Focus on Advocacy
State Legislature Adjourns —
IAR Deems 2013 Session a Success for Real Estate
In the wee hours of Saturday, April 27th, the
final gavel fell and brought the 2013 session of the Indiana General Assembly
to a close. Your IAR Government Affairs team considered it a success for the
real estate community. Read the team’s brief summary here.
If you did not receive this summary directly in your inbox
and would have liked to, be sure the National REALTOR® Database System (NRDS)
has the correct email address for you on file. Check the upper right corner of
Focus on Education
License Law Update in Progress—
RECP Answers FAQs, Provides Timeline for Legacy Brokers
- Are you a principal broker?
- Were you a broker before last year’s license law update*?
- Are you an Indiana real estate salesperson who has completed the broker
IAR and RECP’s Kathy Harbaugh answers some frequently asked
licensing questions, including why your
broker’s license says it expires June 30th of this year, in this
*If you were a broker before last year’s license law update,
you are a legacy broker and the
following is a timeline just for you: http://www.indianarealtors.com/Uploads/License_Law/Current-Brokers.pdf.
Also for Legacy Brokers: From now until June 30th,
RECP is offering a live, two-day class at a variety of locations around the
state for just $99 to help you fulfill your 16-hour continuing education
requirement. RECP is also offering this class online and on-demand for the same
price, which means you can learn from any computer anywhere! Visit www.RECP.org or call 1-800-742-4067 for more
information and to register.
The curriculum has yet to be established for the 8-hour C.E.
requirement of legacy brokers between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014. But, you
can count on RECP to offer both live and online classes. Watch your inbox or
RECP.org for details.
Learn to Work Smarter and Earn More with CRS in October
The Indiana Chapter of Certified Residential Specialists will offer CRS 200, Business Planning & Marketing, October 17 & 18 in Nashville, Indiana. This two-day course is open to all and will help you create a strong business that will withstand any market condition – while making a profit. Successful completion earns you not just CRS credit, but GRI and Indiana C.E. credit, as well. Visit www.IndianaCRS.com for more information and to register.
Focus on Legal Affairs
Monthly Legal Hotline Q & A –
Frequently Asked Questions about the Code of Ethics
Written in 1913, the Code of Ethics was seen as a declaration of the real estate industry's principles and beliefs, raising the standards of professionalism and service. The Code is a living document that undergoes regular revision to keep it updated and relevant as the industry continues to evolve. This month, Kelly Shonborn, IAR Senior Staff Counsel answers some frequently asked questions. Principal and managing brokers as well as their designated agents can contact the Legal Hotline by phone at 317.913.3254 or 800.444.5472 toll free, by online form or by fax at 317.842.8494. Read more about the Hotline under the Legal Affairs tab of IndianaRealtors.com.
2012 Professional Standards Statistics –
Ethics, Arbitration, Mediation and the Code of Ethics
Each year, the IAR Legal Department compiles statistics on how many ethics hearings, arbitrations and mediations occur to help determine which Article(s) require the most attention for risk reduction and education purposes. Richelle Cohen Mossler, IAR General Counsel, reports on the 2012 statistics to better inform the membership on what areas they should pay attention to to prevent complaints from being filed in the first place.
Focus on Research & Technology
Google & NAR Team Up to Provide Consumer Insight
Get insights and current trends among today's technology
savvy home shoppers with Digital House Hunt. This NAR report will help you
understand how the role of digital media in the consumer home search process is
continuing to evolve and how you can take advantage of this to maximize your
Save the Date of September 17,2013 –
Jason Pantana to Present Two Courses at the IAR Conference & Expo
IAR is excited to announce that Jason Pantana will present
two courses during the annual IAR Conference & Expo this September in
Indianapolis: “Turn On Your Social
Influence: The Klout Spout” and “Keeping Up With The Digital
Consumer”. Just like last year, members will be able to purchase day- or
all-conference passes. Watch your inbox or IndianaRealtors.com for details.
With a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing, Jason is a
national real estate and technology trainer. He is an active real estate
practitioner with Village Real Estate in Nashville, which was named "Most
Innovative Brokerage of 2012" by Inman News.
|NAR Midyear Legislative Meetings
May 13-18, 2013 More Info»
Indiana Real Estate Markets Report
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June 13-14, 2013
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July 17, 2013
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September 18-21, 2013
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