Illinois Association of Realtors

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REALTOR® Advocacy

Protecting the industry, and consumers

It takes a team to protect the industry and private property rights. Illinois REALTORS® has a cadre of members and staff whose focus is to make sure REALTORS® can best do business on behalf of their clients. The association maintains relationships with policymakers at the local, state and federal level. 


    State policy can have a huge impact on real estate. That’s why Illinois REALTORS® has a team of lobbyists who sort through the thousands of bills filed annually to make sure bad legislation doesn’t become state law.

    • State Capitol Report: Updated throughout the legislative session. (Members only)
    • Legislative Scorecard: See the at-a-glance list of bills Illinois REALTORS® support, are fighting against.

    Illinois REALTORS® has a cadre of local Government Affairs Directors, called GADS, who address property rights issues issues at the grassroots level.

    • Brochures: Illinois REALTORS® has information on everything from tax assessments to getting your home ready to sell.
    • Meet the GADs: Local Government Affairs Directors work throughout the state on tax and regulatory issues.

Member advocates

Illinois REALTORS® Zeke Morris, Ed Neaves and Jeff Gregory meet with members of Congress in Washington D.C.

Making the REALTOR® Voice heard in government

The Power of the REALTOR® brand is evident in the association’s deep membership engagement on the issues. Illinois REALTORS® members take a direct role in answering Calls for Action on legislation, and many serve in leadership capacities to make industry issues known to policymakers.

  • Federal Political Coordinators (FPCs) maintain relationships with specific members of Congress to keep them up-to-date on REALTOR® issues. FPC’s visit with elected officials when they are in their districts, and during visits to Washington, D.C.
  • State Legislative Contacts (SLCs) stay in touch with Illinois lawmakers to help reinforce the association's legislative agenda.
  • Consulate General Liaisons (CGLs) provide insight for a growing global clientele, and establish relationships with diplomatic representatives.