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Weekly 4-22-14

Wednesday Final Day to Register for IAR Spring Conference  & Expo

You still have time to register for the IAR Spring Conference & Expo, May 7 & 8 in Collinsville.

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Illinois median home prices increase in March; Number of homes on market improves, but inventories remain tight

FOR RELEASE: April 22, 2014

For Further Information Contact: Stephanie Sievers, 217-529-2600

Weekly 4-15-14

Be Ready for Broker Renewal Deadline. Last Chance Post License Webinar!

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2013 Spring Conference Virtual Trade Show

2013 Vendor List

2-10 Home Buyers Warranty |  
Home Warranties for Pre-owned homes

American Home Shield |
We have over 40 years of experience caring for our customers. Worry less and live more with American Home Shield.

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2014 IAR Spring Conference

May 7-8

Gateway Center
One Gateway Drive
Collinsville, IL
(800) 289-2388
(618) 345-8998

Contact Lyndee Fein, 217-391-4824 for more information on a booth or sponsorship at IAR Spring Conference.


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  • Capital Area Association of REALTORS®
  • CPIM, Inc.
  • Egyptian Board of REALTORS®
  • Greater Gateway Association of REALTORS®
  • LRS CurbAppeal
  • REALTOR® Association of Southwestern Illinois
  • USA Mortgage
  • Champaign County Association of REALTORS®
  • Dan Bock & Associates 
  • Decatur Association of REALTORS®
  • State Bank of Lincoln

Weekly 4-9-14

REALTORS® Kick Off First 2014 Habitat Build in Murphysboro   

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REALTORS® from throughout Illinois help build home for Habitat for Humanity

FOR RELEASE: April 9, 2014

NOTE TO MEDIA:  Volunteers will be on site Wednesday and Thursday, April 9-10
                          Contact: Jon Broadbooks, 217-836-1958

Marketing to a Recovering Commercial Sector








By Stephanie Sievers

The Illinois commercial market is steadily rebounding and as the economy improves, sectors of the market such as retail and development land that had been lagging in some areas are finally beginning to gain ground.

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April 2014

3 tips for marketing your commercial properties in this emerging market

Tap into the power of commercial real estate designations or affiliations. Earning your Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® (SIOR), Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI) or other designation not only gives you access to marketing ideas and industry information, you’ll be networking and connecting with agents and that is where many commercial transactions are made.

Begin using Realtors Property Resource®. Don’t overlook this exclusive REALTOR® benefit that can help you differentiate yourself from other brokers in the market. It’s a one-stop shop that brings comprehensive market information to your fingertips.

Don’t just pitch your property, get inside the minds of your clients and sell them on how the property they are looking to buy or lease will add value to their business. If you are working with a retail property, think like a retailer not just a REALTOR®. Research your client’s market competition, site selection process and priorities so that you can better market to, and ultimately, match their needs.

Stand out from the crowd with RPR

Commercial REALTORS® have a powerful marketing tool that isn’t available to their non-REALTOR® counterparts - Realtors Property Resource® (RPR).

Similar to RPR for the residential market, RPR Commercial gives you access to an extensive database of property information including public records, mortgage and tax information, neighborhood demographics and more through one centralized source. Use RPR’s market analysis tools to find the right customers and locations for your properties. Create customized reports and maps that you can share with your clients.

RPR is a benefit only available to members of the National Association of REALTORS®. Learn more about how you can use RPR Commercial at