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Deadline Looms to Refile for Homestead Tax Break

Indiana State Capitol

A law, passed in 2009, says homeowners will lose their deduction beginning in 2013 if they don’t complete and return a homestead verification form by Jan. 1.

Recently, the Indianapolis Business Journal ran an article featuring central Indiana counties that discusses this, but remember it applies statewide. Make sure you, your neighbors and your clients refile to claim the homestead deduction by January 1st. Everyone must. Call your county auditor's office with questions.

RPAC Fundraising Totals for the 2013 Fundraising Year

RPACAs we kick off the 2013 fundraising year, we want to thank everyone again for making 2012 a great year!  Statewide, we raised 129% of goal!  We look forward to carrying this momentum into the 2013 fundraising year. With only one month of the 2013 fundraising year behind us, we have a long road ahead. With your help, 2013 could be even better than 2012! Happy Holidays!

2013 Fundraising Totals and   FairShare Report 

Fundraising Assistance: Contact Eric Augustus

Secure Your Hotel Room Now for 2013 IAR Legislative Conference

REALTOR AdvocacyPlease save the dates:  January 28 & 29, 2013
IAR invites you to join members from across the state at the Legislative Conference in downtown Indianapolis
At the heart of this annual event is the REALTOR® Day at the Statehouse, which is your opportunity to help shape laws that affect your profession and the marketplace.
Our success requires active advocacy by every REALTOR® member. And with 28 new legislators and a new governor, we need you at the Legislative Conference more than ever.
Registration will open after the first of year, so watch your inbox. Until then here's a preliminary conference draft schedule. And you can book your overnight accommodations at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown online or by calling 317-822-3500 and requesting the special IAR rate.

Don't Wait - Transition Your License to Broker and Earn GRI Credit

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.

A Holiday Gift from RECP


The Real Estate Certification Program (RECP) would like to wish you Happy Holidays.  Here is our gift to you, reprinted with permission from author Marvia Korol. Please enjoy this REALTOR® Christmas story.

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 - Clarksville
  Register Here

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


2013 IAR Officers Elected

As determined by the IAR bylaws, the 2013 Executive Committee has met and elected IAR’s officers for the coming year.  Joining President Kevin Kirkpatrick are Kevin Eastridge, President Elect and Bruce Bright, Treasurer. 

Congratulations as well to Bob Lewis and Ken Steury who were elected as 2013 NAR Directors.

IRLA Day at the State House

Did you ever wonder just how a bill becomes a law? Members of the Indiana REALTORS® Leadership Academy Class of 2012-2013 can now answer that for you.  Recently, the class met at the Indiana State House for “A Day in the Life of a State Legislator”.  Check out more information on the class and what they learned 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.





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