November 2018 REALTORS ® Digest
Board of Directors Approved
Results of Election Candidates
We would like announce the election results for the 2019 Directors of the REALTORS® Association of Lake & Sumter Counties.
District #1
Carolyn M Maimon e
District #2
Trish Lei sne r
District #3
Rob Crawford
District #4
Vickie Lingerfelt
At Large
Michael "Turk" Taylor
And Robert Shoemaker was appointed as a Director to fill a vacant seat on the 2018 Board of Directors.

The continuing Board members for 2019 will be:
Bill Deese - Abbey Carr - Kathi Hill - Addie Owens - Summer Alvis - Colleen Donlevy-Burns - Valerie Foerst - Ed Fox - Terry Paschal - Vivienne Cunningham - Tracie Ruffolo
The 2019 Board of Directors also elected their 2019 Officers: Bill Deese, President; Addie Owens, President-Elect; Michael Taylor, Vice-President; Terry Paschal, Treasurer; and Abbey Carr, Past-President.

The 2019 Florida Realtors’ Directors were appointed by the 2019 President, Bill Deese: Bill Deese, Addie Owens, Michael Taylor, Terry Paschal, Abbey Carr, Brandy Lake, and Vickie Lingerfelt. These individuals shall serve as directors and represent the interests of all Florida Realtor® members at the state level.

Further, Abbey Carr was appointed as a Director of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Each local board of REALTORS® with a membership of 2,000 is entitled to a Director. RALSC's membership exceeded 2000 members and obtained this  first-ever  Director position.

Congratulations to everyone!
Note the upcoming changes to the RALSC office schedule:

November 12th: Closed for Veteran's Day
November 22nd & 23rd: Closed for Thanksgiving
December 14th: RALSC closes at 2:00pm for the holiday staff luncheon
December 24th & 25th: Closed for Christmas
January 1st: Closed for New Year's Day
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:

November 8th: 9:00am: Basic
November 8th: 1:00pm: Compliance
November 8th: 2:30pm: Adding & Editing

November 27th: 9:00am: Working with Buyers in the MLS
November 27th: 1:00pm: HomeSnap & My MLS App

To see what is offered, register, or cancel an MLS class, click the button below.
Did you know NAR's REALTORS Insurance Marketplace is an exclusive 'one stop' insurance shopping site. It provides NAR members with a roster of health and wellness insurance plans and products, including a major medical health insurance exchange.
  • Obtain quotes, compare plans and purchase directly online.
  • All plans are from top-rated insurance carriers.
  • Site is powered by SASid, a trusted NAR partner who specializes in helping NAR members find the best insurance plans and products for themselves and their families.
Fall Affiliate Trade Show
The Fall Affiliate Trade Show was October 4th at Lake Receptions in Mount Dora! A great event with 33 Affiliate vendors and several hundred attendees! Thank you to all our Affiliates who participated, and to all those REALTOR ® members who attended! It was a great turnout!

And CONGRATULATIONS to Susie Westbrook of Arellano Realty & Investments in Montverde, who won the drawing for a $100 Visa gift card! Compliments of the Affiliate Trade Show participants!
Two Code of Ethics classes (morning and afternoon) are coming to RALSC on November 16th. Register online at anytime...
Its "Special Awards" Time again!
The Board of Directors of RALSC requests your nominations for the 2018 Special Awards: REALTOR® of the Year, Affiliate of the Year, Rookie of the Year® and the Honor Society. The individual selected will be honored at the Annual Membership Meeting/Installation Banquet at  Lake Receptions on December 6th.

All nominations are due November 2nd, so don't delay!
New Members of RALSC!
October was a busy month with over 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!
"Everybody is for Amendment 2" yard signs are available at the Association office on a first-come first-serve basis.
November 14-15, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum
4155 W. Vine Street
Kissimmee, FL 32741
Site Selection - Analyze Market Opportunities for Development

A 2-day REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI) Land University course introduces participants to identify and analyze specific sites. The course addresses a broad range of topics.
Be a part of the Association's Leadership
2019 Leadership Program Application

The RALSC Leadership Development Program offers an opportunity to learn how the Association operates. Many of these same principles that guide the volunteer leadership and staff of our organization can be applied to how you run your business.

Graduates of the Leadership Program will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to excel as a Leader of the REALTORS® Association of Lake & Sumter Counties.

Only 8 candidates will be selected to participate in the program.

Please review the program and forward your completed Application to prior to the  deadline of November 13th .
Education & Events
Spruce up the Block Day
November 7th

Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification
November 9th
Code of Ethics - Morning Class
November 16th
November 16th
The Home Builders Association of Lake-Sumter has organized a golf tournament on November 16th . Click the button below for more info.

