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Guzmán named NAR VP, joins president’s cabinet for 2016-17

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 3:32pm
Illinois REALTOR® Mabél Guzmán was announced as a 2017 NAR vice president at the national association’s board of directors meeting held in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Guzmán, a broker for @properties in Chicago, will fill the VP position … Continue reading →

Morning Minute: IREM offering webinar on topic of criminal background checks and Fair Housing Act

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 10:01am
Illinois REALTORS®, there’s still time to register for Tuesday’s webinar, “Criminal Background Checks and the Fair Housing Act: What You Need to Know to Be in Compliance,” being offered by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). The one-hour webinar … Continue reading →

Cannon and company organize community cleanup projects in Cahokia

IARbuzz.com Blog - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 9:00am
In Cahokia, more and more people are learning about Chuck Baer Realty, Inc., through the efforts of Managing Broker Cindy Cannon and the community beautification projects she’s organized since 2013. Some residents may recognize the big red mascot used in … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® recognized at Midyear for 100th anniversary

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 10:26am
The Illinois REALTORS® was formally recognized on Friday, May 13, 2016 for celebrating a century of advocacy, education and ethics. The association received a plaque commemorating the milestone at the RCE Luncheon held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, … Continue reading →

Haisler graduates from REALTOR® University with master’s degree

IARbuzz.com Blog - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 10:10am
Heartland REALTOR® Organization CEO Jim Haisler, RCE, was awarded a master’s degree during a commencement ceremony for REALTOR® University held in Washington, D.C. Haisler earned a master’s degree in real estate. His research project was recognized for excellence at the event, … Continue reading →

Illinois REALTORS® to take part in NAR Board of Directors Meeting Saturday

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 2:00pm
Illinois REALTORS® will send 32 representatives to the 2016 NAR Board of Directors Meeting tomorrow in Washington, D.C. Here’s an explanation of key issues that will be covered during the board meeting. The meeting caps a week of activities at … Continue reading →

IDFPR Introduces Electronic License Pocket Card

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 1:54pm
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation is now providing an electronic alternative to the customary paper license pocket card. Licensees may carry their license cards in their smartphones or tablets instead of keeping a paper copy. To access … Continue reading →

Blustein shares positives of grant with Housing Opportunity Committee

IARbuzz.com Blog - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:11am
The Three Rivers Association of REALTORS®’ involvement in the April Housing Exposition in Joliet was featured this week at NAR’s Midyear Meetings. The Expo, funded in part by an NAR Housing Opportunity grant, was one of several projects presented at the Housing … Continue reading →

CCIM offers Development Course opportunity to REALTORS®

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 2:30pm
Illinois REALTORS® who want to understand commercial real estate development better can register for the CCIM Institute’s July class, “Introduction to Development Workshop,” in downtown Chicago. The July 14-16 course will be offered to REALTORS® for $1,135, and will be … Continue reading →

Breakfast with a congressman: Illinois REALTORS® start day with LaHood meeting

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 7:25am
Illinois REALTORS® met with U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood on Thursday, May 12, 2016, kicking off a second day of meetings in Washington, D.C. LaHood, who was sworn into office after a special election last year, is one of the newest … Continue reading →

Two Illinois REALTOR® associations honored for RPAC efforts

IARbuzz.com Blog - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 5:14am
A pair of Illinois REALTOR® associations took two of the top three categories in their class at an RPAC awards ceremony held Wednesday. The REALTOR® Association of Southwestern Illinois and Capitol Area REALTORS® were honored in the medium association category … Continue reading →

Another real estate tax provision potentially up for discussion

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:29pm
Many in Congress are talking tax reform (which is not likely until after this year’s election).  Illinois REALTORS® are on Capitol Hill this week discussing the importance of the Mortgage Interest Deduction, the deduction for property taxes, as well as … Continue reading →

Commercial leaders meet with NAR VP; discuss building relationships

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:25pm
On Wednesday, the Institute of Real Estate Management Leadership and CCIM Leadership had one-on-one meetings with First Vice President Elizabeth Mendenhall. The discussions explored how NAR can build even stronger relationships with institute societies and councils.

Illinois REALTORS® spread word about property rights on Capitol Hill

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 4:15pm
Wednesday marked the first of two days of meetings with Illinois’ congressional delegation. Illinois REALTORS®’ Federal Political Coordinators and their teams met with nearly a dozen of the state’s delegation, including U.S. Reps. Tammy Duckworth, Mike Quigley, Danny Davis, and … Continue reading →

Anaya, Doyle honored as RPAC Hall of Fame members

IARbuzz.com Blog - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 6:52am
Two Illinois REALTORS® joined the ranks of top investors in RPAC on Tuesday as they were honored in Washington, D.C., with induction into the political action committee’s Hall of Fame. Sonia Anaya of Chicago and Judy Doyle of Swansea have both … Continue reading →

Drews shares success of Illinois REALTORS® Consul General Liaison program

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 1:40pm
If global is the new local, it stands to reason a state REALTOR® association should be at the forefront of making sure members are prepared to conduct cross-border and cross-cultural transactions. Illinois REALTORS® President Mike Drews told those attending the … Continue reading →

FPCs, armed with information, get ready for visits to Capitol Hill

IARbuzz.com Blog - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:34pm
Illinois REALTORS®’ army of members tasked with helping policymakers understand the need to protect private property rights got ready to go to Capitol Hill on Tuesday. The Federal Political Coordinators, or FPCs as they are called, met to get updates … Continue reading →