What REALTORS® Need to Know About Homes With Well Water

Have you ever had trouble selling a properties with well water? Attend a free live webinar for REALTORS® about homes with well water on December 12. The Private Well Class is led by Steve Wilson, Groundwater Hydrologist and 30-year veteran of the Illinois State Water Survey.

FREE live webinar
What REALTORS® Need to Know about Homes with Well Water
Tues. December 12, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, CST

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • well water issues that are important to homebuyers,
  • how to determine if well water is safe to drink, and
  • what a homeowner needs to know about well care.

Upon registration, you will have an opportunity to submit questions to be answered live on the webinar.

Can’t attend the webinar? Check out the resource library to access private well information in a format that works best for you and download helpful information for for consumers.

The Private Well Class is a collaboration between the Rural Community Assistance Partnership and the University of Illinois, through the Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois Water Resources Center, and funded by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Silver says Leadership Development ‘invaluable.’ Apply by Nov. 30

Matt Silver, CRS, GRI, Immediate Past President, Chicago Association of REALTORS® and Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors

Matt Silver, Partner and Senior Broker at Urban Real Estate in Chicago, credits the Illinois REALTORS® Leadership Development Program for his rise up the ranks of association leadership. Silver is immediate past president of Chicago Association of REALTORS® and serves on the Illinois REALTORS® Board of Directors.

“After having just completed my term as President of the Chicago Association of Realtors, I truly owe my run up through the chairs, and the confidence to do so,  to my Illinois REALTORS® Leadership academy experience,” Silver says. “I met future leaders and gained the insight and knowledge necessary to determine MY style and to be confident and comfortable moving into these positions.”

Applications are due November 30 for the program, which only accepts 12 new candidates per year: Apply now.

“The detailed knowledge base and in-depth insights to our state Association was worth it alone,” Silver says. “The why and how of Illinois REALTORS® lobbying efforts, and my own for that matter, regarding the political landscape enabled me to have a grassroots base of knowledge (FPC Role) and awaken my desire to be active at the Local, State, and National levels supporting the REALTOR® Party.”

Silver says the benefits of the program go beyond exploring your leadership potential. “This isn’t just a leadership program but a life-altering series on introspection and the creation of bonded friendships,” he says.

Learn more and apply at www.illinoisrealtors.org/leadershipdevelopment.


Online CE courses now available for broker renewal

online CE courses for brokersDo you need continuing education courses for broker license renewal? The Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center now offers new online CE courses that you can complete from the comfort of your home or office.

Brokers who were first licensed before February 1, 2016 can purchase a complete 12-hour online CE package or individual 3-hour online CE courses to meet their license renewal requirements.

Think you can’t take an online course? Yes, you can. Nothing beats the convenience of taking courses and exams at home. Online CE courses are simply the fastest, easiest way to earn the continuing education credits you need.

Shop for courses in the Illinois REALTORS® Store, and visit the Broker Renewal page to review license renewal requirements.



Get “The 411 on Commercial Real Estate”

If you would like a better appreciation for the complexity of commercial real estate transactions, check out a new video resource available to Illinois REALTORS® members.

The 411 on Commercial Real Estate: What You Need to Know is a 3-hour video in a conversational format. Two experts discuss some of the intricacies commercial brokers encounter that may be foreign to residential brokers.

Learn what types of transactions to refer and gain a deeper appreciation for this fascinating extension of real estate practice. The timed outline of the video’s content is available on the Illinois REALTORS® commercial page.

This resource was developed as an initiative by the Illinois REALTORS® Commercial Committee and is free to all members. In the future, members may be able to purchase this video for CE credit.

The 411 on Commercial Real Estate: What You Need to Know is a good touchstone for brokers to understand the depth of training needed by commercial REALTORS®.

Qualifying veterans may use GI Bill® benefits for real estate education

Veterans who want to start a career in real estate may apply for GI Bill® benefits for pre-license classroom courses taken through branches of the Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center.

How to qualify:

More than 65 classroom branches are available. Check the Pre-License Class Calendar for dates and locations.

Qualifying veterans will receive reimbursement from the training center where they took pre-license courses. Learn more from the Illinois REALTORS® website.