Indiana REALTOR® News - August 12, 2011

EDITOR'S NOTE: We missed you!  Last week's scheduled Indiana REALTOR® Advocate launch was postponed due to our exciting announcement.  Registration is now open for the 2011 IAR Conference & Expo!  Get all the details by clicking below.

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In this issue:  REALTOR® Reunion | Back to School | 2011 IAR Conference & Expo
NAR: Real Estate OK in Debt Ceiling But Risks Remain
Legal Hotline Q&A : MARS Disclosure Requirement
License Law Provisions Upheld in Recent Indiana Case
Indiana Bankers™ Association Offers Consumer Tips
2011 Official IAR Board of Directors Election Information
RECP | Pre-licensing Salesperson and Broker Classes Begin in September

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2011 IAR Conference & Expo

2011 IAR Conference & Expo | Registration is Open
Back to School at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
"While this annual event offers a powerful networking opportunity and lots of fun, the caliber of speakers and topics on this year's agenda is the highest yet.  So, if you've never been - or need an excuse to come back - you have it in an educational line-up intended to advance your career."
  -  Pat Williams, 2011 IAR President

More info Register Here Hotel - Book Here
Brian Copeland
Brian Copeland
Owning Your Online Brand

 Speaker Sampler Chandra Hall
Chandra Hall
Cracking the Credit Code

DAvid Murphy
David Murphy
Tomorrow's Commercial Real Estate Stars are Being Made Today
Ralph Holmen
Ralph Holmen, Esq.
NAR Legal Update

Lynn Madison speaker
Lynn Madison
BPOs: The Agent's Role in the Valuation Process


Focus on NAR
Real Estate OK in Debt Ceiling But Risks Remain
The debt ceiling agreement signed into law on August 2 has no direct impact on real estate tax rules or spending provisions, but the industry isn't out of the woods yet, because the deal includes authority that could make it easier for Congress to make tax changes, including to MID and the treatment of carried interest, in the months ahead.  

NAR Analysis
Debt Ceiling video

NAR Resource on U.S. Credit Downgrade
On August 5, Standard & Poor's downgraded the U.S. credit rating for the first time.  Chief Economist Lawrence Yun discusses how the credit downgrade could impact consumer confidence, mortgage rates and the real estate market.  Watch now >


Focus on Legal Affairs
Legal Q&A : MARS Disclosure Requirements
In our March 4, 2011, legal articles, the IAR Legal Department introduced you to the Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Rule ("MARS") which required yet another disclosure about which REALTORS® needed to be concerned. More Information >

License Law Provisions Upheld in Recent Indiana Case
A very recent Indiana Appellate Court decision rendered on July 20, 2011, supports the position that limited agency does not preclude subsequent offers from being disclosed to a seller after an offer to purchase has been accepted. Read more >


From the Indiana Bankers™ Association
Consumer Tips to Extend to Your Clients
What is your consumer IQ on protecting your money and credit?
Find out here >


Upcoming Local Board Events

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Pre-Licensing Salesperson & Broker
Classes Beginning in September

Try an online Pre-licensing broker's course beginning September 20

Miss the CE deadline for our Broker's License Renewal? 
CE classes available August 25-26 

Register Today! | 800-742-4067 |

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2011 Official IAR
Board of Directors
Election Information

2011 Election Information
Official Membership Counts Posted

Find available IAR Board of Directors positions and applications here.
Application Deadline: 8/15/2011


Qualified candidates to be posted 9/1/11

Electronic ballots will be sent 9/23/2011 and open until midnight 9/27/2011

Your ballot will come by e-mail, so please take the time to ensure a correct e-mail address is on file for you in the National REALTOR® Database System.  Visit today.  Also, be sure to clear IAR from SPAM filters.


NAR Conference & ExpoEarly bird registration ends August 15th
Register today!

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