Home & family at the heart of this REALTOR® of the Year

Illinois REALTOR® of the Year John C. Kmiecik, CRB, broker-owner of Century 21 Kmiecik REALTORS® in Chicago was honored this week at the annual REALTOR® of the Year banquet hosted by the Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation and the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. His message to the crowd gathered at the Springfield Hilton was all about the importance of family and home.

Illinois REALTOR® Magazine interviewed John before the celebration asking him to share some insights from his 33-year career in real estate for what agents need to be doing to be successful in this challenging housing market and how to build brand loyalty.

When asked why agents should get involved in the REALTOR® organization at the local, state or national level, John says: “If real estate is your livelihood and you rely on it for any sort of income at all you have to be actively involved whether it be in your community, your churches or your schools. I believe being actively involved in the REALTOR® organization is something every REALTOR® should experience and enjoy. It’s a wonderful opportunity to build a referral base, to network with great minds and get some great ideas.”

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About Ann Londrigan

Ann Londrigan is Director of Association Outreach and Marketing for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She is responsible for increasing member engagement in and awareness for IAR Governmental Affairs and the RVOICE program as well as increasing participation in the REALTORS® Political Action Committee. She is responsible for overall marketing plans for IAR member benefits, educational products and events and is the content manager for IAR's Facebook page and LinkedIn discussion group. She manages the IAR Welcome Center, serves as staff liaison to the University of Illinois Regional Economics Applications Laboratory, and coordinates the IAR housing stats program.

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  3. Nice interview Big John. Enjoyed watching a local boy make good. Good luck in future pursuits. Erwin and Monica Ernst

  4. Good job! John you always have pearls of wisdom and have inspired me to take an active role in our industry.


  5. John, There are clear reasons why you have had the success you have had. You are well spoken, thoughtful and considerate of all. It is a pleasure to know you and have access to your wisdom.
    Your comments on RPAC are so pointed and Germane.

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