Published Monday, June 8, 2015

Last call to get REAL! Please submit applications and letters of recommendation for MIBOR’s 21st Real Estate Academy of Leadership class by this Friday, June 12th at 5:00 PM. This is a unique opportunity to look behind the curtain at organizations that are impacting our communities and making central Indiana a better place for investment and ...more »

Published Friday, June 5, 2015

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it would be “sensitive” to companies that make a good-faith effort to comply with the new Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosure (TRID) regulation that goes into effect on August 1, 2015. According to the CFPB communication, ...more »

Published Tuesday, June 2, 2015

REALTOR® B contacted REALTOR ® A, the listing broker, and notified her that he was a buyer’s agent and was interested in showing one of her listings to his client, a prospective purchaser. 

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Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015

REALTORS® know a thing or two about selling homes with a pool. Find out if a pool is a good or bad thing for your home.  

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Published Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Have you logged in to the Matrix™ platform this week? Do you know someone who is holding off? 

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Published Monday, April 27, 2015

Please be aware that a Realist maintenance activity will be taking place 1:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. EST on April 28th. During those hours, Realist may be intermittently unavailable to you. Matrix™ will be undergoing a maintenance activity as well beginning at 10:00 p.m. on April 29th. We expect approximately a 30 - 45 minute interruption with Matrix™, and want you to be aware of the hours in question. 

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Published Monday, April 20, 2015

Housing data released by MIBOR today shows increases in all areas for March and the first quarter. The last few month’s new listings and pending sales created a 13.8 percent increase in closed sales in March and a 13.1 percent increase for the quarter ending in March. Sales prices continued to gain traction. Median sales price increased by 4.4 percent ...more »

Published Monday, April 13, 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 is Primary Election Day in Indiana. If you think your vote won’t make a difference this May, think again! Voter turnout is typically lower in the Primary than in the General, however they are usually more significant and important because of our political makeup. As you may know, many areas in Indiana may be dominated by a single ...more »

Published Monday, April 6, 2015

Realtor® A, the listing broker, presented an offer to purchase to his client, Seller X, which was $20,000 less than the property’s listed price. The property had been on the market for several months and had not generated much interest. In his presentation, Realtor® A told Seller X that, in his opinion, the offer was a good one and Seller X should consider accepting it. “With interest rates on their way up again,” said Realtor® A, “properties are just not moving the way they did six months ago.” Seller X decided to accept the offer and the transaction closed. Several months after the sale, Seller X filed a complaint against Realtor® A alleging a violation of Article 1, as interpreted by Standard of Practice 1-7.

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Published Monday, March 30, 2015

Effective March 1, 2015, a Citation Program has been added to the Professional Standards processes available to REALTORS® and members of the public. A citation is a much quicker means of reporting potentially unethical conduct when there is clear, strong, and convincing evidence to support the allegation.  It also contains the ability to file anonymously. The key is that there is clear, strong, and convincing evidence attached to the citation complaint. Over the last few months, members have asked questions and expressed concerns about this program.  Following are some of the questions received along with answers. 

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