Please save the date and plan to join us on May 9th at the Winter Inn in Greenville for 3 hours of CE Marketplace approved legal education and 3 hours of safety education!

THANK YOU to Chemical Bank
and Best Homes Title for your sponsorship of this event!
NAR Approved Code of Ethics Training Due 12/31/18

If you completed your NAR required Code of Ethics in 2017 or so far in 2018, you're good. If you haven't there are a few options for you listed below including the FREE, NON CREDIT WORTHY COE training and the $29.95 CREDIT WORTHY COE training. If you aren't sure if you have completed it within this timeframe, feel free to contact the office otherwise MCAR will be reaching out to those individuals in the coming months to request it be completed.
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We know all of these acronyms can get really confusing and the who’s who in the real estate world only adds to it. Let’s see if we can help clear things up:

MCAR: Montcalm County Association of Realtors®
Part of being a Realtor® is belonging to the state, national and local Associations. MCAR is that third piece for you. As a primary Realtor® Member, which is the majority of our membership, you pay your state, national and local dues here. MCAR is currently also where you would obtain MLS and Supra services. As of January 1st, 2018, we have 62 Primary Realtor® Members and 5 Secondary Realtor® Members (Brokers who belong to multiple Associations) and 25 Affiliate Members (our business partners: lenders, title companies, appraisal companies, etc….).

MichRIC: Michigan Regional Information Center LLC, formerly SWMRIC or Southwest Michigan Regional Information Center
The Michigan Regional Information Center, LLC is EQUALLY owned by 11 Member Associations and their respective Multiple Listing Systems, including Montcalm County Association of Realtors® (MCAR).
Broker Involvement Program
For State and Federal Calls for Action This program gives Broker-Owners/ Managers a quick and effective tool to enlist your agents in bringing REALTOR® Party issues to the attention of state legislatures and Congress.
Fair Housing Focus: Upheaval Leads to Landmark Law

NAR will be commemorating the 50 year anniversary of the Fair Housing Act all year long - look for monthly 'Fair Housing Focus' videos.
Real State - Created With NAR

As part of the Get Realtor® Consumer Advertising Campaign, NAR has partnered with VICE to create content aimed at consumers about the value of homeownership and the hardships millennials are currently facing to achieve the American Dream.....

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free.vice.com
Home Ownership | Home Improvement | HouseLogic

HouseLogic provides smart advice about home improvement and home ownership to help you enhance your home's value and your enjoyment of it. Visit today.

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www.houselogic.com
FREE WEBINAR- 5Cs of a Successful Farming Strategy from RPR®

It is expected that soon, RPR will be the vehicle that will allow you to see data with participating MLS's across the mitten- get familiar with it with this FREE (and CE worthy) webinar! May 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm EST

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April 2018 | "Coming Soon" Revisited
Governor Snyder Celebrates Greg McClelland’s Impact on Michigan’s Real Estate Industry

In April, Governor Rick Snyder paid special tribute to Greg McClelland for his 38 years of distinguished service as General Counsel for Michigan Realtors®. For Michigan Realtors®, this tribute is a lasting testament to Greg’s career as a champion for private property rights and for his unparalleled impact on Realtor® education and the promotion of our industry. We congratulate Greg on this special honor.

Government Affairs Videocast | April 2018 (LIVE from Broker Summit)

Visit: http://www.firsthomemichigan.com/ and text the word REALTOR to 30644 to get NAR Call for Action alerts.
1.    First Time Homebuyers Savings Account

2.    Appraisers Looking to Pass a Bill

3.    State Real Estate Transfer Tax

4.    State-Wide Septic Code

5.    Protection of Short Term Vacation Rentals

6.    Broker Involvement Program

7.    Realtor Party Alerts – Text REALTOR to 30644 to stay abreast of issues of high importance
Legal Lines – Question of the Month
 
With the help of McClelland & Anderson, we are taking the most recently asked questions from our legal hotline and putting them in E-news. We will be featuring a different question each issue.
 
QUESTION:
I am a commercial broker. Are the new advertising requirements applicable to the sale of commercial property? 
 
ANSWER:
YES. The law is applicable to any advertisement to buy, sell, exchange, rent, lease or mortgage real property or a business opportunity by a real estate broker. There is no exception for commercial property or commercial brokers.
 
For more Legal Q&A, visit our  Legal Resources Web site .