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Illinois REALTORS® has released the statewide July 2017 housing report.
“It continues to be a strong summer for sellers. Homes are selling at a record pace, averaging just 47 days on the market statewide—with the median price up 5.8%. Low housing inventory drove up buyer competition and prices—in July, there was a 12.6% decrease in homes for sale year-over-year statewide.”
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) President/Chief Executive Officer Rebecca Jensen is one of 150 individuals named to Inman’s Real Estate Influencers of 2017.
Jensen joined MRED as its President and CEO in March 2015. MRED provides multiple listing services to more than 8,000 real estate offices and 40,000 brokers and appraisers in the Chicago area. It provides property information about northwest Indiana, southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
She served as a board member for the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO), including several years as board chair. RESO created the first real estate data dictionary, web API standard and compliance programs. In 2014, the National Association of REALTORS® approved a policy that required multiple listing services to adopt RESO’s standards. Prior to working at MRED, Jensen was CEO for UtahRealEstate.com for nearly eight years.
Inman publisher Brad Inman says the list of influencers includes real estate professionals with a variety of talents, opinions and personalities.
“They are not (all) cut from the same cloth, they do not speak the same language and they do not always necessarily share the same values. But they influence the industry by their work, through their followers and by expressing their opinions,” Inman says.
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Illinois REALTORS® and MRED are pleased to announce that they have signed an extension to continue to provide real estate professionals throughout Illinois with Inman Select.
That means that the more than 44,000 Illinois REALTORS®, many of whom are also customers of MRED, will continue to get access to the daily news service that provides extensive coverage of real estate news and trends. It’s an important member benefit that was provided by the organizations beginning in 2015.
If you haven’t signed up to claim your membership, it’s easy to do. Just go here.
“The real estate industry is complex, and providing information to our members to help our members navigate the business is an essential part of Illinois REALTORS®’ mission,” said Illinois REALTORS® President Mike Drews. ‘We’re pleased to be able to partner with MRED to provide this service.”
“Anytime we can help our customers, and do it with our great friends and partners at Illinois REALTORS®, we’re in,” said MRED President/Chief Executive Officer Rebecca Jensen. “Inman Select does a great job of informing real estate professionals, and knowledgeable brokers are successful brokers.”
Signing up for Inman Select gives access to the service’s constantly updated news feed, an email newsletter and information on upcoming events.
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