Illinois REALTORS® (IR) government affairs division works with the legislative and executive branches of Illinois government to address proposed and existing real estate-related legislation and regulation.
With about 6,000 bills introduced each legislative session, IR Government Affairs is kept busy addressing a broad scope of policy issues to ensure a healthy real estate climate and protect the private property rights of Illinois’ property owners. Affordable housing, owner-tenant relations, eminent domain, and transactional issues are just a sampling of the scores of policy areas weighed-in by IR Government Affairs. With 40,000 members statewide, IR is considered the leading voice of real estate in Illinois.
All IR policy issues are developed by members like you that volunteer to serve on various IR committees. Additionally, each State Representative and Senator is assigned a REALTOR® that volunteers to act as a liaison between IR and that legislator.
For more information, visit Illinois REALTOR® Government Affairs:
Be sure to check out…
The IR Action Center
is the grassroots website that allows Illinois REALTORS®
to stay informed about state issues and to take action regarding public policy that is critical to the real estate industry. Visit the Action Center here
The RVoice Program
puts the muscle behind state and local REALTOR®
lobbying by funding advocacy campaigns concerning state and local public policy issues. RVoice also funds critical research, and educational brochures free to all members. Learn more about RVoice here
The State Capitol Report
is a recap of state legislative action of interest to Illinois REALTORS®
; it’s sent weekly by e-mail when the Illinois General Assembly is in session. Read current and past issues here
offers Illinois REALTORS®
the unique opportunity to learn about current REALTOR®
legislative issues and political developments, and to discuss the REALTOR®
agenda with your state legislators in Springfield. After lobbying our state legislators, the day is capped off with a reception, attended by many elected officials. NSBAR generally provides same day, roundtrip transportation. Learn more here