State extends real estate marketing bid deadline for Illinois Building Blocks Program

The state has extended the deadline to Oct. 4, 2012, for Illinois licensed real estate marketing firms to submit bids to provide real estate sales and marketing services to developers for the Illinois Housing Development Authority’s (IHDA) Illinois Building Blocks Pilot Program.

The building blocks program targets vacant and foreclosed properties in six communities in south and west Cook County: Berwyn, Chicago Heights, Maywood, Park Forest, Riverdale, and South Holland.  IHDA will work with municipalities and selected developers to rehabilitate and then sell 15 single-family, real estate owned (REO) properties in each community, with the exception of Riverdale.

IHDA is seeking proposals from Illinois licensed real estate brokers interested in providing sales and marketing services for IHDA-approved developers. The firm(s) selected will work directly with the developer on a contractual basis. The firm can apply for more than one community and will be evaluated separately for each community.

Find a copy of the proposal and read it thoroughly and know the parameters and qualifications of the program and discuss with your managing broker before you apply.

The Request For Proposal (RFP)  is also available on the Illinois Procurement Bulletin (IPB) Reference #22028612.  IHDA also cautions that it’s imperative that you register on the IPB so that if the Addendum and follow up notices change, regarding this solicitation, you will automatically receive an e-mail notifying you of such.

Questions or concerns? Contact IHDA Business Development Manager Greg Faulkner at

This entry was posted in Housing Market, Uncategorized by Stephanie Sievers. Bookmark the permalink.

About Stephanie Sievers

Stephanie Sievers is Senior Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Senior Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *