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Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors approve 2018 committee chairs and vice chairs

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:13am
On Oct. 12, the Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors voted to accept nominations for chairs and vice chairs of 2018 committees at the October Business Meetings. These individuals help shape the association’s policies, make recommendations to the board and aim … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® welcomes 6 new board members

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 3:17pm
The Illinois REALTORS® welcomed six new members to its Board of Directors Thursday as the entire board was installed during the Inaugural Gala. All six were appointed to three-year terms: Nicholas Apostal, Jeffrey Barkstall, Ayn Bartok, Michael Gobber, Matt Silver … Continue reading →

Difanis sworn-in as president of Illinois REALTORS® 2018 leadership team

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 9:29am
The Illinois REALTORS® celebrated the installation of its new leadership team Thursday night as Matt Difanis, ABR, CIPS, GRI, of Mahomet was sworn-in as the 2018 President. The ceremonies were part of the association’s Inaugural Gala at the Chicago Marrriott … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® talk politics, global business and more Thursday in Naperville

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 3:15pm
Enjoy these photos taken during the Illinois REALTORS® October Business Meetings Thursday at the Chicago Marriott Naperville. You’ll see photos from sessions for the Global Business Council, the REALTORS® Political Involvement Committee, the Commercial-Industrial-Investment Committee and the Public Policy & … Continue reading →

REALTORS® honored with Presidential Medallions for service at board meeting

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 3:14pm
Six Illinois REALTORS´® were honored for service to the association on Thursday as recipients of Presidential Medallions. The awards are given by the outgoing association president at their final board meeting. 2017 President Doug Carpenter announced the awards at the … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® meets key benchmarks for political involvement

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:37pm
Illinois REALTORS®’ Political Involvement Committee met Thursday in Naperville to discuss successes in the past year. Among highlights. Illinois REALTORS® are more likely to be registered voters when compared to the overall voting age population. Eighty-six percent of REALTORS® are … Continue reading →

Ed Neaves Installed as Treasurer of Illinois REALTORS®

IAR News - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 9:44am
Date:  October 13, 2017 Intro: 

REALTOR® Ed Neaves, of Bloomington, is the 2018 Treasurer.

FOR RELEASE: October 13, 2017

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Dan Wagner Installed as President-elect of Illinois REALTORS®

IAR News - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 9:39am
Date:  October 13, 2017 Intro: 

REALTOR® Dan Wagner, of Wheaton, is the 2018 President-elect.

FOR RELEASE: October 13, 2017

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Matt Difanis Installed as President of Illinois REALTORS®

IAR News - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 9:02am
Date:  October 13, 2017 Intro: 

REALTOR® Matt Difanis, ABR, CIPS,GRI, of Mahomet, is the 2018 President.

FOR RELEASE: October 13, 2017

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Plaza, writing contest among highlights for Bicentennial celebration

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 8:30am
Illinois REALTORS® Bicentennial Task Force members got updates on a number of projects on Wednesday, not the least of which was the association’s commemorative plaza being built in Springfield. Construction work recently began on the Bicentennial Plaza- A REALTOR® Community Partnership, … Continue reading →

REEF raised $10,000 at Fall Business Meetings fundraiser

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 7:39am
Illinois REALTORS® pitched in to help support real estate education at a fundraiser that married the Cubs game, a bags tournament and mans chances to win wine. The Real Estate Education Foundation held the “Fun-raiser” as part of the Fall … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® honors 2 association presidents for service posthumously

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 7:08am
Two Illinois REALTORS® presidents were honored for their service at a meeting of the association’s Advisory Council held on Wednesday in Naperville. Proclamations were read outlining their work and contributions to the real estate industry as part of the program … Continue reading →

Diverse discussions draw REALTORS® to Illinois Young Professionals Network

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:33pm
The ability to choose from a variety of discussion topics drew about 50 Illinois REALTORS® to the Illinois Young Professionals Network NonCon Wednesday afternoon. Participants broke into smaller groups led by YPN Advisory Board members, Illinois REALTORS® 2018 President Matt … Continue reading →

Leadership Development class presents on REALTOR® advocacy

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:48am
The Illinois REALTORS® Leadership Development Class presented its suggestions for promoting the association’s advocacy efforts as part of the Fall Business Meetings in Naperville on Wednesday. Class members made suggestions on how to best promote programs in areas ranging from … Continue reading →

Bicentennial video contest deadline extended to Oct. 31 for Illinois high school and college students

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:51am
  Illinois REALTORS® can contact local high schools and colleges and notify local news media that the deadline for entries in the “Something to Learn About Illinois History” Video Contest has been extended to Oct. 31. Go to www.illinois200.com to … Continue reading →

Two seeking NAR’s top office visit Illinois REALTORS®

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:00pm
Illinois REALTORS®’ representatives met with two candidates vying to lead the National Association of REALTORS® at the association’s Fall Business Meetings. Sherri Meadows and Charlie Oppler interviewed as part of their push to become president of the National Association of … Continue reading →

Williams, Wagner honored with achievement awards

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:27am
Several Illinois REALTORS® were honored Monday night with awards at the inaugural of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®. Frank Williams, a pioneer in the fair housing movement in Chicago, was honored with induction into the CAR Hall of Fame. He’s … Continue reading →

10 reasons you should register for the REALTOR® Conference & Expo now

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:12am
With just less than a month until the REALTOR® Conference & Expo kicks off in Chicago, consider these 10 reasons why you should register today. Former Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps speaks during the general session, Nov. 4; Erin Meyer, author … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® offices closed Monday for Columbus Day

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 3:25pm
The Illinois REALTORS® offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 9 in observance of Columbus Day. The offices will reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 10. In 1937, the United States established Oct. 12 as a national holiday, honoring Christopher Columbus for … Continue reading →

REALTORS® can find camaraderie, professionalism, history Oct. 11-12 in Naperville

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 1:29pm
Whether they come for the 101st Inaugural Gala, the Young Professionals Network Open Forum, the Illinois Bicentennial Task Force, the Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation Fundraiser or one of several other scheduled events, Illinois REALTORS® will gather next Wednesday and … Continue reading →