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Standing up for Illinois property owners

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    Founded in 2015, Real Property Alliance is a non-profit, educational organization that provides insight and analysis for Illinois property owners. We seek to provide a voice for establishing sound real estate policy that promotes growth and seeks to limit taxes and regulations which can make it harder to live and work in the state.

    Who we are

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    Illinois has nearly 7,000 units of local government, the most of any state in the U.S. Each of these units can tax residents within their jurisdictions. Many of these governmental units are cash-strapped and as a result turn to private property owners as a go-to resource for making up budget gaps.

    Because consumers are often unaware of what’s happening, they get stuck with big property tax bills or added fees. RPA works to call attention to cases in which government resorts to the use of excessive regulation or taxation, all of which makes the dream of homeownership less attainable for Illinois residents.

    What we do

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    In numbers, there is strength. As an organization devoted to making sure property rights are protected, the Alliance provides updates on issues that affect property owners. It’s hard for consumers  to keep track of all the regulations proposed annually. We can help. The organization provides:

    • A free newsletter that offers monthly updates on property ownership issues.
    • A blog that provide up-to-date news and views.
    • Brochures and video offerings on topics ranging from how to stage a home for sale to how to dispute a property tax assessment.

    Media

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    Got a question on how a policy might affect property owners? Call Real Property Alliance. We work with partners throughout the state to keep abreast of issues that can cause issues for those who own real estate. Among topics we can provide help with:

    • Home rule initiatives
    • Crime-free housing initiatives
    • Construction mandates

    Meet our Board

    Pat Callan
    Pat Callan
    REALTOR® Pat Callan is board president of Real Property Alliance. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Callan has been involved in the real estate industry for more than 40 years. A Certified Public Accountant as well as a residential and commercial REALTOR®…

    Callan led Illinois REALTORS® as its president in 2009 and was named REALTOR® of the Year for Illinois in 2014.

    Callan, who lives in Glen Ellyn, has been actively involved in the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® during his career and served as its president in 2000. He has twice been named REALTOR® of the Year by his local association and has frequently served on the association’s audit and strategic planning committees and the Financial Task Force.

    For the Illinois REALTORS®, Callan has held leadership roles as chair of the Advisory Council, Federal Political Coordinator Working Group, Business Issues/License Law Working Group, Finance Committee and multiple terms chairing the GSE Reform Task Force. He is a REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Major Investor.

    Active nationally, Callan serves on the National Association of REALTORS® Finance Committee, Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee and the Reserves Investment Advisory Board. He is a long-time member of the NAR Board of Directors and has also lent his expertise to NAR’s Federal Taxation Committee.

    Naja Morris
    Naja Morris
    REALTOR® Naja Morris is a broker with @Properties in Chicago, and was a member of the Illinois REALTORS® 2018 Leadership Development Class. She’s a member of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® Board of Directors and was honored by the organization in 2016 as its Committee Member of the Year.
    Mike Drews
    Mike Drews
    Mike Drews is a real estate broker with Charles B. Doss and Company REALTORS® in Aurora. Active in the profession since 1979, Drews is a former Illinois REALTORS® president, and has served on numerous local, state and national-level REALTOR® association committees…

    He is past president of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®, and was that association’s REALTOR® of the Year in 2011. He is the recipient of the state association’s Political Involvement Award which recognizes political advocacy.

    Luigui Corral
    Luigui Corral
    REALTOR® Luigui Corral, CNE, is broker/owner with RE/MAX American Dream in Lake Zurich. He is a member of the 2019 Illinois REALTORS® Leadership Development Class and serves on the Professional Development Member Involvement and the Housing Opportunity Working groups. Luigui is past president of the Chicago chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals and served as a member of board for the North Shore Barrington Association of REALTORS®.
    Tracey Royal
    Tracey Royal
    REALTOR® Tracey Royal. ABR, is president and managing broker with Team Real Estate Services in Chicago. She is a 2018 graduate of the Illinois REALTORS® Leadership Class and is 2019 vice chair of the Housing Opportunity Working Group. She’s also a State Legislative Contact for Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin. Tracey serves on the board for the Chicago Association of REALTORS®.
    Julie Roth
    Julie Roth
    REALTOR® Julie Roth is a Regional Vice President and Managing Broker with Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group. She’s been in real estate since 1996. She has served as president of the Champaign County Association of REALTORS® and has been active with the Illinois REALTORS®.
    Sandy Michel
    Sandy Michel
    Sandy Michel is a REALTOR® with Heart & Home Realty with offices in Effingham and Vandalia, Ill. She’s been a broker since 1990, and spent time in the banking business prior to her real estate career…

    She is a board member and past president of the Greater Gateway Association of REALTORS® and serves on committees for the Illinois REALTORS®.