Illinois REALTORS® meets key benchmarks for political involvement

Illinois REALTORS® Political Involvement Committee meets on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at the Chicago Marriott Naperville. Pictured are Treasurer Nominee Ed Neaves,  Local Government Affairs Director Jim Clayton, Vice Chair Tom Krettler, Chair Christopher Tenggren, Manager of Grassroots and Political Programs Neil Malone and Nykea Pippion-McGriff.

Illinois REALTORS®’ Political Involvement Committee met Thursday in Naperville to discuss successes in the past year. Among highlights.

  • Illinois REALTORS® are more likely to be registered voters when compared to the overall voting age population. Eighty-six percent of REALTORS® are registered in the state; versus an overall registration of 82.7 percent. Nationally, 83 percent of REALTORS® are registered, versus 82.7 overall.
  • The Broker Involvement Program for Illinois REALTORS® continues to lead the nation, with more than 3,700 brokers registered.
  • Illinois REALTORS® saw more than 20 percent of its members participate in a Call for Action on the National Flood Insurance Program. NFIP was extended three more months, so the fight to preserve it will be revisited in December.
  • Tax reform continues to be a hot-button issue. Efforts to get rid of or gut the effectiveness of the Mortgage Interest Deduction likely will prompt efforts on the part of the Federal Political Coordinators to get the message out that the policy is essential for the health of the housing industry.
  • Illinois REALTORS® looks to be in line with meeting all requirements for the coveted Triple Crown Award that is given to associations which meet involvement and RPAC goals.

The chair for the committee is REALTOR® Christopher Tenggren.

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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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