Illinois REALTORS® Podcast
YPN Networking Tips

YPN Networking Tips

August 12, 2019

Illinois YPN: Brian Kwilosz on being deliberate in your networking [1:27]; Connie Vavra on building your referral network at REALTOR® events [4:43]; Rasheed Shofidiya on networking is your net worth [12:13]; Christine Coleman says don’t be a secret agent [19:20]. 

Expo REAL and and opportunities to grow your commercial portfolio

Expo REAL and and opportunities to grow your commercial portfolio

August 7, 2019

Caton Commercial CEO Bill Caton discusses Expo REAL, which is a massive European real estate trade show and conference held in Munich, Oct. 7-9. Caton says that the visit to Munich would benefit a commercial practitioner, no matter what stage of their career they are in. Illinois REALTORS and NICAR are offering stipends to cover the cost of registering for the event. Illinois REALTORS® can register here

Why REALTORS® should be aware of impending Just Housing rules in Cook County

Why REALTORS® should be aware of impending Just Housing rules in Cook County

August 1, 2019

The Illinois REALTORS®' advocacy team is working with the Cook County Human Relations Committee on a new Just Housing ordinance which was passed by the Cook County Board earlier this year.  

In the August edition of the Illinois REALTORS Podcast, Mike Scobey, Illinois REALTORS senior director of local advocacy and global programs explains the ordinance, and why members engaged in property management and leasing should pay close attention to the ordinance.  

Meet Illinois REALTORS® Deputy CEO Jeffrey T. Baker

Meet Illinois REALTORS® Deputy CEO Jeffrey T. Baker

July 16, 2019

Jeffrey T. Baker will be only the fourth leader in Illinois REALTORS® history when he takes over as CEO in 2021. Baker shares with us his professional journey from working in public policy, to a legal career and now preparing to lead a 50,000-member association. 

Changes you need to be aware of to the Real Estate License Act

Changes you need to be aware of to the Real Estate License Act

July 15, 2019

The Real Estate License Act went through its once-a-decade rewrite in the spring session of the Illinois General Assembly. Illinois REALTORS® Chief Legal Counsel Betsy Urbance discusses what changes are in store in this latest version of the Act, from education requirements to the age at which someone in the state can obtain a real estate license.

Meet Deputy CEO Jeffrey T. Baker; License Law update with Betsy Urbance

Meet Deputy CEO Jeffrey T. Baker; License Law update with Betsy Urbance

July 8, 2019

Illinois REALTORS® has appointed Jeffrey T. Baker as deputy CEO. Learn more about Baker's passion for politics and his journey to a role that puts him in line to be Illinois REALTORS® CEO. Also, Chief Legal Counsel Betsy Urbance walks members through the changes in the recently passed License Law. 

REALTOR® FPCs: Making a difference for the real estate industry

REALTOR® FPCs: Making a difference for the real estate industry

June 19, 2019

Illinois REALTORS® has members assigned to work with the state's lawmakers to help them better understand the impact of housing policy changes. These volunteers met with each of the state's congressional delegation in May as part of annual NAR meetings. FPCs Nykea Pippion-McGriff and Max Mitchell share why they are FPCs and why the role the program plays is so important.  

Helping military families find a new home in Illinois

Helping military families find a new home in Illinois

June 19, 2019

Southern Illinois is home to Scott Air Force Base. The military presence means there is a constant influx of families transferred to the base, and that means REALTORS® have to make sure they know how to meet the special needs of this group of homebuyers and sellers. Illinois REALTORS® talks with two REALTORS® who hold the Military Relocation Professional designation through NAR about what they do to make these moves successful. 

Missed the license renewal? Here’s what you need to do

Missed the license renewal? Here’s what you need to do

June 19, 2019

Illinois managing brokers had to renew their licenses by April 30, 2019. Most made the deadline, but if you were one of the few who did not, there are several immediate steps you need to take to comply with the state's license law. Illinois REALTORS® Director of Professional Development Young Brockhouse discusses the deadline and what can be done to address a missed deadline. 

What you need to know about crime-free housing ordinances in Illinois

What you need to know about crime-free housing ordinances in Illinois

June 19, 2019

Many Illinois communities have turned to crime-free ordinances in an effort to cut down on violations in and near rental properties. But these ordinances have to be carefully drafted to make sure that there is due process and transparency for private property owners.