Thursday, January 16, 2020
Transaction Desk Updates and Fixes
Posted by Lone Wolf

1) Transaction Details Header –

There is now a header in the Transaction section with important transaction details including:
a. Address (which now has a “View Map” icon listed after the address)
b. ... Continue Reading.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Clear Cooperation and Coming Soon
Posted by Meghan Webber

Recently, some big changes have been made that will impact your business. Per the National Association of REALTORS®, it is now mandatory for listing brokers to submit that listing to the MLS within one business day of that property being marketed.

In addition, there is a new status on its way. ... Continue Reading.

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Top 10 Takeaways from the Contract Deep Dive
Posted by

1. Maintain relationships and have communication with lenders. ... Continue Reading.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Top 10 Takeaways from the Fall 2019 Legal Update
Posted by Amanda Oboza
Top 10 Takeaways from Fall Legal Update

Photographs
1. Can a buyer photograph the inside of a home they are viewing?

The buyer should be able to photograph anything inside the home that will be included in the sale, but not a seller's personal possessions. ... Continue Reading.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
What is the difference?
Posted by Amanda Oboza

There have been questions regarding the definitions of a manufactured home, mobile home and modular home. Please see how each is defined per the MLS Rules and Regulations.

Manufactured Homes – Manufactured Homes are built entirely in a factory under the federal building code administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These homes are constructed to meet the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standard Act of June 15, 1976. ... Continue Reading.

Monday, September 23, 2019
Top 10 Takeaways from the "Power of Negotiation"
Posted by Amanda Oboza
1. The goal of negotiation is for both parties to win.

2. ... Continue Reading.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
2020 Board of Directors Nominee: Cindy Beckwith
Posted by Amanda Oboza

Cindy Beckwith

RE/MAX Real Estate Professionals

REALTOR® Member - 13 Years



What do you believe makes you a qualified candidate for the Board of Directors?

I am not really sure other than I have been encouraged to run. I always try to make a positive difference in whatever I invest my time in. ... Continue Reading.

Thursday, September 12, 2019
2020 Board of Directors Nominee: Joseph D. Sambaer
Posted by Amanda Oboza

Joseph D. Sambaer, CPA

Dart Bank

Affiliate Member- 7 years



What do you believe makes you a qualified candidate for the Board of Directors?

I believe that I am a qualified candidate for the Board of Directors given my 16 years of residential lending experience and 19 years of experience in financial services. ... Continue Reading.

Thursday, September 12, 2019
2020 Board of Directors Nominee: Robert Dowding
Posted by Amanda Oboza

Robert Dowding

Keller Williams Realty

REALTOR® Member - 16 Years

What do you believe makes you a qualified candidate for the Board of Directors?

-Association Experience
-Pro Standards Committee (multiple years)
-Grievance Committee (chair for one year on the committee for 2-3 years)
-Served on RPAC sub committee
-Associate Broker
-Current Board Chair of the Oak Park YMCA
-Trinity Lutheran Church Board of Trustees
-Nominated by my peers

What do you think the biggest issue is right now facing Agents and the real estate industry?

-Agents understanding their value as a real estate professional. The public is more educated than ever in turn we as agents need to continue to educate ourselves to stay ahead of the market of today and into the future.
-More professional courtesy.
-Education, we have to be lifelong learners and add to our tool belts as our industry continues to evolve.


From your perspective, what can the Association do to help agents or the real estate industry improve?

-Provide current and forward thinking education that brings value to the membership
-Cooperation, with associations, vendor contracts, existing members and brokerages as well.
-Support, work with the members to find out the needs of those in the trenches day to day.


Tell us why you want to be on the Board of Directors?

Giving back to the community is important to my person mission in life. ... Continue Reading.

Thursday, September 12, 2019
2020 Board of Directors Nominee: Connie Ferguson
Posted by Amanda Oboza

Connie Ferguson

Century 21 Cedarwood

REALTOR® Member - 12 Years

What do you believe makes you a qualified candidate for the Board of Directors?

I became a REALTOR® at the beginning of the housing crisis and survived by doing what it takes to get the
job done. I’m not afraid to work hard. ... Continue Reading.