Delays for municipal point-of-sale inspections, required reinspections and occupancy permits – as well as excessive inspections beyond “health and safety” violations – were topics discussed by Illinois REALTORS®, Hazel Crest Mayor Vernard Alsberry, Jr., and Hazel Crest Village Manager Donna Gayden Wednesday.
IAR Local Government Affairs Director Tom Joseph, Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® South Government Affairs Committee Chair Diane Abell (a broker for Coldwell Banker in Flossmoor) and Jermaine Coney, Broker Prestige Partners Realty, represented Illinois REALTORS®.
Alsberry and Gayden pledged to “rectify these delays in administering the village inspection process. Both acknowledged the need to encourage real estate and not impede it.”
An IAR economic impact study detailing the importance and local value of real estate transactions was shared with Alsberry and Gayden. Other discussion topics included the declining foreclosure market and overall improvement in the real estate market.