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Lundstedt: Learn how to analyze real estate as investments and then help clients see the benefits

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 5:25pm
One key to helping prospective real estate investors is recognizing and being able to easily explain the four financial benefits of owning a rental property, said Tom Lundstedt at the 2016 IAR Conference & Expo in Collinsville Thursday morning. Lundstedt’s focus … Continue reading →

Advocating for real estate at the local level makes a difference

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:46pm
Combine Illinois Association of REALTORS®’ Local Governmental Affairs Directors (GADs) with involved REALTORS® from around the state and you have a force that c can make a real difference in protecting private property rights at the local level. In a … Continue reading →

More photos from the IAR Conference & Expo 2016

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:19pm
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® Conference & Expo closed out its second day in Collinsville on Thursday. Hundreds of Illinois REALTORS® attended the event, learning new strategies from top trainers, attending CE courses and networking with real estate colleagues. A … Continue reading →

REALTORS® ask you to help reelect Rep. Soto to Illinois House

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 8:25am
Some voters in District 4 (Chicago) will receive a postcard before March 15, asking them to vote for the incumbent, Rep. Cynthia Soto, in the Illinois Primary. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign. Independent expenditure activities take … Continue reading →

Be just as effective outside the office with this advice

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 5:47pm
Although you may be tempted to save money in some ways, don’t scrimp when it  comes to your smartphone, cloud storage or the anti-virus, malware and security software, said Craig Grant during the 2016 IAR Conference & Expo Wednesday in Collinsville. Grant … Continue reading →

Grant gives REALTORS® tools and strategies for connecting with consumers

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 4:53pm
Consumers today have the same complaints about real estate professionals they had 20 years ago: communication and follow-through, said Craig Grant at the 2016 IAR Spring Conference & Expo Wednesday morning. So Grant provided Illinois REALTORS® with a variety of technological tools … Continue reading →

First day photo gallery from the 2016 IAR Conference & Expo

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 4:33pm
IAR extends a thank you to all the partners who supported the 2016 IAR Conference and Expo. Here’s a photo gallery from Wednesday, March 9.

Jamieson shares tips for building wealth with Illinois REALTORS®

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 4:28pm
REALTORS® can create and build their wealth by approaching finances from the perspective of the lender instead of the borrower and by incorporating some of the techniques used by the banking industry, says John Jamieson, author, real estate agent and … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® back Schofield through IE mailing

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 8:00am
Some voters in the 66th District will receive a postcard before the March 15 Illinois Primary, asking them to support Carolyn Schofield for the open seat in the Illinois House of Representatives. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure … Continue reading →

IAR: Vote REALTOR® Reinert for McHenry County Board

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 03/08/2016 - 3:00pm
Some residents in the 2nd District of McHenry County will receive postcards asking them to vote for REALTOR® John Reinert as a county board member in the March 15 primary election. Two sets of postcards will be mailed in support … Continue reading →

REALTORS® back Rep. Mitchell by independent expenditures

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 03/08/2016 - 10:00am
Some registered voters in the 26th District will receive postcards asking them to vote for State Rep. Christian Mitchell, the incumbent, in the March 15 primary election. The mailings were sent as part of an independent expenditure campaign. Independent expenditure … Continue reading →

Independent expenditures to help McLaughlin election bid

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:00pm
Registered voters in the 26th Senate District – which includes parts of Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties – will receive postcards urging them to vote for Martin McLaughlin, Jr., for the Illinois Senate in the March 15 primary election. … Continue reading →

REALTORS® back Sen. Hastings by independent expenditures

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 10:58am
Registered voters in parts of Will and Cook counties, District 19, will receive postcards asking them to vote for State Sen. Mike Hastings in the March 15 primary election. The mailings were sent as part of an independent expenditure campaign. … Continue reading →

Volunteer’s passion earns her two-year title

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 8:00am
In 2013, Jane Bishop Lillegard decided to step up her volunteering. Up to that point, she had helped support her sons’ activities like any other involved parent. But that year, the Lakeview Coldwell Banker broker saw an unfulfilled need and … Continue reading →

Independent expenditures to help Andrade reelection bid

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 03/04/2016 - 5:00pm
Registered voters in District 40 will receive postcards urging them to vote for State Rep. Jaime Andrade, Jr., for the Illinois House in the March 15 primary election. The mailings are part of an independent expenditure campaign. Independent expenditure activities … Continue reading →

Acevedo gets REALTOR® support from independent expenditures

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 03/04/2016 - 4:00pm
Registered voters in District 2 will receive postcards urging them to vote for Alex Acevedo for the Illinois House of Representatives in the March 15 primary election. The mailings were sent as part of an independent expenditure campaign. Independent expenditure … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTOR® visits Ghana to talk ethics

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 03/04/2016 - 2:57pm
Efty Garba, a REALTOR® and managing broker/owner for Efty REALTY Group, Inc., in the Chicago area, visited Ghana in February to provide ethics training for Ghana Real Estate Professional Association (GREPA). A summary of his trip appeared on the NewsGhana … Continue reading →

Sponsored post: RPR kicks off 2016 with new features

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 03/04/2016 - 9:56am
2016 is off to a great start for RPR users. In January alone, RPR squashed 37 of the 55 highest priority bugs we were tracking, and all thanks to input we received from our valued REALTORS®. During this time, we … Continue reading →

IAR advocates for REALTOR® Crosby as Winnebago County Board member

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 03/03/2016 - 10:16am
Some residents in the 16th District of Winnebago County have received postcards urging their support for REALTOR® Jean Crosby as a Winnebago County Board member in the March 15 primary election. Two sets of postcards were mailed in support of … Continue reading →

REALTORS®, show your support for these Opportunity Race candidates

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 03/02/2016 - 4:13pm
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® has identified nine Opportunity Race candidates for the March 15 Illinois primaries. For each election, RPAC Trustees use input from local associations to select REALTOR® Champions for Opportunity Races. Candidates are chosen for their pro-business, … Continue reading →