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Published Monday, January 12, 2015

The Legislature went back to work last week and is scheduled to be in session until the end of April. This is a biennial budget year and we anticipate that education and ethics issues will be top issues. The Indiana Association of REALTORS® (IAR) will be proposing legislation to limit REALTOR® liability by providing additional protections in the use of seller disclosure forms. And with it being a budget year, IAR will be paying close attention to any tax issue that could impact real estate. 

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Published Monday, January 5, 2015

Client A, an army officer, was transferred to a new duty station and listed his home for sale with REALTOR® B as the exclusive agent. He moved to his new station with the understanding that REALTOR® B, as the listing broker, would obtain a buyer as soon as possible. After six weeks, during which no word had come from REALTOR® B, the client made a weekend visit back to his former community to inspect his property. He learned that REALTOR® B had advertised the house: “Vacant—Owner transferred,” and found an “open” sign on the house but no representative present. 

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Published Sunday, January 4, 2015

When it comes to moving, REALTORS® have seen it all. Here they share some tried and true tips for a smooth move. 

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Published Monday, December 22, 2014

Housing data released by MIBOR today shows a slight increase in closed sales in November with average and median sales prices rising more than four percent. November’s closed sales, while still positive, were not as strong as those in September and October. That two-month surge helped improve the three, six and 12-month analysis. Closed sales rose only 0.7 percent in November, but increased 8.1 percent for the three months ending in November. Indications of future activity were again encouraging with pending sales increasing 8.3 percent in November over November of 2013 and 11.1 percent for the three months ending in November.

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Published Sunday, December 21, 2014

Old Man Winter is not always the friendliest guy in town when it comes to maintaining your home. Local REALTORS® recommend you stay safe and avoid costly repairs with a few simple tips. Two common risks to your home this time of year are ice dams and frozen pipes.

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Published Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Matrix™ training is off to a great start with presentation-style classes drawing more than 1,500 members in the first week. The training team visited Fishers and Plainfield and squeezed two classes in at the MIBOR office all in week one. Presentation-style training continues through December 19th. From there, subscribers will be able to take advantage of webinars and hands-on training classes before the system goes live in early 2015. 

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Published Monday, December 1, 2014

In recent months, MIBOR has received an increasing number of calls from members who receive leads from websites from buyers who are attempting to purchase properties sight unseen. It is extremely important that you exercise due diligence with these leads as it is strongly suspected that they might be scams. The simple fact that they want to purchase sight ...more »

Published Friday, November 14, 2014

It’s training time and no excuses. We are coming to YOU. MIBOR trainers will be out in force in early December to get you ready for Matrix™. Classes are FREE, registration is required and your SentriLock card is requested. Make sure to bring your SentriLock card with you. It will expedite the check-in process and, with a swipe of your card, ...more »

The RPAC 2014 General Election Recap
Celebrating 100% Success of Endorsed Candidates!
Published Friday, November 14, 2014

The REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) and MIBOR members helped elect REALTOR®-friendly candidates last week by taking the time to get educated and vote. One hundred percent of RPAC supported candidates were victorious on Election night! REALTORS® serving as RPAC Trustees spent numerous hours reviewing candidate questionnaires and ...more »

MIBOR Welcomes Beenu Sikand to the Economic Development Council
Published Thursday, November 13, 2014

Beenu Sikand joined the MIBOR Economic Development Council as the Johnson County representative. Beenu will represent REALTORS® and industry issues on theJohnson County Development Corporation board of directors on behalf of MIBOR. Through its economic & community development initiatives, MIBOR REALTORS® work to improve quality of life for ...more »