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Florida Realtors PAC campaign receives national honors

State association is a finalist in two categories in the national PR News Nonprofit PR Awards for the Florida Realtors PAC, “I G

Realtor complaint website shut down

The site allegedly posted fake reviews that it would take down for a fee, but it quickly faced objections from Florida Realtors,

Push for Fla. education reform impacts housing

School quality impacts home values. A Florida Realtors group is studying the issue, and Pres. Asher backed Gov. Scott’s move tod

Website forces Realtors to check online reputation

An apparent scam asks Realtors to pay money to remove negative online reviews. NAR suggests six steps to help protect an online

Business identity theft on upswing in Fla.

Florida Realtors joined state leaders for a discussion on business identity theft. Report recommends ways to make it more diffic

Florida Realtorsandreg; seeks student scholarship entries

What if your child could get money to help pay for school – and it’s not a loan? Apply for Education Foundation Student Scholars

Enter now: NAR’s 2013 Volunteering Works Program

Realtors working with a small-scale charity could receive a year of mentoring and $1,000 to expand their charitable program.

Website scams Realtors protecting their reputation

A website appears to scam Realtors by posting a negative comment – probably fake – and then offering to remove it for a fee.

Top real estate stories of 2012

What changed the state’s real estate world this year? Florida Realtors put together its annual list of top stories.

Miami Realtor group starts real estate school

The Miami Association of Realtors says it has launched the South Florida Real Estate School, offering courses in English and Spa

Florida Realtorsandreg; 2013 legislative issues: affordable housing, property insurance, commercial lease tax elimination

Realtors’ issues concern all Floridians: affordable housing, eliminating a tax on commercial rents, property insurance and the j

Florida Realtors Take 5: New tech isn’t always good

Jeff Turner: It may be cutting edge tech, but do you need it? If it doesn’t save time or increase income, think twice before ado

Short sale workshop slated for Miami

U.S. Treasury: Two-hour workshop with major lenders on Feb. 27 trains Realtors on HAFA and speedy short sales. Homeowner session

Florida Realtorsandreg; receives national media relations honor

The media.floridrealtors.org site earns Honorable Mention for Best Online Newsroom, one of only four finalists in PR Daily’s Med

Realtors: FHA plays vital role for homeowners

In testimony before a U.S. Senate committee last week, NAR encouraged lawmakers to retain the FHA mortgage program, saying it ai

Florida Realtors receives two national PR awards

Florida Realtors’ “I Give Because andhellip;” PAC campaign won top honors today from PR News in an award ceremony held at the Na

Milestone: Fla. unemployment rate now lower than national rate

More jobs mean more home sales, says Florida Realtors research dept. At 7.8%, this month’s Fla. unemployment rate hit its lowest

Real estate agent: 2013’s happiest job

CareerBliss says real estate agent ranks No. 1 for job happiness. “Realtors say that the way they work, and the rewards andhelli

Great American Realtor Days kicks off tomorrow

Hundreds of Realtors from across Fla. will converge on Tallahassee for Great American Realtor Days (GARD), which runs through We

On tap tomorrow: First-ever ‘Rally for Homeownership’

Florida Realtors’ Rally debuts tomorrow, part of Great American Realtor Days. It includes a salute to U.S. military families and

Florida Realtors, Chase donate home to wounded vet

At today’s “Rally for Homeownership,” Realtors presented an Iraq-wounded veteran and his family with a remodeled, mortgage-free

Fla. adds 400K names to do-not-call list in one year

Realtors need to check both state and federal do-not-call lists. Fla. had 71,460 names on its list last year when people had to

Realtors pounding pavement in Washington this week

NAR’s Midyear Meetings take place in the U.S. capital through Saturday. More than 9,000 Realtors will meet lawmakers and promote

Commercial Realtors optimistic about market

Poll at NAR convention: Commercial market is a bit better this year and expected to improve even more in 2014. Multifamily and o

Realtor from Fla. elected NAR first vice president

Tom Salomone, a Realtor from Coral Springs and 2003 Florida Realtors’ president, was elected to the 2014 office at NAR’s midyear

Realtors help Oklahoma tornado victims

Okla. Realtors’ oversee the Oklahoma Housing Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity that is now accepting donations to help Realtors and

Florida Realtors will help Okla. tornado victims

The chair of Florida Realtors Disaster Relief Fund announced today that the association is donating $100,000 to help members of

NAR: Good things happening in commercial market

Commercial Realtors report an increase in annual gross income for the third year in a row, thanks to more transactions and highe

Florida Realtors Education Foundation awards $118,800 in scholarships

Awards go to 96 young people from across the state to help them “realize their goals for the future,” says Florida Realtors Educ

Florida Realtors earns national recognition

Ragan Communications named Florida Realtors as a national finalist in 2 categories for its 2013 PR Daily Awards: Best External P

Gov. signs property insurance bill into law

The 75-page law includes a Florida Realtors priority: a clearinghouse to confirm that an applicant qualifies for the state-owned

Key West Realtors win federal copyright case

A non-Realtor operated home-search websites filled mainly with MLS data, so Key West Association sued and won. Court award of $2

Realtors tout Fla. real estate investment in Spain

The SIMA 2013 Madrid International Real Estate Exhibition last week drew more than 20,000 people; potential buyers asked about l

Florida Realtors take part in Gov. Scott’s business mission to France

Gov. Scott praises Florida Realtors’ leaders, members for “exceptional job promoting Florida at home and abroad.” Pres. Asher me

Economist: Housing bubble talk ‘far off base’

Couple of interesting notes from last week’s housing reports from Florida Realtors and local boards.

