In Friday's issue of the Indiana REALTOR® Advocate, the link to the 2014 Forms changes was incomplete. Please refer to this issue today to get the corrected link. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
All zipForm accounts have been updated and are now to be accessed through www.zipformplus.com. You will use the same credentials you have used for the old zipform6® account and see all the transactions you have saved on the old platform.
Need help getting around zipFormPlus®? Here is a quick start guide: http://dl3.zipform.com/training/zipformplus/quickstartguides.pdf
Focus on Membership
Salespersons Urged to Upgrade Licenses ASAP
According to the Indiana Real Estate Commission (IREC), a division of the state of Indiana’s Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA), more than 7,500 real estate salespersons still need to upgrade their license to broker status before next summer’s deadline of June 30th.
While that’s seven-and-a-half months away, IAR urges its salesperson-licensed members to complete the mandatory 24-hour broker transition course ASAP because we anticipate a traffic jam as the deadline approaches. Processing 7,500 license renewal requests from here forward will be a challenge for IREC and IPLA, but on top of that, the two agencies will also be processing license renewal requests from legacy brokers (one of the major changes of last year’s real estate license law update was to put all licensees on the same renewal cycle). And, the IPLA will be processing license renewal requests from other professions.
If a salesperson does not complete the broker transition course AND get their license upgraded by the IREC/IPLA prior to June 30, 2014, they will be left without a valid license and required to take a 90-hour pre-licensing course before completing another transaction. But, do not worry; RECP has made it easy for salespersons to upgrade. Learn more below
Health Insurance and the Affordable Care Act:
NAR Announces Health Care Initiative Including Webinar to Answer REALTOR® Questions
Buying health insurance is often a daunting task leaving individuals and small businesses feeling lost and confused. This confusion has been intensified, now that the Affordable Care Act mandates everyone has to have insurance in 2014. Members have turned to the National Association of REALTORS® looking for help and guidance, and wondering where to begin and what NAR has to offer.
A live webinar will be presented on December 12 at 11:00am (CST) by NAR. The webinar will provide an update on what’s happening in health insurance, responsibilities to comply with and options. It will also answer popular questions about the open-enrollment deadline and whether to use a private or public exchange. To register, click this link or access the REALTOR.org topic page.
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2014 Election Results Are In
Congratulations to 2014 Officers, Executive Committee Members and NAR Directors
IAR is pleased to announce the election results for the 2014 Executive Committee. Successful candidates for the Executive Committee will serve a term beginning January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2016. Congratulations to Cory White, Judy Fitzgerald, John DeSouza and Randy Scheidt. Additionally, Brenda Miley was elected to fill the vacancy on the IAR Board of Directors in Region 1. Congratulations Brenda!
Additionally, as determined by the IAR bylaws, the 2014 Executive Committee has met and elected IAR’s officers for the coming year. Joining President Kevin Eastridge are Bruce Bright, President Elect and Nancy Smith, Treasurer. Congratulations as well to Judy Fitzgerald and Ken Steury who were elected as 2014 NAR Directors.