First of three REALTOR®-built Habitat houses gets dedication


Kristen Beck, center, who received a Habitat for Humanity home built by Illinois REALTORS® in Murphysboro on Saturday, June 28, 2014, poses with some of those who worked on the home. Beck will live in the house with her four children. (Photos provided by Charay Brewer, AE, Egyptian Association of REALTORS®)

Illinois REALTORS® celebrated with a new homeowner Saturday in Murphysboro during a ceremony that ended the first of the association’s three Habitat for Humanity builds in the state this year.

REALTORS® helped build this Habitat home in Murphysboro, Ill. It is one of three a being built in the state this year by Illinois REALTORS®

Kristen Beck moved into the new home in Southern Illinois with her four children. Scores of REALTORS® donated time to work on the project.

Another Habitat project is under way in Springfield, and a third kicks off next week in Aurora.

In the Southern Illinoisan, Egyptian Association of REALTORS® Association Executive Charay Brewer  said:

“It gives us a chance to demonstrate that we care more about people than the commission,” Charay Brewer, Egyptian Board of Realtors association executive, said. “Commissions are nice, but when you can actually take part in something positive in your communities that really makes us feel good.”

The dedication was also covered by WSIL, the local television station.

The build came about as part of an effort to Show the Power of R. IAR President Phil Chiles made the Murphysboro project and two others in the state a priority for his year in office.

It’s not too late to sign up for the Springfield or Aurora builds. Go here for more information. The Aurora build dates begin on Monday, July 7.


2014-06-30T10:38:06-05:00June 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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Jon Broadbooks is vice president for communications at Illinois REALTORS®.

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