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Wire Fraud: A Refresher

Wire fraud continues to impact homebuyers across the country. Educate your clients on the prevalence and dangers of online scams and protect yourself, your business, and your clients by implementing best practices to safeguard against cybercrime.

•    Wire Fraud Warning 
•    Revisit Letter of The Law: Wire Fraud

Watch New Video Series | Tax Tips for Realtors®

Tax Tip for Realtors
Brought to you by the Michigan Realtors® accounting team, this new video series will address accounting and tax topics for Realtors® throughout the year.   

Watch Feb. 18 Edition: Tax Tips for Realtors® 
Are You Ready to Renew?

Will you be ready to renew your license on October 31, 2018? The CE Marketplace is here to help you with this process. The portal allows you to create and access a profile with information on CE Marketplace certified credit hours, and provides you the opportunity to self-report continuing education hours you have taken through a third party. 
 
You can access the portal from the CE Marketplace home page by clicking Login in the upper right corner. If you wish to update your profile, register for a class, or self-report credit hours, you will need to log in. 

To get started with the CE Marketplace please register online using your 10-digit LICENSE number to generate a “token” email for you to complete your registration.

If you have any questions about registering or logging in please contact the CE Marketplace or give us a call at 844.MI.CONED. 
 
Local Associations Recognized for their RPAC Achievements at Annual Lunch

The Michigan Realtors® would like to thank all of the local associations who made the final push for RPAC investors at the end of 2017. With last year's state RPAC goal of $950,000, Realtor® members not only met, but exceeded that figure with a record-breaking total of over $1,030,000! That is 106% Over Goal! Additionally, 28 local associations met and/or exceeded their local RPAC goal, and a grand total of 329 RPAC Major Investors participated. Local associations were honored last week at the Annual RPAC Appreciation Lunch during Achieve, held at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit. 
 
•    See Winners 
•    View Photos 
Realtors® Go The Distance at Achieve

Thank you to all of our Realtor® leaders who attended Achieve this past week in Detroit. Over 230 members and affiliates were in attendance and went the distance as they prepared for a great year in leadership! Please take a few moments to complete our post-event evaluation and individual session surveys. Your feedback helps us to continually evolve our programs and provide valuable event experiences through educational sessions, dynamic speakers, and collaborative networking environments. 

•    Take the Achieve Post-Event Evaluation via the link in your email or click here
•    Speaker/Session Evaluations (click “survey” next to each session to provide your feedback) 
•    Session Handouts
•    View Event Photos on Facebook
NAR Update: The Future of the Realtor® Party PAG

In early 2017, the NAR Leadership Team created a Presidential Advisory Group (PAG) on the Future of the REALTOR® Party, and charged its 21 members with five responsibilities.

View full PAG report and summary 
Dr. Lawrence Yun to Speak at the Broker Summit in Plymouth

April 25, 2018
The Inn at St. John's
Plymouth

On Wednesday, April 25th the Michigan Realtors® Broker Summit brings together elite brokers and Realtors® from around the state to address current real estate and market trends that impact your bottom-line. We are excited to announce that NAR Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, will give a comprehensive economic update on residential real estate trends and issues.

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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 represent buyers who terminated a purchase contract after discovering black mold in the house. I now have another interested buyer who would like to make an offer on the same home. The listing agent said that I cannot tell my buyer about the prior buyers’ discovery of mold because I obtained that information during a prior agency relationship. Is this true? 

ANSWER:

NO. As a buyer’s agent you have a fiduciary duty to notify your current client of any issues that you know of about the property. While most buyers’ agency agreements expressly provide that the agent will not disclose confidential information learned through another agency relationship, the information about the discovery of black mold is not “confidential” as to the first buyer. Information known to both a seller and a potential buyer is not “confidential” as to either.   
 
For more Legal Q&A, visit our Legal Resources Web site.

Featured Member Benefit: Errors & Omissions Insurance

As a leader in the insurance industry for nearly 60 years and a long-time partner of the Michigan Realtors®, Pearl Insurance is proud to share with you our quality Errors & Omissions Insurance, which offers valuable coverage that's better and more affordable than ever before.

Find out how Michigan Realtors® E&O Insurance by Sponsored Pearl Insurance can benefit you.
Events

Broker Summit
April 25, 2018
The Inn at St. John's
Plymouth
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NAR Tech Edge
June 7, 2018
The Cadillac Room
Lansing

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The Convention
September 26-28, 2018
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa
Traverse City

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Graduate Realtors® Institute (GRI) 
GRI-I, GRI-II and GRI-III
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Broker Summit
ABR
Life Insurance
Realtors RECord
CE Marketplace
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Real Estate Radio Today
 
Real Estate Today opens doors for buyers and sellers with critical and credible information on the real estate market. It’s fast paced and fact packed with experts, interviews, call-ins, field reports, and timely market conditions.

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