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Why Advertise with Illinois REALTORS®?

Illinois REALTORS® is the leading private property advocate in Illinois and the recognized voice for real estate. The association is an advocate for a healthy business environment and a resource for its members statewide.

“Advertising with [Illinois REALTORS®] has proven to be one of the cornerstones of our strategy to reach our customers in the most effective ways possible. If you want to reach REALTORS® in Illinois, you should have [Illinois REALTORS®] Communications as a part of your overall plan.“ 
Russ Bergeron, CEO of Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) 2013 Inman Innovator Award, Most Innovative in the MLS/Real Estate category

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Event Sponsorships

GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute)
The GRI designation is the pinnacle of achievement for REALTORS®, and it is only available through the Illinois REALTOR® Institute. This year the GRI Grad Course is a stand-alone educational event.  Many REALTORS® who have already obtained the GRI designation are coming to REunite, REconnect and REenergize at this Grads-only live training Nov. 30 - Dec. 1 in East Peoria, IL. View GRI Grad Sponsor Contract.

Illinois REALTORS® Conference & Expo
The IAR Conference & Expo May 10-11, 2017 includes two days of vendor exhibition and a networking reception. Approximately 500+ successful REALTORS®  gather annually for this conference and shop the Expo for goods and services to assist them in their profession. Tradeshow & Sponsor Agreement COMING SOON


ROTY (REALTOR® of the Year) Banquet
The REALTOR® of the Year Banquet held June 21, 2016 honors one state-wide winner as well as local association winners. This celebration, held at the prestigious Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, is one of the most anticipated of the season. 

Professional Standards Workshops (2017 Dates: January 10 and 11, 2017)
This REALTOR® workshop will be held January 12, 2016 in Springfield and January 13, 2016 in Oakbrook Terrace. Professional Standards meetings attract 700+ REALTORS® each year. They contain important updates to codes, changes to administrative procedures, mock hearings and essential information. 

YPN NonCon '16
This powerhouse afternoon is a Non-Conference in the Chicago area attended by approximately 150 energetic, ambitious REALTORS® of all ages. Sponsored by the Illinois Young Professionals. View the YPN NonCon '16 Sponsor Options


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Illinois REALTOR Magazine

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Published four times a year and with a circulation of 44,000+, Illinois REALTOR® Magazine is the official publication of the association. It is also available online at

Magazine Ad Sizes and Prices

Premium Rates

Inside Front Cover $3,000
Inside Back Cover $2,800
Back Cover $3,000

Two-page spread

16.25 x 10.375” (ad will have 1/4" white border when printed)


17 x 11.125” (dimensions include bleeds - Trim Size: 16.75 x 10.875”)

Full Color$4,100$3,400/issue

Full Page

7.875 x 10.375” (ad will have 1/4" white border when printed)
8.625 x 11.125” (dimensions include bleeds - Trim Size: 8.375 x 10.875”)

Full Color$2,600$2,200/issue

Half Page (horiz.)

7.5 x 4.75”

Full Color$1,700$1,350/issue

Quarter Page (vert.)

3.75 x 4.75”

Full Color$1,200$1,000/issue

Classified/Referral (square)

2.5 x 2.5”

Full Color$275$173/issue

To submit artwork:

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Magazine Deadlines

 Ad ClosingArtwork DueMail Date
JanuaryNov. 8Nov. 18Dec. 21
AprilFeb. 7Feb. 20March 22
JulyMay 9May 18June 21
OctoberAug. 8Aug. 18Sept. 21


Reach 41,000 Illinois Realtors

2016 Editorial Calendar

Illinois REALTOR® is filled with timely, topical information for the state’s real estate professionals. 

  • One or two additional stories about some aspect of the real estate business.
  • Information on government affairs efforts and lobbying, both at the state and local levels.
  • A section on professional standards. 
  • A column or feature on major legal issues confronting real estate professionals.
  • Update about and pictures of REALTORS® throughout the state.

