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Illinois REALTOR® October Issue:

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Illinois REALTOR® - Eight Ways REALTORS® Can Overcome Obstacles to Homeownership 


Housing Market News & Reports

Illinois REALTORS® Ombudsman Program

Have a Dispute? The Illinois REALTORS® Ombudsman Program Can Help


The service offers dispute resolution between consumers and REALTORS® or among association members. Trained real estate professionals serve as ombudsmen and offer guidance, suggest resources and in some cases act as an intermediary.


  • Click here if you are a consumer or member who wants to learn more about the program.

NAR Call for Action

Take Action Now on Tax Reform That Protects Homeownership


Congress and the White House are considering federal tax reform proposals that could eliminate the mortgage interest deduction and the deduction for state and local property taxes. Eliminating these deductions could have negative effects on the housing industry. Encourage tax code reform that also protects middle class homeowners.


Stipends available for MIPIM 2018

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Illinois REALTORS® members interested in global real estate can apply for one of 10, $1,500 stipends to attend what's billed as the largest conference of its kind in the world. MIPIM 2018 will be in Cannes. France, March 13-16, and all the details and registration can be found here

  • Video: 2018 President Matt Difanis discusses why MIPIM can benefit the association's members.

REALTORS® Political Action Committee

RPAC logoThe REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) funds candidates who help protect your business and private property rights. Check out What Is/ Isn’t Law Because of RPAC and Four things you need to know about RPAC.

Commercial Real Estate

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Commercial Issues and Disclosures - Legal Webinar covers questions that arise in the commercial brokerage industry and disclosures that brokers need to remember. Reminder: The Legal Webinar Series is an exclusive Illinois REALTORS® member benefit (log in required).


Legislative updates, studies and reports for commercial practicioners

Leadership Development Program

Applications are due by Nov. 30, 2017 for REALTORS® who have the aptitude, interest, motivation and potential to help lead the association as a committee chair or elected officer. All seven training modules will be held in Springfield. Get the application.

For Home Buyers and Sellers

REALTOR® Search  | Member REALTOR® Search - Find a REALTOR® by Name, City or Company


Need help in resolving a dispute with a REALTOR®? Illinois REALTORS® has a Consumer Help Line to try and resolve questions relating to real estate transactions. Learn more.

Senior Market Survey

Property taxes, affordability
concerns for state's seniors

Illinois REALTORS® Senior Housing task Force has released the results of a study that shows what seniors think about the prospect of aging in Illinois. Read the findings, and see a resource guide for policymakers looking to make their communities senior-friendly.