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Three things real estate agents should know before arming themselves

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:26pm
The horrible news out of Arkansas where REALTOR® Beverly Carter was killed during a showing has prompted a lot of discussion in the industry about carrying a weapon for protection. After all, REALTORS® often meet people they don’t know, and … Continue reading →

Enter RPAC raffle before Oct. 10 deadline

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 1:31pm
IAR members can meet their financial commitments to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) by making contributions to the RPAC Cash Raffle this week.  The deadline is 11:59 p.m. Friday (Oct. 10). Or, if you have already given, here’s a … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Consumers feeling more positive about the housing market

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 8:58am
Sixty-eight percent of Americans say now is a good time to buy a home, a four-percentage-point jump compared to August, according to Fannie Mae’s September National Housing Survey. Consumers are also feeling more optimistic about the economy in general, the … Continue reading →

Support these REALTORS® on Election Day, Nov. 4

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 1:24pm
If you live in the 62nd District for the Illinois House of Representatives, northwest of Chicago in Lake County, REALTOR® Rep. Sam Yingling (D) of Grayslake is running for re-election.  The Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) – with input … Continue reading →

Reminder: Protect your data with Cyber Security webinar at 10 a.m. Oct. 7

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:20pm
Take steps to prevent someone from obtaining your personal data and that of your clients.  Tune into a free webinar tomorrow with Kristina V. Dorville, Department of Homeland Security National Cyber Security Division. IAR is providing the webinar from 10 … Continue reading →

Five reasons to register Oct. 7 to vote in November

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:19am
Probably the most important reason to register to vote is to make sure your voice as a REALTOR® can be heard during the Nov. 4 general election.  Register by Tuesday (Oct. 7) so you can vote next month. If you’re … Continue reading →

NAR: Confidence in the industry climbs for real estate firms

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:29am
The majority — 66 percent — of residential U.S. real estate firms are optimistic about the industry and expect to see improved profitability in the next year, according to the 2014 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Real Estate Firms. … Continue reading →