Kick Off 2018 With These 8 Member Benefits | Chicago Association of REALTORS®

Buh-bye 2017 and bring it on, 2018! We’ve put together eight can’t-miss events, benefits, and tools you need to make the new year your best yet.


Learn about 2018 President Rebecca Thomson and the new Board of Directors, as well as our 2017 Hall of Fame inductee Frank Williams, better understand the importance of community gardens, become the relocation resource your clients need, and create systems and models that actually work for your business. Enjoy our magazine content in the format of your choice! You can find the digital PDF flipbook here, with links to blog-format articles. If you haven’t yet received your copy in the mail, never fear – it’s on the way!

Preview what’s to come January 11: 2018 Market Outlook: A Member Outreach Event

Start the year off with expert views on what to expect in the residential and commercial real estate markets. Joseph Kirchner, Senior Economist at®, will join us to lead a panel of industry experts as they delve into our industry’s emerging trends and opportunities. Moderated by Dennis Rodkin, Residential Real Estate Reporter, Crain’s Chicago Business.

Did we mention that as a Chicago REALTOR®, registration for the annual Market Outlook is FREE and included with your membership? #perks

Get an exclusive first look January 24: Global Real Estate Council’s New Residential Developments Tour

Construction is booming! The Global Real Estate Council is excited to host an afternoon of private showings with three of the largest residential developments in the Loop: Renelle on the River, 1000M and the Wanda Vista Tower. Representatives from each development will provide members with an insider’s look at the development process, featured condominiums, luxury trends and more. Don’t miss out on this exclusive first look at the developments changing our skyline!

NETWORK in Style January 25 – 2018 YPN Kickoff

Get on your feet and join us as we begin a new, exciting year of business with networking, music and thoughtfully-crafted hors-d’oeuvres and cocktails. As the largest YPN event of the year, the 2018 Kick-Off is one you don’t want to miss!

Earn your CE credits

You thought the holidays were over – but ’tis the season to fulfill your CE requirements! If you were licensed prior to February 1, 2016, you will need to complete the requirements below by April 30:

  • 3 Hours Core A
  • 3 Hours Core B
  • 6 Hours Elective

Lucky for you, we have a schedule to fit your schedule, with classroom, online and self-study options. Click here to choose your schedule and register.

Brush up on your ethics training

In addition to completing your CE requirements, you’ll also need to brush up on your ethics training by December 31. All REALTOR® members are required to complete 2.5 hours of Code of Ethics training per two-year cycle. Failure to comply with this required ethics training is a violation of a membership duty – plan accordingly!

Take a Hot Topic or Designation Course

Stay on top of the hottest trends in the industry with a wide variety of programs to keep you in-the-know. We introduce new Hot Topic courses monthly to keep you on the cutting edge with the services you provide your clients. January courses include Essentials of Property Management and the extremely popular Real Estate Negotiation Expert Certification.

Looking to take your education to the next level? Consider taking a designation or certifications course and become an expert in a niche area. Click here to check out your options and register.


New year, new goals – let us help!