Early-bird rate ends at midnight for Spring Conference & Expo

Register before midnight tonight for the IAR Spring Conference & Expo in Collinsville, and you will save $20!

Illinois REALTORS® get the early-bird rate of $109 before tonight’s deadline. The rate goes up to $129 from April 16-27.

With nationally-known speakers like Joe Niego, Ashton Gustafson and Terry Watson, and continuing education with an experienced instructor like Lynn Madison, you’ll leave Collinsville with unbridled enthusiasm for the rest of the spring selling season. And don’t forget sessions with IAR Legal Hotline Attorney Betsy Urbance and IAR Transaction Helpline Attorney Jeff Baker.

This year’s event is scheduled for May 6 and 7 at the Gateway Conference Center in Collinsville. Check the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel for available rooms. The phone number is 618-345-2800.

YPN brings enthusiasm and takes experience back from the Capitol

State Rep. Marcus Evans (Illinois 33rd District) engaged in a lively question-and-answer session with visiting members of Illinois YPN at the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday afternoon.

Illinois YPN Chair REALTOR® Rebecca Thomson and GAD Kris Anderson introduced Rep. Evans and accompanied the YPN group to the third floor of the rotunda for visits with their legislators.


Matt Difanis named 2016 IAR Treasurer nominee

2016 IAR Treasurer nominee Matt Difanis (center) at the IAR Capitol Conference on April 14.

Congratulations to Champaign REALTOR® Matt Difanis, who was selected as the 2016 Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR) Treasurer nominee on Tuesday afternoon as Illinois REALTORS® met in Springfield for the annual IAR Capitol Conference.

Difanis, a partner with the RE/MAX Realty Associates in the Champaign area, was 2012 president of the Champaign County Association of REALTORS® and the association’s 2013 REALTOR® of the Year. A REALTOR® since 1998, Difanis is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the University of Illinois College of Law.

He has chaired and served on more than a dozen IAR committees and task forces, along with multiple NAR committees. In 2014, Difanis became his local association’s first—and only—RPAC Golden R investor.