Revolution Chicago conference could prepare you for the future of real estate

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The Illinois REALTORS® and Illinois REALTORS® Global Business Council are sponsoring a first of it’s kind technology conference that is being put together as a joint effort of the Northern Illinois Commercial Association of REALTORS® (NICAR), the Illinois Chapters of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), and the CCIM Institute.

The Revolution Chicago conference will be Oct. 5 at the Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn-Lombard, at 1250 Roosevelt Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL. This multi-faceted event will begin with a keynote address from Howard Tullman, CEO of tech incubator 1871, located in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Other components of the day will include breakout sessions, round table discussions, an industry expo and a networking cocktail reception.

Come and meet some of the movers and shakers who are shaping the future of the industry and presenting some of the most innovative and game-changing technologies designed specifically for the real estate marketplace.

MRED named a finalist for 2017 Inman Innovator Award

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) was one of nine finalists named this week for 2017 Inman Innovator Awards in the combined category of Most Innovative MLS or Association.

The 2017 Inman Innovators will be revealed at Inman Connect in San Francisco the week of Aug. 7-11.

“We are honored to celebrate so much creativity and invention,” said Inman publisher Brad Inman. “Never in the history of the Innovator Awards has there been so much innovation and, therefore, never has our list of finalists been so large — these are exciting times.”

MRED provides multiple listing service for more than 40,000 brokers throughout the Chicagoland area, northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and northwest Indiana. MRED provides more than 20 products and services to its customers. In 2016, it received Gold Certification for Web API from the Real Estate Standard Organization (RESO). RESO provides standards for real estate organizations working to enhance the development and delivery of data processing.


Don’t forget MREDpalooza starts Tuesday at 9 a.m.

One of the largest MLS tech expos in the country begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Donald D. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont and will give Illinois REALTORS® who attend a chance to ask knowledgeable vendors questions and see products that can help grow their businesses.

MREDpalooza is free and runs until 4 p.m. with multiple class options, food and information.

Go to or call 630-955-0011 for more information.


3 ways successful REALTORS® use Big Data to get jump on competitors

April 2017

Leading REALTORS® use Big Data to stay ahead of the competition, and now they share their strategies in the cover story of the April edition of Illinois REALTOR® magazine. In “Awash in Big Data: Strategies to Chart Your Course,” REALTORS® and market experts share ideas that can help individuals and brokerages:

  • Develop tools using MLS data which are more accurate than Zillow Zestimate;
  • Develop property specific reports that predict cost of living within a specific ZIP code; and
  • Save money by geo-targeting potential clients and predicting more accurate returns on investment.

To read the cover story, go to page 20 of the digital edition of the magazine now.

Womack shows how technology can step up your game

Sign up today for the Nov. 4 Xplode Conference in Hoffman Estates and you’ll learn how Bryson Womack teaches real estate pros to use technology to improve their businesses.

Womack oversees sales for two tech companies, IDX Broker and Agent Evolution, and he’s been a part of the Xplode Conferences for three years helping participants get the most out of MLS software and their own websites. And he’s just one of a dozen speakers scheduled for this year’s conference in the Chicago area.

Bryson Womack

His expertise is one of many reasons why IAR is sponsoring the Xplode Conference with the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®. See the list of other speakers.

The conference begins at 8 a.m. at the Stonegate Conference Centre, 2401 W. Higgins Rd. in Hoffman Estates, and lasts until 4 p.m.

Early-bird rates of $49 will last until Oct. 10. After that, the price goes up to $69.