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Java No Longer Needed to Access IAR Forms –
zipForm® Plus to Launch mid-July in Member Accounts

IAR is pleased to announce that zipForm® Plus will soon be available to members, enabling access to forms WITHOUT Java. While this will be welcome news to many, everyone should be glad to know there will be no transition period with the new version. Once launched, those who want to use zipForm® Plus will log-in as usual and simply click on the appropriate tab. Those who do not want to use zipForm® Plus will log-in as usual and work in zipForm® 6 as usual. And those who just want to try zipForm® Plus can do so with the security of knowing they can switch back to zipForm® 6 at any time with the simple click of a tab and without losing any transaction data.

Take a sneak peek of zipForm® Plus here:

 As always, IAR’s Janet Bailey is happy to answer your zipForm® questions.
Call 317-913-3239 or email j  

IAR Mourns Suzann Slayton

Suzann Slayton

IAR mourns the loss of Suzann Slayton, a long-time and beloved member of the REALTOR® family who led the Southern Indiana REALTORS® Association with passion and a commitment to excellence. Suzann died June 24 and was memorialized fondly by her local newspaper, the News and Tribune.

 Focus on Legal Affairs

Focus On Legal Affairs

Happy 25th Birthday Legal Hotline!
Monthly Legal Q&A
In honor of the Legal Hotline entering its twenty-fifth year of service, Kelly Shonborn, IAR Senior Staff Counsel, specifically focused this month's article on how to best use this valued member service.  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

 Focus on Education


New Curriculum Established for Legacy Brokers –
Take 8-hour Class Live or Online from RECP for just $49
The Indiana Real Estate Commission (IREC) recently extended the license renewal deadline for legacy brokers – those who were licensed as a broker on June 30, 2012 – from June 30 of this year to June 30, 2014. With that deadline extension, came an additional continuing education (C.E.) requirement:  8 hours of new curriculum to be completed after July 1 of this year and before the new license renewal deadline of June 30, 2014. The IREC has established the new curriculum to include four content areas – Indiana License Law; Escrow, Earnest and E&O; Negotiations; and Fair Housing. RECP is now offering a live and online/on-demand class for just $49 to help legacy brokers fulfill their additional 8-hour C.E. requirement. Visit or call 1-800-742-4067 for more information and to register.

Legacy brokers also need to complete 16 C.E. hours – 6 mandatory and 10 elective – of the old curriculum before the new license renewal deadline (June 30, 2014), just as they would have prior to the 2012 license law update and the old license renewal deadline (June 30 of this year). C.E. completed after July 1, 2011, is eligible. RECP is now offering a live, two-day class at a variety of locations around the state for just $99, as well as an online/on-demand class to help legacy brokers fulfill this requirement.

This memo from IAR explains why the IREC extended the deadline and the full impact on legacy brokers.

Earn 18 Hours of GRI Credit This Fall
Indiana Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) candidates can earn as much as 18 GRI course credits by attending classes September 17-19 at the Indiana Association of REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Indianapolis. Don’t miss premiere classes from national tech guru Jason Pantana and business planning expert Pam Ermen. GRI candidates have five years to obtain 90 hours of course credit to earn the GRI designation. To apply as a new candidate or for more information, visit

RECP Answers Your Questions:
:  I’m a broker and already obtained my 16 hours of continuing education. What else will I need to complete before I renew prior to June 30, 2014?  

A:  Congratulations on completing your 16 hours of continuing education. Now you will only need to complete 8 additional hours of continuing education before renewing on June 30, 2014. These 8 hours must be different courses than the 16 hours you have already completed and include the state-mandated Indiana License Law course. RECP offers an 8-hour CE package for just $49 that meets all the state requirements. 

Happy Independence Day

Independence Day
July 4, 2013
IAR & RECP Offices Closed

RE BarCamp South Bend
July 17, 2013
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Indiana Real Estate Markets Report
June 24, 2013 
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IAR Conference & Expo
September 18-21, 2013
CRS 111: Short Sales & Foreclosures
October 2, 2013 
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CRS 200: Business Planning & Marketing
October 17-18, 2013
More Info»

2013 IAR Board of Directors
Election Information

 Electronic election: September 25–28

Qualified candidates to be posted by:
September 1st

Application deadline: August 15th

Official membership counts posted by August 1

REMEMBER: Your ballot will come by e-mail, so please take the time to ensure a correct e-mail address is on file for you in the National REALTORS Database System (NRDS) located here.

All members are encouraged to consider applying for a seat on the board. Those currently serving, whose terms expire, may submit an application for re-election if they are not noted as having fulfilled the maximum terms allowed under term limits.  For more information and to apply, visit the Governance page of


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