Four Illinois REALTORS® named 30 Under 30 finalists

Congratulations to the four Illinois REALTORS® who are among the 50 finalists in the REALTOR® Magazine’s 2014 Class of 30 Under 30. Every year, the magazine spotlights rising real estate stars from around the country.

Four Illinois REALTORS® have made the first round: Rebecca Thomson, Michael McElroy, Casselyn Feinstein and Clayton T. Jirak. A panel of judges will narrow the field down to 30 but you can help choose the Web Choice Award winner by voting between March 21 and March 28, 2014. Click here to vote.

Rebecca Thomson

Michael McElroy


Clayton T. Jirak

Casselyn Feinstein


Trending topics from REbarcamp, and agents share their fav apps #REBCIL

REbarcamp 2013 word cloudHere’s a look at what REALTORS® came to learn about at this year’s Real Estate Barcamp powered by the Illinois Young Professionals Network, held earlier this week in St. Charles, Ill. These topics  determined the final REbarcamp sessions: Social Media, Referrals & Lead Generation, Paperless & Productivity, Technology Management, Negotiation People Skills & Tactics, Marketing to the Media, Mobile Apps, The Future of the Industry, The Art of Your Brand, YouTube, Video with Animoto,iPad, Android or Windows?

Typical with barcamps, the topics focused largely on technology and social media. Here’s a quick list of apps shared among barcamp attendees:

  • Dropbox
  • RPR
  • Evernote
  • PDF Expert
  • QR Reader
  • Turbo Scan
  • Any List
  • Cam Scanner
  • Scanner Pro
  • Close the Sale
  • Go To Meeting
  • Card to Contact
  • Scan Bix Cards
  • DocuSign
  • Cartavi
  • Dot Loop
  • HP12C Financial Calculater
  • Zillow Mortgages
  • Walk Score
  • iMovie
  • Videoliscious
  • GAS Buddy
  • Keynote
  • Open House Home Pro
  • Pic Stitch
  • Instagram
  • Snap Seed
  • Google+ and Google Hangout
  • Zipit Radon
  • Sitegeist
  • HootSuite
  • ShowingTime
  • Twist

REALTORS® talk technology, marketing and social media topics at REbarcamp #rebcil


The Illinois Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network (YPN) today hosted a real estate barcamp in conjunction with the associations’s annual fall business meetings and fall conference. Around 100 real estate professionals attended this unconference-format to share perspectives and ideas on topics such as technology management, lead generation, social media, mobile apps and branding.




Illinois YPN set to top last year’s numbers at REbarcamp event

Over 130 movers and shakers in real estate have reserved their ticket for next week’s REbarcamp powered by the Illinois Young Professional’s Network (YPN). This event would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors. Thank you!

Barcamps are a great opportunity to explore information on things you know little about, brainstorm and share on things you know a lot about and get inspired and energized by being surrounded with like-minded people. Learn more at

Find out what’s happening now and next in the industry at REbarcamp Illinois, Oct. 1 in St. Charles, Ill.

REbarcamp logo and photos

On Oct. 1, 2013 the Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR) Young Professionals Network (YPN) will host a real estate barcamp in conjunction with the association’s Fall Conference & Expo.

This half-day “unconference” event is completely participant drive so any conference attendee can start a discussion on a topic they’re familiar with, or join one they want to learn more about. The topics are usually related to technology usage in real estate but can cover industry topics from ethics, to short sales to negotiating. It all depends on what the attendees want to learn or talk about! How it works.

All Illinois REALTOR® members are invited to attend. Registration is required for this FREE event powered by the Illinois Young Professionals Network.


Coverage from last year’s event:

The Illinois Young Professionals Network (YPN) provides education and support to younger REALTORS® to share ideas and gain referrals to expand their business potential.