Develop your leadership skills

Illinois REALTORS® draws on the skills and interests of a broad cross-section of the membership, and we want to provide our members with many opportunities to develop their professional and leadership skills.

“Serving on committees over the years has helped me not only in my personal business, but has also allowed me to bring the value of what I learn back to our agents and our company.”

Debbie Prodehl
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group, Shorewood

“When you are involved in the process, you learn, become a stronger advocate for our industry and provide more value to your agents and your clients. Get involved! “

Carrie J. Little
CarMarc Realty Group, Warrenville

“Serving on a committee, especially as chair, has broadened my insight on what consumers need and changed the way I do business. I’m more intentional and strategic about collaborating to enhance my clients’ customer experience.”

Tracey Royal
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Oak Park

“By being involved in leadership, you get to know the best and the brightest in our association and you gain four-fold for everything you give — higher profile, more contacts, referrals and friends! “

Alex Ruggieri
North Star Equities Inc, Savoy

FAQ: Learn about volunteer leadership

Why you? The Association draws on the skills and interests of a broad cross-section of the membership, and we want to provide our members with many opportunities to develop their professional and leadership skills. By volunteering you can help set the course for the association.

How do you benefit from serving on a committee or work group? Committee work can be complex and sometimes demanding, while at the same time being productive, enjoyable and rewarding. Volunteering to serve on a committee or working group offers many rewards:

  • Gain a better understanding of the association.
  • Contribute to your profession.
  • Learn leadership skills.
  • Build a resume.
  • Have new experiences.
  • Meet some amazing colleagues from other regions.

Expectations of committee and working group members:

  • Actively participate in committee/work group meetings.
  • Follow through on assigned tasks.
  • Respect the opinions of other committee members.
  • Represent the committee to others in your area.

Length of service: November through October of each year.

Selection process: Your application will be reviewed by the Executive Committee.