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Morning Minute: U.S. job and wage growth picks up in October

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 9:33am
The U.S. economy added 161,000 jobs in October, but the better news is that average hourly wages climbed 2.8 percent, marking the strongest jump since 2009, the New York Times reports today in the article, “Last Pre-election Jobs Report Shows … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® are helping provide coverage of NAR’s Conference & Expo

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 7:12am
The National Association of REALTORS® Conference and Expo in Orlando beginning this week is a sprawling affair, with hundreds of business meetings and sessions offered at multiple venues. As in years past, Illinois REALTORS® have been tapped to assist with … Continue reading →

Check out these Illinois REALTORS® giving presentations at the NAR Conference & Expo

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 11/04/2016 - 6:43am
Illinois REALTORS® bring expertise to their trade. At least three of the state’s REALTORS® will share their knowledge with their peers in Orlando over the next few days. Take time if you are in Orlando to go see them.  Carrie … Continue reading →

REALTOR® leaders begin new year in high-profile positions in Orlando

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:00pm
Two Illinois REALTORS® have high profile roles with the national organization, and will be hard at work in Orlando.   Mabél Guzmán with @properties in Chicago has already started an intensive travel schedule to promote REALTOR® causes. This week in … Continue reading →

Vote for Sen. Bush in 31st District race: Illinois REALTORS®

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 11/03/2016 - 6:30am
Postcards mailed in the 31st Senate District urged likely voters to reelect incumbent state Sen. Melinda Bush in the Nov. 8 general election. The mailing is part of an independent expenditure campaign by the Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take … Continue reading →

Follow Illinois REALTORS® and others at the REALTOR® Conference & Expo in Orlando

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 11/02/2016 - 10:39am
The REALTOR® Conference & Expo kicks off this week in Orlando, Florida and some Illinois REALTORS® are among the 30 featured attendees who will be blogging about the event for Conference Live 2016. They will share their insights for getting … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® enjoyed Halloween with family, friends and community

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 11/02/2016 - 10:17am
REALTORS® from across the state embraced local Halloween activities during the past week and shared photos of children, grandchildren and colleagues who celebrated with them. When it comes to community activities, REALTORS® and their families enthusiastically participate. Check out their … Continue reading →

State’s REALTORS® gather for business meetings, education in Orlando

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 11/02/2016 - 7:10am
More than 240 Illinois REALTORS® begin arriving today in Orlando for five days of committee meetings and learning. The annual National Association of REALTORS® Conference & Expo caps the leadership year for the umbrella association, and provides plenty of learning … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS®: support Franks in McHenry County Board race

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 11/02/2016 - 6:30am
Likely voters received postcards encouraging them to vote for Jack Franks for McHenry County Board Chairman in the Nov. 8 general election. The mailing is part of an independent expenditure campaign by the Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure activities take place … Continue reading →

Three Rivers Association of REALTORS® donates to local Boys and Girls Club

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 3:26pm
Oct. 26 was a happy day in Joliet as the Three Rivers Association of REALTORS® (TRAR) leadership team presented a donation of $1,000 to the George Werden Buck Boys and Girls Club of Joliet. Boys and Girls Club Executive Director … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Tackle these fall home maintenance projects now

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 8:45am
Happy November! Now that fall weather is here, it’s the perfect time to take care of some important home maintenance projects before the fallen leaves are replaced by ice and snow. Realtor.com offers a list of projects to do now … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS®: reelect Moran to Will County Board

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 11/01/2016 - 6:30am
Likely voters in Will County’s District 3 received postcards asking them to vote for incumbent Will County Board Member Donald Moran in the Nov. 8 general election. The mailing is part of an independent expenditure campaign by the Illinois REALTORS®. … Continue reading →

Early bird deadline nears for GRI Grad

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 1:00pm
Register by Monday, Nov. 7 for the Illinois REALTORS® GRI Grad course in East Peoria to save $10 through early bird registration. The two-day course begins Nov. 30 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in East Peoria and continues through … Continue reading →

Get downloadable, fillable legal forms from Illinois REALTORS®

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 12:38pm
Illinois REALTORS®, which just released its new updated real estate forms earlier this month, has now made it possible for members to electronically fill them out. The forms were downloadable in a PDF format, but the recent update allows members … Continue reading →

Develop your leadership skills – register by Dec. 2

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 12:09pm
The Illinois REALTORS® Leadership Development Program is seeking members who have the motivation and potential to become association leaders as a committee chair or elected officer. Are you ready for the challenge? If you are an active member of your … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® says reelect Lawlor for Lake County Board

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 10:30am
Likely voters in Lake County received postcards asking them to vote for incumbent Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor in the Nov. 8 general election. The mailing is part of an independent expenditure campaign by the Illinois REALTORS®. Independent expenditure … Continue reading →

NAR: 89 percent of home sellers use a real estate agent

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 9:03am
U.S. home sellers definitely see the value in having a professional help them through a real estate transaction, despite the rise of technology and a market driven in many cases by lack of inventory. The report on Inman News (login … Continue reading →

Bullard: ‘I always feel I get much more back than I give’

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 6:00am
Odell REALTOR® Joan Bullard has discovered many ways to volunteer in Livingston County, but the Livingston County Boys and Girls Club in Pontiac has received the lion’s share of her extra time and energy in the last 16 years. Ever … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® say vote Reinert for McHenry County Board

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sun, 10/30/2016 - 7:00am
Likely voters in McHenry County received postcards asking them to vote for John Reinert as a candidate for the McHenry County Board in the Nov. 8 general election. The mailing is part of an independent expenditure campaign by the Illinois … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® say vote Haney for Winnebago County chairman

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sat, 10/29/2016 - 6:59am
Likely voters in Winnebago County received postcards asking them to vote for Frank Haney as chairman of the Winnebago County Board in the Nov. 8 general election. The mailing is part of an independent expenditure campaign by the Illinois REALTORS®. … Continue reading →