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

Handouts:

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: Deb Cooper
Posted by Amanda Oboza


Deb 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 Crew.

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.

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: Kim Lundberg
Posted by Amanda Oboza


Kim Lundberg
Keller Williams Realty
REALTOR® Member - 25 years

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

After 25 years of membership with GLAR, I have learned what has worked to keep our Association strong. I believe I could add a fresh perspective towards future decisions that will keep us moving in a positive direction.


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

Communication and respect. ... Continue Reading.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Director Resume: Kern Slucter
Posted by Amanda Oboza

Kern Slucter
Gannon Commercial Realty Group
REALTOR® Member - 30 years

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

In a word, experience. Throughout my professional career I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve our association on many of its committees. ... Continue Reading.