October 2017 REALTORS® Digest
We hope you have been utilizing Real Safe Agent, the new (FREE!) member benefit of the REALTORS® Association of Lake & Sumter Counties, Inc.  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.

If you have not started using it, just click on the Activation button (from your phone) to get your activation started! Then just enter the email address you have on file for your MLS and/or the Association.

Training Webinars are held twice-a-day, every Tuesday and Thursday. Sign up for the webinar of your choice.
CONTEST for Gift Cards and iPad!

CONGRATULATIONS to  Bradley Salmons of  RE/MAX Premier Realty Lady Lake! His name was drawn at random from the current active users of the Real Safe Agent app! Bradley won a $50 American Express Gift Card, just for using the app! And his name will be re-entered into the Grand Prize drawing for a new iPad in November!

The next drawing will take place at the end of October. How can you win? Simply activate and start using the  Real Safe Agent app. Its a new member benefit of the REALTORS® Association of Lake & Sumter Counties, Inc. and its FREE!! No up-sell or hidden costs!
Affiliate Trade Show Photos

The Affiliate Trade Show was September 21st at the Lakes of Mount Dora.

We appreciate all our Affiliate Members who participated, as well as all our REALTOR ® members who attended! A GREAT SHOW!
Leadership Development Program

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 ceo@ralsc.org prior to the deadline of November 22nd. No late applications will be accepted.
DID YOU KNOW?

DBPR has issued an Emergency Order extending the deadline to renew a real estate license for an additional 30 days. Due to the aftermath of Irma, Florida Realtors® has worked with FREC and DBPR on an extension for an additional 30 days to renew your license. Please note, this is only an extension, it is NOT a waiver.
Attention ActiveKey Users

After careful consideration, the Board of Directors of the REALTOR® Association of Lake & Sumter has voted to discontinue the leasing and support of the Supra ActiveKEY (example shown).

Members who currently have ActiveKEY service will need to return their device to RALSC and transition to the eKEY service by December 14, 2017; however, a sooner-the-better approach is recommended due to limited appointment times and to avoid the last-minute rush. This applies to ONLY the ActiveKey, not the eKey on your phone/device.

You are eligible to receive a refund for the remaining amount of your lease provided you return your ActiveKEY to RALSC. Members who have lost or misplaced their ActiveKey may be subject to Supra's lost key fee.

Advantages of the eKEY:

  • The eKEY service works on a wide variety of smartphones and tablets, and it works even if you don't have a Wifi or data connection.
  • The eKEY is cheaper.
  • The eKEY is more secure than the ActiveKEY.
  • You can get real-time info on your listings!
  • Reprogramming your lockbox, changing your settings and accessing SupraWEB is easily done right in the eKEY app.

How to transition to the eKEY:

  • Please call or email the Association to make an appointment for your eKEY transition: 352-343-3003 or email recept@ralsc.org
  • Bring your ActiveKEY, as well as the device you will use for your eKEY service, to your appointment. To expedite your appointment, please download the eKEY app to your device in advance. (Search for "eKey" in your App Store / PlayStore on your device)
  • During your appointment, we will be happy to provide instructions on how to use your eKEY.
  • You will be switched over to Monthly billing from Supra and charged $16.00 (per month) going forward.
Education & Events
Be sure to check out the Education & Events tab of the RALSC website for a listing of what is coming up in the future at RALSC. We include things such as Association closed dates, CE classes, special events, etc. New events and classes are added frequently, so check often!
Upcoming Classes

Be sure to check out the Association's Education & Events tab on the website for all upcoming events and classes. We have many events and classes coming up soon. Such as:
Real World Negotiating Skills
October 12th

Demystifying the Appraisal Process
October 13th

Appraisal Panel
October 13th

Developing Your Social Media Game Plan
October 25th (AM and PM classes)
Professional Photographer
October 27th

Legal Update
October 31st

Excellence in Professionalism
November 7th

and more...
COMING SOON
Professional Photographer
A professional photographer will be at RALSC on October 27th!
Appointments available from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm.

Discounted Prices! Minimum of 10 digital images, one digitally re-touched image.
Attending the NAR Convention?
Download the app!

The fastest, easiest way to navigate the Conference & Expo from your mobile device. Download the official event mobile app, NAR Annual, to access sessions, meeting schedules, exhibitors and other info for your visit to Chicago.
Welcome New RALSC Members!
Check out the growing list of new members as well as other events and tips on our website!
WELCOME NEW RALSC MEMBERS!
View the photos from our New Member Orientation - October 4th
2018 Board of Directors Approved
Results of Election Candidates 
We would like announce the election results for the 2018 Directors of the REALTORS® Association of Lake & Sumter Counties.

Congratulations to everyone!
Valerie Foerst
District #1
3 Year Director
Tracie Ruffolo
District #2
3 Year Director
Edward Fox
District #3
3 Year Director
Terry Paschal
District #4
3 Year Director
Vivienne Cunningham
District at Large
3 Year Director

The continuing Board members for 2018 will be:
Gus Grizzard

Bill Deese

Darlene Misciagno

Abby Carr

Mike "Turk" Taylor

Billie Faye Smith
Kathi Hill

Eileen Scates

Addie Owens

Betty Hensinger

Colleen Donlevy-Burns
On Behalf of the REALTORS® Association of Lake & Sumter Counties, Inc.

Thank You!

to the following Affiliates who sponsored events for our members in July, August, and September!
Housemaster Home Inspections
Mary Lightcap

Landy Insurance
Joe Flynn

Liberty Title
Leslie Starkey

Medallion Home
Angie Cable

Neal Development
Larry Morris

North American Title
Kent Rayborn
Priority Home & Commercial Inspections
William Spear

Senior Funding Group
Bob Gersh

Success Mortgage Partners
Joe Jamieson

Trustco Bank
Oliver Pluta

United Southern Bank
Janet Noack
REALTORS® on the Move
Here at RALSC we’re always on the move working harder to serve you better.
See which REALTORS® are on the move this month 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 on the button for the latest statistics.
October Monthly Door Prize
Presented by:

Kristin Jamieson
Success Mortgage Partners
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.
New Affiliates
Union Home Mortgage
James Green
3440 Lake Center Dr
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
248-345-3302

American Home Service
Theresa Kleinschnitz
8933 Reynolds Rd
Clermont, FL 34711
352-429-7062



Limelight Studios
Touchton Caruthers
900 Cleveland Ave
Wildwood, FL 34785
352-316-7813
New Real Estate Offices
EXP Realty, LLC
Ralph Rand
4830 W. Kennedy Blvd, Suite 600
Tampa, FL 33609
888-883-8509

RE/MAX Premier Realty
Robert Deichman
2764 Dora Ave
Tavares, FL 32778
352-427-5702
Realty Partners, LLC
Thomas Heimann
9040 Town Center Parkway
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
888-301-6003

St. Clair Realty Group, LLC
Tina Corey St. Clair
100 S. Palm Ave
Howey In The Hills, FL 34737
352-552-3754
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