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Planting the right trees can help your clients sell

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:00pm
You can help clients improve the curb appeal of their homes by educating yourself about the pros and cons of available trees in the area. According to houselogic.com, the Bradford Pear and Sweetgum are just two examples of trees to … Continue reading →

YPN brings enthusiasm and takes experience back from the Capitol

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 5:27pm
State Rep. Marcus Evans (Illinois 33rd District) engaged in a lively question-and-answer session with visiting members of Illinois YPN at the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday afternoon. Illinois YPN Chair REALTOR® Rebecca Thomson and GAD Kris Anderson introduced Rep. Evans and … Continue reading →

Matt Difanis named 2016 IAR Treasurer nominee

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 5:26pm
Congratulations to Champaign REALTOR® Matt Difanis, who was selected as the 2016 Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR) Treasurer nominee on Tuesday afternoon as Illinois REALTORS® met in Springfield for the annual IAR Capitol Conference. Difanis, a partner with the RE/MAX … Continue reading →

IAR Lobby Day Action

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:27pm

Schneider looks to good relationship with Illinois REALTORS®

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:47pm
Illinois REALTORS® will find the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to be as unobtrusive as possible, said IDFPR Secretary Bryan A. Schneider at the IAR Legislative Briefing. Citing his experience as a lawyer, Schneider said he understands the … Continue reading →

Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin speaks to Illinois REALTORS®

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:20pm
Illinois political leaders face a daunting task when it comes to the state’s ongoing budget issues this spring, but the time has come when hard decisions must be made, Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin told a group of Illinois … Continue reading →

IAR Capitol Conference kicks off in Springfield

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:49am
Hundreds of Illinois REALTORS® are arriving in Springfield Tuesday for the annual Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR) Capitol Conference. IAR members will meet with Illinois legislators to lobby on the legislative issues important to the industry. #PowerofR

Understanding why residents want to move

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 5:50pm
Many renters are fed up with their housing, and seek a transition to becoming homeowners, according to a report published in REALTOR® Mag. What does that mean for you as a REALTOR®? You have the opportunity to help these prospective … Continue reading →

Group working on plans for IAR’s 100th anniversary meets in Springfield

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:54pm
Members of the task force assigned to help IAR come up with plans to mark its 100th anniversary met in Springfield on April 13, 2015. IAR is among the oldest organizations in the REALTOR® community, and the task force is … Continue reading →

REALTORS® – Get free NAR Fair Housing Poster

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:17pm
Use the 2015 NAR Fair Housing Poster to remind visitors your office supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act all year. You can download the poster and print it if you like. Or you share it on Facebook, Twitter … Continue reading →

IAR collecting funds for tornado victims; other associations working to provide aid

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 9:28am
IAR is joining the effort to help with disaster recovery in the wake of tornados that swept through the state Thursday. The state association joins other local REALTOR® associations in helping those in the northern part of Illinois who saw … Continue reading →