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October 31st is coming soon! CE Marketplace helps you renew online today!

Have you completed your continuing education requirements and are ready to renew your real estate license? Remember – YOU are responsible for tracking your CE – so before you renew online  – record and track out your continuing education credits history using CE Marketplace.net, the only real estate education tracking portal funded for YOU by the State of Michigan.

Working closely with the Department, our team has created your customized  My CE Status screen. All real estate licensees can register at cemarketplace.net; and, upon verification, view the number of credits reported to CE Marketplace from LARA for 2013-2014, class credits from CE Marketplace certified courses taken in 2015, and self-report any courses you’ve taken outside of CE Marketplace in 2015.
 
This one-stop portal will save time and provide assurance your CE records are in one place in the event you are selected for an audit. Simply update your My CE Status record, and check the certification box on your renewal form stating you have fulfilled the continuing education requirement in accordance with MCL 339.2504a. Remember to print a copy for your personal file and store with any record of the credits you earned outside of CE Marketplace certified classes.
 
Start your next license renewal process the easy way. Take CE Marketplace certified classes and let us do the tracking for you.

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 2016 District Director Election Results

Congratulations to your elected 2016 Michigan Realtors® District Directors:

District 2 - Gordon Naumoff, Spring Lake (re-elected)
District 3 - Michael L. Bass, Belmont
District 5 - Sue Shangle, Grand Blanc
District 7 - Vance Shutes, Saline (re-elected)
District 8 - Marianne McCreary, Howell
District 10 - Shelley Schoenherr, Fair Haven
District 11 - James Iodice, Waterford
District 12 - Alex Milshteyn, Ann Arbor (re-elected)
District 13 - Reggie Fluker, Detroit


Thank you to all who ran for election and to our members who voted.

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Realtors® Unite in Detroit for Convention & Expo

The 2015 Michigan Realtors® Convention & Expo, held at the Detroit Marriott and Renaissance Center on September 30 through October 1st, drew over 1,100 real estate professionals (139 first time attendees) and was an incredible success. The Convention kicked off with Dan Gilbert of Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures LLC at the Grand Assembly. He shared his views and opinions regarding his work with and plans for the city of Detroit and had an in-depth conversations with Brad Ward, Michigan Realtors® Vice President of Public Policy and Legal Affairs.

Gary J. Reggish of the Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors® was sworn in as 2016 Michigan Realtors® President. Matt Davis of the Battle Creek Area Association of Realtors® was named the 2015 State Realtor® of The Year. John McArdle of Greater Metropolitan was named the 2015 Realtor® Active in Politics. Thank you to all of our speakers, attendees and sponsors for making this a memorable event. In addition to the excitement of the sold out expo hall, the live and silent auctions brought in over $16,000 for RPAC!

Learn more about the award winners and many other highlights by reading the upcoming November issue of Michigan Realtor® Magazine.

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Are You Ready To Take Your Leadership Skills To The Next Level in 2016?

The Michigan Realtors® Leadership Academy develops leaders who have demonstrated leadership potential through job-related and community activities, creating a network of industry experts across the state who are actively involved in improving our Association and profession. In 4 sessions throughout 2016, you will be led through various educational opportunities designed to maximize your leadership potential. We will focus on leadership skill identification and personal profile analysis, legislative matters and government affairs, team-building exercises, goal setting, networking, communication skills, media relations, problem solving, public speaking, finances, conflict resolution, and energizing your association.

Visit the Leadership Academy site for more information and the application. Only 14 applicants will be selected for the 2016 Academy. Applications are being accepted through November 20, 2015.

Apply here

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DANGER Report: Live Webcast on Association Threats

Learn and ask questions about the threats to real estate associations identified in the DANGER Report. The report was commissioned by NAR and released earlier this year to explore potential threats to real estate in the years ahead. NAR Strategic Thinking Advisory Committee leaders will walk you through the threats and answer questions in a 45-minute live webcast on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m., Eastern Time. Register and share link with your staff and volunteer officers. 

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Webinar – RPR Advanced: 10 Ways to Earn More Business than Your Competition

Thu, Oct 15, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
RPR is more than a comprehensive database. It provides tools and resources to help expand your business. During this session, you’ll learn how to use RPR to improve prospecting and farming strategies, run accurate comp analyses, identify distressed properties and their impact on neighborhoods, and set industry standard values on home investments. Finally, we’ll show you how to take the power of RPR with you using RPR Mobile™.

Register for webinar

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Legal Lines – Question of the Month
 
With the help of McClelland & Anderson, we are taking the most recently asked questions from our legal hotline and putting them in E-news. We will be featuring a different question each issue.

QUESTION:
A local township is selling a residential property. Is it required to fill out a seller’s disclosure statement?

ANSWER:
NO. Governmental entities are exempt from the Seller Disclosure Act. For more Legal Q&A, visit the new Legal Resources Web site

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Featured Member Benefit: UPS Discounted Shipping

Don’t forget, as a Michigan Realtor® you can save big every day with UPS. Through our partnership with UPS, you have exclusive access to the UPS Savings Program, which provides Michigan Realtors® up to a 28% discount on UPS shipping.

To sign up for the program click here.

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In This Issue:

Events

Realtors® Conference & Expo
November 13-16, 2015
San Diego Convention Center
Register

Achieve
January 20-22, 2016
Dearborn Inn
Dearborn
Learn more

Broker Summit
April 21, 2016
Breslin Center
East Lansing
Learn more

Xplode Conference
June 8, 2016
Location TBD
Learn more

Convention & Expo
October 6-7, 2016 
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resor
Mt. Plea
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For more Upcoming Statewide Events,
visit the Statewide Calendar

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