Focus on Legal Affairs
Fair Housing in the Digital Age: IDX and Liability Issues
April 2013 marks the 45th anniversary of the 1968 landmark Fair Housing Act. This month, Richelle Cohen Mossler, General Counsel, discusses the application of these laws in the digital age through a case involving IDX. Additionally, she provides some great tips and helpful suggestions on how you ensure that your day-to-day business is safe.
Contracts Q & A - Part 2
The topic of
"contracts" covers a wide array of questions, making it the most
common category asked about on the Legal Hotline. This month, Kelly
Shonborn, Senior Staff Counsel, provides
the second half of a two part series on contracts. 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.
Violation Station: Real Life Real Estate Sanctions
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, reviews examples of sanctions handed down by the Commission in the 1st quarter of 2013.
100 Years with the Code of Ethics
the Centennial of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
Throughout the year, we'll be providing you with information and fun activities
related to the code. Each month, in our Focus on Legal Affairs, look for
a quick trivia question to test your knowledge about the history of the Code.
Which event took place in 1913?
a. Rosa Parks
b. The Code of
Ethics is adopted
c. Jesse Owens
and Gerald Ford are born
e. All of the
The answer is e. All of the above. Learn more about the
Code of Ethics centennial here.
Focus on Education
RECP Honors Life of
The real estate industry
lost a longtime leader and friend.
Thomas Battle III, RECP instructor and adjunct lecturer for the Indiana
University Kelley School of Business, unexpectedly passed away earlier this week.
Tom’s passion for the real estate industry was
unmatched. He recently retired as
the Director of Education for the Indiana School of Real Estate. Before that, he was the President and Chief
Financial Officer for the Real Estate Certification Program. He served as the Executive Vice President and
National Education Director for the Center for Real Estate Education and
Research as well as the director for the National Association of Environmental
Risk Auditors. Tom was one of the
founders of the CAI designation, the author of several of the real estate
specialty courses for AMI and co-author on several books in the areas of real
estate, auctions, and appraisal.
Always on the forefront of
the real estate industry, Tom served as consultant to several state commissions
on real estate and auctioneering as well as having been a member of the
national item writing and testing committee for several national testing groups. He worked as an inside consultant for state,
federal and private clients including corporations, lending institutions and
government agencies. His students
and colleagues will miss his leadership, enthusiasm and commitment.
RECP Urges You to Become Short Sales and Foreclosure Certified –
Offers One Day Course in Southwest Indiana with National Speaker, Eligible for GRI Credit
Learn the intricacies of the short sale and
foreclosure process by attending this one-day course on October 2nd at the
Southwest Indiana Association of REALTORS® office in Evansville. National
speaker Chandra Hall will offer practical approaches to the pre-foreclosure and
foreclosure process; cover the roles of lenders, sellers, buyers and
cooperating agents; and offer dialogues for working with financial
institutions. This CRS 111 class will also count for Indiana Graduate REALTOR®
Institute (GRI) credit and six hours of real estate continuing education
credit. Class will meet from 8:30am-5:00pm and cost of $135 includes lunch.
Space is limited so register
early for this October 2nd course.
RECP Answers Your Questions
Does the 24-hour broker
transition course have an exam at the end of the course or a testing process
prior to becoming a broker?
Yes, there is one end of course examination
administered by RECP. Students must pass with at least a seventy percent. A
student that does not pass the broker examination as administered by the school
on the first attempt will have two more attempts to complete and pass the exam.
2013 Nationwide Open House
April 20-21, 2013
Indiana Real Estate Markets Report
April 22, 2013
NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings
May 13-18, 2013
Indiana Commercial Real Estate Conference
June 13-14, 2013
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