October 2019 REALTORS Digest
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!
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 October:
The MLS basic classes (Basic, Compliance 101, Adding & Editing) are normally held at the beginning of each month.

 October 3rd:
9:00am: Basic
1:00pm: Compliance 101
2:30pm: Adding & Editing

They will also be taught at RALSC on Nov. 7th & Dec. 5th.
The advanced classes ( Advanced Matrix, Transaction Desk, Marketing Tools, CMA Tools, etc .) are usually taught toward the end of each month.
October 24th:
9:00am: Working w/ Buyers in MLS
1:00pm: Mobilize your Business: HomeSnap & Go MLS Apps
Lake County Property Appraiser's Office
As of October 1st, there is additional location for the recording of documents.
See the map below....
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) has upgraded their online services, but the new system will require all users, including returning users, to complete a one-time registration profile with your e-mail address as your online ID.

Click the button below for complete information and instructions.
Governmental Affairs Corner
  • The Verandah Park residential subdivision in Tavares has been approved by the city council. The 46.8-acre plat will be divided into 122 single family lots under RSF-2 zoning.

  • During its second reading, ordinance 2019-17 at the Tavares city council meeting was approved. This 11.5-acre lot owned by Amsdell Storage, LLC., will most likely be turned into more personal storage warehouses, as well as boat and RV parking on the vacant parcels of the lot.

  • Two small-scale amendments to the Future Land Use Map were made for the city of Eustis. The first of which changed a .24-acre lot on West Orange avenue from Park/Recreation Vehicle to Central Business District. The second of which changed a .25-acre lot on the Southwest corner of Bates avenue and Palmetto street from Suburban Residential to Mixed Commercial Residential.
Did you know your city may have elections this November? Yes, even when you aren’t electing senators, congressmen, or the next president, your hometown could still have municipal elections! 6 cities in Lake county will have elections this November, and 1 in Sumter county . Check out the list below to see if your vote is required this November!

The following cities in Lake county will have municipal elections in November:
Clermont - Minneola - Mascotte - Montverde - Mount Dora - Tavares

The following cities in Sumter county will have municipal elections in November:
Wildwood (mail ballot special)

Mascotte and Minneola will only have candidate races on their ballots. Montverde will have an issue vote but will not have candidate elections-- and the remaining cities will have both candidate races and issues for approval or disapproval.

For more information on Wildwood’s mail ballot special, clink the link below!
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!
East Coast Capital
Bob Gersh
3596 Infinity Run
The Villages, FL 32163
Metes & Bounds Title Company
Molly Walker
17301 Pagonia Rd #310
Clermont, FL 34711
Paramount Residential Mortgage Group
Bill McDowell
851 N Donnelly Street
Mount Dora, Florida 32757
Success Mortgage Partners
Justin Allender
16903 Lakeside Dr. #1
Montverde, FL 34756
" Do Business with the Individuals that support Your Industry "
CCIM Institute Course
 "CI 102 Market Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate"

OCTOBER 7-10, 2019 | 8:30am - 5:30pm
Location: Florida Realtors, Orlando
One of CCIM's most innovative core courses, CI 102 shows you how to deploy “big data” and the most advanced digital tools to assess critical issues like market demand, location facility, and supply-chain strategy. CI 102 students have learned BAO mapping and data analytics to help their clients select store locations; others used Tapestry Segmentation to determine demand for apartment properties. In CI 102 you'll work with four case studies covering each of the major property types: office, industrial, multifamily, and retail.
Education & Events
Below are classes and events coming up in October:
October 1st
2 separate classes
Join us to learn about the breakthrough crime prevention system being. We will be reviewing the features of the system that helps keep you safe, as well as 2 new features to help keep your transaction safe..... Real Safe Chat and Real Safe Wire!
Register here:
Annual Affiliate Trade Show
October 10th
Lake Receptions
Come see what products and services our Affiliates offers to our REALTOR® members!
YPN's "Fresh Friday "
October 11th
Kim Mahoney of First International Title will be the guest speaker and meeting sponsor.

Kim will give an overview of the First International Title Closing app, as well as discuss figuring out Closing Costs, Seller Net Sheet. In addition, the Marketing tools you can use for your self-marketing.

Home Staging Expert - HSE
October 23rd
Become a HOME STAGING EXPERT® and earn your HSE® Designation

Professional Photographer
October 25th
Professional photographs taken. This is a product specifically tailored to the needs of REALTORS® at a discounted price. .

Seniors Real Estate Specialist - (SRES)
October 30 & 31
The SRES® Designation program educates REALTORS® on how to profitably and ethically serve the real estate needs of the fastest growing market in real estate, clients age 50+

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
1st Class Real Estate Ocala
Joy Schimborski
4040 SW 4th Ave
Ocala, FL 34471
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Robin Muzeka
1120 Town Park Ave., Ste 1042
Lake Mary, FL 32746
DC Realty, LLC
Darrell Chandler
3061 N C 470
Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538
Keller Williams Elite Partners II
Richard Carpentieri
105 W. Main Street
Inverness, FL 34450
US Realty Hub
Anthony Louie
7635 Ashley Park Court #503
Orlando, FL 32835
Sifford Appraisal Services
Lloyd Sifford
2193 Tallsman Ct
The Villages, FL 32163
October Monthly Door Prize
Presented by
Mary Rhodes
The Mortgage Firm
Wow! A great gourmet basket with bottles of olive oils, vinegar, olives,
syrups, honey, cashews, etc, etc! Thank you Mary!
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.
Coming soon:
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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