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.