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IVAR holds annual awards banquet

LASALLE — The Illini Valley Association of Realtors annual awards banquet was held recently at Deer Park Country Club in LaSalle.

The evening opened with a special presentation celebrating April as Fair Housing Month given by Equal Opportunity in Housing Chairman Stan Wolf of Spring Valley City Bank. April 12 marked the 45th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Law. Immediately following the presentation, Marcia Ellis, chief executive officer of the Illini Valley Association of Realtors, presented members Wolf and realtor Christine Dahm, Malooley Dahm Real Estate, with a Special Recognition Award for their exemplary service and dedication to advocating housing issues and striving to ensure the benefits of homeownership are accessible to all.

The Realtor Institute of Illinois provides an educational program which is second to none in the real estate industry. The GRI Program (Graduate Realtor Institute) is designed to enhance the participant’s knowledge of real estate marketing and hone skills that will set them apart from the competition. To receive the GRI designation, candidates must complete three undergraduate courses. Brenda Stanfield, Landmark Realty of Princeton, was presented with a certificate for successful completion of the GRI Course 2.

The Illinois Association of Realtors President’s Club was initiated for the purpose of recognizing excellence in real estate sales. President’s Club Awards are cumulative within a calendar year and are divided into categories commensurate with the levels of production. Members qualifying to receive a 2012 Bronze Presidents Club Award must have attained a level of 15 units or $1 million dollars in sales during the year of 2012. Bronze Award Recipients for 2012 include Roxana Noble, Landmark Realty.

Members qualifying to receive a 2012 Silver Presidents Club Award must have attained a level of 25 units or $2 million dollars in sales during the year of 2012. Silver Award Recipients for 2012 include: Roxana Noble – Landmark Realty.

The Illini Valley Association of realtors jurisdictional territory includes LaSalle County, Putnam County, and a major portion of Bureau County. It is one of more than 1,800 local boards and associations that comprise the National Association of realtors. As “The Voice for Real Estate,” NAR is the nation’s largest trade association, representing more than one million members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry.


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