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Dabor Focus DABOR Focus is published every month, to the REALTOR and Affiliate members of the board. Information includes updates from the Local, State, and National Associations and any information regarding board related events and products.

Thank you to Chuck Hage with Prime Lending and John Green with Morse Moving for sponsoring our General Membership Meeting December 10th.

And thank you to Ghasson Alkhalidi of Bank of America for sponsoring our New Member Orientation Lunch on December 12th.

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A couple sees an ad that says “Beautiful large home in great shape $1,000.” It must be a misprint, but they call anyway. A lady answers and says it’s not a misprint. They race over and find it’s easily worth a million bucks. They ask the seller “what’s the catch?” The lady assures the couple there is no catch, but they are leery. The lady says “ok, I’ll tell you the truth… last week my Husband informed me that he is leaving me for his secretary. He said I could have everything except the proceeds from the sale of the house. I agreed and he asked me if I could sell the house while he and his new girlfriend hung out in the Caribbean?”

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On March 11, 2014 DABOR will be hosting the General Membership meeting at Park Place 23400 Park St., Dearborn, MI 48124. Breakfast begins at 8:30 am with the meeting starting at 9:00 am. We hope everyone attends to welcome "The Center for Michigan" as our guest speaker. Please come and be a part of the Community Conversation.

Community Conversations: What's YOUR Agenda for Michigan in 2014? Who? The Center for Michigan, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think-and-do tank, strives to be the state's "Citizenship Company."

We never endorse political parties or candidates for office. Instead, we seek to frame public issues with public input and outline for public leaders what the public wants.

Our work is supported by many of Michigan's leading foundations, businesses and individuals. What? Community Conversations are one of The Center's leading "products." Since 2007, more than 20,000 Michigan residents have participated in Community Conversations. Michigan's elected leaders are listening. Reports from previous Community Conversations provided public momentum for state leaders to:

Approve the nation's largest expansion of public preschool.

Approve deeper state investment in the "Pure Michigan" marketing campaign.

Reform state business taxes.

Institute reforms to save taxpayers $250 million in state prison costs.

On November 4, 2014 we will choose our next governor, all 38 state Senators and all 110 members of the state House of Representatives. We believe that your voice should shape the focus of this election and Michigan's path in 2015 and beyond-and we want to be your bullhorn to the candidates. Why? The Center aims to engage thousands of people across Michigan in these discussions, with the goal of identifying your priorities for our state in 2014 and beyond, and then amplifying these public priorities in all campaigns and in the state capitol after the election. Discussion topics will include:

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How you feel about Michigan today

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FREE 1 hour Con Ed March 11 immediately following the General Membership Meeting. Each General Membership meeting in 2014 DABOR plans to offer 1 hour of FREE con ed to our members. Please stay after the general membership meeting March 11, 2014 for a FREE 1 hour con ed class courtesy of Mark Light from American Home Shield. You must RSVP to attend. 1 Hour FREE Con Ed March 11, 2014 10:30-11:30am Park Place 23400 Park St, Dearborn, MI 48124 Please call the board office or email Vicki@dabor.com to RSVP for the class.

FREE Property Tax Appeal Seminar The Dearborn Area Board of REALTORS® is pleased to present a FREE Property Tax Appeal Seminar. When: March 10,2014 at 6:00 until 7:30 pm Where: Dearborn Area Board of Realtors, 2350 Monroe, Dearborn, MI 48124 The Tax Appeal Seminar will be conducted by Jumana Judeh, MAI, GAA, Certified General Appraiser, who will help you understand how your property taxes are calculated on your home or business. Do you wonder? · How can market values drop dramatically while my property taxes keep rising? · How can I appeal my property taxes? · What is the process to appeal? · When do I appeal my property taxes? Answers to these questions and more will be provided to you by our bilingual presenter. Seating is limited. RSVP to Dearborn Area Board of REALTORS® 313 278-2220 or laura@dabor.com.


How Can A REALTOR® Save A Life? Let a REALTOR® Show You How. Site Endorsed by Various Health Officials, Ethicists and Doctors Across the Country In Michigan, there are currently 3,383 people waiting for a transplant on the government’s list, and there are thousands more needing a lifesaving organ transplant that are not on that list.

REALTORS® can help us find people needing organ transplants in their area while saving lives and building goodwill for their offices.

REALTORS® can also find properties to be donated to MatchingDonors.com while earning themselves a very generous 15% commission on the sale of the properties they get donated to MatchingDonors.com through their RealEstate4Kidneys.com program.

Until September 1, 2014 MatchingDonors.com Will Give a Trip For Two to Hawaii to each REALTOR® that gets a property appraised over $150,000 donated to MatchingDonors.com.

