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For information on MIBOR Division meetings. More

FREE BLC® Listing Service Training. More

Will Planning Presentation. More


Hot Topic Gets Fresh Look
The website launched a fresh look and new navigation last week in an effort to make the site more user-friendly. The site is heavily designed to serve members and we hope you will bookmark the site and visit often for updates and news. Some of the newest features include:

  • Upcoming Events.  A list of upcoming activities, such as committee meetings, conferences and events, are prominently listed on the homepage and most of the interior pages. Click on any event and you can get full detail, in some cases registering for the event in one click
  • Featured Video. MIBOR’s ever-expanding library of video content is featured on the homepage as well
  • Latest News. This dynamic section features the top articles from your MIBOR publications. Miss something, check there
  • Site Map. Full site maps are featured at the top and bottom of the homepage and interior pages to make moving around the site easier
  • Get Involved. Ever wonder what the opportunities for involvement are? Check the ‘Get Involved” tab for information about RPAC, the REALTOR® Foundation, committees and more

If you have questions or feedback about the site, please let us know at

Technology Tip
Common Violations Carry $100 Fine
Currently we are experiencing the highest number of violations related to the three following rules.  Please be aware that failure to comply can result in a $100 fine per incident.
  • All property type listings (except Vacant Lots & Land) must have at least two photos entered when adding the listing. If they are listings that are already in the database, the system will not allow you to modify or change the status to Sold if there are not two photos. The photos cannot be “Stock” photos.
  • Listings must be entered into the BLC® listing service within two business days of the List Date.
  • Within two business days, following the “Estimated Closed Date” the listing must be modified to a “Sold” listing or the “Estimated Closed Date” must be extended.

Free Training!
The latest schedule of complimentary Fusion™ training has been posted. Please note that some classes require Basic as a pre-requisite. As a convenience, there are a few instances of Basic being offered in the morning and CMA or Prospecting class offered in the afternoon of the same day. For a description of training classes, 
click here. For online registration, click here  and select “Register for Classes” or call Tech Support (317) 956-5000 x1.  






Feb 21

9:30 - 11:30



Feb 27

9:30 - 11:30



Feb 28

9:30 - 11:30


Other News from MIBOR

Important Tax Information for MIBOR members
When doing your taxes this year, don’t forget the non-deductible portion of dues. Compliance with the Tax Reform Act of 1993 requires that the portion of dues attributable to lobbying and political activities at the State and Federal levels of government be considered nondeductible for income tax purposes. The following amounts represent the non-deductible portion of REALTOR® dues.  

National Association of REALTORS®

42% of $120 = $50

Indiana Association of REALTORS®

18% of $180 = $32

Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS®

1 % of $250 = $3

Total non-deductible dues


If you need to access your MIBOR invoices from 2013 for tax purposes More


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