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Published Monday, July 14, 2014

Last Tuesday, MIBOR government affairs staff – along with several members – testified against a proposal put before the Rules and Public Policy Committee of the Indianapolis City-County Council to institute a new landlord registry program. Due to the many issues raised, councillors voted to postpone a possible vote by the committee until August ...more »

Published Monday, June 30, 2014

The recent warning from NAR and resulting Inman News article about Zillow’s new ‘Coming Soon’ feature has raised questions among MIBOR members about the BLC® Listing Service policy related to ‘Coming Soon’ practices. Since Zillow’s feature requires you to check a box stating that you are complying with the Indiana ...more »

Published Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Housing data released by MIBOR this week shows stable increases in home prices in central Indiana with continued decreases in closed and pending sales. Across the region, new listings increased 1.2 percent for the quarter ending in May and decreased only slightly by 1 percent in the month of May. Months of inventory stands at 5.3 months.Sales prices remain ...more »

Published Monday, June 16, 2014

You know your listings on are resulting in various levels of activity, but do you know how many consumers are coming to your website as a result, how many consumers are looking at the property detail on your listing or sending that listing to a friend? You can start following that traffic with’s monthly Lead Generation Report. This ...more »

Published Monday, June 9, 2014

After being in the works for several years, the Indianapolis City-County Council introduced a proposal last Monday that would create a landlord registration program. City officials say the goal is to help address irresponsible landlords by allowing the city to easily obtain contact information for the landlord. Over the past several years, MIBOR has opposed ...more »

Published Monday, June 2, 2014

The following case study was produced by the Professional Standards Committee of the National Association of REALTORS®. (Adopted May, 2004) Realtor® A listed Seller S’s house and placed the listing in the local association’s MLS. Within a matter of days, Realtor® X procured a full price offer from Buyer B. The offer specified that ...more »

Published Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Matrix™ will be the new BLC® listing service platform. The tentative plan is to bring the Matrix™ system up in parallel with Tempo and Fusion™ in November of 2014 for system testing. System presentations and training will be in December and January, with a final implementation in late January or early February 2015. Following ...more »

Published Monday, May 19, 2014

Housing data released by MIBOR today shows an increase in new listings and overall inventory as well as continued strong prices in the central Indiana housing market. Across the region, new listings increased 1.2 percent in April, following March’s first positive number for the year. That pattern brings months of inventory up to 5.0 months. Median and ...more »

Published Monday, May 12, 2014

Last Tuesday was Election Day. Despite a historically low voter turnout, RPAC was successful in helping to elect a strong list of candidates from throughout the MIBOR area. In the end, 79 percent of RPAC supported candidates won their election. MIBOR looks forward to working with these newly elected officials in the years ahead as they address the many ...more »

Published Monday, May 5, 2014

The following case study was produced by the Professional Standards Committee of the National Association of REALTORS®. Revised Case #19-7 May, 1988. Transferred to Article 12 November, 1994. Realtor® A, the listing broker, was charged by Realtor® B with giving a false picture in his advertising by putting up a “sold” sign on ...more »