September 2017 REALTORS® Digest

Beer - Wine - Soft Drinks - Hors d'oeuvres

Bring your Business Cards! Door Prize drawings throughout the event!
Would you like to see photos from the 2016 Affiliate Trade Show? Click Here
Have you activated your Real Safe Agent app? If not, just click the photo above to start the activation process!

Did you miss the Real Safe Agent classes in August? Noooo problem... the information can still be obtained through weekly webinars that take place twice-a-day, on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

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 a new member benefit of RALSC... and its completely FREE!
CONTEST for Gift Cards and iPad!

Simply activate and start using the Real Safe Agent app and you are automatically entered into several drawings. We will be giving away two $50 American Express gift cards... one at the end of September and another at the end of October. And a grand prize drawing for an iPad will be given away at the end of November. The winners will be selected at random, based on those who have activated the app and are utilizing it.
News from the Lake County
Property Appraiser's Office!
New website feature on
A link has been added to the top of the Property Record Card for those parcels which have an Eagle’s Eye Oblique Image (see image 1). When selected, it will open the oblique in a separate full-size window. From there, use the standard buttons to navigate. The Plus/Minus will zoom in and out. The rotate dial will change the directional view (see 2nd image below). Plus more features... take a look.
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:
September 19th

Core Law
September 20th

Code of Ethics
September 20th
Affiliate Trade Show
September 21st

Professional Photographer
October 27th

and more...
Advance Notice
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.
23rd Annual Harvest Grape Stomp
Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, in Clermont, held their 23rd ANNUAL HARVEST GRAPE STOMP on August 19th and 20th! A portion of the event proceeds were donated to RALSC's partner, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties. RALSC's Realtor Awareness Committee assisted the Boys & Girls Club on both days, collecting tickets! THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS!
Welcome New RALSC Members!
Check out the growing list of new members as well as other events and tips on our website!
View the photos from our New Member Orientation - September 6th

Lender Panel Q&A Session
August 20th was our LENDER PANEL Q&A SESSION at RALSC. Five Affiliates members made up our panel, and they were available to answer all questions pertaining to mortgages by our REALTOR members!

Our expert panel consisted of:

  • Janet Noack, USB
  • Kimmie Keith, Patriot Home Funding
  • Bill Straher, Fairway Independent Mortgage
  • Bob Gersh, Senior Funding Group
  • Gail Baker, Reunion Bank

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.
Board of Director's Meeting
Held August 24th, 2017 
At the August 24th Board of Director's meeting, 2017 President, Gus Grizzard, presented Erica Murray of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties, a check in the amount of $3,246.00. This money was gathered from the voluntary contributions our members made at dues renewal.
Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) needs your help to drive messages to Members of Congress urging them to support H.R. 2874, “The 21st Century Flood Reform Act."

H.R. 2874 reauthorizes the NFIP and makes a number of critical improvements to the NFIP including increased funds for mitigation activities, caps on overall premium increases, improved claim and mapping processes, as well as removing hurdles for more private market participation in the flood insurance market. Reauthorization of the NFIP will help over 5 million homeowners in 22,000 communities around the country, so it is critical Congress acts now.

If Congress fails to take action to reauthorize the NFIP, it will expire by September 30, 2017.
September Monthly Door Prize
Presented by:

Mary Lightcap
HouseMaster Home Inspection
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
Babette's Furniture
Sharon Ahrens
8345 US Hwy 441
Leesburg, FL, 34788

Goldstar Mortgage Financial Group
Todd Abell
120 E 4th Ave, Ste #C-1
Mount Dora, FL, 32757

Movement Mortgage
Amanda Walters
1936 Lee Rd, Ste 240
Winter Park, FL 32789
New Real Estate Offices
Carlton-Royce International, Inc.
James De Maria
3905 N. Lecanto Hwy
Beverly Hills, FL 34465

Clyde Bexley
Clyde Bexley
10312 CR 209
Oxford, FL 34484

Dream Home Real Estate
Michael Shrader
1705 E Ft King Street
Ocala, Fl 34471

Florida Lifestyle Realty Group, Inc.
Karen Riscinto
104 East 3rd Avenue
Mount Dora,FL 32757

Florida Ranchland & Home Realty Inc.
Kaitlyn Wiant
137 West Broad Street Suite C
Groveland, Fl 34736
Harbor Oaks Realty, LLC
Sharon Percival
11 Harbor Oaks Dr.
Fruitland Park, FL 34731

Luxe Properties, LLC
Wesley Ulloa
55 Merrick Way
Ste 402

Millennia Realty Group, LLC
John Ardizone
16621 Magnolia Terrace Blvd
Montverde, FL 34756

Rochette Realty, LLC
Edward A. Rochette
24921 Pine Hill
Leesburg, FL 34748
REALTORS® Association of Lake & Sumter Counties, Inc.
3001 State Road 19 South, Tavares, Florida 32778
PHONE: (352) 343-3003
FAX: (352) 343-7876