May 26, 2023

May RACI Notes Advocating Real Estate and Homeownership

Welcome new REALTOR® members Nicole McDorman with The Wyman Group; Deb Conner with Dickos Peterson & Metz Realty; and Tiffany Mocanu with Tom Hayes Realty. | resource center member login | paragon mls login

Hello RACI,


  • Holiday Support Hours
  • Mark your calendar for REALTOR® Volunteer Days June 3-11
  • Understanding Valuation of Market-Resistant Properties

Holiday Support

Memorial Day - Monday, May 29 ⭐⭐⭐

On this day and the days leading up to it, Americans from across the country will gather at cemeteries and memorials to honor and remember the service members who gave the last full measure of devotion.

The RACI office will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

We will resume regular office and support hours Tuesday, May 30.

(Tuesday will also herald the return of Makayla from maternity leave!!)

Black Knight (Paragon) support will be closed Friday, May 27. Normal support hours resume Saturday & Sunday prior closure to observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, 2022. Normal support hours resume Tuesday.

IRMLS will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Normal support hours resume Tuesday, May 30.

SentriLock support will have special support hours in observance of Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. The Support Department will operate from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET

Transactions zipForm Edition support will remain available 24 hours



Real Estate Topics

Advocating Real Estate & Advancing Homeownership

Building, expanding, and protecting initiatives that strengthen the ability of Americans to own, buy, and sell real property.

Being a homeowner is a source of pride and worth – both financial and emotional – pride in homeownership and the feeling of security are huge intangible benefits professionals in the real estate industry can provide and protect.

News from the 'Home Front'

NAR Board approves 2024 budget and dues, adds fair housing training requirement, and elects 2024 officers.

At its May 11, 2023, meeting in Washington, D.C., the National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors took action in these areas:

  • Fair Housing and D.E.I
  • Financial Wellness
  • Conventional Finance
  • Federal Financing and Housing
  • Federal Taxation
  • and MORE!


Valuing Market-Resistant Properties

Appraisal & Valuation - Residential Real Estate

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Real estate professionals need to consider both the complexities of the market and the different valuation methods when measuring the effect of a harmful property condition or stigma.

Read more on what diminishes value, how diminution is valued, and your role as an agent here: Valuing Market Resistant Properties by Dean Dawson

Upcoming Events Calendar

Register today or save the date for these upcoming events:

REALTOR® Building in downtown Indianapolis

Jun 2: Riding with the Brand REALTOR® Rally 

Free and fun for the whole family!

French Lick Resort

Jun 5 & 6: Indiana Rural Housing Summit

DEADLINE: Today - May 26, 2023

Kokomo Municipal Stadium

Jul 21: REALTOR® Night at the Jackrabbits 

Affiliate & REALTOR® member Family event

IVY Tech Kokomo - Hingst Hall

Oct 11: RACI Annual Meeting + Workshop 

Affiliate & REALTOR® only event with Valerie Garcia [lunch, REALTOR® branded gift, and bonus workshop available]

Jun 2
Jun 5 & 6
Jul 21
Oct 11

Aug 12 - REALTOR® Safety - Self-Defense course - Wabash

Sep 14 - RPAC Auction - Wabash [TBD]

Sep 20 - RPAC Auction - Kokomo [The Experience inside Kokomo Country Club]

Interested in supporting RACI members? Let us know: click here!

2023 Affiliate Portfolio & Sponsor Opportunities out Now!

RACI offers customized event sponsorships that help you meet your business goals.

Community Outreach - REALTORS® Are Good Neighbors

2023 REALTOR® Volunteer Days

Join NAR in a national week of REALTOR® Volunteering!

Together, we can make a real difference as we serve our neighbors and strengthen our communities.

June 9: Summer Lunch Program - Serve & Donate

GOAL: 3 Volunteers & $300 to benefit Boys & Girls Club Tipton County

Have an activity, event, or project in need of volunteers from June 3 to June 11?

Send Stefani the details and RACI will help you rally fellow agents, and colleagues to participate and serve as shining examples in your community. 

Login here or create your Member account login here


MLS technology fee was invoiced on Monday, May 1, due Thursday, May 25.

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