Leadership Development Class was in Springfield on Monday, April 4, as part of festivities leading up to the annual Capitol Conference and Lobby Day. The program was established to help emerging leaders in the REALTOR® community gain … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® celebrate 100-year history; launch new name, introduce new executive vice president

IAR News - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 11:13am
Date:  April 4, 2016 Intro: 

As it celebrates 100 years of service and industry leadership, the Illinois Association of REALTORS® unveiled its new name, Illinois REALTORS®, and introduced the association’s new Executive Vice President Luke Bell. 

FOR RELEASE: April 4, 2016

For Further Information Contact: Jon Broadbooks, 217-529-2600

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Tialdo finds a home for her volunteer passion

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 11:06am
You really couldn’t blame Illinois REALTOR® Tricia Tialdo if she saw the slogan “Until they all have homes” on the Belleville Area Humane Society website and decided it was the perfect place for her to volunteer. Tialdo, whose family had … Continue reading →

Bell named executive vice president for Illinois REALTORS®

IAR News - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 11:05am
Date:  April 4, 2016 Intro: 

Illinois REALTORS® has named Luke Bell as executive vice president for the 44,000-member trade association in Springfield. 

FOR RELEASE: April 4, 2016

For Further Information Contact: Jon Broadbooks, 217-529-2600

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We’re ready for Capitol Conference. Are you?

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 04/04/2016 - 9:10am
Illinois REALTORS® is set to welcome more than 500 members to Springfield over the next two days who will help commemorate the association’s 100th anniversary and take part in the annual Capitol Conference and Lobby Day. The festivities feature an invitation-only reception … Continue reading →

April issue: Roots of local GAD program traced to late 70s

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 2:00pm
In 1978, the average cost of gas was 63 cents, the average American home cost almost $58,000, the year-end interest rate from the Federal Reserve was 11.75 percent and the IAR local Governmental Affairs Director program wasn’t created yet. Find … Continue reading →

Show your support for fair housing in April

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 04/01/2016 - 8:00am
Make sure your potential clients know you support diversity and fair housing by using materials provided by the National Association of REALTORS® during Fair Housing Month in April. Among the ideas offered by NAR are: Sponsoring a Fair Housing Month … Continue reading →

Be part of a great big REALTOR® photo at Capitol Conference

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 03/31/2016 - 1:30pm
To celebrate our 100th anniversary and to demonstrate the “Power of R,” Illinois REALTORS® will gather on the east side of the Illinois State Capitol around the Abraham Lincoln Statue for a group photo at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April … Continue reading →