In 2016 we begin a yearlong celebration of the Illinois Association of REALTORS® centennial milestone. Many events are planned including the April 26 Lobby Day & Anniversary Reception. Mark your calendar!
Order your tickets online for IAR’s 99th Annual Inaugural Gala on Oct. 6 at the Oak Brook Hills Resort – Hilton.
The deadline for making your purchase is 11:59 p.m. Sept. 29.
Don’t forget to order your tickets so you can celebrate Mike Drews’ presidential inauguration.
Sponsorship deadline in 13 days
Sept. 15 is the deadline for individuals, business and local associations to buy sponsorships at the Inaugural Gala. Available packages are $8,000 (Diamond), $5,000 (Gold), $2,500 (Silver), $500 & Up (Bronze) and Up To $500 (Gala).
It’s “Back to School” time, and IAR has a series of fall and winter educational programs lined up for you. In fact, the schedule is filling up quickly! Check out these dates you will want to put on your calendar:
On Oct. 5, REALTORS® are invited to attend REbarcamp, a free un-conference sponsored by the Young Professionals Network. REbarcamp will be held from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Oak Brook Hills/Hilton Resort. Registration is free, but you must reserve your spot in advance.
Oct. 21-22 is the last 15-hour interactive Broker Post-license Applied Real Estate Practices webinar of 2015. This is one of the two required courses for brokers who need to renew their licenses before April 30, 2016. Lynn Madison leads this live-streamed course that you may take from anywhere.
On Nov. 4, IAR and Mainstreet will bring you the Xplode Conference, a full-day real estate technology and marketing conference that provides critical technology and marketing information. The Xplode Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stonegate Conference Center in Hoffman Estates. It features nationally-known experts in mobile technologies, contact management, email marketing, video and content marketing and much more. Early bird registration is open now, saving you $40!
Dec. 2-3 is the last time GRI Course III training will be offered live. Beginning in 2016, all undergrad course work will be online only and Courses II and III will be combined. This means that if you have completed Course II and do not finish Course III in December, you will be required to re-take all 30 hours online. GRI Course III and Grad will be held at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria, Illinois.
Take advantage of these learning opportunities and watch this blog for updates.
Two important deadlines are approaching for Illinois REALTORS® planning to attend the IAR’s 99th Annual Inaugural Gala honoring Mike Drews, scheduled for Oct. 6 at the Oak Brook Hills Resort – Hilton.
Gala ticket deadline
The deadline for tickets is 11:59 p.m. Sept. 29. The cost is $95 per ticket.
Drews, GRI, is the 2015 IAR president-elect and the 2016 IAR president. He is a REALTOR® in Aurora for Charles B. Doss & Co. He is a past president of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®, has served as chairman of various local committees. In 2011, he was selected as REALTOR® of the Year by Mainstreet and REALTOR® Associate of the Year in 1990 by the Greater Aurora Association of REALTORS®.
The inaugural reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6, followed by the Gala at 7:15 p.m.
Sept. 15 is the deadline for individuals, businesses and local associations to buy sponsorships. Available packages are $8,000 (Diamond), $5,000 (Gold), $2,500 (Silver), $500 and Up (Bronze) and Up to $500 (Gala). Visit the IAR website to fill out the sponsorship form, and submit it by the deadline so an invoice can be sent to you via email.
The Illinois Association of REALTORS® honored the Illinois REALTOR® of the Year Loretta Alonzo and this year’s 26 local REALTORS® of the Year at a ceremony Tuesday night at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. See photo highlights of the evening.