Morning Minute: Do you have what it takes to be IHDA’s REALTOR® of the Month?

The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) has a contest for Illinois REALTORS®! Answer the question below in 100 words or less and email it to IHDA at Communications@ihda.org before July 18 and you could be featured as IHDA’s “REALTOR® of the Month” for August. Click here for requirements and details from IHDA on how to enter.

QUESTION: One of the biggest hurdles for home buyers is coming up with a down payment for a home. How do you use IHDA’s first-time home buyer programs to increase the pool of qualified buyers and help them into homes they never would have imagined owning?

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About Stephanie Sievers

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.