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August 15, 2014

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A Must Read:  New IREC Rules Effective July 1

Did you know there are now exemptions to attendance at closing rules? Are you aware that earnest money can now be held by a title company due to rule changes? Did you know the size requirement has been abolished when advertising a broker company name? Are you aware that a branch manager can now manage more than one office? IAR General Counsel Richelle Cohen Mossler talks about the recent rule changes here. View the Indiana Real Estate Commission’s final, full compilation of 2014 laws and regulations here.

IAR Director Candidate Applications Due TODAY

The following IAR Director positions are available for qualified candidates to pursue. Apply online TODAY to stand for election September 22-26.

  • Past IAR Presidents – 1 representative

  • Indiana Commercial Board of REALTORS® - 1 representative

  • Top 20 Firms - 1 Managing Broker representative

  • Local Association Presidents - 1 small, 1 large association representative

  • Region 1 – 3 representatives

  • Region 2 – 1 representative

  • Region 3 – 1 representative

  • Region 4 – 5 representatives

  • Region 5 – 1 representatives

  • Region 6 – 1 representative

All active members may participate in the annual electronic election of IAR Directors. Ensure receipt of this year’s ballot by asking your local REALTOR® association staff to enter a valid email address in NRDS before September 5.

IAR’s Janet Bailey is happy to answer any governance/election question:  317-913-3239 or email.

Seller’s Disclosure Form Updated + Monthly Legal Hotline Q&As 

An updated Seller’s Residential Real Estate Disclosure form has been added to your statewide transactional forms (zipForm®) and the Legal Library at IndianaRealtors.com (Disclosure Documents > Document Number:  July 28 2014). What changed? IAR’s General Counsel, Richelle Cohen Mossler, tells members here. And Senior Staff Counsel Kelly Shonborn answers some frequently asked questions about the new form she’s received via the Legal Hotline here. Kelly’s monthly column also covers disclosure requirements in general. As a reminder, Managing Broker members as well as their designated agents can contact the Hotline by phone at 317-913-3254 or 1-800-444-5472 toll-free; by online form; or by fax at 317-842-8494. Managing Brokers can authorize an agent here and update/revoke a previous authorization here.

Opportunity Alert:  GRI Advisory Council Looking for Leaders 

If you have earned a GRI designation and hold active REALTOR® or REALTOR® Associate membership in Indiana, we may have an opportunity for you. The state’s Graduate, REALTOR® Institute Advisory Council is looking for leaders to represent IAR Regions 5 and 6 (essentially southern Indiana) and REALTORS® under 40 years of age. GRI Advisory Council members make curriculum recommendations and guide programming, thus helping maintain the integrity and prestige of the GRI designation. Advisory Council members promote GRI and in doing so, add to their personal and professional networks. Council members also advocate for advanced education among real estate professionals. Last, but not least, Council members are a valued part of IAR’s leadership. Term length is three years. Online applications are due August 25.

Mark Porter to Lead Designation Days Event 

The dynamic Mark Porter will bring his 23 years of experience as a real estate broker, investor, and consultant to Indiana for three full days this fall when he leads the biannual IAR-RECP REALTOR® Professional Designation Days event scheduled for October 21-23 at Indiana Wesleyan University’s Indianapolis-North campus. Learn about planning, systems, and technology as you earn credit toward the prestigious Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) and Certified Residential Specialist® (CRS®) designations. Mark’s courses foster time saving and income producing habits, are taught in a fun and engaging environment, and qualify for elective continuing education hours. Register online or call 1-800-742-4067 with questions or to register.

Here’s a video produced by Mark to describe his two-day class, CRS 206: Technologies to Advance Your Business, that will be part of the upcoming Designation Days. Want to receive monthly videos directly from IAR and RECP? Sign up here.

Two Months to Go, Have You Given Your Fair Share to RPAC? 

The definition of RPAC is this simple:  REALTORS® raise voluntary contributions from one another and spend that money to elect political candidates at all three levels of government who understand and support their profession, clients, and real estate markets. If you found yourself nodding in agreement, please join this important movement. The return on your investment will be priceless. Need advice on getting involved? Need fundraising assistance? Email IAR Government Affairs Director Eric Augustus – he’s ready and happy to help!

See how your local association is progressing toward the nationwide, annual October fundraising deadline here.

 

 


 

IAR Director Candidate applications due
August 15, 2014
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IAR Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration Registration Sale Opens
August 18, 2014
$100 for 100 hours

GRI Advisory Council applications due
August 25, 2014
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Indiana Real Estate Markets Report
August 26, 2014
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Labor Day
September 1, 2014
IAR and RECP offices closed

IAR Director Election:  NRDS Email Address Update Deadline
September 5, 2014
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GRI Advisory Council meeting
September 5, 2014
10:00am EDT
Indianapolis, IN
Questions >>

Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) designation course
September 10-11, 2014
Merrillville, IN
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Taxbot Webinar:  Maximize Your Tax Deductions
September 16, 2014
11:00am EDT
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IAR Forms Committee meeting
September 18, 2014
10:00am EDT
Indianapolis, IN
Questions >>

22nd Annual Bloom Symposium
September 19, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
Questions >> 

IAR Director Electronic Election
September 22-26, 2014
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Indiana Real Estate Markets Report
September 23, 2014
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IAR Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration
September 29-30, 2014
JW Marriott Indianapolis and Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis, IN

Indiana Real Estate Markets Report
October 21, 2014
More Info >>

REALTOR® Professional Designation Days
October 21-23, 2014
Indiana Wesleyan University's Indianapolis-North Campus
3777 Priority Way South Dr

REALTORS® Conference & Expo
November 7-10, 2014
Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
More Info >>

Indiana Real Estate Markets Report
November 25, 2014
More Info >>

Thanksgiving Holiday
November 27-28, 2014
IAR and RECP offices closed

Taxbot Webinar:  Maximize Your Tax Deductions
December 16, 2014
11:00am EST
More Info >>


Indiana Real Estate Markets Report
December 23, 2014
More Info >>

Christmas Eve and Day
December 24-25, 2014
IAR and RECP offices closed

New Year’s Eve
December 31, 2014
IAR and RECP offices closed after Noon

New Year’s Day
January 1, 2015
IAR and RECP offices closed



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