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Help IRRF raise money for holiday flood victims

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 01/04/2016 - 5:30pm
The Illinois REALTORS® Relief Foundation has set up a campaign to raise $5,000 for the victims of the flooding that hit southern and central Illinois. IRRF, the charitable arm of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®, is accepting donations through a … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Chicago among top markets for smart homes

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 01/04/2016 - 9:55am
Homes with “smart home” features such as automated lighting, electronic locks, security systems and smart thermostats are becoming more popular with today’s homebuyers and Chicago ranks No. 7 in real estate markets when it comes to smart homes, according to … Continue reading →

Celebrate 100 years with IAR; resources available to help you mark milestone

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 01/04/2016 - 8:55am
This is a big year for IAR. The association celebrates 100 years of service to the state’s property owners. Such a momentous occasion calls for a show of pride, and IAR has a resource page which has everything you need to know … Continue reading →

How many Illinois REALTORS® serve on NAR committees?

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 11:10am
A total of 75 Illinois REALTORS® will serve on about 50 NAR committees, councils and forums in 2016, and about half of those IAR members devote time and energy to multiple groups. REALTOR® Dan Wagner (Senior Vice President of Government … Continue reading →

IAR offices close for New Year’s holiday

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 12:00pm
The Illinois Association of REALTOR® offices in Springfield close at noon today and will be closed all day Friday, Jan. 1 in observance of New Year’s Day. IAR offices will reopen at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4.  

Celebrating Illinois REALTORS® who made a difference in 2015: Crosby

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 10:55am
On Dec. 18, we started a recap of the noteworthy recognition Illinois REALTORS® received during the year because of the significant ways they impacted their colleagues, their communities and the marketplace. On a daily basis, we’ve provided links to some … Continue reading →

Celebrating Illinois REALTORS® who made a difference in 2015: Alonzo-Deubel

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 12/31/2015 - 8:00am
Let’s recap the recognition some Illinois REALTORS® received during the year because of the significant ways they impacted their colleagues, their communities and the marketplace. And because we couldn’t fit everyone in one blog post, let’s continue the conversation today … Continue reading →

Celebrating Illinois REALTORS® who made a difference in 2015: Tenggren

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 12/30/2015 - 2:00pm
Let’s recap the recognition some Illinois REALTORS® received during the year because of the significant ways they impacted their colleagues, their communities and the marketplace. And because we couldn’t fit everyone in one blog post, let’s continue the conversation today … Continue reading →

NSBAR Volunteer Days help township food pantry

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 12/30/2015 - 12:00pm
Six members of North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS® (NSBAR) helped organize food donations and created holiday bags of food at the Cuba Township Food Pantry in Barrington, IL on Dec. 10. The activities were part of NSBAR’s Volunteer Days. Each … Continue reading →

Celebrating Illinois REALTORS® who made a difference in 2015: Goodwin

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 12/30/2015 - 11:17am
Let’s recap the recognition some Illinois REALTORS® received during the year because of the significant ways they impacted their colleagues, their communities and the marketplace. And because we couldn’t fit everyone in one blog post, let’s continue the conversation today … Continue reading →

Greater Gateway Association gives back to many

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 12/29/2015 - 4:16pm
Members of the Greater Gateway Association of REALTORS® met for two events in December to help the less fortunate, and the results of their generosity will be spread to many individuals in a variety of communities. These REALTORS® participated in … Continue reading →

Celebrating 6 Illinois REALTORS® who made a difference in 2015

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 12/29/2015 - 11:40am
Let’s recap the recognition some Illinois REALTORS® received during the year because of the significant ways they impacted their colleagues, their communities and the marketplace. And because we couldn’t fit everyone in one blog post, let’s continue the conversation today … Continue reading →

Pre-license Handbook provides a great start

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 12/29/2015 - 10:39am
Do you know someone who is interested in a career in real estate?  Share this new resource! The IAR Licensing & Training Center has a new pre-license handbook: Start Your Career in Real Estate. This concise guide is available in … Continue reading →

IAR Conference & Expo is early this year: March 9-10, 2016

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 12/29/2015 - 10:10am
Add this to your calendar!  IAR Conference & Expo will be held March 9-10 in Collinsville. Make a resolution to get 6 hours CE before the broker license renewal deadline with instructors Terry Watson & Betsy Urbance. Explore new services … Continue reading →

Illini Valley REALTORS® give back in three counties

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 12/28/2015 - 9:00am
On Dec. 10, the Illini Valley Association of REALTORS® (IVAR) donated more than $500 in money, gift cards and supplies to Illinois Valley Pads through its 2015 Community Outreach Project. Illinois Valley PADS Homeless Shelters provide shelter, food and services … Continue reading →

Celebrating Illinois REALTORS® who made a difference in 2015: Kinney

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sun, 12/27/2015 - 12:00pm
Let’s recap the recognition some Illinois REALTORS® received during the year because of the significant ways they impacted their colleagues, their communities and the marketplace. And because we couldn’t fit everyone in one blog post, let’s continue the conversation today … Continue reading →

Celebrating Illinois REALTORS® who made a difference in 2015: Rickert

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sat, 12/26/2015 - 8:25am
Let’s recap the recognition some Illinois REALTORS® received during the year because of the significant ways they impacted their colleagues, their communities and the marketplace. And because we couldn’t fit everyone in one blog post, let’s continue the conversation today … Continue reading →

Reminder: IAR offices closed early

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 12:45pm
The Illinois Association of REALTOR® offices in Springfield closed at noon today and will be closed all day Friday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas. IAR offices will reopen at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28.

Celebrating Illinois REALTORS® who made a difference in 2015: Silvano

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 11:55am
Let’s recap the recognition some Illinois REALTORS® received during the year because of the significant ways they impacted their colleagues, their communities and the marketplace. And because we couldn’t fit everyone in one blog post, let’s continue the conversation today … Continue reading →

NSBAR dedicates boardroom to Glazer

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 12/24/2015 - 11:00am
The North Shore Barrington Association of REALTORS® (NSBAR) dedicated its boardroom to the winner of its 2015 Distinguished Service Award, Marilyn D. Glazer.  Colleagues, friends and family were on hand for the dedication of the “Marilyn D. Glazer Boardroom and Conference … Continue reading →