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Time Out: August 23, 2012





Greater Lansing Association of REALTORS®

4039 Legacy Parkway, Lansing, Michigan 48911

Phone 323-4090 | Fax 323-0586

Member Website



Dues Invoices

Dues invoices were sent via email last week; please contact the Association at 517-323-4090 if you did not receive a dues invoice via email. A full dues payment or credit authorization forms for monthly installments must be received by the Association before 5:30 pm next Thursday, August 30. If you have any questions or need help accessing your dues invoice, please call the Association at 517-323-4090.


Happy Hour Tonight!

Come join us at Tavern on the Square from 6 - 7 p.m. for the Statewide YPN Happy Hour. ALL are welcome!


Feds Want Cleaner Disclosure of Home Appraisals by Lenders


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Do You Operate on REALTOR® time? There's an App for that


Thank You

We would like to thank Julie Diaz, Commissions Express of Michigan, who sponsored New Member Orientation on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 and Bryan Clark, Summit Community Bank, who sponsored New Member Orientation on Thursday, August 9, 2012. For their sponsorships, they both had an opportunity to give a presentation and meet our newest REALTOR® Members. Keep in mind our Annual Meeting – Legal Update is approaching and this is another great opportunity to advertise your company by sponsoring a Trade Show table! Stay tuned for details.


Association EDUCATION   

HUD Training, August 29, 9 a.m.

Is working with HUD homes frustrating you? Come to the HUD Training at the Association. Learn how to use the Management and Marketing (M&M) Program with ease, placing a bid, canceling a bid, extension policy and much more. This is must-know information to make the detailed HUD home process easier for you!

Register here


Code of Ethics, August 30 & October 11, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This is the year to get your Code of Ethics training requirement.


Register here for August

Register here for October


Remote Agent: Tools for Working Out of the Office, September 5, 9 a.m.

For real estate agents working outside of the office a lot, managing all necessary documents can get very messy. Thankfully in this day and age there is a plethora of tools to help the remote agent succeed. Learn what those tools are and how to use them in this hands on workshop.

Register here


Green Designation Class, September 12, 19, 24, 8 a.m.

The Green Designation Course is a three course series taking place on September 12, 19 and 24 at 8 a.m. In order to earn the designation, all three courses must be completed, however, they do not need to be taken at the same offering, you may elect to take the classes at different offerings. The pricing is as follows: Members Early Bird Rate One Session: $99 Series: $250 Members Regular Registration One Session: $129 Series: $290 Members Late Registration One Session: $159 Series: $330 Non Members Rate One Session: $180 Series: $400

Register here


RPR Training, September 13, 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

Get introduced to the power of RPR: integrated tax, MLS data, foreclosure, flood maps, valuations, schools, virtually everything you need in one place to be a local market expert!

Register here


Code of Ethics Corner

Did you know it may be a violation of Article 13 of the Code of Ethics if you prepare a Power of Attorney (POA) for a client that you have assisted in prior real estate transactions, though the POA may be related to a real
estate matter? To learn more, please join us at the Association on August 30th at 9:00 – Noon. The class is approved for 3 hours of con. ed.


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Association EVENTS

RPAC Spaghetti Dinner, September 24, 2012

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Question: Why do I have to delete the lockbox everytime I access a house?

Answer: You only have to delete a lockbox if you are using a BlackBerry device. It is the way the phone is built that requires you to delete a lockbox. It is not a SUPRA or Association issue, but rather a BlackBerry issue. You do not have to delete a lockbox if you have an eKey on an Android or iPhone.


App of the Week: Twist


Cultural Tip of the Week: In the 2010 U.S. census, Indians had the highest average household income at $90,711 versus $50,046 for the total population.


Affiliate Showcase: Reverse Mortgages

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The Reverse Mortgage Center

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Week of August 22

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

9 a.m. Google Tools

9 a.m. MLS Forms Committee

9 a..m. Membership Committee


Thursday, August 23, 2012

No Association Events Scheduled


Friday, August 24, 2012

Association Closed


Monday, August 27, 2012

11:30 a.m. Circle of Excellence Lunch n' Learn


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

No Association Events Scheduled


Weekly Fliers

Working with Flagstar for Business

WeymouthHUD Flyer

HUD Class, 3 hours Con Ed.

GREEN Course Promotion Flyer

Green Designation Class



RPR Training




RPAC Spaghetti Dinner



2012 Classes




Forms Order Form



Flier Distribution Form








Membership Information and News

Featured Benefit: Meet the Staff: Julie, Accounting

New REALTOR® Applicants

Raymond Haring

Keller Williams Realty Lansing- East

Rejoining REALTOR® Applicant

Jerry Ericks

Weymouth and Associates

MLS Statistics

August 8 - August 14

2010 2011 2012
New Listings 255 221 192
Pending Sales 104 123 113
Nonlist Sales 1 3 6
Sold 79 99 134

RPAC Total


Wednesday, August 22 2012

Forell, Karl J (kforell@greaterlansing.com);

Baryames, Cynthia J (cjbaryames@gmail.com);

Crysler, Lori J (lori.crysler@chemicalbankmi.com)

Thursday, August 23, 2012
Quinn, Karen L (kquinn@tomieraines.com);

Leahy, Robert J (leahy@centralmichiganappraisal.com);

Cooper, Scott R (scottcooper302@hotmail.com);

Long, Karen L (karen@karenllong.com)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Murdoch, Jennifer R (jmurdoch@tomieraines.com)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Howard, Nancy E (nancyhoward@briarwoodrealty.com);

Slucter, Kern G (Kern@GannonGroup.net);

Wotring, Kathleen S (cathy@gatewaytohomes.net);

Lowery, Michael S (loweryappraisal@comcast.net);

Russ, Gail A (gailruss@briarwoodrealty.com);

Silkworth, Michael (msilkworth@unmhg.com)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sprinkel, Charlotte J (csprinkel@tomieraines.com);

Omar, Louise M (bigmama008@yahoo.com);

Shattuck, Cindy L (frontdeskeast@gmail.com);

Fhaner, Susan M (susanfhaner@gmail.com)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Russell, Karla A (karruss@aol.com);

Jones, Kris L (kris@activeappraisal.net)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pitchford, James B (jim@thepitchfordgroup.com);
Davenport, Mignon W
Kevern, Michael H (mikekevern@cb-hb.com)




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