Coming to your mailbox: The Open House Issue

This week members of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® will receive their April issue of Illinois REALTOR® magazine.

April 2013 Illinois REALTOR coverWhat you’ll find in our Open House Issue:

Opening Doors & Business Opportunities – Open House Tips From Five Illinois REALTORS®

Holding open houses is part of being a REALTOR®. You can increase the service you bring to your customers by being more familiar with the area, neighbors, and features of the house.

On April 20-21, the spotlight will be on open houses as REALTORS® from around the country hold the events as part of the National Association of REALTORS®’ Nationwide Open House Weekend. Gear up for the event with these tips.

Read this and more articles of interest including:


Congratulations to Greg Zanger at Zanger & Associates in Quincy, winner of the Illinois REALTOR® magazine survey prize drawing! Thanks to all who participated in the reader survey. Your opinions are important, and your input in the survey will help shape the future magazine issues and topics.

As we look ahead, Illinois REALTOR® will provide information based on your survey responses. You’ll see magazine articles that highlight commercial real estate, professionalism and ethics, tech tools, plus continued coverage of housing market trends and legal issues — just to name a few of the popular responses from our survey participants. If you have a story ideas or comments, please send an e-mail to IARnews@iar.org.

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About Kara Kienzler

Kara Kienzler is Webmaster/Communications Coordinator for the Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR). She serves as Webmaster for the IAR websites including www.illinoisrealtor.org and www.yourillinoishome.com. She is responsible for the design, layout, printing and online strategy of IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine, e-newsletters and other publications, and assists with new releases, issues research, surveys and speechwriting. She also plans and develops content for the IAR blog at www.iarbuzz.com and coordinates the Illinois REALTOR® magazine Twitter account content at ILREALTORmag. She coordinates the Leadership Directory and serves as co-liaison to the Illinois Young Professionals Network.