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Finding it all from the IAR Fall Conference & Expo

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 9:35am
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR) has pulled together the photos, session highlights, presentations, handouts and more from last week’s “Game On: Our Time is Now” IAR Fall Conference & Expo in Chicago. Click here to find complete coverage. It … Continue reading →

Seven facts REALTORS® should know about Illinois’ medical marijuana law

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 9:16am
Do you know how the state’s pilot medical marijuana law will affect you and other members of your community? You can get plenty of useful information from a September article in the D.R. Legal News, written by Lisa Harms Hartzler … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Cash sales of homes slow in June

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 8:59am
The number of buyers purchasing a home with cash in June fell to the lowest level since September 2008, according to the latest report from CoreLogic. Cash sales accounted for 33 percent of all U.S. homes sold in June, far … Continue reading →

IAR thanks sponsors for 2014 Fall Conference & Expo

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:33pm
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® would like to thank 21 sponsors for their support of the 2014 Fall Conference & Expo, Sept. 4-6 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago. Diamond Sponsors included: Century 21, the Chicago Association of … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: Safety tips to share with your home sellers

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:25am
September is REALTOR® Safety Month and while agents are reviewing ways to stay safe in the office and at showings, it is also important to share safety tips with sellers who will have people in their homes while it is … Continue reading →

Introducing IAR’s Leadership Team for 2015

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 7:31am
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® celebrated the transition of its leadership for the new year as REALTOR® Jim Kinney, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, of Chicago, was installed as the 2015 president of the association on Saturday. Kinney is the vice … Continue reading →

Laurie Moore-Moore with tips for tapping into the luxury housing market #GameOnIAR

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 2:17pm
Every agent can tap into the luxury housing market in his or her community, says Laurie Moore-Moore, founder and CEO of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and closing session speaker at the IAR Fall Conference on Saturday in Chicago. … Continue reading →

Tenney: Find success by living to serve #GameOnIAR

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 11:32am
While it might seem counterintuitive, being selfless and committed to helping others can be the surest way to find personal success, says Matt Tenney, a former prisoner and monk turned social entreupener who spoke to Illinois REALTORS® Saturday during the … Continue reading →

Elizabeth Dozier: Make a difference in your community #GameOnIAR

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 11:24am
The difference between success and failure and bringing change to your community can start with small steps and changes. Elizabeth Dozier, principal of Chicago’s Fenger High School, shared her story of success and encouraged others to do the same at … Continue reading →

IAR thanks Inaugural Gala sponsors

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 11:05am
  The Illinois Association of REALTORS® would like to thank all 10 sponsors of the 98th Annual Inaugural Gala at the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo Saturday night in Chicago. The sponsors included (with Expo booth numbers in parentheses): … Continue reading →

Thank you, Century 21

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 9:33am
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® would like to thank Century 21 Real Estate LLC for Matt Tenney’s presentation at the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo today in Chicago. Century 21, located in booths 302 and 304 in the Expo, … Continue reading →

Rauner talks economy and real estate with Illinois REALTORS®

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 9:22am
Illinois needs to do more to help Illinois businesses, which in turn will strengthen the Illinois economy, said Bruce Rauner, the Republican candidate for Illinois governor who spoke to Illinois REALTORS® at the IAR Fall Conference Saturday. One element of … Continue reading →

Bruce Rauner meets with Illinois REALTORS® in Chicago

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 9:00am
GOP candidate for governor Bruce Rauner met with Illinois REALTORS® on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Rauner’s appearance came after a Friday visit with REALTORS® by Gov. Pat Quinn.

IAR appreciates PNC Mortgage

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 8:05am
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® would like to thank PNC Mortgage for Elizabeth Dozier’s presentation at the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo today at McCormick Place in Chicago. PNC Mortgage, in booths 110 and 209 of the Expo, provides … Continue reading →

Supply and demand shifts to a stronger landlord market #GameOnIAR

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:28pm
The commercial real estate market is seeing an uptick and one trend to watch is the shift to a market that is more favorable to landlords. A panel of commercial real estate professionals discussed the latest trends in the retail … Continue reading →

Thank you, MORe for sponsoring Commercial Panel

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 2:35pm
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® would like to thank the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (MORe) for the Commercial Panel at the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo today in Chicago. The discussion focused on “The Retail World from the Perspective … Continue reading →

IAR thanks Capital Professional Insurance Managers

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:02pm
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® would like to thank Capital Professional Insurance Managers (CPIM) for Marki Lemons-Ryhal’s continuing education course at the 2014 IAR Fall Conference & Expo today in Chicago. CPIM will have representatives at Booth 521 in the … Continue reading →