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Chicagoland real estate’s brave new world

“Like so many other industries, the real estate world is discovering that some of our ‘temporary’changes may be more permanent than we once imagined — and that’s not necessarily bad for us or for our clients.” — Jeff Lasky, CEO, North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS®

AREAA fostering progress through greater accessibility

“The AAPI community is undergoing a period of rapid growth, in sheer numbers and in cultural impact … At AREAA, we are proud and humbled to play our part in fostering progress that will lead to greater accessibility and opportunity for the growing AAPI community.” — Tim Hur, president of the Asian Real Estate Association of America

Advocacy, community and the REALTOR® next door

“I’ve noticed that the biggest way communities change is through relationships. REALTORS® are often well-connected and can be a resource to the decision-makers because we know the needs of a community.” — Mainstreet President-Elect Debbie Pawlowicz

Statistics, Statistics, Statistics

“Of the 12 stats we publish monthly via MRED and InfoSparks, there are two I really like: percent of original list price received and month’s supply of inventory.” — Jim Haisler, CEO of Heartland REALTOR® Organization

Consumer Federation of America: ‘Uncouple buyer, seller agent commissions’

The ongoing commission battle has one report calling for changes which NAR says could freeze many out of the homebuying process.

A 2022 real estate forecast

“Expect strong housing demand to continue and prices to increase, although both will likely moderate over the next 12 months,” writes incoming NAR President Leslie Rouda Smith.

Chicago Agent’s top 10 Association News items from 2021

During 2021, our guest contributors shed light on critical topics, including fairer housing, barriers to home ownership and what’s ahead for 2022.

NAR donated nearly 3,500 meals to Americans in last six months

As part of an ongoing relationship with the Food Recovery Network (FRN), the National Association of Realtors provided roughly 3,475 meals to Americans in the past six months, according to a press release. 

Chicago Association of REALTORS® gearing up for its best year ever

Antje Gehrken, Chicago Association of REALTORS® president, discusses initiatives that she will oversee in the year to come.

NAR must remain at the forefront of growth and innovation

This was the year that we proceeded slowly and cautiously to get our lives back to normal. When fans returned to stadiums, students returned to classrooms and tourists returned to flights, landmarks and hotel rooms.

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