Illinois REALTORS® Podcast
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. 

2019 Spring legislative session break down

2019 Spring legislative session break down

June 10, 2019

Illinois REALTORS® chats with the association;s Springfield-based lobbying team about four notable victories for the real estate industry in the 2019 Spring legislative session. Listen to Greg St. Aubin, Julie Sullivan and Neil Malone break down the results. 

Illinois REALTORS® has a delegation at SelectUSA

Illinois REALTORS® has a delegation at SelectUSA

June 10, 2019

Illinois REALTORS® has a delegation at SelectUSA in Washington, D.C. Listen to Alex Ruggieri and Sharon Gorrell discuss the importance of helping market real estate at a large economic development conference. 

Military Relocation Professionals/Crime-Free Ordinances

Military Relocation Professionals/Crime-Free Ordinances

May 23, 2019

In a special Conference & Expo edition of the Illinois REALTORS® podcast, REALTORS® Angie Zahn and Steve Ellerbrake discuss how they help military families move and why the Military Relocation Professional designation has been helpful in their work near Scott Air Force Base. Later (14:50), REALTOR® Doug Hartman Jr. and Illinois REALTORS® Local Government Affairs Director Ron Deedrick talk about the pitfalls of so-called crime-free ordinances. 

(Total runtime: 26:27)

What if you missed the License Renewal Deadline?/NAR Mid-Year meetings

What if you missed the License Renewal Deadline?/NAR Mid-Year meetings

May 2, 2019

Illinois REALTORS® chats with the association's Vice President for Professional Development Young Brockhouse about what managing brokers can do if they missed the license renewal deadline on April 30. And (11:13) Illinois REALTORS® Nykea Pippion-McGriff and Max Mitchell talk about the Federal Political Coordinator program and upcoming legislative visits in Washington, D.C.

Getting to MIPIM: Attendees tell what you need to know

Getting to MIPIM: Attendees tell what you need to know

March 19, 2019

Illinois REALTORS® wrapped up its visit to Cannes, France, on Friday where members were taking part in the international MIPIM real estate conference.

Getting to France may seem daunting, but Marsha Collins-Mroz and Moses Hall said with advance planning it's possible to feel a lot more comfortable about making the cross-Atlantic journey. They shared tips on everything from booking flights early to what to do in case of a medical emergency.

This is the fourth in a series of podcasts produced by Illinois REALTORS® where members discuss the value of attending a conference that annually attracts more than 26,000 people.

What’s it like to be a first-time attendee at MIPIM?

What’s it like to be a first-time attendee at MIPIM?

March 19, 2019

Illinois REALTOR® Maurice Hampton has attended all five years of the conference with the association, and he admits that it was overwhelming at first.

"People always say the first time they attend that it is so overwhelming," Hampton said. "That is the truth to the truth to the truth. ... When you get inside the Palais you realize just how important this conference is toi a lot of the real estate world."

Hampton discusses his tips for making the most of the experience, and how to get the most networking possible done during the four-day event.