The 2013 RPAC year-end fundraising deadline is today. Illinois has a unique opportunity to be recognized for its leadership if 1,942 additional members give $20 by the close of business today. Donate to RPAC  and make your fair share contribution count. (Disclaimer: The Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) solicits contributions from IAR members only.)
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Join the IAR Lunch and Learn Webinar, "Strategic Thinking " with Greg Herder to learn how to work more efficiently by focusing on the tasks that produce the greatest return on your investment. This one-hour webinar will teach you the theory of strategic thinking and then walk you through the step-by-step process. The webinar begins at and is a FREE benefit for IAR members. Register now .,
NAR President Gary Thomas testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, calling on Congress to raise the debt ceiling and avoid default. Read more .
Events with U.S. Reps. Cheri Bustos on Oct. 15, Jan Schakowsky on check this page for updates  on these and other "Let's Talk Real Estate" events.and Robin Kelly on , have been cancelled due to the federal government shutdown and ongoing discussions over the nation's debt ceiling. IAR will work to reschedule these events at a later date. Stay tuned and
In the latest Legal Webinar Quick Topics video , IAR legal counsel cover the types of real estate broker status and activities covered by the Real Estate License Act so that you can be sure you are in compliance.
Register for the Oct. 24 IAR Legal Webinar , "E&O Insurance...What is Covered...Or Not?" IAR Chief Legal Counsel Steve Bochenek and IAR Legal Hotline Attorney Betsy Urbance will discuss risk management, what is covered under a broker's errors and omissions insurance and what typically is not. The webinar begins at
Where Do I Send My 2014 Broker License Renewal?
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
GRI returns to Chicagoland this Register by Oct. 31  and you'll get the best rate along with the opportunity to earn 6 hours CE, build a referral base with other REALTORS® and take care of some pre-holiday shopping and dining in the Chicagoland area.at the Westin Chicago Northwest.
As home prices and mortgage interest rates continue to rise,NAR's housing affordability index has fallen to the lowest level since 2009. Affordability varies by region, however, and the Midwest continues to rank higher in affordability  than other areas.
IAR will release the Illinois September home sale report at Members Only IAR Marketstats .. As an IAR member you have exclusive access to county-by-county data, market talking points and more. Log in to
IAR Lunch and Learn Webinar at noon with Greg Herder , who will share tips for working smarter. REGISTER 
IAR Legal Webinar  - "E & O Insurance...What is Covered...Or Not?"