REALTORS® meet with U.S. Rep. Lipinski at Let’s Talk event

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski met with Illinois REALTORS® on Tuesday, Feb. 19, as part of an ongoing series of congressional meetings sponsored by the Illinois Association of REALTORS®.

The meetings are held with members of Congress to allow IAR members to share what they are seeing in the market, and hear about the impact of federal policy on the real estate industry.

While he was thanked for his continued support of the industry, Lipinski also heard about  problems with short sales and struggles in condo financing. He said he enjoyed meeting the membership and hearing the “on the ground” perspective of his REALTOR® constituents.

The session was one of two scheduled this week. A meeting with U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos is slated for Friday, Feb. 21 in Rock Island.

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About Sharon Gorrell, IAR Housing Policy Advisor

Sharon Gorrell is Housing Policy Advisor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. Through research and analysis she provides IAR leadership, committees, and governmental affairs staff well-informed expertise on local, state, and national housing policy issues and programs. Her work assists IAR in developing sound housing and housing finance policy positions and programs. She develops and maintains relationships with other associations, agencies and organizations that engage in the discussion and development of policies that affect housing and access to housing, and serves as the voice for and liaison of the REALTOR® organization to such groups. She serves as the IAR staff executive for the Housing Opportunity Working Group, Business Diversity Working Group, Federal Political Coordinators Working Group and Community Development Resource Working Group.