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Ready for the world? Sign up now for MIPIM

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 9:43am
For the third year Illinois REALTORS® are planning to take part in one of the world’s largest real estate conferences. Called MIPIM, the annual event brings together industry heavyweights in Cannes, France for four days of meetings and presentations. The … Continue reading →

Thank you for your feedback on Illinois REALTOR® magazine

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 5:09pm
We recently surveyed our members to learn more about how they read Illinois REALTOR® magazine, how they use it in their business and the what they’d like to read about in future issues. Thank you to the nearly 450 people … Continue reading →

Rockford Area REALTORS® gather to help kids read

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 4:00pm
Approximately 150 books were donated to the local Salvation Army Book Program Thursday by the Rockford Area REALTORS® following its Annual Holiday Open House. The Salvation Army Book Program provides books to children up to age 14. About 100 people … Continue reading →

Advance your career with the GRI designation

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 2:15pm
If you want to become more valuable to your brokerage and attract top-level clients, you will do well to earn the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute designation. Becoming a GRI Grad better positions you for career advancement, because your expanded knowledge of … Continue reading →

REALTORS® provide insight for future of the Chicago region

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 1:23pm
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) recently reached out to the Illinois REALTORS® for insight and expertise on what some of the challenges for growth and revitalization are for the six-county northern region of Illinois. The delegation included REALTORS® … Continue reading →

Read, Willoughby get terms on real estate disciplinary board

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 9:26am
Gov. Bruce Rauner re-appointed one Illinois REALTOR® and appointed another to the Real Estate Administration and Disciplinary Board, according to a release. Chris Read, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, SRES, is managing broker/owner of CR REALTOR® and CEO of CR Strategies in … Continue reading →

Annual 5K provides Guthrie with way to help others, remember wife

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 9:00am
“I come from a relatively small home town where community involvement and giving back is very important,” says Kewanee-area REALTOR® Mark Guthrie. So, to hear that he has been involved in a number of charitable endeavors during his adult life … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® leaders talk about the association’s history, and the future

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 7:04am
On the cusp of Illinois REALTORS® 100th anniversary, leaders of the organization were asked to share their thoughts on what they though the industry would look like if the 44,000-member trade association had not been formed in 1916. They also … Continue reading →

Looking for more ‘REALTORS® Give Back’ stories

Sat, 12/10/2016 - 11:00am
Through today, the five local associations have submitted photos and information about the charitable endeavors of their REALTORS® during the holiday season. Don’t let the efforts of your colleagues go unrecognized! Share your photos and stories with the Illinois REALTORS® … Continue reading →

RASI members collect toys, food and clothes for holidays

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:28pm
Members of the REALTOR® Association of Southwestern Illinois (RASI) showed their generosity earlier this month as they collected toys for the Griffin Center in East St. Louis, food and toiletries for the Community Interfaith Food Pantry in Belleville and gifts … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® sponsors IDCEO reception as part of global outreach efforts

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 11:00am
  Illinois REALTORS® was a sponsor for a pair of receptions held for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The events, held in Chicago and Springfield, offered Illinois REALTORS® members a chance to meet agency officials, and state … Continue reading →

Chicago YPN raises more than $400 for Salvation Army

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:04pm
With 20 volunteers covering two locations, the Chicago Association of REALTORS® (CAR) Young Professionals Network raised $416.86 for the Salvation Army during Real Estate Ring Day last Friday. Volunteers rang bells to encourage shoppers to put money in the Salvation … Continue reading →

Poll: Evanston residents cool to idea of energy benchmarking

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 7:32am
A plan to force building owners in Evanston to report energy usage under a city proposal might want to heed the results of an Illinois REALTOR® survey. Under the Evanston proposal, buildings which are larger than 20,000 square feet would … Continue reading →

Chris Bird offers free tax tips Dec. 19 on Facebook Live

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:00pm
Join former IRS agent Chris Bird at 1 p.m. Dec. 19 on Facebook Live as he explains how REALTORS® can maximize their tax benefits now and in the new year during “Ten Tax Tips for REALTORS®.” You may have attended … Continue reading →

Champaign County REALTORS® blanket 9 organizations with support

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 9:00am
The Champaign County Association of REALTORS® (CCAR) donated 228 new blankets through its Bundles of Warmth program to nine area charities and nonprofit organizations, including seven in Champaign and one in Urbana. The Champaign organizations are: Restoration Ministry, Salt and … Continue reading →

Dolan and friends keep feeding Aurora food pantry

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 11:26am
One of the most inspiring people Aurora-area REALTOR® Brian Dolan has ever met was the late Marie Wilkinson of Aurora. Described as a social activist and credited with helping Illinois pass the state’s first Fair Housing Ordinance in 1968, Wilkinson … Continue reading →

REALTOR® Jim Kinney named to state’s Bicentennial Commission

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 6:24pm
Illinois REALTOR® Jim Kinney was named to the Illinois Bicentennial Commission Friday by Gov. Bruce Rauner, placing him on a 51-member panel which will shape the state’s 200th birthday celebration. Kinney, vice president for luxury sales at Baird & Warner … Continue reading →

Next legal webinar features ‘Recent Case Reviews, Legislation and Year-end Items’

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 2:36pm
Members can login at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 for the final Illinois REALTORS® Legal Webinar of 2016, “Recent Case Reviews, Legislation and Year-end Items.” Join Illinois REALTORS® Legal Helpline Attorney Jeff Baker and Legal Hotline Attorney Betsy Urbance for … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: U.S. economy adds jobs, unemployment rate falls to nine-year low

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 11:52am
November brought jobs growth with the U.S. Labor Department reporting the creation of 178,000 new jobs. At the same time, the nation’s unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent, the lowest rate since August 2007, reports The Wall Street Journal in … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS®: Now’s the time to check your contact information

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 4:00pm
Whether you’ve moved, changed your name, added a phone or changed your email address, this is the perfect time to contact your local association and make sure all your contact information is up-to-date. If you start with your local association, … Continue reading →