IAR Convention Coming to St. Charles

September 12, 2010

If you are in the Chicago real estate industry, St. Charles is the place to be at the end of this month.

The Illinois Association of REALTORS (IAR) is holding its 94th Annual Convention and Expo at the Pheasant Run Resort and Spa in St. Charles from September 29 through October 1.

Pheasant Run in St. Charles

This year’s theme is “Motivate, Innovate, Celebrate” and will cover the latest trends, tools and tips to help the pros succeed in this market.

“Information is power,” said IAR President Mike Onorato. “lllinois real estate agents and brokers don’t want to miss this chance to learn from some of the top industry trainers and experts about the educational, professional and social media strategies they need to navigate and get ahead in this changing market.”

Featured speakers include:

*Trainer and negotiation pro Steve Harney: “Inspiring Greatness – What it Means to Be a REALTOR®”

*Coach and columnist Bernice Ross: “You Snooze, You Lose: Trends to Take Your Business to the Top in 2011”

*Top trainer Kim Daugherty: “Good Morning America! The 7 Critical Wake-Up Calls about Today’s Market You Don’t Want to Miss”

*Tech expert Doug Devitre: “Social Media: Power Prospecting and Renewing Referrals”

*Trainer Lynn Madison: “Positional Marketing for Maximum Exposure”

*Memory coach Tom Weber: “Discovering your Memory Power”

There will also be real estate vendors showcasing their products and services in a state-of-the-art trade expo. You can see a virtual expo on the IAR web site at

Trade Expo Hours:

*Thursday, September 30; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*Friday, October 1; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Realtors can earn up to six hours of continuing education (CE) credit toward their licensing requirements with these two CE classes.

The classes:

*Wednesday, September 29; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Lynn Madison instructs “Legal Issues — Risk Management Remix for Today’s Market”

*Friday, October 1; 1 to 4 p.m.: Kevin Stahle instructs “Technology Application in Real Estate”

What: Annual IAR Convention

When: Wednesday, September 29 through Friday, October 1

Where: Pheasant Run Resort and Spa, St. Charles


*Sign up before September 15 and the cost is $135 for IAR members and $175 for non-members

*Walk-in registration for the full convention is $145 for members and $175 for non-members

*Walk-in, one-day registration is $105 for members and $115 for non-members

*Trade show-only registration is $40

For more information, visit or call (217) 259-2600

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