Weekly 6-17-14

Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection

IDFPR Division of Real Estate Web Page Live

The Web page for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s (IDFPR) new Division of Real Estate went live Monday. You can access the Web page at www.idfpr.com/RealEstate.  The new division was created by an executive order from Gov. Pat Quinn as part of a reorganization of IDFPR that was supported by IAR. 

Leasing Agent License Renewal Deadline is July 31

If you are a leasing agent licensee in Illinois, you are required to renew your license prior to July 31, 2014 and complete six hours of CE. Click here to learn more about CE options and details on how to renew your license with IDFPR electronically or by mail. 

Illinois REbarcamp Coming to Itasca in August

Reserve one of the hottest FREE ticketsin the real estate education world today! Attend the Illinois YPN REbarcamp at the Westin Chicago Northwest for a day of fresh content, the latest digital trends and the business and marketing tips you need to know now. #rebcil

Aurora Habitat Slots Filling Fast; Register Now if Planning to Volunteer

More than 100 Illinois REALTORS® have signed up to help with IAR's third Habitat for Humanity build, this time in Aurora. Work begins July 7. Want to help? Click hereto learn more and to sign up. #PowerofR 

What's New After Session: BPOs, Condo Act and the New Division of Real Estate

Register now for the June 24 IAR Legal Webinar. IAR Legal Services will discuss legal developments from the Illinois General Assembly's spring session, including an executive order and new legislation of interest to the real estate industry. Send your questions in advance to webinar@iar.org

NAR Urges Caution on Advertising Properties as "Coming Soon"

NAR General Counsel Katie Johnson covers some of the issues involved with advertising "coming soon" and off MLS properties in the article, "Coming Soon" — Is it in the Seller's Best Interest?

Get the Right Mindset for the Modern Real Estate Marketplace at IAR's Fall Conference & Expo in Chicago

A rising star in the real estate industry, Ashton Gustafsonwill share strategies for integrating technology and the human touch to improve efficiency and exceed your client's expectations in his opening session, "Making Music in a Noisy World." Known as "The HOMEboy," Gustafson was a member of REALTOR® Magazine's "30 Under 30" Class of 2010. Register now for IAR Fall Conference & Expo, being held this September in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Find details on accommodations, a preliminary schedule and register now to pay the early-bird rate of $149. #GameOnIAR

Illinois GRI Celebrates 50 Years! Earn Yours in Peoria

GRI is back at the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette, Dec. 1-4. Get on the fast-track to GRI with our Course I equivalency & proficiency exam options. Register today for Course IICourse III, or the GRI Grad Course.

Three Tips for Getting More Out of Mobile Marketing

Inman News offers three ideas to help you maximize your marketing efforts with mobile devices including using lead-generating text codes. Add a text code to your signs or advertising and make it easier for potential buyers to reach you. Read more from Inman.

Yard Care Tips to Share with Your New Buyers

Help your new homeowners prepare for summer lawn care by sharing these six tips from NAR's Styled, Staged and Sold blog. A few to-dos: Inspect drainage around the property and check the soil condition. Read more.

10 Common Open House Mistakes 

First impressions count and some simple mistakes — distracting smells and music or half-baked staging attempts — can actually hurt your seller's open house. Read this recent USA Today article highlighting 10 open house mistakes to avoid.  


June 24

IAR Legal Webinar, "What's New After Session: BPOs, Condo Act and the new Division of Real Estate

June 25-26

IAR Licensing & Training Center Webinar, Broker Pre-License, Applied Real Estate Principles (15 hour) with Lynn Madison

July 7

Habitat for Humanity Build begins in Aurora

July 22-23

IAR Licensing & Training Center Webinar, Broker Pre-license (15 hour) with Norm Willoughby

August 4

Illinois YPN REbarcamp 2014, Itasca

August 4-6

IAR Business Meetings, Itasca

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