And.... Save the Date for the HBA's 2019 Parade of Homes ! Their schedule:

North Bus, March 26th: Lady Lake / Leesburg / Villages area

Central Bus, March 27th: Mount Dora / Eustis / Sorrento

South Bus, March 28th: Clermont / Groveland / Minneola / Howey in the Hills
Upcoming November RPR Webinars
November 7th
The Ultimate REALTOR App:
RPR Mobile
November 9th
Perfect Pricing with Easy Accurate CMAs from RPR
November 13th
Not Enough Inventory?
Check out these Tips
November 14th
5 C's of a Successful Farming Strategy
November 15th
Reining in Your Pickiest Buyers with RPR Search Tools
November 16th
New Affiliate Members
Academy Mortgage
Kathleen Caldwell
9805 Fairway Circle
Leesburg FL 34788
Academy Mortgage
John Paul Mathews
9805 Fairway Circle
Leesburg FL 34788
CPS Investment Advisors
Erica Lupercio
119 CR 101 Suite 301
The Villages, FL 32162
Lab Pro Inspections, Inc.
Lionel Barnaby
2447 Schoenfeldt St.
The Villages, FL 32163
Mortgage Processing Professionals LLC
Jon Woods
801 International Parkway, Ste 500
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Wise Media Group
Jason McCann
PO Box 493332
Leesburg, FL 34749
We Haul It and More Moving Services
Charlie Rogers
506 S. Highway 27, Suite J
Minneola, FL 34715
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. 
What's a "CBS" code? How do I find them?

Our Affiliate Members (home inspectors, pest control, etc) who have Supra lockbox access are REQUIRED to enter a "CBS" (  Call Before Showing ) code into their key, in addition to their pin number. Without this additional code, they cannot gain access to the property.

For security reasons, the Association is not allowed to provide this code to them . If they call the Association for this information, we refer them to the listing agent to obtain this information. As the listing agent is responsible for the property, he/she must provide this information to them. 
Below are the step-by-step instruction on how to obtain the CBS code on the lockboxes. Each lockbox contains a different CBS code and all agents need to know where to obtain this information. Please take note of the following for future reference.
This information is also available online at  or agents at Supra can assist you by calling 877-699-6787. You may also call the Association and we will walk you through the simple steps.

Instructions for E-key holders:
  • Open the Supra E-key app.
  • Click on the "Inventory" button.
  • Click on the key box number (ex: 12345678) needed. (The Key Box number will appear on the right side. And the listing number is on the left.)
  • Under Keybox Details - At the bottom of the screen, you will see: Activity, Edit & Delete. Click on "Edit"
  • Under Edit Keybox- Tap on "Require CBS", then the CBS Code: 1234567 (an example) will appear.
  • Provide the Affiliate the CBS Code. This will allow the individual to open the electronic key box along with their pin number.

That's it! Very simple! 

It’s here! RPR’s annual “best apps for real estate agents” report,.... helping REALTORS® to sift out what is truly valuable.  Take a look...
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 items on the Lake County Property Appraiser website
The Lake County Property Appraiser has contacted us with two changes to their website.
1) The Parcel Number has been modified so that the display is fully parsed into its individual components; Section, Township, Range, Sub, Block, and Lot. Previously, the number was only partially parsed as: 13-19-26-090000003200. There is also a blue info button adjacent to the parcel number with mouse roll-over feature that displays the layout to the user (see below).
2) The Tax Estimator has been updated with the most recently certified 2018 millage rates. We have also lowered the assumed assessed value from 90% of purchase price to 85% percent of purchase price. (see below)
New Real Estate Offices
Blu Sea Dreams, LLC
Elizabeth Fox
75 N Woodward Ave. #84903
Tallahassee, FL 32313
Century 21 Alton Clark
James Clark
3235 B US Hwy 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Diversified Land Marketing Group
Debra Boyce
1988 Highway 301 N
Sumterville, FL 33585
GlasBridge LLC
Sharon Sawchuk
255 S. Orange Ave., Ste 107
Orlando, FL 32801
Lakeshore Realty Inc.
Joseph Saunders
721 West Ave
Clermont, FL 34711
Marzucco Real Estate LLC
Dorothy DePalo
2336 J & C Blvd
Naples, FL 34109
November Monthly Door Prize
Presented by
Janet Noack
United Southern Bank

A BBQ-themed basket packed full of goodies... bottles of bbq sauce, seasonings, mitts, glasses, 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.
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