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The hashtag winner for the 100th Anniversary contest; start using it now

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 2:23pm
Illinois REALTORS® selected from among a number of hashtags to use throughout the year on social media. The winner was revealed by 2016 IAR President Mike Drews at an inaugural gala held in Oak Brook Hills on Oct. 6, 2015. … Continue reading →

Drews becomes IAR president; logo celebrates IAR’s 100 years

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 7:40am
IAR’s 2016 President Mike Drews told REALTORS® that the association would enter its 100th year with a special anniversary logo. Drews was formally installed as president at the Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 inaugural at the Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort … Continue reading →

Images at Public Policy & Government Affairs Member Involvement Group Meeting

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 3:53pm
More than 175 Illinois REALTORS attended the IAR Public Policy & Government Affairs Member Involvement Group meeting Tuesday afternoon at the October Business Meetings at the Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center in Oak Brook, Ill. Chairman Ron Abrams … Continue reading →

REALTORS® honored for service with Presidential Medallions

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 3:44pm
Six people were honored for service to the Illinois Association of REALTORS® on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at a meeting of the Board of Directors. The Presidential Medallions were handed out by outgoing IAR President Jim Kinney at the meeting … Continue reading →

Teamwork makes RPAC Phone-a-thon successful

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 2:26pm
Check out these photos from today’s REALTORS® Political Action Committee Phone-a-thon at the IAR October Business Meetings at the Chicago-Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center in Oak Brook, Ill. Note: Contributions are not deductible for charitable purposes. The Illinois … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Despite rebounding home prices, affordability still runs high

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 10:01am
Housing affordability for today’s homebuyers remains strong. In fact, U.S. housing affordability in the first quarter of this year was at its highest level in two years, even as home prices outpaced wage growth, according to a new report from … Continue reading →

Board Leadership Forum gathers to share information

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 9:33am
On Tuesday morning, local association leaders gathered at the IAR October Business Meetings to share information about their organizations, assess strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. The sessions — held at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center in Oak … Continue reading →

REbarcamp gives Illinois REALTORS 10 ways to learn more from each other

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 4:14pm
During October Business Meetings Monday, Illinois REALTORS broke into 10 quick-hitting discussions to exchange ideas with each other during REbarcamp at the Hilton Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center. They helped choose the topics of discussion, including: Branding … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Gearing up to buy a home? Here’s a checklist to help you get ready

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 10:54am
If you are getting ready to buy your first home, this 12-month, first-time homebuyer checklist from HouseLogic outlines everything you need to do to prepare and gives you a timeline to stay on track. For example at 12 months out, … Continue reading →

Anniversary hashtag voting ends at noon Tuesday

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 6:00am
Vote for IAR’s official 100-year anniversary hashtag by Tuesday morning if you’d like to influence the final decision. The winning hashtag will be announced at the IAR Business Meetings and Inaugural Gala sometime after noon Tuesday at the Hilton Chicago/Oak … Continue reading →

Will you join the fun at REbarcamp?

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 4:15pm
Register today for the Monday afternoon Illinois REbarcamp and you’ll add to the list of 170 REALTORS® who already plan to attend during the IAR Business Meetings at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort. The can’t-miss event – powered by … Continue reading →

New book offers REALTOR® safety tips for discount

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:00pm
Place your order today for “The Little Red Book: Safety Rules to Live by for REALTORS®,” and you can save 10 percent on the member price for the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) ideal safety resource. Created with input from … Continue reading →

Two Illinois REALTORS® to be honored with SRES Outstanding Service Award

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 9:14am
Two Illinois REALTORS® have been selected as recipients of the 2015 SRES Outstanding Service Award for work on senior housing issues. The Senior Real Estate Specialist designation is held by REALTORS® who have gone through training to meet the housing … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Signs show housing is shifting to a buyer’s market

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 9:04am
This fall is a good time to be a homebuyer. Home prices are affordable and the seasonal shift means homes may take a little longer to sell than in the summer, giving potential buyers more negotiating leverage, according to Jonathan … Continue reading →

NAR honors Goodwin and four other Good Neighbor winners

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 10:24am
Illinois REALTOR® Daniel L. Goodwin, chairman and chief executive officer for the Inland Real Estate Group, Inc., of Oak Brook, was named today as one of five REALTOR® Magazine’s 2015 Good Neighbor Award winners. Goodwin, a member of the NAR … Continue reading →

Watch for Illinois REALTOR® story about Kinney scholarships

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 9:00am
Every year, the number of college students who have benefited from a James M. Kinney Scholarship goes up.  In the October issue of Illinois REALTOR®, find out how many and why the scholarship’s namesake – our 2015 IAR president – … Continue reading →

6 things you need to remember about TRID before Oct. 3

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 7:00am
By Jeffrey T. Baker The new Integrated Disclosure rule, or TRID, as the industry refers to it, will change the process of borrowing to buy a home and thus will directly impact how Illinois brokers get from contract to closing. … Continue reading →

Chicago chapter of NAREB collaborates to serve consumers

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 2:30pm
The Dearborn Realtist Board (DREB), which is a chapter of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, a sister organization has come together with other industry partners to host a consumer event this week. Tracey Taylor, DREB President is excited … Continue reading →

Next 10 general admission registrants for Vertex 15 Conference get extras

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 2:03pm
Register today for the Vertex 15 Conference, a day-long event Oct. 22 at the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling, put together by the North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS®. The next 10 registrations before Oct. 5 will include access to … Continue reading →

You’re Invited – Illinois REbarcamp Powered by YPN!

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 12:43pm
Over 120 members are registered for Illinois REbarcamp 2015! Are you one of them? Register today to learn the latest digital trends, business and marketing tips and what’s happening now and next in the industry. An After Party Networking Reception is to … Continue reading →