Indiana REALTOR® News - February 8, 2012

EDITOR'S NOTE: We missed you! Last week's scheduled Indiana REALTOR® Advocate launch was postponed due to updated information.  Please see below.

In this issue:  2012 IAR Legislative Conference Recap
Are You Up to Code in 2012?
Want Peace and Harmony in your Real Estate Transactions?
Professional Standards Training Available
ZipForm®6 and DigitalInk® Training Sessions Available
Congrats GRI Graduates
RECP Offers Accelerated 9-day Pre-licensing Sales Course

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2012 IAR Legislative Conference Recap
REALTORS® Deliver Strong Message

REALTORS® rallied at IAR’s annual Legislative Conference last week in Indianapolis.  A heartfelt address by Governor Mitch Daniels kicked off our lobby day.  Daniels peppered his remarks with occasional shout outs to individual REALTORS in the audience, whom he called by name.  He remarked that IAR, almost more than any other association, has stood with him in promoting some of his major policy issues, namely Major Moves and property tax caps.

The REALTOR® presence was made known at the Statehouse as members made contact with legislators to express support for SB 275 and HB 1102, legislation which updates the Indiana real estate license law.  IAR President Charlie Shook briefed members on the legislation, which he said, “aligns our licensing structure with the more modern way that business is actually transacted today.”

The unseasonably beautiful weather in Indianapolis and the backdrop of the upcoming Super Bowl set an exciting stage for this year’s conference.  A special thanks goes to our other speakers, Democratic Gubernatorial candidate John Gregg and Republican State Chairman Eric Holcomb, who each delayed their scheduled remarks to allow conference attendees to cheer the New York Giants as they departed our hotel for a morning tour of Lucas Oil Stadium.  Politics, football, fellowship, 60-degrees in January—priceless!

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Are You Up to Code in 2012?
2012 Summary of Key Professional Standards Changes
IAR's General Counsel, Richelle Cohen Mossler, Esq., provides you with the additions and deletions to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.  See it here >

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Want Peace and Harmony in your Real Estate Transactions?
Follow the Code of Ethics with Legal Q&A Help

Here are some of the most common questions IAR's Legal Department has received which concern the Code of Ethics.  Read more >

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Professional Standards Training Starts in February
2012 Registration is Open
IAR is pleased to announce that Bruce Aydt will again lead its annual Professional Standards Training (PST), making five stops around the state starting in February.  Classes will cover the foundation of the Professional Standards process and the latest changes to the Code of Ethics.  Also, PST will provide advanced training on how to write quality Findings of Fact and high-level training for Hearing Panel Chairpersons.

PST fulfills the National Association of REALTORS® quadrennial ethics training requirement.  $25 course fee includes two mandatory and four elective credits for a total of six (6) CE credits.

Dates and locations with registration here:
February 29 - Aurora
March 1 - Evansville
March 7 - South Bend
March 8 - Kokomo
March 9 - Fort Wayne 

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RECP Q&A

Q: Does RECP offer any daytime classes to earn a real estate license?

A: Yes, RECP offers...

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GRI

IAR would like to congratulate recent graduates of the Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) program. The GRI designation is the most recognized and respected professional designation available to real estate
professionals nationwide. 
Congrats to the most recent GRI graduates >>

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