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Opportunity Races: Vote for Sen. Forby and Schmipf

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 8:00am
The Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Trustees want you to vote for state Sen. Gary Forby for the 59th Senate District and Paul Schmipf for the 58th Senate District in the Nov. 8 general election. Forby and Schimpf have … Continue reading →

Carpenter sworn-in as president of Illinois REALTORS®’ new leadership team

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 7:36am
The Illinois REALTORS® celebrated the installation of its new leadership team Thursday night as Doug Carpenter, ABR, AHWD, GRI, SFR, of Mokena was sworn-in as the 2017 President. The ceremonies were part of the association’s Inaugural Gala at the Chicago Marriott … Continue reading →

Wagner joins Illinois REALTORS® leadership team after board vote

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 8:37pm
Dan Wagner, who has served in numerous local, state and national REALTOR® capacities, was named to Illinois REALTORS® leadership team as treasurer on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. Wagner, senior vice president for government relations at the Oak Brook-based Inland Real Estate … Continue reading →

Five honored for service with Presidential Medallions at board meeting

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 5:52pm
Five Illinois REALTORS® were recognized for their work for the association and the industry on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. The presidential medallions were presented by 2016 Illinois REALTORS® President Mike Drews. It is customary for the outgoing association president to honor … Continue reading →

Public Policy and Governmental Affairs MIG shows work of many for REALTOR issues

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 3:46pm
Whether discussing legislation before the Illinois General Assembly and the U.S. Congress, Housing Policy or reports from all the local Governmental Affairs Directors, the Illinois REALTORS Public Policy and Governmental Affairs Major Investment Group meeting provided plenty of information for … Continue reading →

Dan Wagner Installed as Treasurer of Illinois REALTORS®

IAR News - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 1:23pm
Date:  October 7, 2016 Intro: 

REALTOR® Dan Wagner, of Wheaton, installed as the 2017 Treasurer of Illinois REALTORS®.

FOR RELEASE: October 7, 2016

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Matt Difanis Installed as President-Elect of Illinois REALTORS®

IAR News - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 1:15pm
Date:  October 7, 2016 Intro: 

Matt Difanis, ABR, GRI, of Mahomet installed as the 2017 President-elect of Illinois REALTORS®. 

FOR RELEASE: October 7, 2016

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Doug Carpenter Installed as President of Illinois REALTORS®

IAR News - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 1:00pm
Date:  October 7, 2016 Intro: 

Doug Carpenter, ABR, AHWD, GRI, SFR, of Mokena installed as the 2017 President of Illinois REALTORS®. 

FOR RELEASE: October 7, 2016

Jon Broadbooks

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lllinois REALTORS Political Involvement Committee eyes November elections and beyond

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 12:46pm
Improving the number of members registered to vote, increasing the amount of members who respond to Calls for Action and enhancing the already efficient Broker Involvement Program were among the issues presented by the leaders of the Illinois REALTORS Political … Continue reading →

Leadership Development Program honors 2016 graduates

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 11:16am
Members of the Illinois REALTORS® 2016 class for the Leadership Development program were honored at the association’s business meetings in Naperville. The class members were given certificates at a meeting of the Professional Development Member Involvement Group, held Oct. 6, … Continue reading →

YPN Noncon Networking Reception Photo Gallery

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 10:20am
Following several hours of breakout discussions at the YPN Noncon ’16, Illinois REALTORS® got a chance to reconnect with friends at a reception in the Chicago Marriott Naperville.  

YPN Noncon ’16 features 12 discussions

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 10:00am
During the first day of October Business Meetings at the Chicago Marriott Naperville, Illinois REALTORS® joined Deena Zimmerman , Sam Powell, Carrie Bey-Little and several association staff members for wide open, freewheeling discussions at YPN Noncon ’16. Topics included: millennials, … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Mortgage rates remain steady and largely unchanged, Freddie Mac says

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 9:54am
Fixed mortgage rates were unchanged this week, with the 30-year, fixed-rate averaging 3.42 percent and a 15-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaging 2.72 percent, Freddie Mac reported this morning in a news release. “Over the past two weeks, mortgage rates have remained … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® past presidents welcome Drews as member

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 8:56am
2016 Illinois REALTORS® President Mike Drews was inducted into the ranks of the association’s past presidents on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at the Chicago Marriott Naperville. Drews, broker-associate with Charles B. Doss & Co. in Aurora, wraps up his year … Continue reading →

WCR installs state officers; Bey-Little becomes president

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 10/06/2016 - 8:43am
The Women’s Council of Realtors Illinois held their annual installation banquet in Naperville on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. The event featured an auction of items ranging from electronic gadgetry to a signed hockey puck from one of the Chicago Blackhawks. The … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Buying a home? Don’t make these down payment mistakes

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 11:03am
If you are gearing up to buy a home, then you’ll want to read, “Stop! 5 Things You Should Never Do With Your Down Payment,” from realtor.com. Learn how to avoid mistakes such as making big deposits at the last … Continue reading →

Champaign County REALTORS® to join MRED’s MLS system in 2017

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 10:07am
The Champaign County Association of REALTORS® announced Tuesday that it was joining Midwest Real Estate Data’s multiple listing service. The Champaign County association has more than 400 members, and becomes the 13th REALTOR® association to join with MRED, according to … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® Business Meetings kick off today in Naperville

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 9:49am
The Illinois REALTORS®’ October Business Meetings begin today at the Chicago Marriott Naperville and run through Thursday, with the Inaugural Gala honoring 2017 President Doug Carpenter as the conclusion. Find a meeting schedule and watch the Illinois REALTORS® blog for … Continue reading →

Opportunity Races: Vote for Rep. Bourne and Rep. Beiser

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 8:00am
The Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Trustees want you to vote for state Rep. Avery Bourne for the 95th House District and state Rep. Dan Beiser for the 111th House District in the Nov. 8 general election. Bourne and … Continue reading →

October magazine: Illinois REALTORS fight cyber crime

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:14pm
In “Help, we’ve been hacked,” Illinois REALTORS® explain the complex ways cyber criminals have tried to gain access to important personal information or conducted wire fraud scams with real estate transactions. But more importantly, they share ideas you can use … Continue reading →