IAR works with city of Zion to reverse move to license real estate offices

Howard HandlerZion real estate offices can expect to save a minimum of $1,000 in licensing fees over the next 10 years, and conduct business without the threat of a local municipality revoking one’s license, after swift action by IAR and Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (MORe) government affairs.

Recently, the city of Zion (Lake County) expanded the scope of their local business license requirement to include, among other businesses, real estate offices. IAR/Mainstreet quickly reached out to key city officials explaining that Illinois real estate brokerage offices are already licensed by the state, and the Illinois real estate license act prohibits local municipalities from requiring an additional license.

The city soon after passed an ordinance exempting real estate offices from the local licensing requirement. A special thank you goes to the Zion City Council and clerk on their speedy and courteous resolution.

Learn more about local government advocacy at RVOICE:
http://wwwillinoisrealtor.org/advocacy

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