In order for you to be the best in the business, you need the proper tools, tips and coursework to guide you. That’s where the Chicago Association of REALTORS® comes in. Make the most of your membership by taking advantage of all the benefits designed to make your job easier and your clients happier. From classes and events, to articles and resources, here’s what you should get involved with this month to advance your career.
Celebrate Fair Housing Month
Did you know April is Fair Housing Month? Last year, for the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, we reaffirmed our commitment to Fair Housing throughout Chicagoland. To continue commemorating the Fair Housing Act and provide the best service for your clients:
- Attend Fair Housing: Our Impact, Our Opportunity, on April 23
- Check out the videos from last year’s Fair Housing event
- Learn about protected classes and how to report a fair housing violation
- Read more about our commitment to Fair Housing
Toast to Success at the 2018 Sales Awards
The CAR Sales Awards is the can’t-miss event of the year, as we take a moment to acknowledge all the success our REALTORS® had in the past year. On April 11th, awards will be given in Individual Volume Sold, Individual Units Sold, Team Volume Sold, Team Units Sold, Rental, Neighborhood Top Producers & Rookies of the Year. CommercialForum will also present awards for top sales in Office, Retail, Multi-Family, Industrial and more.
Grab your ticket and enjoy this night of glitz, glam, food, cocktails and fun with your peers. We can’t wait to celebrate you!
Hone Your Online Presence & Reach More Leads
Where are today’s buyers and sellers looking for properties? Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. Even investors are all over social media. How do Top Producers balance so many platforms and their business? By knowing what works for them and what works for their clients.
Sign up for the Real Estate Digital Marketing Certification, and perfect your own digital marketing strategy. Class runs April 22nd-23rd, from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, at the Frank J. Williams Education Center, 7300 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Make Your Voices Heard at the REALTOR® Lobby Day/Capitol Conference
After you attend Coffee with Your GAD on April 2nd, we know you’ll be more energized than ever to make your voices heard in Springfield.
One great way to make your voice heard? Attend REALTOR® Lobby Day at the 2019 Capitol Conference. Each year, hundreds of your peers from across the state meet with the General Assembly and Chicago legislators to advocate for private property rights. We’re making it easy for your voice to join in – we’ve arranged for buses to transport us to and from Springfield! This is a free member event and we welcome your participation!
Get Your Listings Spring-Ready with Our Latest Member Perk
Inhabitr is a Chicago-based furniture rental company that has curated packages to meet your staging needs. As an official CAR partner, Inhabitr is offering each CAR member an exclusive discount code and a complimentary, 30-minute, one-on-one consultation with one of its design team members. Learn more about this exciting member perk to help make your clients’ homes even more attractive to potential buyers!
Check Out Chicago REALTOR® Magazine
In mid-April, keep an eye out for the spring 2019 Chicago REALTOR® Magazine. The magazine will give you updates on Association news, offer resources to help grow your business and include photos and recaps from CAR events. The magazine is sent via mail to all members for free. You’ll also be able to view and download the magazine on ChicagoREALTOR.com. Happy reading!
Learn How to Navigate the Shifting Market
Throughout the year, our Young Professionals Network (YPN) hosts networking breakfasts that are free for all Chicago REALTORS®. On April 24th, we’ll be joined by Phil Byers, Keller Williams Chicago – Lincoln Park, to learn about how we can prepare for this shifting real estate market and how to discuss the changing market with our clients. These breakfasts are perfect for Chicago REALTOR® who wants to master tough conversations, better understand market statistics and grow their business — let’s be real, that’s pretty much all of us! Ready for a bagel with a side of insider knowledge? Register today!