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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 →

REALTORS® back Sen. Hastings by independent expenditures

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 10:58am
Registered voters in parts of Will and Cook counties, District 19, will receive postcards asking them to vote for State Sen. Mike Hastings in the March 15 primary election. The mailings were sent as part of an independent expenditure campaign. … Continue reading →

Volunteer’s passion earns her two-year title

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 8:00am
In 2013, Jane Bishop Lillegard decided to step up her volunteering. Up to that point, she had helped support her sons’ activities like any other involved parent. But that year, the Lakeview Coldwell Banker broker saw an unfulfilled need and … Continue reading →

Independent expenditures to help Andrade reelection bid

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 03/04/2016 - 5:00pm
Registered voters in District 40 will receive postcards urging them to vote for State Rep. Jaime Andrade, Jr., for the Illinois House in the March 15 primary election. The mailings are part of an independent expenditure campaign. Independent expenditure activities … Continue reading →

Acevedo gets REALTOR® support from independent expenditures

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 03/04/2016 - 4:00pm
Registered voters in District 2 will receive postcards urging them to vote for Alex Acevedo for the Illinois House of Representatives in the March 15 primary election. The mailings were sent as part of an independent expenditure campaign. Independent expenditure … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTOR® visits Ghana to talk ethics

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 03/04/2016 - 2:57pm
Efty Garba, a REALTOR® and managing broker/owner for Efty REALTY Group, Inc., in the Chicago area, visited Ghana in February to provide ethics training for Ghana Real Estate Professional Association (GREPA). A summary of his trip appeared on the NewsGhana … Continue reading →

Sponsored post: RPR kicks off 2016 with new features

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 03/04/2016 - 9:56am
2016 is off to a great start for RPR users. In January alone, RPR squashed 37 of the 55 highest priority bugs we were tracking, and all thanks to input we received from our valued REALTORS®. During this time, we … Continue reading →

IAR advocates for REALTOR® Crosby as Winnebago County Board member

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 03/03/2016 - 10:16am
Some residents in the 16th District of Winnebago County have received postcards urging their support for REALTOR® Jean Crosby as a Winnebago County Board member in the March 15 primary election. Two sets of postcards were mailed in support of … Continue reading →

REALTORS®, show your support for these Opportunity Race candidates

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 03/02/2016 - 4:13pm
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® has identified nine Opportunity Race candidates for the March 15 Illinois primaries. For each election, RPAC Trustees use input from local associations to select REALTOR® Champions for Opportunity Races. Candidates are chosen for their pro-business, … Continue reading →

‘Expanded power not limited power’ measure up for vote in Westchester

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 03/01/2016 - 9:46am
The Chicago Tribune today has an article on a measure on the ballot which would allow the community of Westchester to adopt home rule. The article notes that local REALTORS® have come out against the issue. “Home-rule authority is an … Continue reading →

Oak Park Association concerned about changes to River Forest historic preservation ordinance

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 6:42pm
The Oak Park Area Association of REALTORS® weighed in on a proposal to amend a historic preservation ordinance in the Village of River Forest. The current historic preservation program identifies nearly 300 properties as “historically or architecturally significant.”  The proposed … Continue reading →

Lin volunteers at weekend language school in Palatine

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 02/29/2016 - 8:00am
For the last 10 years, Gloria Lin has been a familiar face at the not-for-profit Chicago Northwest Suburban Chinese School, as a parent of three children and as a volunteer principal, volunteer education director and volunteer IT director. On Sunday … Continue reading →

Residential financial analysis course offered at REALTOR® discount

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 5:24pm
Register today for a two-part, three-hour CCIM online course that teaches residential real estate professionals basic financial analysis skills so they can serve investors interested in small commercial properties, four-plexes, duplexes, condos or single-family homes. The course titled “Residential Real … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® take another step in global realm

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 9:06am
In an effort to expand the scope of global engagement, IAR has launched a new program.  Created as a sub-group of the IAR Global Business Council, the Consulate General Liaison Program began this week in its pilot phase and is … Continue reading →