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Industry Insider is a publication distributed by MIBOR every other Friday to Managing Brokers. 


Editor’s Note: Welcome to a new name and new look this issue. Broker Blast has been transitioned to “Industry Insider” to align more accurately with the changes to the terms “broker” and “managing broker” that resulted from the statewide broker transition. Industry Insider will continue to be sent to all managing brokers and branch managing brokers every two weeks. As always, the past issues will be archived on for easy reference.

Managing Broker/Owner Meeting August 22

The next Managing Broker/Owner meeting – formerly known as the Broker/Owner Meeting – is slated for Friday, August 22 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Set your calendars and plan to attend. At this meeting, we will focus on listing syndication, the latest listing service technology and MIBOR’s strategic direction. 

  • Travis Saxton, Marketing and Technology Manager from REAL Trends, a leading national communications and consulting resource for the real estate industry, will present findings of a MIBOR-sponsored study to look at listing syndication performance across our marketplace. This will be real-time, aggregate level data you and can use immediately.
  • MIBOR Technology staff Tom Renkert and Karen McGuire will preview the new Matrix™ system, including a live demo of a similar market’s application. This will be your first chance to see what your new Matrix™ system will mean to you and your agents.
  • MIBOR President Janet  Jernigan and CEO Steve Sullivan will review the association’s direction as a result of the June Board of Director planning retreat.
Managing Broker/Owner meetings are an opportunity to bring the most relevant topics to you while providing a forum for questions and discussion that affect the membership. As always, there is no charge to attend, but reservations are required as seating is limited. To register, click here or e-mail Kari Smith.

  How Can I Find School Info for a Listing?  
  A recent question by a member prompts this tech tip. There are two ways to bring up relevant school information associated with a listing. Once in a BLC® service – either Tempo or Fusion™ – hover over Public Records and click on REALIST Tax Search.  This will open in a new window (if it does not open, you'll need to turn off pop up blocker).  The golden rule of a REALIST Tax Search is located at the top left of the screen. You must specify which county or counties you'll be searching in. Once that is established, enter the address of the property. Once the property is identified, click on "View Report" located at the bottom left of the results grid. Once in Reports, you'll see five tabs. Click on "Neighborhood Profile."  From there you will look under the Education section.


Look up the listing from the BLC®. On the Details page – regardless of working in Tempo or Fusion™ – there will be three money signs ($) stacked vertically off to the left.  The second is titled "Neighborhood Info."  After electing that option, it will immediately take to you to the Report sheet mentioned above.
  Which county in the MIBOR region has the highest 20 year population change?  Find out this regional data and more at  
  OTHER NEWS      
  Who Has an Unpaid Invoice?  
  Attention all Managing Brokers and Branch Managing Brokers, did you know there is a way for you to monitor agents who have unpaid invoices with MIBOR?

From the BLC® listing service, click on: 

  • Fusion™: From the Home Page, go to Resources window
  • Tempo: My Sidebar
In the second section (MIBOR) click on the “Account Info / Pay My MIBOR Invoice” link. This redirects to the website and will prompt to login (same login as listing Fusion™/Tempo). MORE

  MIBOR President Talks Housing Market with Gerry Dick  
  MIBOR President Janet Jernigan taped a segment for Inside Indiana Business this week. She will share her insights of the housing market on the program which airs locally at 7:30 p.m. Friday on WFYI and again at 11:00 a.m. Sunday on WTHR. Click here for the statewide air times.   
  All Month: For information on MIBOR Division meetings MORE  
  All Month: Free BLC Training MORE  
  Ongoing: Online Calendar of Events MORE  

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