"La Porte County Association of REALTORS......Inspires, Innovates, and Pursues Excellence."
Our Mission Statement
"The LaPorte County Association of REALTORS provides members with resources that enable them to conduct business successfully and ethically, strengthen the REALTOR image, and meet the needs of their customers and community; and is the Voice for Real Estate in LaPorte County".
April is Fair Housing Month! Take the Fairhaven Simulation Challenge in April to be entered in a $100 Gift Card Give Away!
New Members and Office Updates
Please welcome the newest members of LPCAR:
Joseph Stack ~ D'Aprile Properties
Eva Clinton ~ Blackrock Real Estate Services
Patrick Vance ~ Weichert Realtors/Merrion Group
Managing Brokers: please remember to contact the board office with any agent changes so we may update our records.
Fair housing is more than a list of dos and don’ts, rights and penalties, and mandatory
continuing education. As stewards of the right to own, use and transfer private property,
fair housing protects our livelihood and business as REALTORS® and depends on a free,
open market that embraces equal opportunity.
REALTORS® recognize the significance of the Fair Housing Act and reconfirm their
commitment to upholding fair housing law as well as their commitment to offering
equal professional service to all in their search for real property.
On November 18, 2020, NAR launched Fairhaven.realtor— an innovative online simulation
training, where agents work against the clock to sell homes in the fictional town of Fairhaven
while confronting discrimination in the homebuying process. During the training, learners
also walk in the shoes of a homebuyer facing discrimination. The training provides customized feedback that learners can apply to daily business interactions.
Fairhaven Simulation Challenge: Every member who completes the simulation during the month of April and sends the office their certificate of completion will be entered in a drawing for a $100 Visa Gift Card! You must log on for the simulation using your nar.realtor log-in. The challenge will run through the end of April. All entries will be verified through our NAR reporting system!
(log-in required to begin the simulation - please use your NAR.Realtor log in)
Antitrust 101 for Real Estate Professionals
Please make sure you know about the MLS changes effective January 5, 2021
1. In an effort to deter repeat offenders of the new ‘Coming Soon-No Show’ policy, the following tiered fine schedule was adopted to become effective on January 5th, 2021:
“A listing in the 'Coming Soon-No Show' status is prohibited from being shown prior to the ‘On Market’ date. This includes Open Houses, Broker Tours, etc. The following tiered fine structure will be assessed to the Listing Broker (Participant) for any showings of a listing while in the Coming Soon-No Show status:
· 1st Offense - $1,000 fine
· 2nd Offense - $2,500 fine
*3rd and Additional Offenses: $5,000 fine and a mandatory appearance by the Participant and Subscriber in front of the MLS Hearing Panel.
This tiered fine structure resets after 12 months have expired since the 1st Offense.”
2. The Board decided to move forward with the consolidation of all current contingent stat uses into one “Active Under Contract” status. While the MLS Board acknowledges there will be a learning curve associated with the implementation of this ‘Active Under Contract’ status, they believe that moving in this direction is in the best interest of our members and will put our MLS into conformity with the industry standard used by many other MLSs.
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The MLS Hour: Clear Cooperation Policy
NAR's MLS Director Rene Galicia leads a panel discussion covering the MLS Statement 8.0 Clear Cooperation Policy, approved in November 2019 during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco.
Read more about the passing of the Clear Cooperation policy at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in this REALTOR® Magazine story.