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Choose what to attend at the Conference & Expo

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 9:23am
Illinois REALTORS® can still register to attend a part of or the entire REALTOR® Conference & Expo, Nov. 3-6 at the McCormick Place West Building in Chicago. Visit the registration page and members will see how many different options they … Continue reading →

VIDEO: Watch the inauguration of new officers and board of directors

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 8:37am
New officers, including President Matt Difanis, President-Elect Dan Wagner and Treasurer Ed Neaves, along with the new board of directors, were sworn in at the Inaugural Gala during last week’s October Business Meetings at the Chicago Marriott Naperville. Watch the … Continue reading →

Difanis wants REALTORS® diverse talents to shine through

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 7:33am
Go to an Illinois REALTORS® event and you just might see 2018 President Matt Difanis with a camera in his hands, taking photos of colleagues and friends. But as you’ll find in the magazine article, “Celebrating the diverse talents of … Continue reading →

This photo gallery features the best from October Business Meetings

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 1:40pm
In today’s blog post, we’ll give you a glimpse of the Illinois REALTORS® October Business Meetings through photographs taken at the Chicago Marriott Naperville last week. You can see photos taken during the Inaugural Gala: You can see images from … Continue reading →

Shinners, Borgwald remembered for association leadership

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:19pm
Illinois REALTORS® paused last week to remember the life and work of two association executives who died in 2017. Margery Shinners, former CEO of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®, and Debra Borgwald, association executive of the Danville Board of REALTORS® … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® approves three-year strategic plan

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:17pm
The Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors gave its approval to a plan that will guide the association for the next three years at its business meetings in Naperville last week. The outline is the result of more than a year … Continue reading →

Recapping the October Business Meetings

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:03pm
Last week at the Illinois REALTORS® October Business Meetings, a new leadership team and board of directors were sworn-in, some members were honored for their service and plans were approved for special projects. Check out the photos and catch up … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors approve 2018 committee chairs and vice chairs

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:13am
On Oct. 12, the Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors voted to accept nominations for chairs and vice chairs of 2018 committees at the October Business Meetings. These individuals help shape the association’s policies, make recommendations to the board and aim … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® welcomes 6 new board members

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 3:17pm
The Illinois REALTORS® welcomed six new members to its Board of Directors Thursday as the entire board was installed during the Inaugural Gala. All six were appointed to three-year terms: Nicholas Apostal, Jeffrey Barkstall, Ayn Bartok, Michael Gobber, Matt Silver … Continue reading →

Difanis sworn-in as president of Illinois REALTORS® 2018 leadership team

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 9:29am
The Illinois REALTORS® celebrated the installation of its new leadership team Thursday night as Matt Difanis, ABR, CIPS, GRI, of Mahomet was sworn-in as the 2018 President. The ceremonies were part of the association’s Inaugural Gala at the Chicago Marrriott … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® talk politics, global business and more Thursday in Naperville

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 3:15pm
Enjoy these photos taken during the Illinois REALTORS® October Business Meetings Thursday at the Chicago Marriott Naperville. You’ll see photos from sessions for the Global Business Council, the REALTORS® Political Involvement Committee, the Commercial-Industrial-Investment Committee and the Public Policy & … Continue reading →

REALTORS® honored with Presidential Medallions for service at board meeting

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 3:14pm
Six Illinois REALTORS´® were honored for service to the association on Thursday as recipients of Presidential Medallions. The awards are given by the outgoing association president at their final board meeting. 2017 President Doug Carpenter announced the awards at the … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® meets key benchmarks for political involvement

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:37pm
Illinois REALTORS®’ Political Involvement Committee met Thursday in Naperville to discuss successes in the past year. Among highlights. Illinois REALTORS® are more likely to be registered voters when compared to the overall voting age population. Eighty-six percent of REALTORS® are … Continue reading →

Plaza, writing contest among highlights for Bicentennial celebration

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 8:30am
Illinois REALTORS® Bicentennial Task Force members got updates on a number of projects on Wednesday, not the least of which was the association’s commemorative plaza being built in Springfield. Construction work recently began on the Bicentennial Plaza- A REALTOR® Community Partnership, … Continue reading →

REEF raised $10,000 at Fall Business Meetings fundraiser

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 7:39am
Illinois REALTORS® pitched in to help support real estate education at a fundraiser that married the Cubs game, a bags tournament and mans chances to win wine. The Real Estate Education Foundation held the “Fun-raiser” as part of the Fall … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® honors 2 association presidents for service posthumously

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 7:08am
Two Illinois REALTORS® presidents were honored for their service at a meeting of the association’s Advisory Council held on Wednesday in Naperville. Proclamations were read outlining their work and contributions to the real estate industry as part of the program … Continue reading →

Diverse discussions draw REALTORS® to Illinois Young Professionals Network

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:33pm
The ability to choose from a variety of discussion topics drew about 50 Illinois REALTORS® to the Illinois Young Professionals Network NonCon Wednesday afternoon. Participants broke into smaller groups led by YPN Advisory Board members, Illinois REALTORS® 2018 President Matt … Continue reading →

Leadership Development class presents on REALTOR® advocacy

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:48am
The Illinois REALTORS® Leadership Development Class presented its suggestions for promoting the association’s advocacy efforts as part of the Fall Business Meetings in Naperville on Wednesday. Class members made suggestions on how to best promote programs in areas ranging from … Continue reading →

Bicentennial video contest deadline extended to Oct. 31 for Illinois high school and college students

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:51am
  Illinois REALTORS® can contact local high schools and colleges and notify local news media that the deadline for entries in the “Something to Learn About Illinois History” Video Contest has been extended to Oct. 31. Go to www.illinois200.com to … Continue reading →

Two seeking NAR’s top office visit Illinois REALTORS®

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:00pm
Illinois REALTORS®’ representatives met with two candidates vying to lead the National Association of REALTORS® at the association’s Fall Business Meetings. Sherri Meadows and Charlie Oppler interviewed as part of their push to become president of the National Association of … Continue reading →