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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Monday, October 16, 2017
Data Privacy and Security
Posted by Mark Dickens

Technology has dramatically increased the amount of consumer data collected and used by businesses. Several recent high profile data breaches, coupled with a high rate of identity theft crime has made data security and consumer privacy a hot issue for policymakers. ... Continue Reading.

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time to Break Up with Internet Explorer
Posted by Brent Phillips

As of January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical supports and security updates. This means if you are using any Internet Explorer version older than 11.0, it is no longer being maintained by Microsoft. ... Continue Reading.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Director Resume: Evan Vanderwey
Posted by Amanda Oboza

Evan Vanderwey
Churchill Mortgage
REALTOR® Member - 15 years

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

I’ve been in the mortgage industry for 22 years. I’ve been through market ups and downs and
have taken both clients and employees through these times not only with my mortgage business,
but also with Cornerstone Wealth Partners, my registered investment advisory firm. ... Continue Reading.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Director Resume: Jeff Bone
Posted by Amanda Oboza

Jeff Bone
Century 21 Cedarwood
REALTOR® Member - 9.5 years

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

I became a REALTOR® at the beginning of the housing crisis and survived by doing what it takes to get the job done. I've been a member of the Finance Committee

I have served on various committees including but not limited to the following:
2017 Community Enhancement Crew, Vice Chair
2017 Finance and Budget Committee Member;

2016 Community Enhancement Crew

2016 Finance and Budget Committee Member;

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

The real estate industry is still facing some uncertainty as a result of the multi-year housing crisis. ... Continue Reading.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Director Resume: Sue Dickinson
Posted by Amanda Oboza

Sue Dickinson
EXIT Realty Select Partners
REALTOR® Member - 10 years

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

Having an affiliation with the Association, currently as a REALTOR® and in the past as an Affiliate, provide me the unique perspective to mindfully serve the entire body. I have also served on numerous committees and held officer positions between the Association and the local chapter of Women's Council of REALTORS®, which have helped me develop great working relationships with a cross section of REALTOR® and Affiliate members. ... Continue Reading.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Director Resume: Aaron Fox
Posted by Amanda Oboza

Aaron Fox
Century 21 Looking Glass
REALTOR® Member - 14 years

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

I have a wide and deep understanding of many facets impacting our Association which will empower my ability to assist the Board in meeting its objectives. My multi-year involvement on committees includes Chair and member responsibilities on Education, Circle of Excellence, MLS, Finance, and RPAC.

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

With a rapidly changing real estate landscape, two key issues facing agents and the industry include keeping abreast of federal policies, practices and legislation impacting the home buying process and effectively dealing with emerging and meaningful technology challenges and opportunities.

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

The Association can assist both agents and the viability of our local industry by providing training to address ever-changing technology needs and opportunities as well as by sharing information vital to effectively managing rapidly evolving market conditions.

Tell us why you want to be on the Board of Directors?

I truly desire to share my experience as a younger, tech-focused agent with broker-owner experience with the Board to assist in the generation of well-targeted strategic objectives and the identification and implementation of practical, meaningful solutions to help agents and brokers prosper.

See Other Candidates!

Jeff Bone

Deb Cooper

Sue Dickinson

Aaron Fox

Tracey Hernly

Kim Lundberg

Kern Slucter

Evan Vanderwey

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