December 2018 REALTORS ® Digest
Were You a TOP PRODUCER in 2018?
Join our Top Producers Club!
Its time for the annual production awards; the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Club Awards, as well as our Lease Club!

A link to the basic Million & Multi-Million Dollar Club Application is noted below. Should you need additional forms for properties sold outside of the MFRMLS area (example: Ocala/Marion, Hernando and etc.) or For Sale By Owner (FSBO) properties, the forms can be found under "Miscellaneous Forms" below.
The Lease Club Rules and Application has two production levels: Gold and Platinum. A link to the Rules & Procedures is noted below as well.

Get started filling out your application today!  Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, January 4, 2019 . No late applications will be accepted.
The Top Producers of 2018 will be honored at the Annual Awards Gala - coming up March 8th. A "Roaring 20's" theme at Bella Collina!

Watch for more details in the near future.
Note the upcoming changes to the RALSC office schedule:

December 14th: RALSC closes at 12:00pm for the holiday staff luncheon
December 24th & 25th: Closed for Christmas
January 1st: Closed for New Year's Day
Invoices for the 2019 Association dues have been emailed to all REALTOR ® members.

They are due by December 31st and may be paid online at any time. Avoid the late fee!
MFRMLS Training Classes at RALSC
MFRMLS training classes are usually offered at RALSC twice a month.  

Typically, the basic classes (Basic, Compliance 101, Adding & Editing ) are taught at the beginning of each month, and advanced classes ( Advanced Matrix, Transaction Desk, Marketing Tools, CMA Tools etc .) are taught at the end of each month. Coming up in September:

December 4th: 9:00am: Basic
December 4th: 1:00pm: Compliance
December 4th: 2:30pm: Adding & Editing

No advanced classes will be held in December .

To see what is offered, register, or cancel an MLS class, click the button below.
Did you know NAR's existing " Get Realtor® " campaign educates consumers on the value of using a REALTOR ® . It's focused on branding REALTOR ® strengths, competitive advantage, advocacy, and local knowledge.
Florida Realtors ® :
2018 Honor Society Application
Florida Realtors® established an Honor Society to recognize active members in their state association.

The Honor Society also salutes members for participation at the local and national levels of the REALTOR® organization; for activity in the National Association of Realtors' Institutes, Societies and Councils; for designations earned, educational activities, and political involvement.
On November 7th, RALSC's Community Awareness committee sponsored a " Spruce Up the Block " Day in Yalaha for Habitat for Humanity. Thank you Vivienne Cunningham and Habitat for Humanity for the photos.

And THANK YOU again to all our volunteers!! 
New Members of RALSC!
November was a busy month with over 30 new members! 
If you see any of these new members in your office, or out-and-about when conducting business, be sure to welcome them! 

Check out the growing list of new members!
Education & Events

Professional Photographer
December 3rd

Annual Installation Banquet
December 6th
Lake Receptions, Mount Dora

Upcoming December RPR Webinars
December 4th
Pre-listing Checklist: Use RPR to Nail Your Next Listing Presentation
December 11th
Open House Tips & Tricks from RPR
December 11th
Design and Deliver a Successful Buyer Tour With RPR
December 12th
Create the Ultimate Relocation Packet With RPR
December 14th
The Best in the Business: Make the Most of Your RPR Reports
December 17th
RPR’s Top 10 Features for Building Your Business
December 20th
New Affiliate Members
Atkinson Inspection Services
Duane Atkinson
PO Box 121399
Clermont, FL 34712
2019 Committees are Forming Now
The total functioning of the Association is a result of the many volunteers who unselfishly give of their time to participate on committees.

Join in the running of your Association by signing up for the committee of your choice. RALSC will offer 14 different committees in 2019. The committee structuring is a lengthy process, so please give us your preference as soon as possible.

Note If you were on a Committee in 2018 and wish to continue on the same committee in 2019, you still need to fill out the request form as we do not roll-over the requests from one year to the next.
Free Websites for NAR Members
Don’t have a website?Or need to revamp the one you have?
Every REALTOR® can create a beautiful, professional real estate website, FREE of charge, with Placester’s NAR Edition websites, available through the REALTOR Benefits® Program.
Now, members get even more value with updated cutting-edge design, professional content, and new lead capture tools, including contact forms and the ability for visitors to save listings and searches. 
Real Safe Agent is not a personal safety app, it's a crime prevention system for the real estate industry that allows the entire real estate community to cooperate and collaborate to keep each other safe. Its FREE... part of your RALSC membership!

Click the button below to start the Activation Process and just enter the email address you have on file for your MLS and/or the Association.
REALTORS® on the Move
Where did that agent go?

See which REALTORS® are on the move by clicking the link below!
On November 15th, Robert ("Robbie") Shoemaker of Flamingo Real Estate & Management, was sworn in as a Director, filling a vacant seat on the 2018 Board of Directors.

Congratulations Robbie!
REALTORS® Statistics
Have you taken a look at the local Market Statistics?

Our website includes current statistics from MFRMLS, NAR and FL REALTORS®  when the latest information has been released to the public.

Click below for the latest statistics.
Listingbook is now "Elevate"
Do you use Listingbook? Over the next several weeks, they will be retiring Listingbook and upgrading to their new platform, Elevate . With Elevate, you will automatically receive all of the features, functionality & service that you love with Listingbook...and more.
New Real Estate Offices
Fontana Realty Inc.
April Fontana
7668 SW 60th Ave #200
Ocala, FL 34476
The K Company Realty LLC
Nathan Klutznick
1500 E Atlantic Blvd., Ste B
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Picket Fence Realty LLC
Melissa Samar
28444 Tammi Drive
Tavares, FL 32778
PrimeSource Real Estate LLC
Shana Larson
160 Raymond Oaks Ct
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Regency Realty Services
Jana Jeansonne
861 Yamoto Rd., #5
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Xcellence Realty
Javier Alvarez
10481 N Kendall Dr., D203
Miami, FL 33176
December Monthly Door Prize
Presented by
Bill Klein
Massey Services, Inc.

A door prize of Massey Services coupons and a gift card from Publix!
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.
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