Download a $10 off coupon  for walk-in registration, and IAR members can register onsite for just $135. Find details about the conference schedule , speakers and sessions , Inaugural Gala , Business Expo and more. #PowerofR
RESAAS, social media sponsor for the IAR Fall Conference & Expo, is providing an online event hub for IAR Conference and REbarcamp attendees. Learn more about joining the social network group  to share valuable content, connect with other attendees, stay up to date with conference activities and post photos of you and your colleagues having a great time at the event. Visit the official RESAAS blog to learn more. 
In a new video , learn about a key deadline looming with the Affordable Care Act and other timely information from the September IAR Legal Webinar, "Commercial Issues and Disclosures - The Sequel ." IAR's Stephen J. Bochenek and Betsy Urbance take IAR members through legal issues monthly as part of one of the association's long-running webinar series .
Post photos of you and/or your office on Facebook, Twitter or other social media with the hashtag #PowerofR and we'll add them to our photo gallery . Join the Egyptian Board of REALTORS® in showing the #PowerofR, the theme of this year's IAR Fall Conference & Expo
The elimination of a real estate transfer stamp in Monee, Ill. shows the power of RVOICE and underscores the value of IAR's political advocacy. The IARbuzz blog has the details .
Always have prospective clients meet you at your office the first time. Ask them for identification. If they question you, say it's company policy. Find more safety tips from NAR. 
Agents may have questions about their obligations to disclose. In the latest D.R. Legal News , IAR Chief Counsel Steve Bochenek covers what you need to know about disclosure including: residential and commercial disclosures, sales transactions vs. rental or lease transactions, and disclosures when dealing with stigmas related to real estate or what constitutes latent material defects. Read "Disclose, Disclose, Disclose." 
By Q&A and checklist to help you get ready. This week's question:, Illinois Broker licensees must have completed the CE requirements and applied to renew their license through IDFPR. IAR's Licensing & Training Center has created a
Illinois home sales rose 17.3 percent percent over previous-year levels in August and median prices increased 13.6 percent, according to thelatest IAR home sales report . As an IAR member you have exclusive access to county-by-county data, market talking points and more. Log in to Members Only IAR Marketstats . Nationally, existing-home sales climbed to the highest level in six-and-a-half years, NAR reports .
Younger, wealthy buyers are shaping the luxury market from the kinds of amenities wanted in a home to being willing to pay more for a high-end property, according to a new survey by Coldwell Banker Previews International and the Luxury Institute. Read more. 
You can build your professional online brand by sharing content that emphasizes the skills, personality and market expertise that you have used to build up your brand offline. Peter Kobak of SoMe Connect shares business branding tips in the October Illinois REALTOR® article, "Personal Branding Online: Build Trust to Close More Sales."