Become Short Sales & Foreclosure Certified Today
Designed for real estate professionals at all experience levels, the one-day course, What Real Estate Professionals Need to Know, teaches you how to qualify sellers for short sales, develop a short-sale package, negotiate with lenders, limit risk, safeguard commission, protect buyers and more.
What Real Estate Professionals Need to Know is being offered on July 18th at the Northside Knights of Columbus in Indianapolis. Early bird registration is $125 and includes lunch. Register here.
This course is also the first step toward obtaining the SFR certification for members in good standing of the National Association of REALTORS®. Find out more information about the SFR designation here.
Wish the Legal Hotline a Happy 24th Birthday
The Legal Hotline is a members-only risk management tool offered by the Indiana Association of REALTORS®. Through the hotline, you can receive timely legal information to help you in your daily real estate practice.
In honor of the Legal Hotline entering its twenty-fourth year of service, this month's Q & A is specifically focused on how to best use this valued member service. Read more
VIOLATION STATION: Kelly
Shonborn, IAR's Senior Staff Counsel, normally presents you with the quarterly
feature "Violation Station" quarterly. As of
this edition of the Indiana REALTOR® Advocate, no punishments have been
handed down by the Real Estate Commission during the second quarter of
2012. Next edition of Violation Station will appear in October.
How US Supreme Court Decision on RESPA Impacts Indiana
The US Supreme Court has released its opinion on Freeman v. Quicken Loans, Inc. Richelle Cohen Mossler, IAR's General Counsel, reports on the ruling and discusses its impact on Indiana real estate brokerages this month.
Broker Transition Course Update
RECP is planning to begin enrolling students in its 24-hour broker transition course in mid-July. The course will be offered in several convenient formats: live throughout Indiana, live online and OnDemand. Course schedules and prices will be available soon. RECP is awaiting approval of the course by the Indiana Real Estate Commission, which will not grant final approval of the course until its next meeting on July 11th.
Want to be notified when registration opens? E-mail your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-742-4067.
Congress Extends Flood Insurance for 5 Years
Congress has passed a five-year extension of the national flood insurance program and President Obama is expected to sign it into law in the coming week.
This is the culmination of a successful multi-year REALTOR® campaign and a final push at the 2012 NAR Midyear Legislative Rally and Meetings. Find out details about the extension here.
Indiana Association of REALTORS® 2012 Conference & Expo
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2012 IAR Board of
Directors Election Information
September 25th – 28th
Candidates to be posted by: September 1st
Deadline: August 15th
Membership Counts Posted by August 1st
REMEMBER: Your ballot will come by e-mail, so please take the
time to ensure a correct e-mail address is on file for you in the National
REALTORS Database System (NRDS). Visit realtor.org
All members are encouraged to
consider applying for a seat on the board. Those currently serving, whose terms expire, may submit
an application for re-election if they are not noted as having fulfilled the
maximum terms allowed under term limits. For more information and to apply,
visit the Governance
page of indianarealtors.com.
GRI Council Vacancy
helping to maintain the integrity and strength of the Graduate REALTOR®
Institute program? The GRI Council of Advisors is preparing to elect new
members to serve on the council for a three-year term. REALTORS with a GRI
designation must apply by August 15.