February 2018 REALTORS® Digest
We would like to announce the Million-Dollar, Multi-Million Dollar, Gold Lease, and Platinum Lease Awards for 2017

Click on each club noted below to see the recipients of each award!
Congratulations to everyone! We look forward to celebrating with you on
March 9th at Lake Receptions in Mount Dora.
The annual RALSC Picnic will be May 4th this year.
Additional information to be announced in the near future...
but mark your calendar for May 4th
The Awards Gala honoring the Top Producers of 2017 will take place March 9th at Lake Receptions in Mount Dora. Individual ticket sales will be open soon. Watch your email for more information.

At this time only Broker and Affiliate Sponsorships are available:
GoPher It
MFRMLS Training Classes at RALSC
MFRMLS training classes are offered at RALSC twice a month.  

Usually, 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, etc.) are taught at the end of each month.

To see what is offered, register, or cancel an MLS class, click below.
Professional Photographer Coming to RALSC

Friday,  March 16th
Appointments from 10:00am - 3:00pm
Only $69.95
This is a product specifically tailored to the needs of REALTORS® at a discounted price. This is NOT a mug shot. You will receive:
  • A professional portrait session
  • A minimum of 10 digital images
  • One digitally re-touched image
  • Re-touched image is cropped and sized for your business cards, website and printed marketing materials
  • Re-touched image comes to you via e-mail within 48 hours of your selection
  • Full rights to use of images belong to YOU
Appointments are limited. To schedule yours, please call the photographer (Anthony Barbacane) directly at 941.224.1246 . Or email him using the button below.
Welcome New RALSC Members!
January was a busy month with almost 60 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!
On January 10th, a group from RALSC joined other Florida Associations at the Capitol in Tallahassee for G.A.R.D. (Great American REALTOR Days); meeting with Legislators to discuss p ending real estate legislation.

If you have never attended G.A.R.D. before, consider going in 2019! Protect your career!
REALTOR ® Magazine Seeks Nominations for
"2018 Good Neighbor Awards"
NAR is currently accepting applications for REALTOR ® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Awards from Realtors® who have made an impact on the world through community service. Entries must be received by Friday, May 4, 2018.
Orlando Business Journal Now Accepting nominations for "2018 Residential Real Estate Awards"
It’s time to celebrate the best in Central Florida residential real estate.

Nominations now are being accepted for the OBJ’s 2018 Residential Real Estate Awards. The nomination deadline is Feb. 23. Honorees will be recognized in the newspaper on April 6 and at an April 5 event.

Nominations are welcome from all sources, and companies/projects are eligible for nomination in more than one category.
eKEY app and older iOS versions

Due to recent security changes, the eKEY app will not be able to sync to the Supra server if the device has a version of iOS less than 7.0 .

Two options are available for anyone that still is using an older version of the Apple iOS:

1) Update your iOS to version 7 or higher. If you have an older device that cannot be updated, obtain a newer phone or tablet that can be updated to iOS 7 or greater. or

2) Download the latest version of the eKEY app from the app store. This version is now available in the app store.
Upcoming Meeting
The North Lake Chapter of the Women's Council of Realtors' next meeting is February 14th from 11am-1pm . They will have a panel of local lenders to share hot mortgage topics and a Q&A opportunity for the guests!
Puddle Jumpers
111 Ruby St.
The cost is $22.00 and includes, lunch, beverage, tip and presentation. They will also be selling tickets for a chance to win a YETI Tundra 65. Only 250 tickets to be sold at $10 each. The drawing will take place March 21st.

Contact Holly Curley using the button below for more info and to purchase tickets.
Education & Events
Want to know what is coming up at RALSC? Check out the Education & Events tab of the RALSC website (www.RALSC.org) for a listing of what is coming up in the future.

Below are a few of the upcoming classes coming soon.....
ABR - Accredited Buyers Representative Designation
Coming to RALSC March 1st & 2nd

The goal of the 2-day ABR® Designation Course is to establish a foundation of training, skills, and resources to help real estate professionals succeed as a buyer’s representative.

Core Law & Code of Ethics
Both coming to RALSC March 28

Core Law : This 3 hours of Core Law credit is required to RENEW your license and up to 6 hours of Core Law may be credited toward the fourteen hour CE requirement.

Code of Ethics: REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within two-year cycles. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®. A new two-year cycle began January 1, 2017. The deadline for this cycle is December 31, 2018.

Affordable Housing Solutions - What Every Realtor Should Know
Coming to RALSC April 25th

The main focus of the course is a full discussion of the Florida Housing Single Family Bond Program that provides affordable home financing alternatives, through competitive rate first mortgages, coupled with downpayment and closing costs assistance to qualified famlies throughout the State of Florida.

YPN (Young/Your Professional Network)

Social kickoff for 2018 RALSC YPN-Young ("Your") Professional Network Committee

Help the committee recruit new members, understand the value of YPN & its benefits, networking opportunities, and hear the RALSC YPN Chair, Kara Wisely, discuss our 2018
YPN goals.

106 E. Magnolia Ave

March 14, 2018
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Includes complimentary appetizers and 2 drink tickets for a choice of house wine or domestic beer. Cash bar also available.
Getting Started With RPR
Free Webinar on February 7th

When considering adoption of a new business tool, new and seasoned REALTORS ® want to know “what will it do for me and how will it help my business?”

Join this webinar to gain a basic understanding of how to use RPR’s dynamic data and best-in-class tools to help attract, retain and lead clients to the closing table.
New Affiliate Members
Bowen & Schroth, PA
James Myers
600 Jennings Ave.
Eustis, FL 32736
FBC Mortgage, LLC
Laura Carver
189 S. Orange Ave. Suite 970
Orlando, FL 32801
Prime Mortgage Group
Karen Crumrine
918 West Main Street
Leesburg, FL 34748
Palmetto Group Insurance
Tamy Bellis
305 E Main St.
Tavares, FL 32778
Southern Title Holding Company
Mary Mula
440 Deltona Blvd.
Deltona, FL 32725
American Home Services
Michael Madoff
Jerry Pyle
8933 Reynolds Rd.
Clermont, FL 34711
Herbert H. Landy Insurance
John Torvi
75 Second Ave. St. 410
Needham, MA 02494
REALTORS® on the Move
Where did that agent go?
See which REALTORS® are on the move by clicking the link below!
REALTORS® Statistics
Have you taken a look at the local Market Statistics from MFRMLS, NAR and FL REALTORS®?  

We update our website when the latest information has been released to the public.

Click below for the latest statistics.
New Real Estate Offices
Just A Farmgirl Realty LLC
Nancy Steinmetz
3816 Lake Griffin Road
Lady Lake, FL 32159
Southern Key Realty Group Inc.
Jelixa Novo
503 S. Bloxam Av.
Minneola, FL 34715
February Monthly Door Prize
Presented by:

Bob Gersh,
Senior Funding Group
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
E-mail: info@ralsc.org
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