"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".

New Members and Office Updates

Please welcome the newest members of LPCAR:

Lorraine Rasmussen ~ Weichert Realtors/Merrion Group

Office Updates:

Managing Brokers: please remember to contact the board office with any agent changes so we may update our records.

Thank you.

June General Membership Meeting

We are excited to be hosting our first in-person general membership in 15 months!

Join us on June 22, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. at the Outdoor Pavilion at Briar Leaf Golf Course in La Porte.  

The following presentations will take place during our meeting:

  • REALTOR of the Year

  • Affiliate of the Year

  • 2021 Scholarship Awards

  • New Member Inductions

REALTOR and Affiliate Members!  Bring your business card for a special welcome back giveaway raffle!  Drawing will take place during the meeting and you must be present to win.  We won't tell you what the prize is, but you won't want to miss it!

$15 for Lunch w/reservations: $17 for walk-ins

Please register either online or via email to;

lpcar@frontier.com

Join us for the final CE of the current cycle with Instructor Tim Reed.  Course will be Indiana License Law and is approved for all Indiana Brokers and Managing Brokers.  2 CE Hours for this course.  Attendees must register online and complete all fields to receive proper CE credit.  CE is free of charge for all LPCAR members.  $20 for non-members.

As a reminder:  This course is being presented via Zoom and you must be visible and on camera during this session.  Please review your computer functions and capabilities prior to the session.

Online CE Series: June 15, 2021 via Zoom

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.  

Please read the latest news for more information.

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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.

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We are REALTORS, we live by the Code...

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