Real Estate Policies

Updates and changes to the Real Estate  License Act
Updates and changes to the Real Estate License Act

Mario Treto, director Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Division of Real Estate, shares the highlights of the changes to the Real Estate License Act.

Gender pay gap in commercial real estate grows to ‘staggering’ levels
Gender pay gap in commercial real estate grows to ‘staggering’ levels

This year’s release of the CREW Network’s benchmark study shows some backsliding in the industry, though there were a few bright spots as well.

How to master the property management piece of your real estate investment portfolio
How to master the property management piece of your real estate investment portfolio

Brokers often assume they already know what they need to be successful landlords, only to find themselves in over their heads on their first rental. Here are a few common missteps and important tasks to keep in mind.

The place of race in the Realtor organization
The place of race in the Realtor organization

The move to replace the term “master” with “primary” in property descriptions sparked a wide-ranging discussion within the industry as to the impact of such changes, and whether or not they really target the core issue of structural racism in the real estate industry.

Six ways to help end housing discrimination
Six ways to help end housing discrimination

The National Association of Realtors is increasing its efforts to address discrimination and bias in the industry, following a Newsday investigation and nationwide protests.

Most real estate pros disagree with ‘master bedroom’ name change
Most real estate pros disagree with ‘master bedroom’ name change

In a survey sent to the more than 100,000 readers of Agent Publishing’s magazines, agents and brokers sounded off about a change that some real estate companies and associations are making, as well as other moves that might make the industry more inclusive.

Recovering rent amid the COVID-19 crisis
Recovering rent amid the COVID-19 crisis

While landlords might be tempted to turn to collection agencies to try to recoup rent owed by delinquent tenants after the financial hardships caused by the coronavirus-related shutdowns, that might not be the best course of action. Find out why.

How to combat inequality and discrimination in homeownership
How to combat inequality and discrimination in homeownership

As the divide between African American and white homeownership increases, the National Association of Realtors is working to educate Realtors on discrimination and stimulate homeownership.

Beyond cleanup: How the real estate industry can help stamp out racism in Chicago
Beyond cleanup: How the real estate industry can help stamp out racism in Chicago

As our city recovers from devastating riots, one agent has some ideas for how to fix the underlying problems that sparked them in the first place.

As Chicagoland reopens, what are the new rules for real estate?
As Chicagoland reopens, what are the new rules for real estate?

IDFPR’s Division of Real Estate released a new document outlining how agents and brokerages can reopen offices and conduct business within the new phase of the Restore Illinois plan.

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