Join us for our Member Outreach Meetings, part of our CAR2U program. FREE exclusively to C.A.R. Members, we come out to your neck of the woods and offer a unique session to help educate you on what's happening at C.A.R., news impacting your industry, and how to be more effective and profitable. It's the Chicago Difference. Come to as many sessions as you like, or simply join us for the ones most convenient to you. Speakers will engage the audience with the current must-know items of today's market, as well as information to share with colleagues and your clients.

Contact Mary Beth Durkin for sponsorship information. Download a sponsorship form.

Mid-Year Market Outlook

We're halfway through 2012- what better time to take a look at the current market and spot trends for the remainder of the year and 2013? Expert insights will help you anticipate opportunities and craft a profitable strategic business plan.

Speakers Include:

  • Collete English Dixon, Principal – Transactions, Prudential Real Estate Investors
  • Dr. Michael S. Miller, Associate Professor of Economics, DePaul University
  • Russ Haraus, Vice President of Operations of the Single Family Division, Appraisal Research Counselors

Topics Include:

  • State of the economy & potential roadblocks in the market ahead
  • Market updates & growth patterns
  • Today's opportunities & tapping into 2013
  • Technology's role in the future of real estate sales & marketing

Member Outreach: June 7 (Morning Session)

  • Date: Thursday, June 7
  • Time: Check-in: 8:30 a.m.; Program: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: DePaul Lincoln Park, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue, Chicago
  • Cost: Member: $0 | Non-member: $30.00
  • Complimentary continental breakfast will be served
  • Registration is now closed. Onsite registrations will be accepted. Email inquiries to

Be a Better HAFA Resource

If you find short sales an increasing part of your business, this is a must-attend free event. Following welcoming remarks from C.A.R. CEO Ginger Downs and 2012 President Bob Floss, Bob Floss & Son Realty, expect an in-depth look at the government's "Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives" (HAFA) program and how you can use it to better serve your clients.

C.A.R. instructor Marki Lemons will lead this compelling discussion, including a focus on recent updates to the HAFA guidelines it's critical for you to know. Bring your questions and expect to leave with an enriched understanding of the short sales procedure, its timeframe and the pros and cons of HAFA.

Member Outreach: June 7 (Evening Session)

  • Date: Thursday, June 7
  • Time: Check-in: 4:30 p.m.; Program: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Hanging Gardens Banquets, 8301 Belmont Ave River Grove, IL
  • Cost: Member: $0 | Non-member: $30.00
  • Complimentary appetizers will be served
  • Registration is now closed. Onsite registrations will be accepted. Email inquiries to

2011-12 C.A.R. By-law Amendments


Parking Information:

  • DePaul Lincoln Park – Self-parking is available at Sheffield Parking Garage, 2331 N. Sheffield, at the $8 discounted rate. You must validate your parking ticket to receive the discounted rate located at. The discounted rate will be given if a validated ticket is presented to the attendant. The parking validation machine is located DePaul’s front desk, next door to room #120, the location of the Member Outreach meeting. Additional discounted parking (validation required) is located at Clifton Parking Deck located at 2330 N. Clifton 2330 North Clifton Avenue.
  • Hanging Gardens Banquets – Complimentary on-site parking is available.

Related Links

200 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone: 312-803-4900, Fax: 312-803-4905

The “Voice of Real Estate” in Chicago
© 2011 Chicago Association of REALTORS®