This is the cover of the 2013 November/December National Association of REALTORS®, REALTOR® Magazine. You can see it at

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Some Quick Facts: No property donation is too big or too small to be donated. REALTORS® can earn extra income while working at your same real estate office. It’s time for every REALTOR® to get their piece of the huge Real Estate Donation market and save lives at the same time: •A recent study shows, donations to charities and nonprofit institutions are on the rise. •All real estate is a potential listing. •The owners' appraised value equals their tax benefit! •MatchingDonors.com tries its best to accept any donation of Real Estate. If needed, MatchingDonors.com can put up cash to get a property donated if there are debts on the property. •You will become our listing agent/office for properties you get donated. •You will get great publicity on any donation you get - bringing you new clients.


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A client bought a new home and the broker wanted to send flowers for the occasion.

Legal Hotline QUESTION: My buyer client made an offer on a house listed by another company. The listing agent told me that he had called his seller and that the seller had accepted my client’s offer. I never received the written acceptance and I have since found out that the seller entered into a contract with another buyer. My buyer believes that he should get the house because of the verbal acceptance of his offer. Is he correct? ANSWER: NO. The statute of frauds (MCL 566.108) requires that a contract for the sale of real estate be in the form of a signed written document in order to be enforceable. Since the so-called acceptance came through verbal communications between the seller, the listing agent, and the buyer’s agent and was never reduced to a signed writing, the contract is unenforceable.

They arrived at the home and the owner read the card; it said “Rest in Peace”. The owner was angry and called the florist to complain. After he had told the florist of the obvious mistake and how angry he was, the florist said. “Sir, I’m really sorry for the mistake, but rather than getting angry you should imagine this: somewhere there is a funeral taking place today, and they have flowers with a note saying, “Congratulations on your new home”.

NAR Opposes Plan to Limit MID NAR President Steve Brown issued the following statement in response to a tax proposal released today on Capitol Hill: "NAR supports reforms that promote economic growth, but we strongly oppose severely altering the rules that govern ownership and investment in real estate. Real estate powers almost one-fifth of the U.S. economy, employs more than 17 million Americans, and contributes a quarter of all federal and state tax revenue and as much as 70 percent of local taxes. We are extremely disappointed with several of the provisions contained in U.S. House Ways


DABOR Bulletin Board Continuing Education Requirements State Licensing Requirements State Licensing Requirements During the 3 year licensing cycle each agent must complete a minimum of 2 hours During thelegal 3 year licensing cycle must complete a minimum 2 hours 12 hours approved coursework each each year. agent In addition, each agent must alsoof complete approved legal coursework each choice. year. In The addition, each 12 agent must also complete 12be hours of approved coursework of their additional hours of coursework may of approvedanytime coursework ofthe their choice. The additional 12 hours of coursework may be completed during 3 year cycle. completed anytime during the 3 year cycle. **New licensees **New licensees In the first and second year of the license cycle, licenses issued on or after November 1 of the In the first and year con of the licenses on or year afterof November 1 of the current year dosecond not require edlicense for thecycle, current year. issued In the third the license cycle st current year doon notorrequire con1ed the year. In the third year of the license cycle licenses issued after July nofor con edcurrent is required. licenses issued on or after July 1st no con ed is required.

DABOR Presents along with NCI and Associates 6 hours of continuing education including 2 hours of yearly mandatory legal update. The following dates are scheduled for 2014. Check-in for all classes is 8:30am. Class time is 9:00am3:30pm. Lunch is included. All students must register and pay prior to class. No walk-ins. May 7 September 17 October 8 November 12 December 16 Registration form


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American Home Shield(800) 800-8880-John M. Light

Flagstar Bank-(313) 271-1260-Rafi Sabbagh

Americana Home Inspection(734) 692-3900-Al Herfi America's Preferred Home Warranty(800) 6485006-Jeff Becker AMS Tree Service (734) 578-5476-Steven Skrobot Assenmacher and Associates P.C. (313) 2775800Jerome E. Assenmacher Bank of America-(313) 949-7948– Ghassan Alkhalidi Cutco Closing Gifts-(248) 703-9938-Adam Swintek Dearborn Federal Savings Bank(313) 565-3100Marty Heger & Connie Seiler DFCU-(313) 322-8352– Russell Frederick Dearborn Press & Guide(734) 246-0831-John J Vargo Fairlane Title Agency, LLC(318) 846-5200-Rachel Ross

MemberFocus Community Credit Union (313) 5812002 - Christine Clark Morse Moving & Storage, Inc.(734) 484-1717-John Green Parks Title (313) 505-6606 Mark Jefferson PNC Financial Services(734) 281-5219-Ali Shami PrimeLending A Plains Capital Company(313) 2746500-Rebecca Shearer Reckingers Heating and Cooling(313) 562-3456Steve Krstevski Title One Inc.(734) 427-8006-Bernie Youngblood Title One Inc.(313) 561-6631-Debbie Kudla Two Men and a Truck (313)749-1000-Dennis Gallagher Vis-Home (734) 945-0396 -Boris Kochubievsky Wells Fargo Home Mortgage(515) 213-4291- Jim Linnane

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