July 2018 REALTORS® Digest
The 2018 RPAC Bowling Tournament was a few weeks ago. We had 20 teams, gracious sponsors and we raised almost $3,000 for RPAC!!

The 3rd Annual is already scheduled for  June 22, 2019 ! Mark your calendar now, so you do not miss out on the fun!! Let’s FILL the lanes next year!

Click on the button below to see event photos.
Thank you to our sponsors:
RALSC will be closed Wednesday, July 4th, in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen Thursday at 8:00am. Have a safe and happy 4th!
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. Coming up in July:

July 5th: 9:00am: Basic
July 5th: 1:00pm: Compliance
July 5th: 2:30pm: Adding & Editing

July 31st: 9:00am: Working with Buyers in MLS
July 31st: 1:00pm: Intro into Transactions Desk

To see what is offered, register, or cancel an MLS class, click the button below.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire on July 31, denying necessary insurance coverage to homeowners and buyers in more than 20,000 communities nationwide.

Congress must act now to reform and extend the NFIP. Urge Congress to extend the NFIP and pass meaningful reforms to ensure long-term viability of the program.
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 below to start the Activation Process and just enter the email address you have on file for your MLS and/or the Association.
In addition, Real Safe Agent webinars are available twice-a-day, every Tuesday and Thursday. Schedule here:
New Members of RALSC!
June was a busy month with over 40 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!
"Team" or "Group" Advertising
We have been advised by Florida Realtors® that the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Florida Real Estate Commission has an important change being made to the rule about what “Team or Group Advertising” is legally defined as.

The change to the “Team or Group Advertising” rule was approved on 6/18/18 and the effective date when all members must be in compliance is July 1, 2019 . The button below contains the information for your ready reference as taken from the Florida Department of State Administrative Code and Administrative Register.

If you have any questions about this, please contact the FR Legal Hotline at (407) 438-1409.
Florida Realtors® Convention & Trade Expo
August 8-9, 2018

Governance Meetings August 10-12, 2018

Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, FL 
FREE REGISTRATION The first 300 first-time attendees will be charged at the time of registration. Once the convention is over, those first-timers will be fully refunded. 
Education & Events
Meet Buyers Demands with RPRs
Search Tools
July 11th

July 11th
** Note that in addition to these two classes held at RALSC, RPR will conduct seven (7) different webinars throughout the month of July. See further down in this publication for a complete list of RPR Webinars.
1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges
July 11th

The primary objective of the §1031 Tax Deferral Strategies course is to educate real estate professionals on the benefits of using §1031 tax deferred exchanges for their clients and themselves.

Advance Notice ! The third Young Professionals Network  (YPN) "Fresh Friday" of 2018 will take place August 17th.

 Sharon Ahrens of  Babettes Furniture & Home will be the meeting and breakfast sponsor. She will discuss  home staging for pre-owned, or new construction!

If you would like to attend, please click on the RSVP button below.
Upcoming July RPR Webinars
Join our "Members-Only" closed Facebook Group! Only RALSC members are allowed to join. Click the link below to send a request to join. We will verify your RALSC membership then accept your request to join!
New Affiliate Members
Babette's Furniture & Home
Sheila Blue
8345 US Hwy 441
Leesburg, FL 34788
iDoc Repair, Inc.
Michael Argenziano
2882 David Walker Drive
Eustis, FL 32726
Retirement Funding Solutions
Greg Bohnert
PO Box 1711
Mount Dora, FL 32756
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?

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.
New Real Estate Offices
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Home Team Realty
Robert Kennedy
13940 US Hwy 441
The Villages, FL 32159
Burton Realty Group, LLC
Kyle Burton
4323 South Highway 27, Ste A3
Clermont, FL 34711
Cobros Realty Group, LLC
Eric Coe
2468 Hwy 441, Ste 104
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Premier Homes Realty, Inc.
Michael Taylor
52 Tuscan Way, Suite 202
St. Augustine, FL 32092
Regal R.E. Professionals LLC
Chris Christensen
7726 W. Sand Lake Rd
Orlando, FL 32819
Statewide Premier Properties LLC
 Frank D'Anna
3120 Oriole Dr
Sarasota, FL 34243
If you work with Commercial Real Estate, you may be interested in the following:
1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges
July 11th
The primary objective of the §1031 Tax Deferral Strategies course is to educate real estate professionals on the benefits of using §1031 tax deferred exchanges for their clients and themselves. The course will detail the entire exchange process from start to finish as well as covering some of the more complex applications of §1031 to ensure exchanges are well received by the IRS and the entire process is fluid and c omplete for both the professional and their client.

Advance notice!
Transitional Land Course
Sept 13 & 14
Opportunities are arising for real estate agents as more and more agricultural land is being adapted for recreational uses and urban brownfields are being converted for commercial and residential uses. This is an essential course for land and commercial agents looking to gain a better understanding of both sides of a transitional land transaction.

Investment Analysis (Valuate) Series
NAR REALTOR ® Conference & Expo
Thank you
The REALTORS® Association of Lake & Sumter Counties, Inc, would like to thank the following Affiliates who sponsored events and classes at the Association in April, May and June:
HouseMaster Home Inspections
Mary Lightcap

JW Mortgage Group, LLC
Jon Woods

Mortgage Equity Partners
Todd Levensohn

Chelsea Title Company
Angela Sheppard

The Mortgage Firm
Mary Rhodes

Union Home Mortgage
Jim Green

Southern Title
Mary Mula
North American Title Company
Kent Rayborn

Ross Bennett

Babette's Furniture & Home
Sharon Ahrens

DSW Surveying & Mapping, PLC
Theresa Willis

First International Title
Kim Mahoney

The Closing Boutique
Bonny Simmons

July Monthly Door Prize
Presented by:

Mary Mula

A great summer basket (actually a cooler) packed-full of alcohol, bluetooth speaker, towel, sunscreen, etc!

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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