Conference theme announced: Show us your #PowerofR

The Real Estate Group in Springfield, led by Managing Broker Michael Buscher, shared its new office photo with IAR to help launch the #PowerofR campaign" President-elect Phil Chiles chose the Power of R theme for the upcoming Fall Conference & Expo, and he is a member of the Springfield firm. Photo by Dick Nagle

The theme for the 2013 Illinois Association of REALTORS® Fall Conference & Expo in St. Charles, Ill., Oct. 1-3,  plays on the deep impact the organization’s members have on their communities and their profession.

“REALTORS® have strength in numbers. We are 41,000 members strong in the Illinois Association of REALTORS® and that united ‘Voice for Real Estate in Illinois’ helps buyers and sellers, homeowners and private property owners all across the state,” said REALTOR® Phil Chiles, ABR, CRS, GRI and IAR President-elect, who chose the theme for his Oct. 2 Inaugural Gala held during the fall conference.

As part of this celebration of the profession, IAR is asking members to show the Power of R in a very public way. Send us a group photo of everyone in your firm, your REALTOR® team photo, you wearing your REALTOR® pin, REALTOR® association staff and/or board photos. Post them on social media with the #PowerofR hashtag and let us help you celebrate being a part of the REALTOR® community.

The theme was inspired by four areas where the association’s membership shows strength.

  • RPAC, our political action committee
  • RVOICE grassroots advocacy program
  • R Education including professional standards and the Code of Ethics which sets REALTORS® apart from those who just hold a real estate license
  • R Family

“We continue to accomplish more together as the REALTOR® family under the umbrella of the REALTOR® ‘R’ trademark than we could ever do on our own,” Chiles said.

Chiles is a broker with The Real Estate Group in Springfield and his office, led by Managing Broker Michael Buscher, shared their new office photo  to help launch the #PowerofR campaign” Thank you to the many members of The Real Estate Group (and photographer Dick Nagle) for sharing your great shot.

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About Ann Londrigan

Ann Londrigan is Director of Association Outreach and Marketing for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She is responsible for increasing member engagement in and awareness for IAR Governmental Affairs and the RVOICE program as well as increasing participation in the REALTORS® Political Action Committee. She is responsible for overall marketing plans for IAR member benefits, educational products and events and is the content manager for IAR's Facebook page and LinkedIn discussion group. She manages the IAR Welcome Center, serves as staff liaison to the University of Illinois Regional Economics Applications Laboratory, and coordinates the IAR housing stats program.

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