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
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?
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
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
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 IAR Legislative Conference
January 28-29, 2013
Professional Standards Training
January 31, 2013 - Merrillville
February 27, 2013 - Kokomo
February 28, 2013 - Fort Wayne
March 7, 2013 - Bloomington
March 8, 2013 - Clarksville
SFR: Short Sales &
February 1, 2013
GRI Text Club
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.