Morning Minute: Illinois REALTORS® make progress on Murphysboro Habitat build

Murphysboro’s strong Habitat for Humanity organization is one of the reasons the southern Illinois community was chosen to be the site of one of three IAR Habitat builds in Illinois this year, IAR President Phil Chiles told the local newspaper, the Murphysboro American. Read the full article and find out how you can help.

“As realtors we are all about home ownership,” said Chiles, “there is no better way to show people how much we care than to build homes.”

REALTOR® Jan Mandis, president of the Egyptian Board of REALTORS®, was also interviewed and said this is her first time helping with a Habitat build and the hands-on construction experience has given her a new perspective.

“It’s wonderful that they do this,” Mandis said, “It’s just good people doing good things.”

In other headlines:

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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.

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