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Chip Miller, Max Miller Receive Distinguished Service Awards

Two members recently received the association’s highest honor - the Distinguished Service Award - in recognition of their many years of leadership and service to the REALTOR® organization, as well as in their local community. The following individuals bring the list of DSA recipients to just 10 in the association’s 99-year history:

2013 DSA Winners
Pictured from left are: 2013 IAR President Kevin Kirkpatrick, Carl
"Chip" Miller III, 2013 NAR President Gary Thomas & R. Max Miller

Please join IAR in congratulating Chip and Max on a combined 78 years of membership, two remarkable careers and unparalleled commitment to giving back to their fellow REALTORS® and Hoosiers. 

Indiana REALTORS Leadership Academy Welcomes New Class
Class of 2013-2014 Held Kick Off Session in Bloomington

Welcome to the members of the Indiana REALTORS® Leadership Academy Class of 2013-2014!  The purpose of the year long academy is to enhance existing leadership skills and give members a solid knowledge in team building, government and legal affairs, board leadership, communications and governance. Members of the class are better equipped to serve at the local, state and national level as well as their communities upon completion.

With the class of 2014, 131 Indiana REALTORS® have now experienced the personal and professional leadership growth and development that the class offers. Check out a list of all graduates and the current class by board/association here.  Recently, the class met for the first time at Ransburg Reservation in Bloomington for their leadership & team building retreat.  Check out more information on the class and what they learned here.

IAR Board of Directors Vacancy in Region 1 &  Positions Available on Executive Committee -
Applications Due November 1st

A vacancy has been created on the IAR Board of Directors resulting from Andrea DeHaven’s move out of Region 1. IAR’s Bylaws call for a vacancy to be filled by vote of the IAR Board of Directors. Additionally, positions on the Executive Committee for 2014-2016 that are available for election include: Region 1, Region 2 and ONE (1) At Large representative.

If you are interested in submitting an application, please remember all applications are due for either position by the end of today, November 1st. Applications can be found here.

Focus on Legal Affairs

Focus On Legal Affairs

Violation Station: Real Life Real Estate Sanctions
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 are handed out.  IAR's Senior Staff Counsel, Kelly Shonborn, reviews examples of sanctions handed down by the Commission in the 3rd quarter of 2013.

Focus on Advocacy

REALTOR Advocacy

RPAC is the Best Investment You'll Make in Your Business
2013 Fundraising Totals and Award Levels

Thank you to all those who contributed to RPAC in the last months of the 2013 year. Your generous contribution goes to support pro REALTOR® candidates at the local, state and federal level.  Statewide, we raised 130% of goal!  Congratulations to all who made that possible and thank you for your generosity! We look forward to building on our success next year. 

Check out how your local board/association finished against the fundraising competition here. Need Fundraising Assistance? Contact Eric Augustus.


Focus on Education


RECP:  Do Not Get Lost in the Shuffle
There are more than 7,500 salesperson licensees that still need to upgrade their license to broker status. The countdown to transition has begun with only eight months left before the June 30, 2014 transition deadline. Avoid the rush and transition today!

RECP is now offering a live, three-day broker transition course at a variety of locations around the state and also online. The broker transition course fulfills a salesperson’s continuing education requirement during this transition period. As an added bonus, REALTOR® licensees who complete the course with RECP will earn 22 credits toward a Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation. Click here to register or call 800-742-4067 for more information.

REALTOR® Professional Designation Days
Earn credit towards the Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designations by attending REALTOR® Professional Designation Days February 25-27, 2014. Attend three days of classes in Indianapolis for a discounted package price of $300. Or attend the two-day ABR course for $295. Click here to register or call 800-742-4067 for more information.

Executive Committee Applications Due
November 1, 2013
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2013 REALTORS® Conference & Expo
November 8-11, 2013

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IAR Legislative Conference
January 27-28, 2013
JW Marriott Indianapolis & Indiana Statehouse 

REALTOR® Professional Designation Days
February 25-27, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
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Salesperson-to-Broker Transition Deadline
June 30, 2014
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Realtors Relief FoundationBidding begins November 8th for REALTORS® Relief Foundation Online Silet Auction
The REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF) is proud to kick off it's first annual online auction fundraiser. All proceeds will go to the RRF Foundation to assist those impacted by disaster. Visit

Enter for a Chance to Win a VIP Experience at This Year’s Pac-12 Football Championship Game
UPS is proud to offer eligible IAR members an opportunity to enter for a chance to win an incredible VIP game weekend experience. The winner will receive a two-night stay at a downtown TBD location hotel, admittance to the VIP Tailgate Party, and, of course, two tickets to the Championship Game. Sign up for a new UPS account by November 21, 2013 and receive one entry into the sweepstakes. Click here to see the Official Rules.



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