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  • What's Online

  • Quick Takes

  • President’s Message

  • Legal Update

  • From The Capitol


  • Market Watch

  • Tech Trends

  • REALTOR® Community
NOTE: Editorial calendar subject to change
For editorial questions or reprint requests, contact: Jon Broadbooks, 217/529-2600

Publishing Information

The Illinois REALTOR® (ISSN 0744-221) is published four times a year during the months of January, April, July, and October by Illinois REALTORS®, Post Office Box 19451, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9451. Periodical postage paid at Springfield, Illinois.

Opinions expressed in any signed articles of the Illinois REALTOR® are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the Illinois REALTORS®. Advertising of product or services does not imply endorsement.

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Letters to the Editor

Illinois REALTOR® accepts Letters to the Editor from REALTOR® members.

  • Mail to: Editor, Illinois REALTORS®, P.O. Box 19451, Springfield, IL 62794-9451, or e-mail: Such letters will be reviewed and considered for publication.

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Weekly Connection

Exclusive e-mail opportunity. Put your company just a click away from 44,000 active Illinois real estate professionals.

The Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection keeps Illinois REALTORS® up-to-date on legal, legislative and other association and industry news.

 1 month3 months6+ months
Square: 125 x 125 px$960$900/mo.$850/mo.

To submit artwork:

*new rates as of July 7, 2014

*Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection is sent to Illinois REALTOR® members with a registered email address in the National Association of REALTORS® Database System (NRDS) and who have not opted out of receiving Illinois REALTORS® emails.

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D.R. Legal News

Targeted legal, housing market and management information for Illinois broker-managers

Here’s your opportunity to reach 7,800 Illinois broker-managers — the top decision makers in every Illinois firm!

These are the movers and shakers of the Illinois real estate market. And they are eager to “go digital” with the Designated REALTOR® Legal e-newsletter (DR Legal), issued six times a year and available online. 

Distribution: six times per year (January, March, May, July, September, November) via email and online at

DR Legal Ad Sizes

 1 issue2 issues3+ issues
For both email and online: 165 x 165 pixels$630$580/issue$530/issue


 Ad ClosingArtwork Due
JanuaryDec. 15Dec. 22
MarchFeb. 15Feb. 22
MayApril 14April 21
JulyJune 15June 22
SeptemberAug. 15Aug. 22
NovemberOct. 16Oct. 23

Online Only!

D.R. Legal News is emailed to all Illinois REALTORS® members who are the Designated REALTOR® (or D.R.) for their real estate office. Be sure to watch and open all email from “Illinois REALTORS®"


More REALTORS® are going online for their information.

The Illinois REALTORS® website,, is Illinois REALTORS®’ 24/7 source for the latest news, resources and market stats.

  • Page views per quarter: 216,275

  • Visits per month: 80,733

  • Average page views: 2.68

Based on Illinois REALTORS® quarterly web traffic reports through Google Analytics


 1 month3 months6+ months
270 x 233 px (horiz.)
468 x 60 px
Right skyscraper
125 x 240 px
Left skyscraper
175 x 282 px
125 x 90 px

*New rates as of July 7, 2014

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44,000 members • 7,800 real estate companies

Get your company’s products and services in front of the 44,000 Illinois professionals who are active in all facets of the real estate business — residential real estate sales, management, development and appraisal.

Illinois REALTOR® Profile

  • The typical Illinois REALTOR® has 11 years of experience and is an
    independent contractor with their firm (90%).
  • 54% are affiliated with an
    independent company.
  • 53 years average age – 60% female; 40% male. 43 years average age of NEW members.
  • Spend a median $7,114 for real estate expenses annually, with 10% spent on online marketing and promotion.
  • 18% of their business comes from repeat customers and 21% through referrals from past clients.
  • 59% have a website other than the firm website.
  • 66% use social media.
  • 85% specialize in residential brokerages.

Sources: Illinois REALTORS® membership database; 2016 Member Profile

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