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Application deadline for Illinois REALTOR® Board of Directors is June 14

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 2:15pm
The deadline to submit an application to serve a three-year term on the Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors is Tuesday, June 14. Here’s the application. If you have questions, contact Becky Carraher at 217-391-4803 or via email rcarraher@illinoisrealtors.org.

NAR issues Call For Action about expanding FHA condo opportunities

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 11:58am
Illinois REALTORS® – Ask your U.S. senator to bring H.R. 3700 to the floor of the U.S. Senate for a vote so that changes can be made to the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) condominium loan program, federal assisted housing programs … Continue reading →

RASI members show their American spirit

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 11:31am
Illinois REALTORS® can submit selfies in front of American flags, pose in costume, decorate their businesses or come up with their own patriotic settings for “REALTORS® Love Red, White and Blue.” Now through June 30, members can submit their June … Continue reading →

Make time for the Illinois REALTORS® Legal Webinar Thursday morning

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 10:30am
“Insurance Coverage and Products for Real Estate Brokers” is the featured topic during the Illinois REALTORS® Legal Webinar at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Space is limited for the WebEx meeting and members must login to join the webinar with Illinois REALTORS® … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: New, younger REALTORS® joining the industry

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 10:26am
In a new industry trend, there is a growing number of younger REALTORS® entering the business, according to the 2016 National Association of REALTORS® Member Profile. The median age of the average REALTOR® has fallen to 53 years old, a … Continue reading →

Chismarick finds rewards helping Streator-area women and children

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 6:30am
When the Streator Kiwanis Club welcomed Beckie Chismarick as its first female member in 1987, a great relationship began to take root between the non-profit organization, the community and a local woman who has become a positive force in helping … Continue reading →

Flag Day gives you another chance to show your American pride

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 12:18pm
Tuesday marks the celebration of Flag Day, and Illinois REALTORS will proudly fly the “Stars and Stripes” to commemorate the day our country officially recognized a national flag, June 14,1777. If you take pictures this week that capture a patriotic theme, send them to redwhiteblue@illinoisrealtors.org for … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: HouseLogic talks to REALTORS® about what they look for in a home

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 12:35pm
Ever wonder how real estate professionals approach the housing search when they are looking for a home of their own? HouseLogic talked to four agents, including Illinois REALTORS® Treasurer Matt Difanis of Champaign and REALTOR® Grigory Pekarsky of Chicago to … Continue reading →

Five questions with Illinois REALTORS® new EVP, Luke Bell

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 7:30am
Following his first week with Illinois REALTORS®, Executive Vice President Luke Bell revealed information about his family life, experience, his interests and what he looks forward to in Illinois. He joins our association after 10 years with Kansas REALTORS®, where … Continue reading →

Updated State Legislation Tracking Report provides summaries on nearly 200 bills

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:55pm
Illinois REALTORS® can login and check the latest version of the 2016 State Legislation Tracking Report (Members only) for the latest information on nearly 200 bills considered by the Illinois General Assembly since January. The Illinois REALTORS® Governmental Affairs team has … Continue reading →

Registration begins for NICAR CIPS class

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:38pm
Commercial REALTORS® interested in international real estate and working with foreign buyers will have a unique learning opportunity in September. The Northern Illinois Commercial Association of REALTORS® will host the first commercially-focused Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Institute on the … Continue reading →

Six days left to buy Illinois ROTY banquet tickets

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 3:16pm
If you’re planning to honor the 2016 Illinois REALTOR® of the Year Chris Read and 25 local ROTYs from across the state, the deadline to purchase tickets for the 35th Annual REALTOR® of the Year (ROTY) Banquet is June 15. … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: DuPage Homeownership Center to honor Goodwin

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 10:31am
Daniel L. Goodwin, Chairman and CEO for the Inland Real Estate Group, Inc., will receive the 2016 Robert Christ Affordable Housing Award by the DuPage Homeownership Center tonight in Glen Ellyn. The award recognizes his extraordinary commitment and contributions to … Continue reading →

Photos from 2016 Leadership Training Academy

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 3:57pm
Check the photos of the 2016 Illinois REALTORS® Leadership Training Academy, which met in Springfield Tuesday for media training at the Illinois REALTORS® Headquarters. Julie J. Roth (Berkshire Hathaway Snyder R.E., Champaign) is the chair of the Leadership Development Working … Continue reading →

Send in your patriotic REALTOR® photos!

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:44am
Illinois REALTORS® love the American flag and the freedoms it represents, so submit the patriotic photos you take during June for our “REALTORS® Love Red, White and Blue” photo galleries on this blog! From now through June 30, members can … Continue reading →

Make time for the Illinois REALTORS® Legal Webinar June 16

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:00am
“Insurance Coverage and Products for Brokers” is the featured topic during the Illinois REALTORS® Legal Webinar at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 16. Space is limited for the WebEx meeting and members must login to join the webinar with Illinois REALTORS® … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Realtor.com offers tips for getting your home ready for a showing fast

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 9:37am
In a hurry to get your listed home ready for a showing? Realtor.com and REALTOR® Leigh Brown offer five quick tips in the video, “How to get your home ready for a showing in 10 minutes or less.” In other … Continue reading →

Eight days left to buy Illinois REALTOR® of the Year banquet tickets

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 8:32am
June 15 is the last day you can buy tickets to attend the 35th Annual REALTOR® of the Year (ROTY) Banquet June 21 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. The event will honor the 2016 Illinois REALTOR® of … Continue reading →

Freeport REALTOR® gains support for local Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 6:00am
Freeport REALTOR® Tim Davenport and his friends stepped up production for a local charity this year and enjoyed themselves in the process. After several years of making donations to Big Brothers Big sisters of Northwestern Illinois, the REALTOR® Association of … Continue reading →

REALTORS® get value through advocacy, ombudsmen, license law changes; Bell joins team

Sat, 06/04/2016 - 10:00am
During the last week, Illinois REALTORS® successfully advocated for changes to the state’s Real Estate License Act of 2000, discussed improvements to the volunteer ombudsman program and welcomed Executive Vice President Luke Bell to the association staff. Read about these … Continue reading →