Published Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Housing data released by MIBOR show a strong December to close out 2015. Encouraging growth in Pending and Closed Sales in the region made for an atypical winter month, due in part to a mix of eager buyers and welcome mild weather. In December, Pending Sales grew 19.3 percent for the month while Closed Sales increased 11.5 percent compared to December, ...more »

Published Monday, January 11, 2016

During their last meeting of 2015, the MIBOR Board of Directors had a special visit from the then Mayor-elect Joe Hogsett. The Mayor-elect thanked MIBOR for their support during his campaign saying the support of REALTORS® is critical. The Mayor-elect spoke for several minutes on some of his top priorities including crime, neighborhood quality of life, ...more »

Published Monday, December 21, 2015

Housing data released by MIBOR today shows positive closed sales, pending sales, prices and new listing activity in November reversing trend from some slight dips and less aggressive growth in October. Closed sales increased 3.5 percent in November compared to November 2014, rose 0.7 percent in the quarterly comparison and 8.6 percent over the last 12 months. Pending sales increased 14.8 percent in the monthly comparison of November 2015 to the same period last year. In the quarter ending in November, pending sales rose 11.7 percent. New listings, a metric that has been through yo-yo effect all year, increased an impressive 11.7 percent in November.

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Published Monday, December 14, 2015

The 2015 RPAC fundraising year is coming to a close and we are pleased to announce that MIBOR members have met its goal for the first time since 2006. Thank you! The REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) goal of $99,427.56 was exceeded for a grand total of $102,790.60. RPAC dollars are used to support REALTOR® friendly candidates and issues at ...more »

Published Monday, December 7, 2015

The following Case Study was produced by the Professional Standards Committee of the National Association of REALTORS®. Revised Case #9-11 May, 1988. Transferred to Article 2 November, 1994. Mrs. A, a retired college professor, came to the office of REALTOR® B, a cooperating broker, in search of a large house in which she could occupy a small ...more »

Published Monday, November 23, 2015

Housing data released by MIBOR today shows positive pending and new listing activity in October with a dip in closed sales activity, the first closed sales decrease of 2015. Closed sales decreased 1.2 percent in October compared to October 2014, rose 1.1 percent in the quarterly comparison and are up 8.4 percent over the last 12 months. Pending sales ...more »

Published Monday, November 16, 2015

The new public interface located on is powered by a company called Solid Earth. A great deal of listing lead information is available to members on the site. In this article, we will avoid a lengthy explanation of all the features and focus on a few basic elements to get you started and make sure that you are aware of, and able to claim, leads on ...more »

Published Monday, November 16, 2015

Once a year, members recognize their peers by nominating them for the industry awards: REALTOR® of the Year, Affiliate of the Year, Distinguished Service and F.C. "Bud" Tucker Community Service. The 2015 wards will be announced at The Ball: A Benefit of the REALTOR® Foundation on Saturday, January 16, 2016. Award nominations are due Friday, ...more »

Published Monday, November 16, 2015

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Published Wednesday, October 14, 2015

MIBOR will host a panel discussion focused on current real estate appraisal issues. In order to create a better understanding for REALTORS® of the appraisal process, explain factors that contribute to low values, and discuss the steps REALTORS® can utilize to appeal an appraisal with discrepancies, panelists Jason Tillema, Mark Ratterman, James ...more »