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Why Advertise with Illinois REALTORS®?

Illinois REALTORS® is the leading private property advocate in Illinois and the recognized voice for real estate. The association is an advocate for a healthy business environment and a resource for its members statewide.

“Advertising with [Illinois REALTORS®] has proven to be one of the cornerstones of our strategy to reach our customers in the most effective ways possible. If you want to reach REALTORS® in Illinois, you should have [Illinois REALTORS®] Communications as a part of your overall plan.“ 
Russ Bergeron, CEO of Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) 2013 Inman Innovator Award, Most Innovative in the MLS/Real Estate category

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YPN NonCon '16
This powerhouse afternoon is a Non-Conference in the Chicago area attended by approximately 150 energetic, ambitious REALTORS® of all ages. Sponsored by the Illinois Young Professionals Network, YPN NonCon '16 will be held at the Chicago Marriott in Naperville. There are no paid speakers...just fresh content, the latest digital trends, business and marketing tips and what's happening now and next in the industry. View the YPN NonCon '16 Sponsor Options


GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute)
The GRI designation is the pinnacle of achievement for REALTORS®, and it is only available through the Illinois REALTOR® Institute. This year the GRI Grad Course is a stand-alone educational event.  Many REALTORS® who have already obtained the GRI designation are coming to REunite, REconnect and REenergize at this Grads-only live training Nov. 30 - Dec. 1 in East Peoria, IL. View GRI Grad Sponsor Contract.


Illinois REALTORS® Conference & Expo
The IAR Conference & Expo May 10-11, 2017 includes two days of vendor exhibition and a networking reception. Approximately 500+ successful REALTORS®  gather annually for this conference and shop the Expo for goods and services to assist them in their profession. Tradeshow & Sponsor Agreement COMING SOON




ROTY (REALTOR® of the Year) Banquet
The REALTOR® of the Year Banquet held June 21, 2016 honors one state-wide winner as well as local association winners. This celebration, held at the prestigious Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, is one of the most anticipated of the season. 


Professional Standards Workshops (2017 Dates: January 10 and 11, 2017)
This REALTOR® workshop will be held January 12, 2016 in Springfield and January 13, 2016 in Oakbrook Terrace. Professional Standards meetings attract 700+ REALTORS® each year. They contain important updates to codes, changes to administrative procedures, mock hearings and essential information. 



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Illinois REALTOR Magazine

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2016 Editorial Calendar

Illinois REALTOR® is filled with timely, topical information for the state’s real estate professionals. Each issue in 2016 will spotlight an important part of the association's history and mission from advocacy and education to professional development and ethics. Additionally, each issue will have:

  • One or two additional stories about some aspect of the real estate business.
  • Information on government affairs efforts and lobbying, both at the state and local levels.
  • A section on professional standards. 
  • A column or feature on major legal issues confronting real estate professionals.
  • Update about and pictures of REALTORS® throughout the state.

Illinois REALTORS® 100-year celebration is the kind of opportunity that only comes around once every 100 years. Reserve your place in history.

January 2016

Ad Closing: Nov. 6 | Materials Due: Nov. 18

Illinois REALTORS® Celebrates 100 Years

2016 marks the 100-year anniversary of the association. This commemorative issue will recount Illinois REALTORS® evolution from a fledgling association in 1916 to the 44,000-member strong trade association it has become. The issue will include a pull-out timeline of the association's history. 


Ad Closing: Feb. 5 | Materials Due: Feb. 18

Advocating for You and Private Property Rights

Over the last 100 years, tje association has been at the forefront in advocating for property rights and the real estate industry in Illinois. This issue will highlight Illinois REALTORS®' government affairs successes and the license laws that have provided better regulation and professionalism in the industry.


Ad Closing: May 6 | Materials Due: May 18

Commitment to Education and Professionalism

Illinois REALTORS® has long been an advocate for industry education and enhanced professional standards. This issue will highlight the ongoing impact of the association's school, the Real Estate Educational Foundation, legal services and professional standards.


Ad Closing: Aug. 5 | Materials Due: Aug. 18

Illinois REALTORS® Looks to the Future

The October issue wraps up the association’s year-long centennial celebration by looking at what the future holds for Illinois REALTORS®, the real estate industry and Illinois REALTORS® as it heads into its second century. The issue will also recap highlights from the 100-year celebration.  

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  • What's Online

  • Quick Takes

  • President’s Message

  • Legal Update

  • From The Capitol


  • Market Watch

  • Tech Trends

  • REALTOR® Community
NOTE: Editorial calendar subject to change
For editorial questions or reprint requests, contact: Jon Broadbooks, 217/529-2600

Publishing Information

The Illinois REALTOR® (ISSN 0744-221) is published four times a year during the months of January, April, July, and October by Illinois REALTORS®, Post Office Box 19451, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9451. Periodical postage paid at Springfield, Illinois.

Opinions expressed in any signed articles of the Illinois REALTOR® are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the Illinois REALTORS®. Advertising of product or services does not imply endorsement.

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Letters to the Editor


Illinois REALTOR® accepts Letters to the Editor from REALTOR® members.

  • Mail to: Editor, Illinois REALTORS®, P.O. Box 19451, Springfield, IL 62794-9451, or e-mail: Such letters will be reviewed and considered for publication.

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Weekly Connection

Exclusive e-mail opportunity.

Put your company just a click away from 44,000 active Illinois real estate professionals.

The Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection keeps Illinois REALTORS® up-to-date on legal, legislative and other Association and industry news.

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*Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection is sent to Illinois REALTOR® members with a registered e-mail address in the National Association of REALTORS® Database System (NRDS) and who have not opted out of receiving IAR e-mails.

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D.R. Legal News

Targeted legal, housing market and management information for Illinois broker-managers

Here’s your opportunity to reach 8,000 Illinois broker-managers— the top decision makers in every Illinois firm!

These are the movers and shakers of the Illinois real estate market. And they are eager to “go digital” with the D.R. Legal News issued six times a year and available online. 

Distribution: six times per year (January, March, May, July, September, November) via e-mail

Call (217) 529-2600 for details and pricing.

Online Only!

D.R. Legal News is e-mailed to all Illinois REALTORS® members who are the Designated REALTOR® (or D.R.) for their real estate office. Be sure to watch and open all e-mail from “Illinois REALTORS®"

The D.R. Legal News is e-mailed six times per year (January, March, May, July, September, November) to the Designated REALTOR® member of the Illinois REALTORS®. For reprint permission, contact

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More REALTORS® are going online for their information.

The Illinois REALTORS® website,, is the Illinois REALTOR®’s one-stop shop, 24/7 for the latest news and resources, market stats, contracts and forms, as part of their membership benefit.

  • Page views per quarter: 187,499

  • Visits per month: 65,890

  • Average page views: 2.85

Based on Illinois REALTORS® quarterly web traffic reports through Google Analytics


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