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2012 HUD Directive Misinterpreted on Selling Broker Fees

Focus On Legal Affairs

Have you been told recently as a buyer agent that collecting a commission from both HUD and the Buyer (per buyer agreement) is prohibited?

This month, Richelle Cohen Mossler, IAR General Counsel, helps decode the HUD directive to ensure you do not misinterpret it in your daily business practice.  More

Legal Hotline: Purchase Agreements

Legal Hotline Q&AThe 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. 

Kelly Shonborn, IAR Senior Staff Counsel, discusses some of the most common questions regarding arguably the most widely used form in the IAR Residential Library, the Purchase Agreement. More

Countdown to Conference - Sarah Fisher & Doug Devitre

2012 conferenceRegistration for the 2012 Conference & Expo is now open! Each Advocate from now until the conference begins will highlight programs and speakers that you won’t want to miss.

For more information on conference programming and to register, check out the conference website.


sarahfisherCircle.pngSarah Fisher

2012 Recognition Lunch keynote speaker

Entrepreneurship & Motivational Success


Doug Devitre

Mobile Sales Presentation

Power Prospecting

Broker Transition Course Now Available 

24-hour Broker Transition CourseRECP has just launched its 24-hour broker transition course.  Licensed Indiana real estate salespersons must upgrade their license to broker status by July 1, 2014. Transition your license in three steps: 1) Enroll today in RECP's 24-hour broker transition course for $185. 2) Complete the course (100% attendance is required) and pass the state exam administered at the end of the course. 3) Apply to the State of Indiana for a broker license.

Next course is September 5-7 in Indianapolis. Class meets 8am - 5pm for three consecutive days. Or take the OnDemand (online) course at your own pace from your home or office.

That Pesky 3.8% Tax

REALTOR AdvocacyNow that the Supreme Court has upheld the health care legislation, all of its major provisions remain in effect, including the new 3.8% tax that was designed to affect upper income taxpayers. The tax is NOT a transfer tax on real estate sales and similar transactions.  The tax applies to investment income, defined as interest, dividends, capital gains and net rents for ONLY on those with more than $200,000 of Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) ($250,000 on a joint return).  

Not long after the tax was enacted, erroneous and misleading documents went viral on the Internet and created a great deal of misunderstanding and made the tax into something far more draconian than the actual provisions.  REALTORS® should familiarize themselves with the tax, but should not advise their clients about the application of the tax.   Want more information? Read, watch a video or download brochure

Real Estate Certification Program
RECP combines the best instructors and course materials in the business to deliver exceptional real estate education
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Legal Hotline
Legal Hotline
The IAR Legal Hotline is a free, members-only benefit available to principal brokers, managing brokers and salespersons with authorizing from his/her broker.
Contact the Legal Hotline »

Data Warehouse

Data Warehouse
Housing data from 26 of the state's 27 Multiple Listing Services (MLSs), including the Broker Listing Cooperative® (BLC®) in central and southwestern Indiana, is obtained to provide members with a localized, interactive market analytics tool.
Get the latest Indiana Real Estate Markets Report »


Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
The GRI designation is the most recognized and respected professional designation available to real estate professionals nationwide. An update of Indiana's GRI program is underway that better reflects the needs of students as well as the current competitive real estate market.
Find out more here »

Member Benefits

Member Benefits
As a member of IAR, you have access to services and benefits because of the size and strength of our membership.   
Click here to access IAR member benefit partners and take advantage of money-saving offers.

Indiana Association of REALTORS® 2012 Conference & Expo
September 19-21
Sheraton Hotel & Suites
Indianapolis, IN

  2012 NAR Conference & Expo
  November 9-12
  Orlando, FL

  Register Now


2012 IAR Board of Directors Election

Electronic Election: September 25th – 27th

Qualified Candidates to be posted by: September 1st

Application Deadline: August 15th

Official Membership Counts Here

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 today.

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

IRLA Application Deadline Extended

Let the Indiana REALTORS® Leadership Academy (IRLA) empower you to maximize your leadership potential within the Indiana Association of REALTORS® (IAR), your local REALTOR® Associations/Boards and your community.  Find out more  about the program here. The application deadline for the 2012-2013 class has been extended to August 15th.

GRI Council Vacancy

Interested in 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.



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