IAR's annual Public Policy meetings took place Jan. 21-24 to make sure REALTORS® have a voice in the local, state and federal public policy issues and legislative battles that affect their business. Featured speakers included Dr. Paul M. Lisnek, a nationally recognized television commentator and political analyst for WGN-TV, and Dr. Geoffrey J.D. Hewings, director of REAL and professor of Geography, Economics and Urban and Regional Planning.
VIDEO: The resurgence of the housing market in the latter part of 2012, and what it means for the year ahead. Dr. Geoffrey Hewings with the University of Illinois discusses the 2013 housing market.
John Vranas of Vranas Ventures Inc. in Chicago, Ill. is named 2013 REALTOR® of the Year. Every year, IAR honors a member who shows outstanding integrity and dedication to excellence in enhancing the real estate profession. The award also honors leadership and service to civic, community and charitable causes.
Gerald N. Perlow of Property Valuation Services in the Chicago area. receives Political Involvement Award. The award is given for outstanding political and legislative service to the REALTOR® organization.
REALTOR® Mike Drews was nominated by the IAR Nominating Committee for the 2013/2014 slate of IAR officers. This slate of officers will be voted on at the October IAR Board of Directors meeting, where they will vote to elect the IAR slate.
Survey: IAR sees member satisfaction rise
How do Illinois REALTORS® feel about the state association? IAR asked an independent research firm to talk to members about their impressions of IAR’s effectiveness and to gauge member sentiment. Illinois REALTOR® members can find the full presentation here.
Resolve to Get Involved! 2013 is a great year to "Join the Fight" to protect your real estate business and homeownership. Get involved in REALTOR® advocacy and mark your calendar for the IAR Capitol Conference April 16 in Springfield.