Associations

A model for membership: What associations must do to meet the challenge of change
A model for membership: What associations must do to meet the challenge of change

Realtor associations still provide many of the same services they’ve always offered to agents and brokers. Now, however, many feel called to help real estate professionals remain relevant in a marketplace in which they have to deal with competing, non-traditional

Issues that keep coming back from the dead
Issues that keep coming back from the dead

What are the top legislative priorities for 2020? Illinois Realtors officials share their predictions of what the industry will have to battle next in Chicagoland and Springfield.

Becoming an agent of change
Becoming an agent of change

As a real estate professional, you’re more than just a broker. You’re an active member of your community with a unique understanding of what makes it great — and what could make it even better. That’s the motivation behind the

Why Thailand? CAR president-elect offers insight on international travel for Realtors
Why Thailand? CAR president-elect offers insight on international travel for Realtors

The Chicago Association of Realtors’ Global Real Estate Council hosted a trade mission to Thailand this July. Learn what's in it for members from Maurice Hampton, president-elect of the association.

The view from D.C.
The view from D.C.

Every year at their legislative meetings, the National Association of Realtors sends members and government affairs directors to meet with their representatives on the Hill to lobby for change, usually with a list of talking points that are important on

Competition lawsuits roiling the industry
Competition lawsuits roiling the industry

Real estate has been hit with multiple legal challenges to the status quo, particularly in how agents get paid. Why is this happening now, and what does it mean for

Realtor Association of the Fox Valley names Realtor of the Year
Realtor Association of the Fox Valley names Realtor of the Year

The Realtor Association of the Fox Valley has announced that Joy Baez, a broker at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck Real Estate in St. Charles, has been named the 2018 Realtor of the Year. “The REALTOR of the Year award

Illinois Home Sales Activity Up Year-to-Date

October continued the trend of median price growth in the majority of Illinois counties: sales were lower due to seasonal and residual tax credit factors and year-to-date sales remain positive even as the economy and foreclosures slow the recovery.

NAR Praises FHA’s Increased Stability

The latest independent audit of the Federal Housing Administration shows the agency’s financial condition has improved from last year, when it announced its capital reserve fund had fallen below the 2 percent level mandated by Congress. The annual audit

Council of Residential Specialists Installs Its 2011 Leadership Team

The Council of Residential Specialists inducted its 2011 leadership team during its inaugural dinner and awards ceremony on Nov. 6, 2010, in New Orleans during the National Association of Realtors Conference & Expo. Frank Serio, CRS, CRS, CRB, Mark

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