Name change sanctioned by IAR board at Fall Business Meetings

The Illinois Association of REALTORS®’ Board of Directors voted unanimously to change the name of the organization this week.

The change would switch from the name the association has used since 1973 to Illinois REALTORS®. The name change will have to be registered with the state and must be approved by the National Association of REALTORS®.

It is anticipated the name will be in formal use in late April.

At the Oct. 6 meeting, 2015 IAR President Jim Kinney noted that many already refer to the association as Illinois REALTORS®.

Several other state REALTOR® associations have adopted similar name changes, including Florida and Michigan.

IAR, which celebrates 100 years of service in 2016, has operated under a number of names. At one time it was briefly known as the Illinois REALTORS® Association and then became the Illinois Association of Real Estate Boards in 1923.

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About Jon Broadbooks

Jon Broadbooks is Vice President/Communications for Illinois REALTORS®. He serves as editor of online and print content for the association's communications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and e-newsletters. He conducts spokesperson training seminars and oversees website development for the Association.

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