Indiana REALTOR® News - May 20, 2011

In this issue:  2011 Nationwide Open House Weekend | June 4-5
Call for Action | Qualified Residential Mortgages
 2011 Midyear Meetings Recap
Share Your Capitol Hill Memories
From the Office of the Attorney General
Give It Up for RPAC
RECP | Pre-License Salesperson & Broker Classes Begin June 7th
Registration is Open | REBarCamp South Bend
Indiana REALTOR® Leadership Academy | 2012 Application Available

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Nationwide Open House Weekend

2011 Nationwide Open House Weekend
Largest Event Across America
Join fellow REALTORS® across the country in hosting the nation's largest open house campaign Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, 2011.

NOH video
For the most up-to-date list of participating REALTOR® local Boards/Associations, visit our Nationwide Open House Weekend webpage.
Top 5 Ways to Participate in the Nationwide Open House for Less than $20
1.  Contact your local REALTOR® Board/Association and tell them you want your open house to be one of 100,000 open houses nationwide and pick up your REALTOR® blue balloons.

2.  Send an email to every client, associate and friend about the open house and include the logo.

3.  Embed the Open House Video (above) from YouTube on your site.

4.  Use your social media sites to let your friends know you are baking your famous cookies for your open house June 4-5.

5.  Use the customizable flyer (located on our webpage) to distribute to clients and friends advertising the event. 
Look for the Blue Balloons Don't forget to pick up your blue balloons!  Contact your participating local board to request balloons.


Call for Action

Qualified Residential Mortgages (QRM)
Tell Congress: 20% Down Payment Put the
American Dream Out of Reach
Increasing down payments under proposed QRM rule puts home ownership out of reach for middle-class America. 

Take Action Tell me more

Mortgage Interest Deduction -
Have You Taken Action?

Preserve, Protect & Defend MID
REALTORS® tell Congress MID is critical 

Ron Phipps - MID video Watch special video post by NAR President, Ron Phipps, from the Midyear Meetings in
Washington, D.C.
Take Action What is MID?


2011 Midyear Meetings Recap
BOD Approved Dues Increase for REALTOR® Party Political Survival Initiative
A $40 dues increase will help provide additional support for state and local advocacy.  Money will be available to state and local associations beginning in 2012.
Statement by Ron Phipps, 2011 NAR President >
Special INS report >
What it means for you >

Share Your Capitol Hill Memories - Photo Sharing
IAR and our members would love to see your experience in Washington, D.C. from the NAR Midyear Meetings.  Please share your photos by e-mailing* them to our IAR Flickr account at

*Anything left in the body of your e-mail will be automatically added as the photo description.  If you wish, include your name so credit can be given for photo.  Thank you!

See what your fellow REALTORS® have to say to about the importance of attending Midyear > >
Midyear Video


From the Office of the Attorney General
Regulatory Roundup
 "A La Carte Real Estate Services" have been trending in the Real Estate industry.  The OAG has investigated complaints filed against real estate agents.  Read more >


Focus on Advocacy
This Week in Indiana Politics
- Former Speaker Takes Step Closer to Run for Governor
- Daniels Continues to be Center of National Attention
- Indiana Real Estate Commission to Propose New Rules
Read more >



2011 April Fundraising Totals
2011 April FairShare Report


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Can I renew my real estate broker license online?

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  Broker Renewal Deadline
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