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Introducing IAR’s Leadership Team for 2015

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 8:31am
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® celebrated the transition of its leadership for the new year as REALTOR® Jim Kinney, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, of Chicago, was installed as the 2015 president of the association on Saturday. Kinney is the vice … Continue reading →

Laurie Moore-Moore with tips for tapping into the luxury housing market #GameOnIAR

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 3:17pm
Every agent can tap into the luxury housing market in his or her community, says Laurie Moore-Moore, founder and CEO of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and closing session speaker at the IAR Fall Conference on Saturday in Chicago. … Continue reading →

Tenney: Find success by living to serve #GameOnIAR

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 12:32pm
While it might seem counterintuitive, being selfless and committed to helping others can be the surest way to find personal success, says Matt Tenney, a former prisoner and monk turned social entreupener who spoke to Illinois REALTORS® Saturday during the … Continue reading →

Elizabeth Dozier: Make a difference in your community #GameOnIAR

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 12:24pm
The difference between success and failure and bringing change to your community can start with small steps and changes. Elizabeth Dozier, principal of Chicago’s Fenger High School, shared her story of success and encouraged others to do the same at … Continue reading →

IAR thanks Inaugural Gala sponsors

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 12:05pm
  The Illinois Association of REALTORS® would like to thank all 10 sponsors of the 98th Annual Inaugural Gala at the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo Saturday night in Chicago. The sponsors included (with Expo booth numbers in parentheses): … Continue reading →

Thank you, Century 21

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 10:33am
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® would like to thank Century 21 Real Estate LLC for Matt Tenney’s presentation at the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo today in Chicago. Century 21, located in booths 302 and 304 in the Expo, … Continue reading →

Rauner talks economy and real estate with Illinois REALTORS®

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 10:22am
Illinois needs to do more to help Illinois businesses, which in turn will strengthen the Illinois economy, said Bruce Rauner, the Republican candidate for Illinois governor who spoke to Illinois REALTORS® at the IAR Fall Conference Saturday. One element of … Continue reading →

Bruce Rauner meets with Illinois REALTORS® in Chicago

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 10:00am
GOP candidate for governor Bruce Rauner met with Illinois REALTORS® on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Rauner’s appearance came after a Friday visit with REALTORS® by Gov. Pat Quinn.

IAR appreciates PNC Mortgage

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 9:05am
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® would like to thank PNC Mortgage for Elizabeth Dozier’s presentation at the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo today at McCormick Place in Chicago. PNC Mortgage, in booths 110 and 209 of the Expo, provides … Continue reading →

Supply and demand shifts to a stronger landlord market #GameOnIAR

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:28pm
The commercial real estate market is seeing an uptick and one trend to watch is the shift to a market that is more favorable to landlords. A panel of commercial real estate professionals discussed the latest trends in the retail … Continue reading →

Thank you, MORe for sponsoring Commercial Panel

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 3:35pm
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® would like to thank the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (MORe) for the Commercial Panel at the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo today in Chicago. The discussion focused on “The Retail World from the Perspective … Continue reading →

See who was at IAR’s Expo in Chicago

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 2:16pm

IAR thanks Capital Professional Insurance Managers

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 2:02pm
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® would like to thank Capital Professional Insurance Managers (CPIM) for Marki Lemons-Ryhal’s continuing education course at the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo today in Chicago. CPIM will have representatives at Booth 521 in the … Continue reading →

Thank you, PNC Mortgage

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 2:02pm
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® would like to thank PNC Mortgage for Ashton Gustafson’s afternoon session at the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo in Chicago. PNC Mortgage, located in booths 110 and 209 at the Expo, provides financing for … Continue reading →

What happens if I’m the designated buyer’s agent for two people seeking the same property?

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:19pm
Article 15 of the Real Estate License Act provides that a disclosure needs to be given by a designated agent to two or more buyers when contemporaneous offers are being made for the same property. This would apply both in … Continue reading →

Gustafson offers business tips to cut through the noise #GameOnIAR

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:02pm
In his opening session for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®  Fall Conference &  Expo, trainer Ashton Gustafson offered tips for what he called “making music out of all the noise in the world.” Agents can stand out from the crowd … Continue reading →

Gov. Pat Quinn opens IAR Conference & Expo

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:55am

Gov. Quinn: More funding for Welcome Home Illinois

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 9:44am
Since April 1, the state’s newest mortgage program, Welcome Home Illinois, has approved 6,320 mortgages to qualifying first-time Illinois home buyers, Gov. Pat Quinn told REALTORS®  Friday at the IAR Fall Conference & Expo. Quinn, who is running for re-election … Continue reading →

Thanks, Fifth Third Mortgage

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 9:03am
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® would like to thank Fifth Third Mortgage for Ashton Gustafson’s session at the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo this morning in Chicago. Fifth Third Mortgage, located at Booth 402 in the Expo, provides a … Continue reading →