IAR Annual Conference Speakers & Sessions

Conference and Expo

A Winner for Your Business!

May 8-9 • Gateway Center, Collinsville

Schedule | Speakers & Session Descriptions


Doug Devitre

Doug Devitre

Using Technology to Get More Out of Your Day

Are you overwhelmed by all the things you have to do just to keep your business going? It's time to purge the irrelevant and focus on your core activities that customers need rather than what doesn't work anymore. In this fast-paced, app-packed, and technology-tethered session we will help you redesign your business to help you get more out of your day, grow your business and enjoy life. Doug Devitre finds ways to leverage technology to increase business results. He was named among the “Top 50 REALTORS® on the Rise” by Real Estate Magazine, Maryland Heights (Mo.) Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year, and inducted into the National Association of REALTORS® REBAC Hall of Fame.

Lynn Madison

Lynn Madison

Compensation Issues:  Who Shook The Tree? Who Gathered the Nuts?
(RB 718, 3 Hours Elective CE)

We work to hard not to get paid, but it's amazing how often our commission disputes are affecting not only us but the clients as well. We'll look at all forms of arbitration disputes--from procuring cause to not getting paid what's in the MLS as well as the disclosures required to each other and the clients regarding compensation. Lynn is a sought-after speaker on the National, State and Local level in over 30 states. She is the owner of Lynn Madison Seminars and the author of the Real Estate Buyer’s Agency Council (REBAC) Broker Price Opinion Resource certification, and co-author of the National Association of REALTORS® Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Certification.

Mark Barker

Mark Barker


Fiscal Cliffs, Legal Landmines & Everyday Wisdom
(COR 1693, 3 hrs. Core B CE)

How many "Federal Laws" all applying to real estate sales will we discuss? 21. This course will help you stay focused on practicing "safe" real estate.

Tom Hill

Dr. Tom Hill

It Takes More Than Luck

There are six characteristics that differentiate the 15 percent from the 85 percent, and six resources that make a major difference in your success. Learn from Dr. Hill about the role of money in personal development to boost your business. At age 50, after 26 years in public education, Tom started a real estate franchise that grew to $3 billion in sales in less than 10 years. He is the co-founder of the Tom Hill Institute, an online program with the tools and resources to “Design an Exceptional Life.” He is the author of Living at the Summit and is co-author of Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneur’s Soul. Tom is a husband, father, grandfather, airplane pilot, marathon runner, mountain climber, skydiver and motivational speaker.

Steve Bochenek

Steve Bochenek

Business and Legal Issues Update

Steve Bochenek is the chief legal counsel for the Illinois Association of REALTORS® since 1983 and a partner with the law firm of Sorling Northrup Attorneys in Springfield. He has authored numerous articles dealing with the real estate industry and has been a frequent lecturer on topics involving the real estate brokerage industry and trade associations. He has also been instrumental in the drafting of significant legislation impacting the real estate brokerage industry including the concepts of designated agency, statutory duties and the commercial broker's lien.

Jill Johnson

Jill Johnson

Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation Update

Jill Johnson is Real Estate Coordinator for the Bureau of Real Estate Professions for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Johnson serves as liaison between the Department, the professions and real estate organizations and associations and chairperson of the Real Estate Administration and Disciplinary Board and the Real Estate Education Advisory Council. Prior to joining the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, she was an Assistant General Counsel for Fidelity National Title Group and an Associate with the law firm Bollinger Ruberry & Garvey.



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