Florida Realtors advises homeowners to take summer holiday safety precautions

Families take vacations – criminals don’t. Florida Realtors advises homeowners to take precautions if leaving their house unoccu

Top national honor awarded to Florida Realtors

Ragan Communications named Florida Realtors magazine “Best External Publication” in its 2013 PR Daily Awards.

Florida Realtors: Brokers must be careful with ‘pocket’ listings

As the housing inventory continues to tighten, we’re hearing more about “pocket” listings – homes held off the

Realtors see increase in fair housing complaints

Testers use the Internet to find ads that discriminate, then file a complaint. Florida Realtors Legal Hotline has received an in

NAR creates flood insurance disclosure

Rising flood insurance costs will impact some Fla. homebuyers. NAR recently posted legal advice for Realtors who are affected an

Attend Florida Realtors 2013 Convention: Be a rock star for your business

Aug. 14-18 event “provides outstanding value to any Realtor interested in the latest technology, trends and best business practi

Florida Realtors publishes 718 reports each month

Need research? The Industry Data and Analysis department issues housing stats for the state, plus individual reports for MSAs, c

Need flood insurance answers? FEMA to host webinars

Webinars are for lenders, but FEMA encourages Realtors to join in. Three Aug. sessions focus on the new coverage rules, and thre

Florida Realtor magazine wins top state awards

The Florida Magazine Association recognized Florida Realtors’ publication for writing and design excellence with four awards its

Florida Realtors honors Patricia “Patti” Fitzgerald as 2013 Realtor of the Year

Patricia “Patti” Fitzgerald, 2011 president, was named 2013 Realtor of the Year today at Florida Realtors’ 97th annual Conventio

Five days later, Florida Realtors releases state housing data

The Florida Realtors on Monday belatedly released its statewide housing data for July after fixing an issue involving two Realto

7 trends in real estate

Prepare for changes, Bruce Gardner told attendees at Florida Realtors Convention and Trade Expo. For one, agents must aggressive

Fla. Realtor finalist for NAR Good Neighbor Award

NAR recognized 10 Realtors as award finalists. One potential winner – Kenneth W. Davis with Welcome Home Realty in Boca Raton –

Realtors: Lower taxes? Start with commercial leases

Gov. Scott began a four-day tour asking Floridians what taxes to cut. Consider the commercial lease tax to create jobs and help

Time running out for flood insurance rate fix

Many U.S. lawmakers want to help people facing flood insurance increases, but politics can get in the way. Florida Realtors tool

Florida Realtors to Fla. Cabinet: Flood insurance reform could hurt economy

Gov. Scott invited Florida Realtors Pres. Dean Asher to speak today before the Fla. Cabinet, and Asher urged them to help delay

FHA, VA loans ‘safe’ during government shutdown

Contrary to media reports, Florida Realtors confirmed that new FHA single-family home loans will be processed if the government

Laws effective today affect liens and tax notices

Local governments may now send TRIM notices electronically, some liens must now be recorded, and busy Realtors who text while dr

Show your commitment to the Fair Housing Act

HUD rolled out a consumer education campaign, and it encourages Realtors to download posters for their wall and promote fair hou

Hit pause button on law to protect Florida’s economy

Editorial: Florida Realtors’ President Dean Asher tells Orlando Sentinel readers why U.S. should delay new flood insurance rules

U.S. Treasury to host short sale seminar/webinar

Free two-hour event for agents and brokers takes place in S. Fla. on Nov. 22, but webinar access will allow Realtors throughout

On Veterans Day, help a service member buy a home

Realtors can give the ultimate thank you to the men and women who put their lives on the line by helping military men and women

NAR: Florida Realtors’ YPN ‘State Network of the Year’

Young Professionals Network honored for “effective involvement” with assoc., community and representing strength of young expert

Code of Ethics 100 years old but still growing

The “set of principles that define the professionalism that Realtors bring to the real estate transaction” now includes gender i

Realtors to Congress: Hit the pause button on changes to flood program

Realtor Call for Action: NFIP program changes derail home sales and harm Fla. owners. Take two minutes today to tell Congress it

Economists: Fla.’s housing sector will grow in 2014, but at slower pace

Florida Realtors held its annual economic summit yesterday. Chief Economist predicts 10% residential growth and the modest comme

Gov. Scott appoints Realtors to FREC

Roger Enzor is FREC’s new chair, and Poul Hornsleth is the new vice chair. Dick Fryer appointed to FREC and Chip Boring was reap

New crime scheme steals a buyer’s home deposit

Some criminals have figured out a way to hack Realtors’ email accounts, study sale updates and then redirect the deposit. Fla. h

Honor Realtors who are community volunteers

Realtors who make the world a better place tend to avoid the spotlight, but candidates for NAR’s Good Neighbor Awards win money

Florida Realtorsandreg; seeks student scholarship winners

What if you or your client’s child could get help paying for school – and it’s not a loan? Apply for Florida Realtors Education

Governor: Reduce commercial lease tax by $100M

Rick Scott joined commercial Realtors in Orlando today to announce that his proposed state budget includes a reduction of sales

Valentine’s Day note: Buyer’s ‘love’ Fla. homes

At least that’s what Realtors tell potential buyers in listings based on the number of times “love” appears. In HomeFinder surve

Flood insurance price break starts today

Buyers of older pre-FIRM properties will receive a premium rate reduction under the new law; and Florida Realtors released a flo

NAR and realtor.com launch first joint campaign

Their goal: To drive consumer awareness of Realtors and realtor.com’s value, and to explain the issues that impact buying, selli

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