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Morning Minute: NAR survey looks at generational trends among home buyers and sellers

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 03/15/2016 - 11:55am
Did you know that the largest share of today’s buyers are Millennials? Or that the majority of buyers of all ages are buying single-family homes in suburban areas? You can learn more about the generational characteristics of today’s housing consumers … Continue reading →

Polls open to 7 p.m. today for Super Tuesday primary

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 03/15/2016 - 8:33am
  Illinois REALTORS® can make their voices heard today by voting in the Illinois primary between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. Check the location of your polling place online through the Illinois State Board of Elections by providing your first … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® showcase the state for a world audience

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 03/15/2016 - 7:44am
Members of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® are spending the next four days highlighting the state’s real estate market at one of the world’s largest real estate conferences. IAR members are at the MIPIM 2016 conference in Cannes, France, where … Continue reading →

Newman unleashes his passion to save Windy City strays

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 03/14/2016 - 1:37pm
  REALTOR® Scott Newman, managing broker/owner of Newman Realty in Chicago, feels as proud of his volunteer work as a home owner who’s finished a satisfying remodeling job on his kitchen. Newman joined PAWS Chicago as a member of its … Continue reading →

Vote in Illinois primaries Tuesday

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 03/14/2016 - 10:12am
Illinois REALTORS® will vote in primaries all over the state on Tuesday, and in several instances, REALTORS® and REALTOR® Champions will be on the ballot. A total of 10 candidates have been identified as pro-business, pro-private property rights, low tax … Continue reading →

Close, Grafft, Schendel named finalists for NAR ‘30 Under 30’ class

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 5:52pm
Three Chicago REALTORS® were announced this week as finalists for REALTOR® Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Class of 2016, according to the NAR. The individuals are: Daniel Close of Redfin Corporation in Chicago; John Grafft of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – KoenigRubloff … Continue reading →

Monday deadlines for ‘early voting,’ ‘curbside voting’ or ‘vote by mail’ applications

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 1:14pm
Illinois REALTORS® who want to participate in the General Primary but will not be able to vote on Tuesday, can visit the office of their local election authority through Monday for “early voting,” “curbside voting” or “vote by mail” options. … Continue reading →

REALTORS® urge voters to reelect Rep. Welch to Illinois House

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 11:00am
Select voters in the 7th District will receive postcards urging them to vote for the incumbent, Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, in the March 15 Illinois Primary. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign. Independent expenditure activities take place … Continue reading →

Lundstedt: Learn how to analyze real estate as investments and then help clients see the benefits

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 5:25pm
One key to helping prospective real estate investors is recognizing and being able to easily explain the four financial benefits of owning a rental property, said Tom Lundstedt at the 2016 IAR Conference & Expo in Collinsville Thursday morning. Lundstedt’s focus … Continue reading →

Advocating for real estate at the local level makes a difference

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:46pm
Combine Illinois Association of REALTORS®’ Local Governmental Affairs Directors (GADs) with involved REALTORS® from around the state and you have a force that c can make a real difference in protecting private property rights at the local level. In a … Continue reading →

More photos from the IAR Conference & Expo 2016

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:19pm
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® Conference & Expo closed out its second day in Collinsville on Thursday. Hundreds of Illinois REALTORS® attended the event, learning new strategies from top trainers, attending CE courses and networking with real estate colleagues. A … Continue reading →

REALTORS® ask you to help reelect Rep. Soto to Illinois House

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 8:25am
Some voters in District 4 (Chicago) will receive a postcard before March 15, asking them to vote for the incumbent, Rep. Cynthia Soto, in the Illinois Primary. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure campaign. Independent expenditure activities take … Continue reading →

Be just as effective outside the office with this advice

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 5:47pm
Although you may be tempted to save money in some ways, don’t scrimp when it  comes to your smartphone, cloud storage or the anti-virus, malware and security software, said Craig Grant during the 2016 IAR Conference & Expo Wednesday in Collinsville. Grant … Continue reading →

Grant gives REALTORS® tools and strategies for connecting with consumers

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 4:53pm
Consumers today have the same complaints about real estate professionals they had 20 years ago: communication and follow-through, said Craig Grant at the 2016 IAR Spring Conference & Expo Wednesday morning. So Grant provided Illinois REALTORS® with a variety of technological tools … Continue reading →

First day photo gallery from the 2016 IAR Conference & Expo

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 4:33pm
IAR extends a thank you to all the partners who supported the 2016 IAR Conference and Expo. Here’s a photo gallery from Wednesday, March 9.

Jamieson shares tips for building wealth with Illinois REALTORS®

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 4:28pm
REALTORS® can create and build their wealth by approaching finances from the perspective of the lender instead of the borrower and by incorporating some of the techniques used by the banking industry, says John Jamieson, author, real estate agent and … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® back Schofield through IE mailing

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 03/09/2016 - 8:00am
Some voters in the 66th District will receive a postcard before the March 15 Illinois Primary, asking them to support Carolyn Schofield for the open seat in the Illinois House of Representatives. The postcards are part of an independent expenditure … Continue reading →

IAR: Vote REALTOR® Reinert for McHenry County Board

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 03/08/2016 - 3:00pm
Some residents in the 2nd District of McHenry County will receive postcards asking them to vote for REALTOR® John Reinert as a county board member in the March 15 primary election. Two sets of postcards will be mailed in support … Continue reading →

REALTORS® back Rep. Mitchell by independent expenditures

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 03/08/2016 - 10:00am
Some registered voters in the 26th District will receive postcards asking them to vote for State Rep. Christian Mitchell, the incumbent, in the March 15 primary election. The mailings were sent as part of an independent expenditure campaign. Independent expenditure … Continue reading →

Independent expenditures to help McLaughlin election bid

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:00pm
Registered voters in the 26th Senate District – which includes parts of Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties – will receive postcards urging them to vote for Martin McLaughlin, Jr., for the Illinois Senate in the March 15 primary election. … Continue reading →