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Illinois REALTOR® Magazine | January 2015

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January 2015

Ethics Citations Program

Illinois REALTORS® operate under the REALTOR® Code of Ethics which outlines standards of professional practice.

If a dispute arises with a REALTOR® regarding several provisions of the Code, complaints may be filed for review by a panel of IAR members which specializes in ethical standards. The complaints, which can be filed anonymously, can come from REALTORS® or REALTORS®’ clients.

How It Works
If a filing is found to meet the program’s standards, a Citation Panel will review the case. If the Citation Panel believes a violation has occurred, a citation will be issued to the Respondent, along with a set fine.

The Respondent has the opportunity to pay the fine within 30 days or request a hearing before an Ethics Hearing Panel.  Fines range from $250 to $1,000, depending on the nature and severity of the violation.

If a hearing is requested by the Respondent, the complaint will be sent to the Grievance Committee for review.

There are two ways to file a complaint:
Fill out an online form. It will be reviewed typically within one business day. Find the form at

Call IAR: The Ethics Citation Hotline can be reached at 217-529-2600 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Closed major holidays)

Read IAR’s FAQ on the service at

IAR Professional Standards Workshops

2015 Professional Standards Workshops

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 - Crowne Plaza, Springfield
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 - Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace

REGISTRATION (includes continental breakfast and lunch)

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Illinois REALTOR® Magazine | January 2015

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January 2015


Illinois home sales see slight gain in October; Statewide home prices increase 6.0 percent annually

FOR RELEASE: November 20, 2014

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

IAR Public Policy Meetings 2015

January 19-22, 2015

IAR Public Policy Meetings

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The Executive Committee of IAR passed a motion in November of 2013 to classify the IAR Public Policy Meetings as an IAR business meeting for the purpose of individual member reimbursement eligibility, effective in 2015.  

Hotel rooms will no longer be paid by IAR.  Each member is responsible for making their own hotel reservation, as well as paying all charges.  There is no registration fee for attending these meetings, however, if you plan to attend any of the meal functions - you must register on-line by January 9, 2015.