"The IAR Fall Conference is a great place to go to keep current on
trends in real estate. It is also a great source for staying current
with all of the different regulations required in the selling and
buying of real estate," Hudson said.
With the theme of "The Power
of R," this year's conference celebrated the power of the
Realtor family, education, the Realtors Political Action
Committee and the RVOICE advocacy program. Hundreds of Illinois
Realtors learned more about mobile technology, tips for going
paperless, the social business of real estate and what may be ahead
for the housing market and economy in 2014.
Featured presenters included a real estate economist, John
Tuccillo; a social media trainer, John D. Reyes; the director of
digital engagement for the National Association of Realtors, Nobu
Hata; an iPad trainer, Kim Hlava; and a technology enthusiast, Steve
Volkodav, CEO of the North Shore-Barrington Association of Realtors.
Conference attendees also had the opportunity to attend two
continuing education classes.
Realtor and attorney Bruce Aydt provided an overview on fair
housing and other issues in the course "Fair Housing, Agency,
License Law & Escrow 3.0." Tax expert Chris Bird covered tax changes
affecting the real estate industry in the course "What's Congress Up
To? How Changing Federal Tax Laws Impact Your Clients and the Real
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A trade expo in connection with the
conference featured some of the real estate industry's top vendors,
including marketing and insurance providers, banking and mortgage
services, and business technology companies.
The conference also included an
Inaugural Gala for the 2014 officers of the association. The
Chiles, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES, broker-associate with The Real
Estate Group in Springfield.
Jim Kinney, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, vice-president of luxury home
sales for Baird & Warner in Chicago.
Treasurer: Mike Drews, broker associate
with Charles B. Doss & Co. in Oswego.
The Illinois Association of Realtors is a voluntary trade
association whose 41,000 members are engaged in all facets of the
real estate industry. In addition to serving the professional needs
of its members, the association works to protect the rights of
private property owners in the state by recommending and promoting
legislation that safeguards and advances the rights of real property
[Text from file received from the
Logan County Board of Realtors]