MIBOR REALTOR® Association is the professional association that represents central Indiana's REALTORS®. MIBOR members serve home buyers and sellers in Boone, Brown, Decatur, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Morgan and Shelby counties.
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RPAC is Your BEST Investment in Real Estate. Your support is crucial. Together we are a strong voice in government and the political process.
Permanently capped property taxes
Passed improved financing options for condos
Defeated a local $25 permit fee proposal for signs
Defeated rental registry proposals in Plainfield & Lebanon
Passed Lebanon, Crawfordsville and Carmel school referenda
Defeated $100 inspection fee for rentals
Passed Marion County Transit Plan Referendum
Extending private market flood insurance
Short-term rental regulations
Passing Federal tax reform
Preserving private property rights and homeownership
Defeating sales tax on commissions proposal
What is RPAC? RPAC dollars are used to support REALTOR® friendly candidates and critical issues at the national, state and local level. Your RPAC investments impact all three levels of government and are instrumental in supporting real estate industry issues. RPAC has been successful on many issues but we know there are still more on the horizon. For example, we continue to hear a lot of discussion about expanding the sales tax on services that could include real estate services. RPAC will continue to monitor these and many other emerging issues going forward.
RPAC supports candidates who support our issues. The unique aspect about our industry is that our issues are not particularly about one special interest. Our interests represent home ownership matters, economic development and quality of life initiatives to name a few. Please know that your investment dollars are put to good use at all three levels of government and all decisions are made by your fellow members, serving as RPAC Trustees. An investment in RPAC is one of the best ways to influence your profession’s growth, the stability of the real estate industry and the stability of our communities. Together, we are a strong voice in government and the political process!
Why should you care? Every day, government at the federal, state, and local level propose new laws and regulations that impact you, your business, and your clients.
A new law can cost you money. Indiana remains as one of a few states that does not have a transfer tax on real estate or taxes on services – services like selling real estate. So far we have successfully defeated several bills that would have created these taxes. But we must keep up the fight to keep these proposals at bay.
A new law can make it more difficult to do your business. Signs remain an important tool in the real estate business. Restrictive sign regulations make it difficult to get prospective buyers to your listing.
The MIBOR RPAC Trustees are comprised of the following positions: Fifteen(15) REALTOR® members representing the geographic areas and divisions of MIBOR (Boone, Brown, Decatur, Eastern, Greater Downtown, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Montgomery, Morgan, Northside, Shelby and Southside), One(1) Appraiser representative, One(1) Commercial/Industrial representative, Three(3) REALTOR® members At-Large, MIBOR President – Elect, One(1) Affiliate member representative and One(1) MIBOR member serving as an IAR RPAC Trustee. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or get involved.
Your current RPAC Trustees include:
Sue Pfohl - Trustee Chair Jason DeArman - Trustee Vice Chairman Lynn Wheeler - President-Elect of MIBOR, RPAC Fundraising Chair John Creamer - IAR RPAC Trustee Marvin Burris - Morgan County Peter Pizarro - Hamilton County Daniel Cope - Johnson County Wayne Dimmock - Affiliate Helen Metken - At-Large Rusty Carter - Montgomery County Linda West - Shelby/Decatur County Rick Lux - Commercial/Industrial Jim Anthony - Greater Downtown Sue Applegate - Northside Kathy Hall - Hancock County Autumn Sojka - Boone County Lyn Wuethrich - Eastern Laura O'Connor - Southside Mark Ratterman - Appraiser
Calls for Action: From time to time, MIBOR will issue calls for action encouraging you to communicate directly with your legislator. The Member Industry and Advocacy Department monitors issues that are important to your business and will send messages to you directly or publish articles in REALTOR® Weekly requesting your assistance. Be sure MIBOR REALTOR® Association has your most up-to-date contact information. If you aren't receiving emails from MIBOR, contact Jaime Barb at email@example.com.
100 percent of your investments to the PAC are used to support candidates at the national, state and local levels who understand and support REALTOR® issues. It is imperative that RPAC exists and continues to grow as other associations and interest groups have established their own PACs. In order for our healthy real-estate industry to grow and thrive, REALTORS® must be present and heard from in Washington, D.C., Statehouses, and City Halls across the country. RPAC provides this opportunity directly through your investments. Your investments in RPAC help the industry by supporting pro-REALTOR® candidates and issues, in addition to promoting and encouraging dialogue between elected officials and REALTORS®.
"RPAC enables MIBOR members to have a collective voice and influence on legislation and political races not only at the federal and state level, but on the local level throughout the 12-county region. RPAC allows more than 6,500 REALTORS® a seat at the table" -- John Creamer, RPAC Chair
"The continued protection of your business lies within RPAC. For every dollar you contribute 70% goes to fight the continued assault from local and state government and 30% goes towards Washington." -- Peter Pizarro, MIBOR RPAC Trustee (Hamilton County Division)