Jump-Start Your June, with These Member Benefits | Chicago Association of REALTORS®

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.

Get the Scoop on Opportunity Zones

We keep hearing about Chicago’s 135 Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs). On June 18th, we’ll finally learn why they’re such a hot topic, and how you can be involved. Meet us at CommercialForum’s Opportunity Zones Summit, where expert panelists will break down what QOZs are, why they’re so important and how you can maximize your ROI. Are you ready to get ahead of the curve on these can’t-miss investments? We’ll see you there!

Get Ready to Give

We know our REALTORS® love to give back, so we’re happy to present two opportunities for you to do so this month!

Blood Drives

According to the Red Cross, someone needs blood every two seconds. To save a life, come and donate at one of our upcoming Blood Drives. For your convenience, we’ll host two donation days: The first will be held on June 20th at West Towns and the second will be on June 24th at CAR Central. Your donation can help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. Thank you in advance!

CAR Foundation Run/Walk

The whole family is invited! Runners and walkers of all levels are welcomed to join the CAR Foundation Run/Walk on June 22nd. This FUN-draiser supports the Foundation’s educational scholarships and charitable giving activities. Lace up your favorite running shoes and hurry up to register for this fun-packed morning in Lincoln Park.

Get Schooled

This month, our REALTORS® Real Estate School is offering a unique designation course and always-relevant certification course. These 1-day courses can take your career to the next level. Check them out:

Seniors Real Estate Specialist Designation

Did you know the number of Americans over 65 years old is expected to double over the next forty years? Are you giving the best service possible to this growing segment of buyers? Earning your Senior Real Estate Specialist Designation on June 4th will give you the ability to recognize how a home can be adapted for safety and aging in place, apply the Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA) and identify the mortgage and loan schemes that victimize 50+ borrowers.

Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification

Are you looking for something to make buyers’ and sellers’ ears perk up? Imagine being able to tell them that you’re a Pricing Strategy Advisor. This certification course, held on June 26th, will spruce up your skills in selecting comparables, working with appraisers and more!

Get a Scholarship

Did you know our CAR Foundation offers scholarships to assist new and seasoned REALTORS® in advancing their careers? Last month, we introduced the Chris Pezza Property Management Scholarship! Learn about this scholarship and several others that can help you along your real estate journey.

Get Involved

Looking to leave a lasting impact in the real estate industry and make your voice heard? Take on a leadership position at CAR. We’re accepting applications for numerous committee positions, including the CAR Foundation Board of Trustees. Get more information on what the positions entail and submit your application today:

Get REALTOR® Safety Tips

It’s summer time, which means there are a lot of vacant homes, open windows and doors left ajar. As a REALTOR®, it’s important you take the necessary steps to keep you and your clients safe. Check out our Chicago REALTOR® Safety Resources to make sure you’re aware of all the best practices as temperatures rise.

Get Registered for July’s Events

We have some exciting programs next month – some new and some classics. Now is the time get registered so you don’t miss out on the fun!