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.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
2018 Endorsed Candidates
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.

Monday, June 25, 2018
2018 RPAC Golf Outing Fore the Win!
Posted by Amanda Oboza

The 2018 RPAC Golf Outing raised almost $10,000, more than any RPAC Outing in recent history. A total of $9,992.35 will be used to help fight issues affecting real estate and support REALTOR® friendly candidates.

A whopping 27 teams took part of this beautiful day on the green.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors who made this success possible:

Glacier Financial
AmeriFirst Home Mortgage
Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood
RE/MAX Real Estate Professionals DeWitt
US Capital Mortgage
Union Home Mortgage
Accurate Inspections
America's Preferred Home Warranty
Bell Title
Churchill Mortgage
Dart Bank
Eaton Federal Savings Bank
First National Home Mortgage
Flagstar Bank
Greenstone Farm Credit Services
McNamara Inspection Services
MSU Federal Credit Union
Radon Remover
Rycus Flooring
Small Town Home Inspections
SWAT Environmental
Transnation Title
Tri-County Title
Two Men and A Truck
VanDyk Mortgage

Congratulations to the big winners of the day!

Men's Winning Team: Jim Kost, Ron Eible, Ray Piggott and Grant Solik

Women's Winning Team: Kathy Byerly, Wendy Ezzo, Beth Graham and Jennifer Worthington

Co-Ed Winning Team: Dan David, Jamie Latimer, Pam Hicks and Tim Tilma

Men's Longest Drive: Mike Jones

Women's Longest Drive: Rebecca Chambers

Closest to Pin: Bruce Cary

Longest Putt: Wayne Lacy

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Thursday, May 24, 2018
Improvements Coming to Transaction Desk
Posted by Transaction Desk

An update to the TransactionDesk platform is due to be released that will simplify some of the day-to-day challenges experienced when managing paperless transactions. Targeted release for changes is May 30, 2018.

Easier navigation between transactions
When viewing a transaction, the transaction’s title will now appear in browser tabs.
We’ve also reordered the browser title so the page or section title will be easily viewable on all pages.

Improved Search

TransactionDesk will remember the last used search and filter parameters so you don’t need to rebuild your search after clicking on a result. ... Continue Reading.

Monday, April 23, 2018
Top 5 Takeaways from the Fair Housing/Cultural Intelligence Course
Posted by Amanda Oboza
1. Culture is a way of life of a group of people --the behaviors, beliefs, values and symbols that they accept, generally without thinking about them.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
What you missed at the FEMA/Flood Zone Class
Posted by Amanda Oboza
March 2018 General Membership Meeting

1. Homes can be a flood way, and that is bad news.

2. ... Continue Reading.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Top 5 Takeaways from the Financial Expert Panel
Posted by Amanda Oboza
February 2018 General Membership Meeting

1. 60% of Americans do not have an emergency savings of $1,000 or more.

2. MSHDA has a media marketing kit available to REALTORS® with a ton of great resources. See kit here

3. 6% is the maximum seller contribution for a USDA Rural development guaranteed loan.

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Monday, January 22, 2018
Mid-Michigan Economic Summit Wrap-Up
Posted by Amanda Oboza

5 Things You missed at the Mid-Michigan Economic Summit

- McLaren Hospital being built in Lansing is historic and unheard of

-Shaping The Avenue is looking to change the Michigan/Grand River Avenue corridor to support residents, business, and all modes of transportation

-90% of Millennial renters want to own a home vs. 85% of Generation X renters

-68% (34,425) of students live off campus or away from region

-$1 billion is being invested in the Lansing area from McLaren Greater Lansing, Lansing Board of Water & Light, Lansing City Hall/Downtown Hotel, and Center City- East Lansing.

Listen to the recording

See photos


Local Housing Stats-National Association of REALTORS®

Economic Update- LEAP

Student Housing- Michigan State University

Transportation- Tri-County Regional Planning Commission

Development and Growth- Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Code of Ethics Training Cycle Update
Posted by CJ Hooper
Don't forget, last year the National Association of REALTORS® changed the requirement for Code of Ethics training. Rather than every four years, REALTORS® are now required to attend training every two years.

The current cycle is 2017 and 2018. ... Continue Reading.
Friday, October 27, 2017
Association Endorsed Candidates
Posted by Amanda Oboza

The REALTOR® Party Endorsed Candidates are the following:

Lansing Mayor
Andy Schor

Lansing City Council Candidates
Kathie Dunbar, Member At Large
Peter Spadafore, Member At Large
Tina Houghton, Ward 2
Brian T. Jackson, Ward 4

East Lansing City Council Candidate
Aaron Stephens

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