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

“Advertising with IAR 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 IAR 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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Arlene Braithwaite

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Illinois REALTOR Magazine

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Reach 41,000 Illinois Realtors

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2015 Editorial Calendar

Illinois REALTOR®is filled with timely, topical information for the state’s real estate professionals. Each edition typically has a theme to anchor coverage. Additionally, each edition will have:

  • One to 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.

  • New this year, the magazine will add a section on professional standards, an emphasis area selected by the association’s leadership.

  • A column or feature on major legal issues confronting real estate professionals.

  • Updates and pictures of and about REALTORS® throughout the state. 

January 2015

Ad Closing: Nov. 5 | Materials Due: Nov. 19

Emphasis: Professional Standards

Doing business the right way for the new year.IAR’s Citation Program and a pledge to publish information about those who fail to follow the REALTOR® Code of Ethics make this a timely emphasis for January 2015. Content will look at key things REALTORS® should know in this important area, with tips provided by members of the association’s Professional Standards Committee, trainers and REALTOR® members who are involved. 


Ad Closing: Feb. 6 | Materials Due: Feb. 20

The aging of the real estate market and what it means for Illinois REALTORS®.

A key dynamic that will shape the housing market in the years ahead will be retirees making home-buying and home-selling decisions. We’ll talk to experts about what REALTORS® need to know as they deal with this demographic group. 


Ad Closing: May 8 | Materials Due: May 22

The credit issue.

How to help clients navigate the complicated world financing. There’s a lot riding on credit scores right now, especially since they are much tighter than they used to be. For REALTORS®, it means being sensitive to how to approach this issue with buyers, while at the same time being about to knowledgably guide them through the process. 


Ad Closing: Aug. 7 | Materials Due: Aug. 21

The next generation of leaders:Many managing brokers are nearing retirement age, which leaves a question of succession planning? Who will step in to fill the void left by retirements, and how can brokers make sure they have the right people ready to step into leadership roles. Additional story will explore mentoring relationships and how to effectively work with someone to get them ready to take big management steps.   

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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 the Illinois Association of 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 Association of 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 Association of 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 41,000 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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*new rates as of July 7, 2014

*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 the 7,200+ 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 DR 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 (410) 772.0820 for details and pricing.

  • E-mail ad size: 150x300 pixels

  • Online ( 175x282 pixels

  • PDF newsletter: Quarter page 2.25" wide x 4.75" tall or Half page 6.5" wide x 4.75" tall

Online Only!

D.R. Legal News is published online only in a downloadable PDF format that is e-mailed to all IAR members who are the Designated REALTOR® (or D.R.) for their real estate office. Be sure to watch and open all e-mail from “IAR Communications” or the "Illinois Association of 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 Association of REALTORS®. For reprint permission, contact

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More REALTORS® are going online for their information.

The IAR 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: 212,401

  • Visits per month: 70,770

  • Average page views: 3

Based on IAR quarterly web traffic reports through Google Analytics


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