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Register for Nov. 3 YPN reception before it sells out

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:55pm
Illinois REALTORS® planning to attend the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Chicago in early November should register for the popular Young Professionals Networking Reception as soon as possible. It is one of several special events that require a separate ticket … Continue reading →

1031 Like-Kind Exchange topic of summit featuring Illinois REALTORS®’ Wagner

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:31pm
Illinois REALTORS® Treasurer Dan Wagner was a panelist at a Missouri REALTORS® business summit on Tuesday, speaking on the necessity of preserving the 1031 Like-Kind Exchange. Wagner, who is senior vice president for industry relations at The Inland Real Estate … Continue reading →

Oak Park Area Association to celebrate 100th anniversary tonight

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:44am
The Oak Park Area Association of REALTORS® will celebrate its 100th anniversary tonight at its “100th Anniversary Plus Installation Ceremony” at the 19th Century Club in Oak Park. The event will feature dinner, dancing, drinks, memorabilia and a slide show … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Is more housing inventory coming?

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:19am
Information in Fannie Mae’s August Home Purchase Sentiment Index seems to indicate that a larger number of consumers may be interested in moving, reports the National Association of REALTORS® in REALTOR® Mag. The number of consumers who thought August was a … Continue reading →

Hamilton tickets offered as prizes for Illinois Bicentennial video contest; deadline Sept. 30

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 3:42pm
Illinois high school and college students can win one of 100 pairs of Hamilton tickets by entering the Illinois Bicentennial “Something to Learn About Illinois History” video contest by Sept. 30. Entrants must create and submit an original, 45-to-60-second video … Continue reading →

Tickets still available for 101st Inaugural Gala Oct. 12

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 10:44am
Illinois REALTORS® can still purchase tickets for the 101st Inaugural Gala, Oct. 12 at the Chicago Marriott Naperville, honoring 2018 incoming President Matt Difanis. Inaugural tickets are available for $95 each through the Illinois REALTORS® Store. The reception begins at … Continue reading →

Carpenter represents Illinois REALTORS® on trade mission to Japan

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 7:23am
Illinois REALTORS® President Doug Carpenter traveled to Japan late last week as part of a trade mission to encourage foreign investment in Illinois. Carpenter, who is finishing out his term as president, traveled with Illinois REALTORS® CEO Gary Clayton on … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® donates $50,000 for Texas hurricane relief

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 7:02am
Illinois REALTORS®’ leadership has approved sending $50,000 to the Texas Association of REALTORS® to help with that organization’s relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Illinois REALTORS® 2017 Treasurer Dan Wagner made the announcement in Dallas on Thursday. Illinois … Continue reading →

Goal reached: 20 percent of Illinois REALTORS® push for NFIP extension

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 10:42am
More than 20 percent of Illinois REALTORS® responded to NAR’s Call for Action on the National Flood Insurance Program, a tally of responses shows. The responses pushed the association past the finish line goal of having a more than 20 … Continue reading →

North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS® swears in 2018 officers

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 3:08pm
More than 200 members of the North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS® (NSBAR) attended its 98th Annual Awards & Installation Luncheon on Sept. 7 at the Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling. The 2018 NSBAR Board of Directors includes: President Ian … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: No surprise that REALTORS® are among Harvey’s Heroes

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 3:00am
The National Association of REALTORS® reports numerous instances of REALTORS® helping Hurricane Harvey victims in the Houston area and provides perspective from New Orleans real estate professionals who endured Hurricane Katrina. In other headlines: Stop Chasing Leads and Start Managing … Continue reading →

Last call for Call for Action: Tell lawmakers NFIP extension is critical

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 3:54pm
The National Association of REALTORS® Call for Action is winding down, as U.S. House members are expected to take up a measure soon to extend the National Flood Insurance Program. The Senate passed a stop-gap, three-month extension on Thursday. NAR … Continue reading →

DR Legal News: Read about top legal hotline queries so far this year

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 1:40pm
During the first six months of 2017, the Illinois REALTORS® Legal Hotline received the most questions about agency issues, according to the September issue of Designated REALTOR® Legal News. The second most popular category of questions was contracts to purchase, … Continue reading →

Price homes with confidence! Take Mastering the CMA with Lynn Madison September 28, 2017

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 1:15pm
Are you projecting the best price for your clients’ property? Start pricing homes with confidence! Take the Mastering the CMA course with Lynn Madison on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Three Rivers Association of REALTORS®. Learn how to determine the … Continue reading →

5 ideas for REALTOR® safety involving vehicles

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:16pm
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) designates September as REALTOR® Safety Month and offers the following year-round tips about safety on the road: Save serious discussions for a time when you are not driving. It’s important that you do not … Continue reading →

These numbers explain urgency, scope and value of national flood insurance issue

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 7:00am
Illinois REALTORS® have many reasons to support the re-authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, and this graphic explains why many have already responded to the National Association of REALTORS® Call for Action. If you haven’t responded yet, please take … Continue reading →

13 local REALTOR® associations pass goal for supporting flood program; more to come

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:16pm
Thanks to the continuing support of Illinois REALTORS®, members of Congress are receiving more emails urging re-authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) by Sept. 30. If you’ve not yet responded, click here. Through Monday, 13 local associations had … Continue reading →

IRRF, NAR aid available to Northern Illinois flood victims

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:30pm
Illinois REALTORS®, help us share the news that the Illinois REALTORS® Relief Foundation and the National Association of Realtors® Relief Foundation are still offering disaster relief assistance and aid to those affected by July’s severe flooding in Northern Illinois. Funds are … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® closed on Labor Day

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:00am
Illinois REALTORS® will be closed Sept. 4 in observance of Labor Day. The association will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Have a safe holiday, everyone.

Nearly 11 percent of Illinois REALTORS® have answered NFIP Call for Action

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 10:51am
Illinois REALTORS® have been busy urging members of Congress to re-authorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). According to results Thursday afternoon, 11 percent of the association’s members had taken action by sending a message to their congressional representatives. Among … Continue reading →