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.
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.
Reserve one of the hottest FREE tickets in 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
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 here to learn more and to sign up. #PowerofR
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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? 
A rising star in the real estate industry, Ashton Gustafson will 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
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 II , Course III , or the GRI Grad Course .
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 .
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 .
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.
IAR Legal Webinar, "What's New After Session: BPOs, Condo Act and the new Division of Real Estate "
IAR Licensing & Training Center Webinar , Broker Pre-License, Applied Real Estate Principles (15 hour) with Lynn Madison
Habitat for Humanity Build  begins in Aurora
IAR Licensing & Training Center Webinar , Broker Pre-license (15 hour) with Norm Willoughby
Illinois YPN REbarcamp 2014 , Itasca
IAR Business Meetings , Itasca