The home of the Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois is moving.
The local Realtor organization has closed its offices at 3515 North Belt West in Belleville and is moving to 1124 Hartman Lane in Shiloh, where the association will reopen Monday morning.
Joe Hardin, a broker with the Barber Murphy Group in Shiloh who represented RASI in the sale, said the Realtor association has been looking for a more centralized location for its offices.
The association was formed in 1918 and today has more than 700 members serving home buyers and sellers in St. Clair, Monroe, Randolph and Clinton counties.
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-Will Buss, BND business writer