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RPAC Fundraising Totals for August  

RPACWith just a week left in the 2012 RPAC fundraising year, IAR is poised to end this fundraising year on a high note. Our local boards & associations are working hard to meet their individual goals as well!  Keep up the good work!

August Fundraising: Totals | Fair Share Report

Reminder: All 2012 RPAC funds must be received by IAR by October 12, 2012. For fundraising assistance contact Eric Augustus

Quick and Easy Ways to Stay Safe in Your Business

Focus On Legal AffairsWhile September was REALTOR® Safety Month, we should always have safety on our minds throughout the year. Recently, at IAR's Conference & Expo, Richelle Cohen Mossler, IAR's General Counsel presented easy to implement tips to help you stay safe.

Whether you are in the office, showing property, conducting an open house or meeting clients, get more information here to help you stay safe.

2012 IAR Conference & Expo Recap

2012 conferenceEducation, accomplishment and fun were on the agenda at the 2012 IAR Conference & Expo in Indianapolis last month.  Over 250 members gathered at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing  to learn, exchange ideas and discuss the most important issues of the day.  Missed out on the fun? Want to find yourself among the attendees? Check out the photo gallery here. (Password: Fall2012)

The premier event at our conference is the Recognition Lunch, where the IAR REALTOR® of the Year is named.  This year, that honor was awarded to Eric Seymour of the Lafayette Regional Association of REALTORS®. Congratulations to Eric for this outstanding achievement. Find out what his friends and colleagues had to say about him here.

Don't Miss Professional Designation Days

RDD25.jpgEnroll in this three-day real estate education event and earn credits towards both the Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) and Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) designations.  Courses cover topics such as identity theft,cyber security, residential real estate financial analysis and short sales and foreclosures.

Professional Designation Days will take place October 24-26 at Indiana Wesleyan University North in Indianapolis.

Do You Know What to Look for in a Pre-Approval Letter?

LEGAL ALERTDue to questions concerning the definitions of pre-qualification and pre-approval letters, a joint MIBOR/IAR Task Force met to discuss this issue.  The result was a white paper designed to educate REALTORS® on what to look for in a Pre-Approval letter including how to determine whether a lender is properly licensed, income issues, conditions, verification of asset issues and others. Read more»

Violation Station: Could It Happen to You?

Violation Station What happens to me if I violate Indiana license law? Violation Station is published quarterly to help REALTORS® better understand what types of violations are heard by the Real Estate Commission and the punishments that are handed out.

IAR's Senior Staff Counsel, Kelly Shonborn, Esq., reviews examples of sanctions handed down by the Commission in the 3rd quarter of 2012.  Read more»

Real Estate Certification Program
RECP combines the best instructors and course materials in the business to deliver exceptional real estate education
Find the latest courses, specials and updates »
Legal Hotline
Legal Hotline
The IAR Legal Hotline is a free, members-only benefit available to principal brokers, managing brokers and salespersons with authorization 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.

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


2012 Board of Directors
Election Results

The 2012 IAR Board of Directors election is now completed.  Successful candidates for the Board of Directors will serve a term beginning January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015.

Check out results here

The 2012 Board of Directors will elect candidates to fill vacancies on the 2013 IAR Executive Committee.

Learn to Earn with GRI

Learn to earn with Indiana's new Graduate REALTOR® Institute program.  NAR statistics show that REALTORS® with a GRI designation earn more than $22,000 annually than those without a designation.  Complete the designation in just 91 hours by attending live and online GRI classes, including the October 24-26 Professional Designation Days. Go to for more information.

GRI Text Club

Join the Graduate REALTORS® Institute (GRI) text club for more information about the GRI designation, available courses and fun prizes! To join, text GRI to 71813.





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