Thursday, December 13, 2018
Michigan First Time Homebuyers Savings Account Legislation
Posted by Mark Dickens- Vice President of Public Policy
The creation of a First Time Homebuyer Savings Account plan is nearing signature of the Governor. This is a huge victory for the Michigan real estate industry and it's creation was fueled by RPAC.

Senate Bills 511 and 512 would create the Michigan First Time Homebuyer Savings Account, a new incentivized savings vehicle to support homeownership rooted in Michigan. ... Continue Reading.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
5 Things You Missed on Tax Reform
Posted by Amanda Oboza

November General Membership Meeting: Tax Reform

1. Standard deduction has doubled. ... Continue Reading.

Monday, October 22, 2018
5 Things You Missed from the Legal Update and Annual Meeting Recap
Posted by Amanda Oboza

Top 5 Tips from the 2018 Annual Meeting Legal Update

1. Promotional incentives (cash or a prize) may be considered an illegal referral fee if the recipient is anyone other than a potential buyer or seller. (MCL 339.25.12(1)(h))

2. ... Continue Reading.

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Top 5 Take Away Tips from the REALTOR Safety Seminar
Posted by Amanda Oboza

1.Michigan texting and driving law (257.602b) specifies that writing AND reading texts is illegal.

2. To use a phone as a GPS, it must be docked to the car. ... Continue Reading.

Thursday, September 20, 2018
2019 Board of Directors Nominee: Neal Sanford
Posted by Amanda Oboza

Neal Sanford

Preview Properties

REALTOR® Member - 21 years

What do you believe makes you a qualified candidate for the Board of Directors?

I have served on GLAR committees including education, MLS, RPAC,(past chair ) and currently on the finance committee. I stay current with real estate trends, issues, and changes through REALTOR® education classes, that include being an Associate Broker, CCIM, ABR, GRI and many others. ... Continue Reading.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
2018 Endorsed Candidates: Mid Term Elections
Posted by Amanda Oboza

The Greater Lansing Association of REALTORS® (GLAR) and Michigan Realtors® (MR) has conducted candidate interviews for seats in the Michigan House of Representatives and Senate. Prior to the interview, candidates completed an extensive questionnaire on real estate related issues.

The following real estate friendly candidates have been endorsed by GLAR and MR:

House Seat 68: Sarah Anthony

This seat was formerly held by Andy Schor until he became Mayor of Lansing. ... Continue Reading.

Thursday, September 13, 2018
2019 Board of Directors Nominee: Deb Cooper
Posted by Amanda Oboza

Deborah Cooper

Coldwell Banker Frewen

REALTOR® Member - 13 Years

What do you believe makes you a qualified candidate for the Board of Directors?

I have volunteered and served several years on various committees. I am currently serving as Vice Chair for the MLS Committee and as a member on the Community Enhancement Committee.

What do you think the biggest issue is right now facing Agents and the real estate industry?

I feel keeping up with change is always the biggest issue whether it be changes in technology, the market, legal issues, or more recently the greater increased risk of fraud and cyber security.


From your perspective, what can the Association do to help agents or the real estate industry improve?

By continuing to offer education and training opportunities to stay on top of current matters. ... Continue Reading.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
2019 Board of Directors Nominee: Kern G. Slucter
Posted by Amanda Oboza

Kern G. Slucter, MS, MAI, SRA
Gannon Commercial Realty Group LLC
REALTOR® & Appraiser Member - 30+ Years


What do you believe makes you a qualified candidate for the Board of Directors?

In a word, experience. ... Continue Reading.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
2019 Board of Directors Nominee: Jeffrey D. Bone
Posted by Amanda Oboza

Jeffrey D. Bone
Century 21 Cedarwood
REALTOR® Member - 10 years


What do you believe makes you a qualified candidate for the Board of Directors?

I have been a full-time active REALTOR® for more than 10 years with a great reputation at GLAR and in the local community. ... Continue Reading.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Call for 2019 Committees!
Posted by Amanda Oboza

Looking for a way to immerse yourself in the industry and connect with colleagues before you meet at the closing table?

Get involved in a committee or task force! This is a great way expand your network, generate lead potential and have your voice heard while giving back.

We need champion committee members to help lead the Association and make decisions that affect your business.

ALL members, new or seasoned pros, are encouraged to apply.

Click the volunteer button below to see descriptions of committees and apply.

 ... Continue Reading.