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® 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.
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

See more photos

 ... Continue Reading.
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.

2. ... Continue Reading.
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.

4. ... Continue Reading.