Supercharge the End of Your Year with These December Member Benefits | Chicago Association of REALTORS®

Although we’re still socially distant, we have tools to help you make the most of your membership as you navigate your business this winter. Have a divine December with these benefits:

VERIFY YOUR SALES DATA

Make sure to get recognized for your 2020 listing and selling accomplishments by verifying your transaction data! The deadline to verify your data and be recognized for your accomplishments at the 2020 Sales Awards is Friday, January 8, 2021. Top Producers will be recognized at the Sales Awards and featured in Chicago REALTOR® Magazine.

COMPLETE YOUR ETHICS TRAINING AND COMMIT TO EXCELLENCE

Every three years, REALTORS® must complete their Code of Ethics training. The upcoming deadline is December 31, 2021. Save yourself stress by completing your training early while also committing yourself to excellence.

NAR’s Commitment to Excellence endorsement allows you to assess your expertise, share your professionalism and provides insight on enhancing your professional skillsets. This program also satisfies your Code of Ethics training. Get started today!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

This December, we are continuing some of our popular virtual events, as well as hosting some specialty topic webinars, including:

  • Coffee With Your GADs on December 1: You’re invited to an informal meeting to discuss legislative issues affecting the Chicago real estate market! Your CAR Government Affairs Directors will provide an overview of our current advocacy initiatives and concerns.
  • Money and Energy-Saving Home Improvements on December 3: Join the CAR Foundation as we learn from ComEd and Peoples Gas how homeowners can take advantage of their energy efficiency programs and how you can help connect your clients to these benefits.
  • Sustainably Social Hour on December 16: Join CAR for an hour of networking, idea sharing, guidance, and feedback about sustainable real estate in Chicago!
  • CommercialForum Power Lunch on December 18: Learn about the commercial market and meet with nationally-renowned and locally-celebrated thought leaders, investors, developers, tech disruptors, elected officials, brokers and more.

And don’t forget! You can watch playback of all our events in the Video Resources Library.

CAR FOUNDATION WINTER SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 13

Apply for a CAR Foundation scholarship to gain opportunities and financial assistance in the areas of advocacy, designations and licenses, property management, higher education or pursuing a real estate career. Our many scholarships are open for applications until Sunday, December 13. Click here for more information and to apply today.

NAR RELEASES NEW FAIR HOUSING SIMULATION TRAINING, FAIRHAVEN

As real estate professionals, we have power.  Will we act as trusted guides who help clients and communities flourish, or will we lock people out of the benefits of homeownership? NAR has launched its new Fair Housing simulation training called Fairhaven to analyze your level of adherence to and understanding of Fair Housing laws.

In this simulation training, you will work through scenarios addressing fair housing issues in real estate. You will be asked to address the scenarios, and if you are having trouble meeting the fair housing principles, you will be given more scenarios to ensure you understand and learn the objectives. Get started today.

2020 THIRD QUARTER STATISTICAL SPREADSHEETS AVAILABLE

Our statistical spreadsheets are a great resource for housing market trends in Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods and 293 suburbs since 1995. Statistics consist of average sales price, median sales price, market time, units sold and percent changes for Chicago and the suburbs. This year’s third quarter statistics are now available.