Some corporations and LLCs still need to reinstate non-renewed real estate licenses

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Almost four months after the Illinois REALTORS® and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) reported 1,400 corporate real estate licenses hadn’t been renewed on time, the association continues to get queries about the subject.

Managing brokers who didn’t renew their entity licenses on Oct. 31, 2016 can download the reinstatement form and send it to IDFPR as quickly as possible, return receipt requested. This form can’t be completed or submitted online.

Any brokerage operating under a non-renewed entity license can be subjecting itself to certain serious consequences.

Illinois REALTORS® suspects that the Department’s change from mailing renewal notifications to electronic means may be the reason managing brokers missed the deadline.

Other questions?

The IDFPR’s address is: Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Real Estate, 320 West Washington St., Springfield, IL 62786.

REALTORS® with licensing questions can call Real Estate Licensing at 800/560-6420.

How to print your real estate license renewal

REALTORS® may access a digital, printable copy of their license online on the IDFPR website. In order to access your license renewal form and print your license, go to this webpage and enter your license number and either your pin number or your social security number and date of birth. If you have recently renewed your license and did not receive an email notification with instructions on how to print your license, you will need to contact IDFPR to update your address information. You may update your address online here or call 800-560-6420. Additional questions or concerns about your license status may be sent via email to

REALTORS® should keep records of their CE, their online renewal confirmation and payment in the case of an audit. Primary source verification and evidence you are licensed can be obtained free of charge by visiting the IDFPR online License Lookup database at


Save $10 on Conference & Expo walk-in rate with this coupon

Are you interested in attending Illinois REALTORS® Conference & Expo this Wednesday and Thursday, May 10-11? Attendees may save $10 off the walk-in rate by bringing this coupon to the Collinsville Gateway Center! Click here to print coupon:

Visit the Illinois REALTORS® Conference & Expo webpage for more information about the exciting speakers, vendors, prize giveaways, CE opportunities and networking receptions.

Online and offline, all rules apply!

Social media has changed the way REALTORS® do business, and Marki Lemons Ryhal understands those changes. As a real estate educator who specializes in social media strategies, she has taught over 100,000 students and has earned more than 50 certifications, designations and licenses in social media and real estate.

Ryhal will lead the Core B CE course Real Estate Compliance is Not a Game at the Illinois REALTORS® Conference & Expo, May 10-11 at the Gateway Center in Collinsville. Participants may earn 3 hours of Core B CE by completing this course.

Reviewing the real estate laws and regulations that apply to communication, Ryhal will explain how to remain in compliance when the line between personal and professional life is blurred. Attendees will learn how to avoid making communication mistakes that violate the Illinois Real Estate Act.

Catch a sneak peek in the video below, and register for Conference & Expo here.

Seal more deals with better communication

Anthony Huey presents Make Your Message Memorable at Illinois REALTORS® Conference & Expo May 10-11 in Collinsville

Do you get tongue-tied when talking to clients? Do you wish you could communicate more clearly? Learn how to be a more confident and persuasive speaker by attending Anthony Huey’s session “Making Your Message Memorable – Stand Up, Stand Out and Stand Apart” at the Illinois REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Collinsville, May 10-11, 2017.

This session is designed to help you secure more deals by becoming a dynamic communicator! Get a sneak peek in the video below. 

Huey is a highly-rated communications consultant, international keynote speaker and trainer. He will provide practical communications tools, tips and techniques that you can use immediately to make your message resonate with clients.

Illinois REALTORS® Conference & Expo general registration ends May 3. See the full conference schedule on our conference webpage and register here for just $149