Established in May 1962, Montcalm County Association of Realtors® is more than just a local Realtor® Association. We are your partners in business and your source for local, state and national information, continued education and opportunities for networking. MCAR is committed to providing whatever support you may need to be successful in your real estate career!
2018 MCAR Board of Directors
President - Chris Ritter
President Elect - Bill Slating (2019 President)
Treasurer - Jennifer Keech
Secretary - Andrea Belding
Immediate Past President - Mike Satterlee
and Directors: Kevin Brown, Sherry Olsen (President appointed and Board approved in January 2018),
Vince Villegas and Jason Woodard.

The board welcomes your thoughts on how we can better serve you!
MCAR News & Happenings
Member Appreciation Game
Please save the date and RSVP on our website (CLICK HERE) (or to the MCAR office) by March 5th to attend MCAR’s first Griffins member appreciation game! Enjoy a complimentary ticket for you plus one guest! (Additional tickets will be invoiced to you at $25 each.)
While the new website is now LIVE, please pardon the dust as work is still being done on it including the construction of (hopefully) searchable member databases for our Realtor® and Affiliate Members!

Speaking of the directory, we'd love to have your information be as detailed as possible. Please send your preferred photo and business biography to andrea@mihomesource.com.
6HR CE Event Details Coming Soon
Details on MCAR's annual 6 hour continued education event are currently in process and will be forwarded to the membership as soon as those details are set a bit more in stone- but yes, the annual event will include at least your 2 hours of legal credit.
2018 Michigan Realtors® Achieve
"As the premiere leadership event of the Michigan Realtors®, Achieve provides leaders of every level with the tools needed to be the change they want to see in their local associations, offices, and communities."

With topics titled "This Would Be Funny If It Wasn't Happening To Me"; "How We Lead Matters: The Habits of Highly Effective Boards"; and "Real Estate in the Real World", having almost the full board in attendance for this leadership event was great! We all took a lot of notes and look forward to implementing much of what we learned at Achieve!

Additionally, at this year's event, President Chris Ritter and CEO Andrea Booker, accepted an award on behalf of the Association for being over our 2017 RPAC investment monetary goal, set by Michigan Realtors® each year, by 102.49%! Our 2018 goal is $2,291 with 100%+ participation and we thank you in advance for investing in RPAC that helps fight for your right - and your client's rights- to buy and sell property!
NEED TO KNOWS...
After much research and discussion, changes to the 2018 Listing and Purchase Agreements have been made. New documents are in Ziplogix and Dotloop.

THANK YOU to our 2017 Regional Forms reps Chris Ritter and Bill Slating for your service and dedication to this committee!
Stay on top of the changes to the Code of Ethics for 2018 as per your memberships with the National Association of Realtors®, Michigan Realtors® and Montcalm County Association of Realtors®, you are required to adhere to these rules.
LEGAL NEWS
Michigan Realtors Legal Hotline FAQ

This FAQ Magazine is a great resource to learn about MANY real estate topics! Definitely something to keep handy!

All Realtor® Members should have received this publication from the Michigan Realtors® in the mail. If you did not receive it, please let the MCAR office know so that your address in the NRDS Database can be verified and updated as necessary.
First Home Michigan

Support the creation of a First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account The landscape for first-time homebuyers in Michigan has changed dramatically. College graduates face mounting student loan debt. People looking for work are saddled with high-interest ...

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House Passes Bill to Curb Drive-by Lawsuits Under ADA

NAR backs a bill to give property owners a chance to correct accessibility issues before going to court. The bill passed the House on Feb. 15.

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Legislative News:

February 2018: Supported Transfer Tax Relief Legislation Clears the House Tax Policy Committee

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