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I was having a discussion with an agent regarding dos and don'ts of cold calling and ran across this FAQ list on a database that appears to have come from the Illinois Association of Realtors Hotline. It looks dated from some of the information, but is information that is still valid and applicab...
IAR FAQs on Commercial E-Mail MessagesQ: If I am an Illinois real estate licensee who sends commercial e-mail messages, or those messages where the primary purpose is to promote a commercial product or service, how can I comply with both federal and state e-mail statutes? The federal CAN-SPAM Act...
Illinois Home Sales Ease in Third Quarter; Statewide Median Price at $209,000  SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois housing sector continued to adjust to a more sustainable pace of sales in the third quarter while mortgage interest rates remain near 45-year historic lows. According to the latest repo...
Illinois Association of REALTORS Contribute Muscle and $144,415 to REALTOR Relief for Hurricane Katrina Victims The Illinois Association of REALTORS teamed with Habitat for Humanity Sangamon County to frame the walls on two homes in Springfield, Illinois, which will soon become homes to two famil...
Mark Twain was attending a meeting where a missionary had been invited to speak. Twain was deeply impresed. Later he related, "The preacher's voice was beautiful. He told us about the sufferings of the natives, and he pleaded for help with such moving simplicity that I mentally doubled the 50 cen...
Three men were riding in the Rockies on horseback. As they made their way along the base of the mountain, a voice thundered from the sky, commanding them to stop and dismount. They immediately followed the instruction. Then the voice continued, "Go to the riverbed and pick up some pebbles. Put th...
Effective January 6, 2007 Ilinois residences must have a carbon monoxide detector within fifteen feet of every bedroom. It's the law.The supply will run out fast and the prices will go up, Opportunities? Maybe, but the City of Chicago has had this law for years and I still have difficulty finding...
George Washington Carver suggested that "99% of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses."In 1915, Carver and other residents of Coffee City, Alabama, had reason to complain and make excuses. They were nearly starving because of the boll weevil's destruction of the cotto...
I know its tough, but think back when you were getting your license and you had to learn math all over again. When I teach the pre-license classes the most fear is that of learning the math. What is the minimum requirement for a license, HS Diploma or GED. How difficult could the math be.The hard...
The wife of the congressman sat up abruptly in bed, with a startled look. "Henry," she wispered, " here's a robber in the house!""Impossible!" was his reply. "In the Senate, perhaps yes; but in the House, never!"Do you think we through all of the"Bums" out, or will it be more of the same?

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