Pride Month – Alliance Chicago Up-And-Comers Interview


During Pride Month, Illinois REALTORS® is celebrating the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance Chicago Chapter’s mission and leadership. Take a few moments and get to know the industry leaders who have come together to advocate, elevate and celebrate.

Joe Gerber, Vice President; Jeremy Fisher; Social Media Director; Megan Oswald, Secretary; and Michael Plageman, Treasurer join Illinois REALTORS® Gideon Blustein for a brief discussion that will prompt smiles and some reflection on what has been accomplished, but what still needs to be done.

Check back later this month for an in-depth Presidential Video Chat between The Alliance – Chicago’s President, Curtis Hunt and Illinois REALTORS® President Sue Miller. Right now, you can get some history on Pride Month and tips on how to celebrate.

Fall Meetings: Legal Services Forum


General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Services Betsy Urbance and Legal Hotline Attorney Anneliese Fierstos discussed some of the hot legal topics and relevant court decisions affecting the industry including handling multiple offer questions during this period of low inventory, RELA Rules, data scraping and website accessibility.

Fall Meetings: Public Policy Forum


The Public Policy Forum features State Comptroller Susana Mendoza, the first Hispanic elected to statewide office in Illinois and the first woman elected as Chicago City Clerk in 2011. Comptroller Mendoza has been an advocate for stability, bipartisanship, comprehensive budget solutions and transparency in financial reporting. She will brief the group on the current “state of the state.” The Public Policy Forum also includes a discussion with our statehouse lobbyists on the latest from the state capitol and a special presentation by University of Minnesota law professor Myron Orfield. Professor Orfield is a nationally recognized expert on the interplay of civil rights and regional development. He helps members understand the critical importance of sound housing policies to housing equality and affordability.

Fall Meetings: Political Involvement Forum


Here’s your chance to discuss mutually beneficial relationships between REALTORS® and policymakers, the association’s grassroots activities, and the value of member mobilization. This session will feature live chats with leading elected officials at the congressional and state legislative levels, and their REALTOR® Federal Political Coordinator or State Legislative Contact.

Fall Meetings: MLS Forum


Want to know the trends and issues affecting all aspects of the real estate industry today and in the near future? Rebecca Jensen, President and CEO of Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), hosts a discussion with Denee Evans, CEO of CRMLS and Sam DeBord, CEO of RESO on how the pandemic could change how buyers and sellers use an MLS. Chris Haran, Chief Technology Officer, MRED will share insights into emerging technology trends followed by a discussion on business intelligence featuring Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, NAR Senior Economist and Director of Housing & Commercial Research.

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