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2017 housing infographic highlights higher median prices, sales and more

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 12/15/2016 - 9:45am
Housing prices and sales are predicted to go up statewide in 2017, according to the Illinois REALTORS®. Share the news by using the 2017 Housing Forecast infographic. Titled “Housing prices forecast to increase in 2017,” this infographic summarizes the high … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® can save $100 on Inman Connect NY 2017

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 12/14/2016 - 4:10pm
Register now and plan to attend Inman Connect New York 2017 from Jan. 16-20 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City as connections are forged among the CEOs of top real estate franchises, technology entrepreneurs, marketing executives, top-producing real … Continue reading →

Don’t forget Legal Webinar tomorrow morning

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 12/14/2016 - 2:57pm
Members can login at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 for the final Illinois REALTORS® Legal Webinar of 2016, “Recent Case Reviews, Legislation and Year-end Items.” Join Illinois REALTORS® Legal Helpline Attorney Jeff Baker and Legal Hotline Attorney Betsy Urbance for … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® staff donates to help family have brighter holiday

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 12/14/2016 - 1:05pm
For more than 15 years, Illinois REALTORS® employees have pitched in to make sure a needy family has gifts under the tree. This year, the “elves” at the association took donations from staff members, and then went on a shopping spree … Continue reading →

RE/MAX Traders Unlimited in Peoria assists Salvation Army

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 12/13/2016 - 3:42pm
In Peoria last Friday, 15 members of the RE/MAX Traders Unlimited office in Peoria pitched in to help the local Salvation Army collect money during REALTOR® Ring Day. Volunteers took turns during one-hour shifts and rang bells from 8 a.m. … Continue reading →

Ready for the world? Sign up now for MIPIM

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 12/13/2016 - 8:43am
For the third year Illinois REALTORS® are planning to take part in one of the world’s largest real estate conferences. Called MIPIM, the annual event brings together industry heavyweights in Cannes, France for four days of meetings and presentations. The … Continue reading →

Thank you for your feedback on Illinois REALTOR® magazine

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 4:09pm
We recently surveyed our members to learn more about how they read Illinois REALTOR® magazine, how they use it in their business and the what they’d like to read about in future issues. Thank you to the nearly 450 people … Continue reading →

Rockford Area REALTORS® gather to help kids read

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 3:00pm
Approximately 150 books were donated to the local Salvation Army Book Program Thursday by the Rockford Area REALTORS® following its Annual Holiday Open House. The Salvation Army Book Program provides books to children up to age 14. About 100 people … Continue reading →

Advance your career with the GRI designation

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 1:15pm
If you want to become more valuable to your brokerage and attract top-level clients, you will do well to earn the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute designation. Becoming a GRI Grad better positions you for career advancement, because your expanded knowledge of … Continue reading →

REALTORS® provide insight for future of the Chicago region

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 12:23pm
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) recently reached out to the Illinois REALTORS® for insight and expertise on what some of the challenges for growth and revitalization are for the six-county northern region of Illinois. The delegation included REALTORS® … Continue reading →

Read, Willoughby get terms on real estate disciplinary board

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 8:26am
Gov. Bruce Rauner re-appointed one Illinois REALTOR® and appointed another to the Real Estate Administration and Disciplinary Board, according to a release. Chris Read, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, SRES, is managing broker/owner of CR REALTOR® and CEO of CR Strategies in … Continue reading →

Annual 5K provides Guthrie with way to help others, remember wife

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 8:00am
“I come from a relatively small home town where community involvement and giving back is very important,” says Kewanee-area REALTOR® Mark Guthrie. So, to hear that he has been involved in a number of charitable endeavors during his adult life … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® leaders talk about the association’s history, and the future

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 6:04am
On the cusp of Illinois REALTORS® 100th anniversary, leaders of the organization were asked to share their thoughts on what they though the industry would look like if the 44,000-member trade association had not been formed in 1916. They also … Continue reading →

Looking for more ‘REALTORS® Give Back’ stories

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sat, 12/10/2016 - 10:00am
Through today, the five local associations have submitted photos and information about the charitable endeavors of their REALTORS® during the holiday season. Don’t let the efforts of your colleagues go unrecognized! Share your photos and stories with the Illinois REALTORS® … Continue reading →

RASI members collect toys, food and clothes for holidays

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 3:28pm
Members of the REALTOR® Association of Southwestern Illinois (RASI) showed their generosity earlier this month as they collected toys for the Griffin Center in East St. Louis, food and toiletries for the Community Interfaith Food Pantry in Belleville and gifts … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® sponsors IDCEO reception as part of global outreach efforts

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 10:00am
  Illinois REALTORS® was a sponsor for a pair of receptions held for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The events, held in Chicago and Springfield, offered Illinois REALTORS® members a chance to meet agency officials, and state … Continue reading →

Chicago YPN raises more than $400 for Salvation Army

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:04pm
With 20 volunteers covering two locations, the Chicago Association of REALTORS® (CAR) Young Professionals Network raised $416.86 for the Salvation Army during Real Estate Ring Day last Friday. Volunteers rang bells to encourage shoppers to put money in the Salvation … Continue reading →

Poll: Evanston residents cool to idea of energy benchmarking

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 6:32am
A plan to force building owners in Evanston to report energy usage under a city proposal might want to heed the results of an Illinois REALTOR® survey. Under the Evanston proposal, buildings which are larger than 20,000 square feet would … Continue reading →

Chris Bird offers free tax tips Dec. 19 on Facebook Live

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 2:00pm
Join former IRS agent Chris Bird at 1 p.m. Dec. 19 on Facebook Live as he explains how REALTORS® can maximize their tax benefits now and in the new year during “Ten Tax Tips for REALTORS®.” You may have attended … Continue reading →

Champaign County REALTORS® blanket 9 organizations with support

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 8:00am
The Champaign County Association of REALTORS® (CCAR) donated 228 new blankets through its Bundles of Warmth program to nine area charities and nonprofit organizations, including seven in Champaign and one in Urbana. The Champaign organizations are: Restoration Ministry, Salt and … Continue reading →