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IAR expresses appreciation for Multicultural Summit sponsors

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 9:05am
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® would like to thank its 10 sponsors for the Multicultural Summit this morning at McCormick Place in Chicago. The theme for the summit is: “The Latino Factor: Global Opportunity in Your Own Backyard.” The sponsors … Continue reading →

Everything you need to know about Fall Conference & Expo

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 2:46pm
Looking for the details? We have them. Follow this link to get all sorts of great information about the Fall Conference & Expo. You’ll find: Full schedules Bios of all the presenters. Links to things to see and do in … Continue reading →

Vans loaded, IAR prepared for Fall Conference trek to Chicago

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 2:30pm
Zero Hour is approaching, and IAR is loaded up and ready to go to Chicago for the annual Fall Conference & Expo. Staff members in Springfield loaded four vehicles of equipment in preparation for the event, which starts on Thursday … Continue reading →

Six things to do six days before fall conference kickoff

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:00am
Start double-checking the arrangements you’ve made to keep your business moving during the 2014 Illinois Association of REALTORS®’ Fall Conference & Expo because you officially have less than one week before it begins! The Conference Registration Desk opens at 9 … Continue reading →

IAR offices closed Monday for Labor Day

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:00pm
The Illinois Association of REALTOR® offices in Springfield will be closed Monday (Sept. 1), in observance of Labor Day. IAR offices will reopen on Tuesday.

Are you ‘social’ enough to win the $100 Amazon gift card?

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:33am
When you attend the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo in Chicago, be sure to use the event app on your smartphone frequently so you’re eligible to win the drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card. Starting as soon as … Continue reading →

Find great information and products at the Business Expo in Chicago Sept. 5-6

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:59am
Download the free event app or visit the Virtual Expo page to get a better idea which exhibitors will have the information and products you’ll need at the Illinois Association of REALTORS® Fall Conference & Expo, Sept. 5-6, in Chicago.  … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: U.S. pending home sales climbed again in July

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:42am
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reported today that U.S. pending home sales rose 3.3 percent in July compared to a month earlier and the Pending Home Sales Index, which tracks contract signings, is at its highest level since August … Continue reading →

Congratulations to Fall Conference Winner Jessica Wilson #GameOnIAR

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:47am
Congratulations to REALTOR® Jessica Wilson of Downers Grove, winner of an Illinois Association of REALTORS® Fall Conference package as part of the IAR new member campaign. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Jessica joined Wheaton-based Southwestern Real Estate in February. Jessica … Continue reading →

Quinn signs bill protecting right to provide Broker Price Opinions

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:41am
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed into law a measure Tuesday that guarantees real estate brokers in the state can conduct broker price opinions for clients. The measure (SB3044) passed in the final hours of the Spring legislative session, where it … Continue reading →

Attending your first fall conference can change your perspective

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:15pm
Talk to Wheaton REALTOR® Michael Parent if you want to know how attending his first IAR Fall Conference & Expo helped his career. Although he’s learned a lot in the 10-plus years that followed, understanding what customers value most has … Continue reading →

App puts all you need for fall conference in the palm of your hand

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:01pm
Download the app for the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo today, and you’ll be able to access all the information you need with your smartphone. What could be more convenient? To get the app, visit http://ddut.ch/iarevents or search for … Continue reading →

Multicultural Summit registration deadline looms

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:48am
Wednesday (Aug. 27) is the final day to register for the Sept. 4 Multicultural Summit. No walk-ins will be permitted.  The summit – which features three panel discussions – is scheduled to begin at 9:30 and conclude at 1:30 in … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Faster closing times for home loans

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:39am
It is taking borrowers less time to close on their home loans according to a new report from Ellie Mae. In July, it took an average of 37 days to close on a loan, a drop compared to the 41-day … Continue reading →

Walk-ins welcome at IAR Fall Conference & Expo

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:44pm
Whether you’re spontaneous, experience an unexpected change of plans or just realized that the IAR Fall Conference & Expo will be held Sept. 4-6 at McCormick Place in Chicago, you’re welcome to register the day you arrive. The discounted daily … Continue reading →

IAR 2015 Treasurer

IAR News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:06pm
Date:  August 25, 2014 Intro: 

Doug Carpenter of Mokena Installed as Treasurer of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®

September 8, 2014

Contact:
Jon Broadbooks
217-529-2600

Doug Carpenter of Mokena Installed as Treasurer
of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®

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IAR 2015 President-Elect

IAR News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:53pm
Date:  August 25, 2014 Intro: 

Mike Drews of Aurora Installed as President-Elect of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®

September 8, 2014

Contact:
Jon Broadbooks
217-529-2600

Mike Drews of Aurora Installed as President-Elect
of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®

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IAR 2015 President

IAR News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:49pm
Date:  September 7, 2014 Intro: 

Jim Kinney of Chicago Installed as President of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®

September 8, 2014

Contact:
Jon Broadbooks
217-529-2600

Jim Kinney of Chicago Installed as President
of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®

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Preview IAR Fall Conference & Expo program

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:20am
Take a look at the electronic version of the program for the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo. With only 10 days until the event kicks off (Sept. 4), you’ll have an attractive, well-organized and easy-to-read PDF document that can … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Fewer housing investors are choosing to flip

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:41am
A new report from RealtyTrac shows that house flipping fell in the second quarter of 2014. There were 31,000 single family U.S. homes flipped — bought and sold again within a 12 month period —  in the second quarter of … Continue reading →