November 2019 REALTORS Digest
Welcome Josh Summers!
Please join us in welcoming acting CEO, Josh Summers, on loan to us from Emerald Coast Association of Realtors.
A brief video from Josh
Board of Directors Approved
Results of Election Candidates
We would like announce the election results for the 2020 Directors of the REALTORS ®  Association of Lake & Sumter Counties.
District #1
Robbie Shoemaker
District #3
Mark Dyer
District #4
Kara Wisely
At Large, President-Elect
April Rager
The continuing Board members for 2020 will be:

Addie Owens, President
Trish Leisner, Vice-President
Carolyn Maimone, Treasurer
Mike "Turk" Taylor, Past-President
Vickie Lingerfelt, Director
Rob Crawford, Director
Tracie Ruffolo, Director
Vivienne Cunningham, Director
Ken Roberts, Director

We look forward to working with everyone in 2020! 
"Special Awards" Time again!
The Board of Directors of RALSC requests your nominations for the 2019 Special Awards: REALTOR® of the Year, Affiliate of the Year, Rookie of the Year® and the Honor Society. The individual selected will be honored at the Annual Membership Meeting/Installation Banquet at the Tavares Pavilion on December 5th.

All nominations are due Monday November 4th, so don't delay!
2019 Fall Affiliate Trade Show
October 10th - Lake Receptions
The Fall Affiliate Trade Show was October 10th at Lake Receptions in Mount Dora! A great event with 32 Affiliate vendors and several hundred attendees! Thank you to all our Affiliates who participated, and to all those REALTOR ®   members who attended! It was a great turnout!

And CONGRATULATIONS to Dawn Bush of Berkshire Hathaway Florida Realty in Mount Dora, who won the drawing for a $100 Visa gift card! Compliments of Win Home Inspection .
If you have not previously answered the survey... would you please assist us with our survey about volunteering in the community .

This would assist us with a project in the near future. Thanks!
Note the upcoming changes to the RALSC office schedule:

November 11th: Closed for Veteran's Day
November 28th & 29th: Closed for Thanksgiving
December 13th: RALSC closes at 12:00pm for the holiday staff luncheon
December 24th & 25th: Closed for Christmas
January 1st: Closed for New Year's Day
The Basic and Advanced classes offered are FREE; included in your MLS subscription. Take for the first time or as a refresher! Coming up in November:
November 7th:
9:00am: Basic
1:00pm: Compliance 101
2:30pm: Adding & Editing

They will also be taught at RALSC on Dec. 5th.
November 20th:
9:00am:
Lead Generation Tools
1:00pm:
Data Driven Marketing through Remine
Association Dues Billing

Invoices for the 2020 Association dues will be emailed to all REALTOR ®   members on November 18th.

They are due by December 31st and may be paid online (after November 18th). Be on the lookout on for the invoice.
Matrix 360 is live!
We are pleased to announce that Matrix™ 360 is up and running for all Stellar MLS customers! Matrix™ 360 is CoreLogic’s® latest version of Matrix that unifies listing data and Realist® property data. The result is a truly property-centric listing platform that gives you a 360-degree view of properties in your market.
Governmental Affairs Corner
  • 121 new homes will be coming to the city of Tavares. The Stokes Property Subdivision (located west of David Walker Drive, south of Merry Road), is a subdivision 33.15 acres in size, and will consist of 121 single family lots under standard RSF-2 zoning. This preliminary plat was approved by the Tavares City Council on 10/16/2019.

  • Sumter County Transit’s contract with the Sumter Youth Center has been extended by one year. This form of transportation for attendees of the Sumter Youth Center has been in place for 20 years and generates $4,800 annually for Sumter County. The Sumter Youth Center provides a safe place for children to engage in after-school activities, so ensuring transportation is maintained is essential.

Did you know Lake and Sumter County elections are being held next week? Click below to view the sample ballot for your city...... .
WCR - North Lake
New Affiliate Members
If you need a pest control company, title company, bank, mortgage company, photography services, home inspector, etc, etc... be sure to check out our Affiliate Members first!
Affiliated Title of Central FL, LTD
Theresa Ackley
10935 SE 177th PL
Summerfiled, FL 34491
352-633-9341
Janssen & Igar, CPA's, PA
William Igar
1626 38th Ave N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
727-776-7686
" Do Business with the Individuals that support Your Industry "
2020 Installation of Officers, Awards and 14th Anniversary Celebration!

