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Congratulations to Fall Conference Winner Jessica Wilson #GameOnIAR

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:47am
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 - 7:41am
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 - 1:15pm
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 - 11:01am
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 - 10:48am
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 - 9:39am
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 - 3:44pm
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 - 2:06pm
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 - 1:53pm
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 - 1:49pm
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 - 10:20am
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 - 9:41am
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 →

In Case You Missed It: Top IARbuzz blog posts from last week

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 6:30am
In case you missed it, here are three of the top IARbuzz blog posts from the past week: Gov. Quinn issues amendatory veto on SB 2664 - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s office issued an amendatory veto on SB 2664, the Condo … Continue reading →

Congratulations to the newest IAR RPAC Ambassadors

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:36pm
Congratulations to the newest 1,000 Points of Light RPAC Ambassadors: Loretta Alonzo of Century 21 Alonzo & Associates, Jeff Gregory of Realty Executives Success, Karen Robertson of Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, Tim Ryan of Real People Realty, Inc. and Vicky Turner … Continue reading →

Get Fall Conference & Expo mobile app on Tuesday

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:18pm
Go paperless! Be the first to get a preview of the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo, Sept. 4-6 in Chicago when you download the mobile app for your smartphone next Tuesday. With this mobile app, you’ll: receive announcements and … Continue reading →

Keefe: Learning from others a great benefit to fall conference

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 9:27am
Whether you’re a newcomer, an experienced pro or anything in between, you can benefit greatly from the people you meet at the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo in Chicago says REALTOR® Kim Keefe of RE/Max Plaza in Woodstock. Keefe, … Continue reading →

Reduced rate for Hyatt hotel rooms for Fall Conference ends

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:43am
The reduced rate for those attending the IAR Fall Conference & Expo at the McCormick Hyatt has closed. But there’s still time to sign up for the conference and get in on an exciting program. To learn more about the … Continue reading →

Illinois median home prices increase 7.2 percent in July; Home sales down, but homes selling faster

IAR News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:21pm
Date:  August 21, 2014 Intro: 

Illinois home prices rose again in July, marking nearly two years of annual gains. Home sales dipped as tight credit standards and lower, but improving inventory levels continue to affect the market. 

FOR RELEASE: August 21, 2014

For Further Information Contact: Stephanie Sievers, 217-529-2600

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Get a sneak preview of Laurie Moore-Moore’s presentation at Fall Conference

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:44am
  Laurie Moore-Moore knows how to sell and market luxury homes. She’s trained thousands of agents to market upper-tier properties and she’s founder and CEO of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. On Sept. 6, she will be bringing her … Continue reading →