Brokers can save $50 with Early Bird Post-License Special

Early Bird Post-License SpecialIf you are a broker who was first licensed on or after February 1, 2016, the Early Bird Post-License Special offered by the Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center can save you time and money on the post-license coursework required for your first broker license renewal.

The Early Bird 30-hour Post-License D2L Package includes a 15-hour online course, 15-hour interactive webinar, and online course exams—everything you need to meet education requirements for your first license renewal—without ever leaving home.

To claim this offer, you must enroll by noon on November 13 and attend the November 15-16, 2017 webinar.

Consult the Illinois REALTORS® Licensing & Training Center for questions about 2018 Broker License Renewal. Call 1-800-752-3274 or email You can also chat with an Education Specialist online between the hours of 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

How to (really) help a friend get into real estate

Do you know someone interested in becoming a real estate agent? Send them our Pre-License Handbook, Start Your Career in Real Estate!  This 10-page guide will help people who are interested in a career in real estate understand pre-license process.

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The free download includes information about choosing a course format, taking course exams and the state licensing exam, links to IDFPR and psi/AMP and links to our most popular pre-license courses. The handbook has just been updated to include our new online distance-learning course: now you can complete all of your pre-license coursework and exams without leaving home!

Forward a copy of Start Your Career In Real Estate to a friend and help the REALTOR® profession grow.

Illinois REALTORS® partnered with Three Rivers last week in Joliet to offer PSA designation course, ‘Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA’

Lynn Madison and 46 students reviewed the Comparative Market Analysis Thursday morning in Joliet.

Illinois REALTORS® partnered with Three Rivers Association of REALTORS® in Joliet last week to offer the PSA designation course, “Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA.”

Lynn Madison taught a class of 46 how to become proficient at comparative market analyses (CMAs), a key to competitive home pricing. Course attendees earned 6 hours of Core B CE and completing the core requirement of the Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification.

If you are interested in attending a live designation course, watch for announcements periodically on the Illinois REALTORS® blog and on the “Designations & Certifications” page of the Illinois REALTORS® website.

Mastering the CMA was co-sponsored by the Illinois REALTORS® and the Three Rivers Association of REALTORS®.


Inaugural festivities honoring 101st President Matt Difanis will have a fun new format

Join us for a lively experience at the Illinois REALTORS® 101st Inaugural Gala, October 12, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom of the Chicago Marriott Naperville!

This year’s Gala will be something special, and you will be delighted by its new features! Without spoiling all of the surprises, here are some things to look forward to. Forego the formalwear and relax; dress code is business attire, not black tie! Guests will groove to acoustic music from one of President-elect Matt Difanis’s favorite hometown bands, Love Sign, while they mix and mingle during the hors d’eovres and reception. Rather than a plated dinner, this event will feature international cuisine at a variety of food stations offering delectable fare.

Traditionally, Inaugural serves as the installation ceremony for Illinois REALTORS® Leadership. This year, we will also welcome and install our new board of directors. Meet our new leadership team and help us start the year off right!
Tickets are $95. Purchase at by the reservation deadline of October 3. Everyone should be there to see what’s in store for 2018.

Price homes with confidence! Take Mastering the CMA with Lynn Madison September 28, 2017

Lynn Madison will lead Mastering the CMA September 28 at Three Rivers Association of REALTORS®

Are you projecting the best price for your clients’ property? Start pricing homes with confidence! Take the Mastering the CMA course with Lynn Madison on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Three Rivers Association of REALTORS®.

Learn how to determine the right market-based value range for a home!

Register Now!

Course details:

  • 3 hours Core B CE (COR 16005-564002520)
  • Core requirement for the PSA certification
  • Instructor: Lynn Madison
  • 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
  • Three Rivers Association of REALTORS®, 303 Springfield Avenue, Joliet
  • Early Bird registration ends Sept. 20: $119 for members/$139 for non-members
  • General registration ($10 more) Sept. 21-27. No refunds after Sept. 26.