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2013 Residential Forms Changes Summary

Focus On Legal Affairs

Which 2013 Legal Forms were revised? Yes, it is that time of year again!  Richelle Cohen Mossler, IAR General Counsel, presents this PowerPoint on residential forms changes involving the following forms:

Purchase Agreement
Listing Contract
First Right Contingency
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Any new language added was for consistency, clarification, or reducing your risk. One new legal form - Listing Contract (Unimproved Property) - has been added to the library of forms.  Changes to existing forms and the new form will be available after January 1, 2013.  Please contact the IAR Legal Hotline (1-800-444-5472) with any questions on these revisions.  The Legal Hotline is available to assist principal or managing brokers and their designated agents between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Don't Wait - Transition Your License to Broker Today 

24-hour Broker Transition CourseRecent changes to Indiana real estate license law requires licensed salespersons to transition to brokers before July 1, 2014. RECP recommends completing the transition course by January 1, 2014 to avoid a possible backlog of processing. As an added bonus, licensees who complete the transition course will satisfy their continuing education requirements and earn 22 credits towards a GRI designation! Enroll today in an online (OnDemand) or in-person 24-hour broker transition course.

December Wrap Up Q&A | 2012 Real-Life Real Estate Court Decisions

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. 

Throughout the year, the IAR Legal staff keeps an eye on newly decided case law pertinent to real estate transactions and brokers – all while we keep an ear to you on the hotline! 

This month, Kelly Shonborn, IAR Senior Staff Counsel, presents summaries of two noteworthy cases of 2012.  Please remember, the Legal Hotline (1-800-444-5472) is available to assist principal or managing brokers and their designated agents between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.   

Complete Your Code of Ethics

RECP Brokers and salespersons are required to complete a NAR-approved review of ethics every four years. The December 31, 2012 deadline is approaching so make certain you have completed your Code of Ethics course from RECP. Call RECP at 800-742-4067 to enroll in the Friday, December 14 Indianapolis class for $25 or take the OnDemand (online) Code of Ethics for $20.

ZipForm in Action: Building Templates

ZipForms in Action

ZipForm 6 in Action is designed with you, the busy REALTOR® in mind. Come here to find quick and easy tips to maximize your efficiency with the ZipForm 6 software. Learn all the ways ZipForm 6 will enhance your business in simple, easy to follow instructions.

Have you always wanted to have all your common forms bundled together for easy access and use?  In this issue, learn how to build templates.

Have you learned the basics of Digital Ink? Is there some part of the ZipForm software that has you confused? Ask your question or suggest future topics for ZipForm 6 in Action here.

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.

  2013 IAR Legislative Conference
  January 28-29, 2013
  Indianapolis, IN
  Registration Coming Soon

  Professional Standards Training
  January 31, 2013 - Merrillville
  February 27, 2013 - Kokomo
  February 28, 2013 - Fort Wayne
  March 7, 2013 - Bloomington
  March 8, 2013 - New Albany
  Register Here

  SFR: Short Sales & Foreclosure  Resource Certification
  February 1, 2013
  Merrillville, IN
  Register Here


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.

REALTOR® Attacked in Hammond

The men attacked the REALTOR® on November 30th around 10 am.  The woman had gotten a call about showing a home in the 600 block of Burton Court.  As she opened the door, the men brutally attacked her and sexually assaulted her, then ran off.  She called 911 and was taken to the hospital where she was treated and released. Full article here.

IAR encourages all members to be cautious in their daily transactions and meetings.  Make colleagues, significant others, family and/or friends aware of your whereabouts and never hesitate to contact authorities when necessary.

To better inform yourself and/or office about REALTOR® safety, please check out Richelle Cohen Mossler's PowerPoint on REALTOR® safety or visit the National Association of REALTORS®  REALTORS® Safety resources page.



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