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Illinois Value of Membership Videos Win National Award

April 11, 2012: 

A series of YouTube videos created by the Illinois Association of REALTORS® to promote its services, resources, and tools for REALTORS®, won an EXCEL Award of excellence in June from Association Media & Publishing, formerly known as the Society of National Association Publications. View the videos at www.youtube.com/illinoisrealtor.

Association Policy

April 11, 2012: 

The National Association of REALTORS® has assembled a variety of recommended policies and procedures for REALTOR® Associations.

Association Executives

April 10, 2012: 

Share and Promote

April 10, 2012: 

Fraud Prevention Toolkit

April 9, 2012: 

This toolkit for associations provides an overview of how to prevent fraud by asking critical questions of management, establishing the right policies, and creating plans of action should fraud occur.

Anti-Money Laundering Rule

April 6, 2012: 

Effective Jan. 1, 2002, a new rule issued by the federal government requires non-financial trades and businesses to report certain information regarding cash transactions involving currency over $10,000 to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), a bureau within the U.S. Treasury Department, in order to aid intelligence and law enforcement agencies in their battle against money laundering.

Procedure for Approving Names of Member Boards and Associations Membership Policy and Board Jurisdiction Committee

April 6, 2012: 

Associations are only authorized to use names approved by the NAR Board of Directors pursuant to these procedures.

Association Merger Procedure

April 6, 2012: 

Here are administrative instructions and required documentation developed to assist local boards/associations in processing a request for merger.

Changing a Board's Jurisdiction

April 5, 2012: 

Here are the Requirements for Change of Jurisdictional Territory by a Member Board of the National Association of REALTORS®, including the required application form that must be filed with the Member Policy Department.

Membership Suspension Information

April 5, 2012: 


  • Authority for local and state associations to discipline members is most commonly established in associations’ bylaws in Article VI and in Article VII (which incorporates the Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual (“Manual”) by reference).
  • Section 1 of the Manual defines “suspension of membership”.
  • Suspension of REALTOR® membership results in suspension of “all Board/Association-provided rights, privileges and services”.