Frequently Asked Questions
What is ICBR (or ICBOR)?
The Indiana Commercial Board of REALTORS® (ICBR) is a unique local board serving commercial real estate practitioners throughout the entire state. ICBR is the new acronym for the organization, replacing the previous of ICBOR.
What is IAR?
The Indiana Association of REALTORS® (IAR) is an organization representing more than 13,000 REALTORS® in the state of Indiana. IAR members also belong to a local board (i.e. ICBR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).
What is NAR?
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is America’s largest trade association, representing members involved in the residential and commercial real estate industries. NAR members also belong to a state association (i.e. IAR) and a local board (i.e. ICBR).
What is ICREX?
The Indiana Commercial Real Estate Exchange (ICREX) is the only commercial property listing service that allows subscribing members to advertise their properties for sale/lease on a national platform for a low fee. ICREX Subscriptions are open to ICBR members and non-member REALTORS®. ICREX is broker maintained and requires all property listings to be updated every 30-days. Visit www.ICREX.net.
How are ICBR and ICREX related? Am I member of both?
ICREX is a service provided by ICBR. Certain levels of ICBR membership receive a free ICREX Basic Access subscription, with limited service. All levels of ICBR membership have the option to upgrade to an ICREX Full Access subscription for an additional fee.
Are there membership fees for both ICBR and ICREX?
Yes. ICBR collects membership dues annually for every membership category within the organization. Certain membership types receive an ICREX Basic Access subscription at no cost as a member benefit. All levels of the ICBR membership have the option to purchase an ICREX Full Access subscription for an additional fee. Prices vary based on membership type.
What is the difference between Basic Access and Full Access ICREX Subscriptions?
ICREX Basic Access subscriptions have limited features in comparison to the ICREX Full Access subscriptions. ICREX Full Access subscriptions allow property listings to reach a broader audience, and give users exclusive access to ICREX’s Sale and Lease Comparable database and Building and Land Records database. You learn more about the differences by reading the Benefits Chart on our website, http://www.myicbr.org/membership/icrex/, or in your new member packet. For additional information about ICREX, contact the ICREX Administrator at ICREX@myICBR.org.
What is my NRDS#?
Primary, Secondary, and Institute Affiliate members of ICBR receive a NRDS# from NAR. NRDS stands for “National REALTOR® Database System.” Primary, Secondary, and Institute Affiliate members of ICBR can use their NRDS account to pay ICBR membership due. Primary and Secondary members also have access to our eMall, where they can make additional purchases (i.e. ICREX Full Access subscription).
What is the Indiana Commercial Real Estate Conference?
The Indiana Commercial Real Estate Conference is the only commercial real estate conference held in Indiana. This conference allows attendees to earn continuing education credits required for their real estate license renewal, as well as network and socialize with other commercial real estate professionals. Each year ICBR announces the REALTOR® of the Year recipient at the conference lunch. In addition to the day of education, ICBR also hosts a golf outing for members the day before the event.
How can I get involved with ICBR?
ICBR has several committees and leadership opportunities for their members to get involved. If you would like to volunteer, contact the ICBR office at 317.328.5259 or info@myICBR.org
I have more questions regarding the Indiana License Law Reform, who should I contact?
Questions regarding license law reform, continuing education, license renewal or transfers should be directed to Lindsey Knight, lknight@myICBR.org
What are District Representatives?
The ICBR membership covers the entire state of Indiana, and is divided into eight districts. Each district has a District Representative who sits on the ICBR Board of Directors. The District Representatives are responsible for hosting member events within their district, as well as reporting on their respective district during board meetings.
How do I file a complaint regarding professional standards or an ethics violation?
If you have a question regarding professional standards or would like to file a complaint contact Lindsey Knight, lknight@myICBR.org
Where can I access ZipForms?
Primary and Secondary members of ICBR receive free access to ZipForms’ online version through their membership with IAR. These members can access the forms by logging into the member section of IAR’s website (www.indianarealtors.com) with their NRDS#.
Helpful Phone Numbers:
ICBR – (317) 328-5259
IAR – (317) 913-3230
NAR / NRDS Helpdesk – (800) 874-6500
Catylist (ICREX) Helpdesk – (877) 595-5478
Indiana Real Estate Commission – (317) 234-3009
ZipForms – (800) 284-0084
ZipForms Tech Support – (586) 840-0140