May 2020 REALTORS ® Digest
Volume #5, Week #1
Hello everyone. We are transitioning from a larger monthly format to a smaller weekly format. Please bear with us during this transition. If a standard section is not in this edition, it will probably be the the next one. Scott / RALSC
NAR's Virtual REALTORS® Legislative Meetings
May 12th-14th

Featuring three different types of meeting experiences:
Private - Streamed - Broadcast
Since the office board store has been closed due to COVID-19, we have partnered with Calendars & More to bring you your favorite REALTOR essentials for a great price! On Calendars & More you can shop for your favorite real estate signs, open house registries, REALTOR branded items and much, much more!

Use code RALSC10 to get 10% off your order TODAY!

The discount code expires June 30th, so act fast!
Can you assist us with our One-Question Survey on
Volunteering in the Community

Each month the Community Awareness Committee recognizes an Association member who regularly volunteers their time in our community. I f you volunteer in the community and have not already completed this survey , please tell us about it! We'd love to hear what you do for our community!
Announcing the Community Awareness Committee's Community Advocate Spotlight winner for March... Eileen Scates of Scates Realty and Investment Properties , in Clermont.

CONGRATULATIONS EILEEN!
Market Statistics
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.
NAR Calls Housing Market Slump Temporary as Pending Home Sales Fall in March

WASHINGTON (April 29, 2020) – Pending home sales fell in March, seeing expected declines as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Each of the four major regions saw drops in month-over-month contract activity and year-over-year pending home sales transactions.
The Basic and Advanced classes offered are FREE; included in your MLS subscription. Take for the first time or as a refresher! All in-person classes are canceled at this time...all classes are now online. Click the links below to see the classes of your choice and to register for them.
NAR's Commitment to Excellence (C2EX)
Do you have a Commitment to Excellence?
Be an advocate for the future of your industry.

Be committed to excellence
YOU could make someone smile! RALSC is partnering with local schools to bring letters and pictures to those in senior living centers!
Education & Events
Even though all in-person classes at the Association have been canceled, we are still continuing with educational opportunities for our members. All classes are now webinars.. many with CE credits.... and many Certifications and Destinations!
May Webinars in Conjunction with
Pinellas Realtors (PRO)
May 5 -  Cinco De Mayo "Tech Camp" with Craig Grant
 May 6 -  Global, Future Tech & Smart Homes
May 6 –  Run a Successful Website & SEO
May 8 -  CRB: Recruiting for Success
May 11 -  Short Sale Foreclosure
May 12 & 13–  Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)  (2 Day) 
May 14 -  ABR Elective – Corporate Relocation: The Next Move
May 15 –  ABR Elective – Marketing Strategy & Lead Generation
May 18 -  C-RETS Team Leadership for Maximum Performance
May 19 –  ABR Elective – Real Estate Investing: Build Wealth
May 20 –  C-RETS Position Your Team for Profit
May 21 -  CRB: Managing a Multi-Generational Business
May 27 -  CRB: Show Me The Money
 May 28 -  Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification
May 29 –  Are Your Red Carpet Ready? Guide to the Luxury Market
May 29 –  Hey! Who You Calling Old. Working Today’s Senior Market

MORE could be added! This is a current list as of TODAY!
In addition, we have a month full of FREE webinars for RALSC members. Approximately three per week. Check our website often as more are added. Below are the next ones coming up:
Coming up soon from Florida REALTORS....
A three-part ALLYSON LEWIS webinar series
"BUSY IS KILLING ME! WHAT ABOUT YOU?"

Part One:
"Overwhelmed?
Time Management Strategies to Control the 'Busy' of Life"

May 12 th
2:15pm – 3:15pm
FREE

Watch for more information on this three part series!
Extra Time To Pay
As you were previously notified, Stellar MLS has partnered with RALSC to extend your annual billing schedule for the 2020-2021 subscription year from the standard 45 days to 90 days effective on April 1, 2020.

Your invoice for the 2020-2021 Stellar MLS subscription year is available for you to review and pay online. You can pay your invoice any time before June 30, 2020.
LICENSE RENEWAL DEADLINE:  now JUNE 1st

DBPR just announced the license renewal deadline has been extended (again)! The deadline is now  June 1st! 
(Click "New" on the upper right corner!)
The CE Shop is here to help you in this time of financial uncertainty. To continue to provide support, they are extending their 40% off discount through May 31st on their online Pre-Licensing, Post-Licensing, and Continuing Education courses.

To receive this discount enter the promo code SUPPORT40 at check out.
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