" Together We Grow "

Date: November 15, 2019
Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Place: Emerald Lakes Clubhouse
1401 West Highway 50, Clermont, FL 34711
District 7
11th Annual Commercial Marketing Meeting
The 11th Annual Commercial Marketing Meeting will take place December 4th at the  Oxford Community Center, in Oxford . This meeting will be attended by commercial REALTORS® of Hernando, Citrus, Lake/Sumter, and Marion Counties! So if you are in commercial real estate you do not want to miss out. 

Please sign-up today if you plan to attend!
SUPRA "Basic" Users
Try all the features of "Pro"!

 Supra "Basic" Users : try eKEY Professional for a limited time at no additional cost. To activate, simply go to the Supra app and click on the "eKEY Pro Promotion" icon for instructions. The trial offer is valid until December 10th!

No obligation! But try it... you'll like it!
Lots of great features!
Be a part of the Association's Leadership
2020 Leadership Program Application

The RALSC Leadership Development Program offers an opportunity to learn how the Association operates. Many of these same principles that guide the volunteer leadership and staff of our organization can be applied to how you run your business.

Graduates of the Leadership Program will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to excel as a Leader of the REALTORS® Association of Lake & Sumter Counties.

Only 6 candidates will be selected to participate in the program.

Please review the program and forward your completed Application to  nanette@ralsc.org   prior to the  deadline of November 20th .
Education & Events
October ended the year of 2019 Education classes at RALSC. However, our 2020 Education Committee is already gearing up for a new year with great classes for you! So stay tuned!

As always, our website calendar has the most current listing of RALSC (and Stellar MLS classes) events held at the Association. Check the website often!
Installation Gala
The REALTORS® Association of Lake & Sumter Counties will celebrate the installation of the 2020 Officers and Directors
Installation Gala
December 5th
200 S. Disston Ave.
Tavares, FL 34778

6:00pm-11:00pm

Semi-formal attire

Ticket information coming soon!
RALSC Membership
Here is a list of the new RALSC members for September 2019.
Welcome new members to RALSC!
REALTORS ® Statistics
The latest statistics are out!

Market statistics from NAR, Stellar MLS and FL REALTORS® are added to the RALSC website each month, once they are released to the public.

Be sure to check the website each month for the latest statistical data.
Recent articles:
New Real Estate Offices
All Florida Homes Realty LLC
Nichole Roberts
3512 E Silver Springs Blvd., Ste 117
Ocala, FL 34470
352-239-2485
Cheryl Stimac
Cheryl Stimac
2651 Michael Place #307
Dunedin, FL 34684
727-254-2040
Ed Fox Real Estate
Ed Fox
148 Baytree Blvd.
Tavares, FL 32778
239-595-6831
Florida Fine Homes Realty, LLC
Catherine Tarquini
510 CR 466, Ste 207I
Lady Lake, FL 32159
352-446-8886
La Rosa Reatly CW Properties
Carlos Bonilla Fuentes
407 Wekiva Springs Rd., Ste 207
Longwood, FL 32779
407-910-2168
La Rosa Realty Winter Garden
Joe La Rosa
1165 E Plant St., Ste 8
Winter Garden, FL 34748
321-939-3748

LJ Realty
Jim Reynolds
30844 Mission Ave.
Tavares, FL 32778
352-459-6173
Realty Quest Inc.
Rosemary Langkawel
898 5th Ave S #201
Naples, FL 34102
239-344-4520
Tim Wardlaw
Tim Wardlaw
604 N Hawley Street
Eustis, FL 32726
770-480-4565
Waterstone Real Estate and Investments LLC
Michael Johnson
724 W Montrose St, Suite 400
Clermont, Fl 34711
352-243-0550
November Monthly Door Prize
Presented by
Diana Beighley
Metes & Bounds Title Company
Wow! What a GREAT basket... the photo doesn't do it justice!

A basket full of goodies... an Amazon Echo Dot , Amazon Fire Stick , Amazon Fire 7 Tablet , a Kasa Smart (TP Link) Wifi Hub , a Scentsy Burner with wax melts, notepads, water tumbler, etc! Wow!
Thank you Diana!
Drop your business card each time you visit RALSC for a chance to win the monthly door prize. The drawing takes place at 5:00 p.m. on the last day of each month.
REALTORS® Association of Lake & Sumter Counties, Inc.
3001 State Road 19 South, Tavares, Florida 32778
PHONE: (352) 343-3003
FAX: (352) 343-7876
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