Illinois REALTORS® participate in NAREB regional member and Community Day events

The Illinois REALTORS® supported the Dearborn Realtist Chapter of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) at its 69th Annual Mid-Winter Regional Conference in Chicago last week.

The three-day conference ended with a Community Expo titled, “Community Wealth Building Day.” Vendors representing all aspects of the real estate industry were available to discuss different facets of buying and owning a home.

The Illinois REALTORS® at the expo told consumers about the availability of the Real Property Alliance website and the information it offers about:

  • property taxes,
  • local zoning or septic requirements,
  • market data and
  • proposals and legislation before the Illinois General Assembly that affects home and property ownership.

The site can be found at

One of the highlights of the Regional Conference was the keynote speech from U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (Illinois 7th District).  He expressed the importance of the real estate community and his long-standing history with the Dearborn Realtists.  He said he shares NAREB’s passion to increase black home ownership by two million in the next five years.

NAREB released its 2015 State of Housing in Black America report recently which showed a trend of decreased home ownership for black America and predicted the trend will continue.  NAREB has put energy behind its conferences and community events with the intention of turning the trend around. The conference in Chicago was the end of a four-stop tour that included Oakland, Calif., Memphis, Tenn., and Philadelphia, Pa.

Dearborn Realtist Chapter President Tracey Taylor stated, “This innovative conference concept was a great success for the Illinois region and Chicago. Black home ownership is so important today as we hope to inspire the average person to gain wealth through real estate.”

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