More than 2,700 Illinois REALTORS® answer fire sprinkler call to action. Have you?

The Illinois Association of REALTORS® issued a call to action two weeks ago to let policymakers know that a proposed Life Safety Code overhaul would be bad for business and residents of the state.

To date, more than 2,700 people have taken part in the effort, as pressure builds on officials to quash this effort at infringing on property rights.

One of those responding was Jayme Ahlden, a REALTOR® in Champaign.

“Although I believe that fire sprinkler mandates are generally well-intentioned, mandating fire sprinklers in residential construction would raise housing costs significantly and limit potential homebuyers. I believe homebuyers should have the option to make their own decisions regarding sprinkler systems.

As a REALTOR®, it is important to be an advocate for homeowners’ rights. I stand against any mandate that would be burdensome to homebuyers.” 

 

If you haven’t done your part to send a message to policymakers, there’s still time. Click here to take part.

 

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About Jon Broadbooks

Jon Broadbooks is Director of Communications for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. He supervises and carries out the implementation of the communications programs for the Association. He directs and supervises the Communications staff. He is responsible for coordinating and implementing the public relations and media relations efforts for the Association and acts as spokesperson and liaison to the statewide news media. He serves as editor of online and print content for IAR communications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and e-newsletters. He conducts IAR spokesperson training seminars and oversees the operation of website development for the Association.