Week of April 3, 2023 | Community First Bank

Welcome new REALTOR® Chris Knight with F.C. Tucker Realty Center

The RACI office will close at noon Friday, April 7 in observance of Good Friday.

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  • Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing
  • Journey to Fairhaven
  • Riding with the Brand Indiana Stop Kicks of Housing Summit

RACI Notes is Moving!

Beginning next Friday April 14, 2023 look for RACI Notes in your Friday inbox at 6:45 a.m. - you'll see it today, and again this Friday at 6:45 a.m. before the move.

Discrimination in the real estate industry is real and ongoing. As community leaders, real estate professionals have an opportunity to be a part of equitable and inclusive change.

Fair Housing Month signifies a recommitment to advancing equitable opportunities and expanding homeownership.

Reflect. Repair. Renew.

Because That’s Who We R.

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Celebrate the 55th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

Observed each April to commemorate the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act in which U.S. law was established that prohibited discrimination in housing.

Fairhaven is a town every REALTOR® should visit. Online, that is.

Inspired by real stories, this innovative online experience has agents work against the clock to sell homes in the fictional town of Fairhaven, while confronting discrimination in the homebuying process. Learners will also walk in the shoes of a homebuyer facing discrimination. The training provides customized feedback that learners can apply to daily business interactions.

Be an advocate for fair housing and the future of our industry. Commit to combating discrimination in real estate.

Get started by visiting fairhaven.realtor to explore the fictional town of Fairhaven and assess how well you are adhering to fair housing principles.

A Snapshot of Race and Home Buying in America

WASHINGTON (March 2, 2023) – While the U.S. homeownership rate has continually increased during the last decade – to 65.5% in 2021 (from 64.7% in 2011) – the Black homeownership rate has not kept pace with increases of other racial groups. Also, people of color endure significant buying challenges throughout and even after their home purchase, according to a report released today by the National Association of Realtors®.

The 2023 Snapshot of Race and Home Buying in America examines homeownership trends and challenges by race and location to explain the current racial disparities in the housing market. Leveraging NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers data, the report explores the characteristics of who purchases homes, why they purchase, what they purchase and the financial background of buyers by race.

Read more here

Download 2023 Snapshot here

Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing

In this video, you will watch an online workshop to help members avoid implicit bias in their daily business interactions.

Running time 53:43

The Perception Institute then applies these concepts to the everyday work of REALTORS®, and offers strategies to override bias in order to convey respect, ensure fairness, and improve business relationships.

Riding with the Brand Indiana Tour Stop Kicks Off Rural Housing Summit!

June 2, 2023 - 143 W Market Street, Indianapolis, IN

NAR Riding with the Brand Tour Stops & Info

IAR Rural Housing Summit June 5 & 6*

Location: French Lick, IN

Join us at the first Indiana Rural Housing Summit - Register today!*

Small towns are thinking big about the future: The majority of Indiana’s rural counties have improved net migration since 2019, reflecting a national trend: The National Association of REALTORS® reports that nearly half (48%) of all homes purchased in 2022 were in small towns and rural areas – an all-time high in homebuying share. The rural economy is also benefiting from new manufacturing investments, agricultural and energy innovation. But housing has to keep up, and homeownership is vital to reinvesting in and revitalizing rural Indiana.

More Details on Indiana's First Rural Housing Summit

*Conference Registration closes Friday, May 19

Real Estate License Renewal

Countdown to June 30, 2023

IPLA's license renewal portal is open. Make sure all 36 CE hour (12 per year) are completed before you access the portal.

  • REALTORS® have access to member-benefit CE (online and on-demand) through RECP: IAR offers member-benefit CE through our Real Estate Certification Program (RECP) at RECP.org
  • RACI is offering 2-day 12 hour CE Package in-person May 3 & 4 in Kokomo: 2-Day Package or Day 1 Only or Day 2 Only



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MLS technology fee was invoiced on Saturday, April 1, due Tuesday, April 25 (autopay processes Monday, April 10).

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

REALTORS® Association of Central Indiana Partners - investing in RACI Members!

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