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Broker Summit – Early Registration Rates End This Friday!

April 21, 2016
Breslin Center @ Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

The Michigan Realtors® Broker Summit gathers real estate professionals from across the state for a full day of speakers, panels, and networking opportunities. Entering its 13th year, our unique venue and program will inspire you and provide the tools to Bring Business into Focus. Attend CE Marketplace Certified Knowledge Sessions, three industry expert panels and get an exclusive tour of the Breslin Center on Michigan State University’s campus. Session topics include tech toolbox, data security, leadership, management, training, recruitment, team building, trust account best practices, and more.

For those arriving early on Wednesday, April 20th, tickets* are available for a Night Out at Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing. Your ticket includes entrance to the Pepsi Porch for the Lansing Lugnuts vs Fort Wayne TinCaps game, buffet meal, and exclusive tiered level, table seating down the third base line. Tickets are going fast!

Register by this Friday, April 8th before rates increase.

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 Michigan Realtors® Relief Fund Supports Those Impacted By The Flint Water Crisis

Thank you to all who have donated to the Michigan Realtors® Relief Fund. Until April 30, 2016, each donation received shall be designated to support the people of Flint through coordinated efforts with the East Central Association of Realtors®. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Donate today and see list of donors

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 It’s More Than Certified with CE Marketplace

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In the last of a number of changes by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), Public Act 30, was enacted to transition the tracking of real estate continuing education credits to licensees and third parties. On March 8th, 2016, Governor Rick Snyder was joined by representatives from Michigan Realtors®, CE Marketplace, and Senator Schuitmaker as he signed the bill.

What does Public Act 30 mean for licensees? It means peace of mind in knowing that when they take a CE Marketplace certified class and are audited by LARA, the licensee is exempt and protected under the law. Simply put – a continuing education audit ends with your CE Marketplace certified classes.

At the beginning of 2015, Michigan Realtors® developed CE Marketplace to offer an interactive tracking system for licensees, class sponsors, and educators to take or provide certified real estate continuing education courses. 

Since that time, CE Marketplace has been working with premier educators, real estate schools, local Realtor® associations and brokerages around the state to provide quality and cutting edge continuing real estate education. As 2016 progresses, CE Marketplace continues to expand certified course offerings, sponsorship opportunities to increase engagement, and streamline the continuing education process for real estate professionals.

For more information on CE Marketplace and certified continuing education opportunities for licensees, instructors and sponsors, visit www.cemarketplace.net.

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2017 District Director Elections – Nominations Open

Interested in running for Michigan Realtors® District Director? Nominations are now open. There are six districts holding elections this year for district director: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11 and 14. Deadline for candidate filing is Friday, July 22, 2016.

If you are interested in running, visit the elections web page.

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College Scholarships Available For Aspiring Realtors®

Michigan Realtors® is proud to provide assistance towards the higher education of burgeoning real estate professionals. Ensuring the success of our future members is one of our top priorities. The Michigan Realtors® Scholarship Trust provides scholarships to full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are taking classes that will lead them to a real estate career.

Applications are due by July 1, 2016.

Learn Requirements and Apply

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Nominations for 2016 Good Neighbor Awards Due May 13

Realtor® Magazine is currently accepting applications from Realtors® for the 17th annual Good Neighbor Awards. This program recognizes NAR members who go above and beyond to support their communities through charitable and volunteer work. Past award winners include several members from Michigan. 

Good Neighbor Award entries must be received by Friday, May 13, 2016. For more details and a nomination form, call 800.874.6500 or visit the web site.

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Fair Housing Month Resources

April is National Fair Housing Month. Download and display the 2016 Fair Housing poster in your office and/or association.

Download Poster/Resources

Take a quick fair housing survey:

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) requests your participation in a brief survey designed to identify impediments to fair housing in the State of Michigan.

Survey Closes April 8, 2016

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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.
 

QUESTION:
I want to change the name of my brokerage company. Do I need to get a new license?
 

ANSWER:
NO. If you are simply changing the name of your existing company you should file Form LCL-013 (Request for Name and/or Address Update).

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

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Featured Member Benefit: UPS Discounted Shipping

Don’t forget, as a Michigan Realtor® you can save big every day with UPS. Through our partnership with UPS, you have exclusive access to the UPS Savings Program, which provides Michigan Realtors® up to a 28% discount on UPS shipping.

To sign up for the program click here.

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Broker Summit
April 21, 2016
Breslin Center
East Lansing
Early Rates End Friday, April 8
Online Registration Ends April 15
Register Online

Xplode Conference
June 10, 2016
Suburban Collection Showplace
Novi
Learn more

The Convention
October 5-7, 2016
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Mt. Pleasant
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