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Michigan Realtors® Relief Fund – Helping Friends in Flint

The Michigan Realtors® Relief Fund® (“MRRF”) was established to support and expedite the receipt and donation of charitable aid from Michigan Realtors® and supporting organizations in response to the water crisis in the City of Flint. While the genesis of the MRRF was specific to providing relief in the City of Flint, the MRRF is intended to be ongoing as a 501(c)(3) organization established to provide housing-related assistance to victims of disasters and for other charitable purposes permitted under the Internal Revenue Code. All donations made to the fund for the period beginning January 28, 2016 through April 30, 2016, will be designated to support the City of Flint and the East Central Association of Realtors® during the Flint Water Crisis.

Donate online and learn more about the fund here

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CE Marketplace: Year in Review

What launched a year ago has grown with the continued support of our instructors, sponsors and licensees. Here are some highlights of our first year:
View CE Marketplace Piktochart

As always, CE Marketplace staff is here to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. You can email us at or call us at 844-642-6633.

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TechTouch: How to Leverage Social Media on Display in Your Real Estate Office

By Travis Saxton

Want to give your real estate office something that adds entertainment value while showing you’re the local experts and offering productive content for your agents? Then, consider social media displays. I am not talking about putting Facebook up on the screen. With new technology, (available to REAL Trends) you can turn an office display into a high-powered market insight and activity tracker for your agents. Let me explain in more detail…

Read more and view samples

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Don’t Miss These Home Tax Deductions

By Dona DeZube,

(Realtors®: share this article with your clients)

From mortgage interest to property tax deductions, here are the tax tips you need to get a jump on your returns. Take advantage of these home ownership-related tax deductions and strategies to lower your tax bill…

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See more tax tips for homeowners

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Legal Lines – Question of the Month

With the help of McClelland & Anderson, we are taking the most recently asked questions from our legal hotline and putting them in E-news. We will be featuring a different question each issue.

I currently have a property listed by the heirs of a man who died in his house as a result of a spider bite from a brown recluse spider.  Does my seller have to disclose this information?          

Unless a prospective buyer asks if someone died in the home, you do not have to disclose this information.  However, if there is a history of infestation in the home, the seller must disclose that in the seller’s disclosure statement.     

For more Legal Q&A, visit the new Legal Resources Web site

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Featured Member Benefit: Store Member Discount

We want to help you save money on the tools you need. You are entitled to 10 percent off your entire Store purchase. Simple type in the promotional code Mi2 and the amount will automatically will be discounted. You can also apply the promotional code to phone and fax orders. It really is that easy to save money, and with this simplicity, there is no reason not to use the code and save! Visit the Store to view available products. Don’t forget to use your discount by typing in Mi2 at checkout!

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In This Issue:



Broker Summit
April 21, 2016
Breslin Center
East Lansing
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Xplode Conference
June 10, 2016
Suburban Collection Showplace
Learn more

Convention & Expo
October 6-7, 2016
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resor
Mt. Pleasant

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Real Estate Radio Today: Ask The Millennial

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