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Focus On Legal Affairs

2013 Forms Changes
 
Each year, the IAR attorneys work with a group of real estate professionals from all over Indiana to review the statewide forms for necessary changes due to new laws, court decisions and member suggestions. In this video, Richelle Cohen Mossler details the forms changes that went into effect for 2013. And, Kelly Shonborn answers some frequently asked questions via the Legal Hotline here. 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.  

2013 Professional Standards Changes
2013 marks the 100th year members of the National Association of Realtors® have subscribed to a strict Code of Ethics. When NAR adopted its Code of Ethics in 1913, it was only the second trade or business group in the U.S. to adopt mandatory ethical standards. The Code identifies professional responsibilities owed to clients, customers, other REALTORS® and the general public. Though the real estate industry itself has evolved over the past century, these core values and commitment to excellence have remained constant. This month, Richelle Cohen Mossler, IAR General Counsel, highlights 2013 changes to both the Code of Ethics and the Code of Ethics manual.

Violation Station: Could It Happen to You?
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 4th quarter of 2012.


Focus on Education

RECP

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


Save the Date: Designation Days is February 20-21
Earn professional designations with two days of exciting classes on February 20 & 21 in Indianapolis. Attend and earn your Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) Designation and Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR) Certifcation.  Earned credits will also count toward the Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) Designation. More details coming soon.


  2013 Legislative Conference Registration
  2013 IAR Legislative Conference

  January 28-29, 2013
  Indianapolis, IN
  Register Here

  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


CALLING ALL LEADERS
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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