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IRRF continues to offer help to northern Illinois flood victims

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 9:49am
The Illinois REALTORS® Relief Foundation (IRRF) is accepting applications from northern Illinois property owners who were flood victims in early July. This outreach is for those who were affected by the storms which swept through the Chicago area. Several counties were declared … Continue reading →

Little to talk content marketing at Conference & Expo

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 9:00am
Carrie Little of CarMarc Realty Group, LLC in Chicago is scheduled to present “Big Data! The Next Big Thing in Content Marketing” at the REALTOR® Conference & Expo on Nov. 4. Register to see her now. Little’s hour-long presentation begins … Continue reading →

Wagner to speak about 1031 like-kind exchanges at REALTOR® Conference & Expo in November

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 4:50pm
Illinois REALTORS® Treasurer Dan Wagner is scheduled to present “1031 Exchange: Another Tool for Your Toolbox,” at the REALTOR® Conference and Expo on Nov. 5. Wagner, senior vice president of government relations for the Oak Brook-based Inland Real Estate Group … Continue reading →

Almost a decade later, REALTOR® effort has lasting effect

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 3:16pm
In 2013, local Government Affairs Director Howard Handler described the domino effect of REALTOR® advocacy. Handler recounted how a successful REALTOR® effort from 2008, to beat back an illegal real estate transfer stamp program adopted by the city of Highwood, led … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Don’t make these mistakes when pricing a home to sell

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:41am
Setting the right listing price is a crucial step in selling a home and Realtor.com offers some tips in the article, “How the Canniest Sellers Price Their Homes.” It offers a few tips to consider: Don’t confuse sentimental value with … Continue reading →

New Realtor.com ad campaign features wives of MLB players you may know

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:09am
Have you seen the new #HomeRunHome commercials for Realtor.com featuring the wives of Major League Baseball (MLB) stars? Baseball fans in Illinois may be familiar with at least two of the families involved because one star plays for the Chicago Cubs and … Continue reading →

Seniker, ‘REALTOR® community’ help stranded NC colleague and son get to St. Louis

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 2:58pm
(Story updated 6:45 p.m. Aug. 2) North Carolina REALTOR® Leigh Brown used social media to find help and to express her gratitude to the “REALTOR® community” that helped ease the stress of a long train delay last Friday in south … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® meets mobile alert goal

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 9:10am
(Figures updated at 2 p.m. Aug. 1) Thanks to more than 450 recent registrants for REALTOR® Party mobile text alerts, the total number of Illinois REALTORS® who receive them has reached 6,863, according to the NAR. Subscribers to the mobile … Continue reading →

Fall event for GRI Grad suspended

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 10:25am
Illinois REALTORS® values its GRI Grad members and appreciates their participation in Association events. As members know, Illinois REALTORS® is constantly evaluating its programs to ensure they provide the best use of of resources for its members. While the GRI … Continue reading →

Today’s the last day to enter Conference & Expo’s Chicago cuisine trivia contest

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 10:12am
If you’re planning to go to the REALTOR® Conference and Expo in November, today’s the last day to enter the “How Well Do You Know Chicago Cuisine?” contest and possibly win a $100 Lettuce Entertain You gift card. Just go … Continue reading →

PSA certification course offered September 28

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 9:53am
Illinois REALTORS® will offer Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA, a core requirement for the Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification (one of NAR’s newest approved certifications) on September 28 at Three Rivers Association of REALTORS® in Joliet. This course will be taught by … Continue reading →

VIDEO: June Housing Report

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 9:23am
In case you missed it, the Illinois Housing Market Report for June was issued last week. Watch this video for a quick glance at some of the numbers, then visit http://www.illinoisrealtor.org/marketstats for the full report.

Giunta to provide inspirational message at Conference & Expo

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 10:00am
Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War, will appear at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo on Sunday, Nov. 5 for the Inspirational Program. Register now for his presentation. President Barack Obama presented … Continue reading →

Illinois REEF gives $30K in college scholarships for upcoming school year

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 5:30pm
The Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF) announced 28 winners of college scholarships for the 2017-18 school year. The total amount distributed to those recipients is $30,000. The recipients of the REALTORS® 2017 Academic Scholarship are: Ashley Polluck, Roosevelt University in … Continue reading →

CCAR celebrates 100th anniversary

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 4:59pm
The Champaign County Association of REALTORS® celebrated its 100th anniversary of helping consumers Thursday with a party at its headquarters in Savoy and a video of past presidents. More than 450 CCAR members work in the Champaign County area. Current … Continue reading →

Beth Wanless: Tax reform and the resources of Illinois REALTORS®

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 5:03pm
Protecting the mortgage interest deduction and the 1031 like-kind exchange are just two of the concepts Beth Wanless discusses in the Keeping it Real Podcast, “Tax reform and the resources of the Illinois REALTORS®.” The Illinois REALTORS® local governmental affairs director … Continue reading →

Wagner talks 1031 like-kind exchanges on Market Overdrive show

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 2:14pm
Illinois REALTORS® Treasurer Dan Wagner appeared on a real estate talk show Wednesday morning in Chicago and participated in a discussion about the advantages of 1031 like-kind exchanges. See the YouTube video. Wagner, senior vice president of government relations for … Continue reading →

Managing brokers: Don’t risk unlicensed practice. Renew your entity license now

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:59pm
More than 450 real estate businesses received email notices from Illinois REALTORS® urging them to renew their entity licenses (i.e. corporation, LLC, branch) and avoid unlicensed practice complaints. Managing brokers need to complete a form and send it to IDFPR … Continue reading →

Callan meets with Roskam at tax policy luncheon

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:47pm
Illinois REALTOR® Pat Callan met with U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. Callan, a former Illinois REALTORS® president who serves as federal political coordinator for Roskam, helped host a lunch the congressman attended at the D.C. headquarters … Continue reading →

Wagner scheduled to appear on Market Overdrive Wednesday

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 07/25/2017 - 3:53pm
Illinois REALTORS® Treasurer Dan Wagner, senior vice president of government relations for the Oak Brook-based Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, is scheduled to talk about 1031 like-kind exchanges on MarketOverdrive, which is available through its Facebook page, on Youtube … Continue reading →