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Tips for Real Estate Teams in the July Illinois REALTOR®

The July issue of Illinois REALTOR® should be arriving in your mailbox any day, but if you want an early look or you want to read the latest stories on your digital device, check out the digital version. This month's issue includes strategies for building the right team as well as some of the rules and regulations that apply to this business model. You'll also find tips to help your buyers compete in this summer's busy market and an update on the Bicentennial Plaza - A REALTOR® Community Partnership. Read the July issue of Illinois REALTOR®.

Video: Watch a Legislative Wrap Up from Springfield

From rent control to home rule, a number of legislative proposals considered in the spring legislative session could have negatively affected real estate. In a new video, your Springfield lobbying team catches you up on another successful session.

We Need Your Help. Act Now on National Flood Insurance Renewal Call for Action!

If you haven't yet, take a moment and urge Congress to renew the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) before the July 31 deadline. Illinois homeowners benefit from the program that, if allowed to expire, could leave owners vulnerable to financial catastrophe after flooding. Join REALTORS® from around the country in urging Congress to extend this essential program. Make your voice heard.

Illinois Median Prices Show Gains in May, Sales Down Slightly

The summer housing market is in full swing with homes selling quickly and at higher prices even as tight inventory drove sales slightly lower in May, according to the latest housing report from Illinois REALTORS®. Find a forecast and more market information here.

NSBAR's Volkodav Recognized for REALTOR® Association Management

Congratulations to Steve Volkodav, CEO for the North Shore-Barrington Association of REALTORS®, who will be inducted into the Dr. Almon R. (Bud) Smith, RCE, AE Leadership Society in November. Honorees are chosen for their contributions to the industry and are expected to play an active, ongoing role as innovators and mentors in the association executive community. 

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  • July 31 - Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors Meeting - Westin Lombard
  • Aug. 26 - Bicentennial Plaza Dedication - Illinois REALTORS® Plaza in Springfield
  • Oct. 3 & 4 - Illinois REALTORS® Fall Business Meetings - Westin Lombard
  • Oct. 4 - Illinois REALTORS® Inaugural Gala - Westin Lombard