September 2018 REALTORS ® Digest
Successful Event!!

On August 6th, our Affiliates sponsored a Document Destruction event, allowing members to have any unwanted documents securely shredded for free! In addition, at the same event, our Community Awareness Committee partnered with our Affiliates to help " Fill-the-Bus " for much needed new supplies to benefit Families in Transition (FIT) and Forward Paths Foundation for Lake & Sumter Counties.

Members who participated in the Document Destruction and/or Fill-the-Bus, received lunch at one of two food trucks present during the event.

A highly successful event as hundreds of pounds of documents were shredded and many supplies were collected. Over $600 in gift cards.... over 75 bottles of shampoo... 120 bars of soap.... 250 toothbrushes.... 200 tubes of toothpaste.... 25 bottles of laundry detergent... etc, etc!

Thank you to everyone who participated!
Thanks to YOU!
Thanks to the generosity of our members, RALSC was able to assist Families in Transition (FIT) and Forward Paths Foundation for Lake & Sumter Counties through member donations from the 2018 dues billing. In addition, the much needed supplies that were collected from the August 6th "Fill-the-Bus" event were also provided to each organization.

Thank you to everyone who made a contribution on your dues billing, as well as made a supply donation for these organizations.
(L to R) RALSC CEO, Brenda Rodgers and 2018 President Abby Carr, with Kathy Entler and Kristin McCall of Lake County Schools, accepting gift cards and a check for $2000.00 from member donations on the 2018 dues billing.
Denise Burry (R), Director of Forward Paths, accepting gift cards and a check for $1000.00 from donation gathered from members on the 2018 dues billing.
Brenda Rodgers (L) presenting Ellen Coomer of Sumter County Schools, with a $1000.00 check from our member donations from the 2018 dues billing, along with gift cards collected at the August 6th "Fill-the-Bus" event.
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:

September 6th: 9:00am: Basic
September 6th: 1:00pm: Compliance
September 6th: 2:30pm: Adding & Editing

There will not be advance classes taught at RALSC in September. The next Advanced classes (CMA Tools and Realist) will be October 23rd.

To see what is offered, register, or cancel an MLS class, click the button below.
You may not be aware that the solicitation of potential customers is regulated under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). TCPA prohibits text messages to wireless numbers using automated telephone dialing equipment without adequate consent. 

Below are links to NAR’s website for all the important information.
New Members of RALSC!
August was a busy month with over 50 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!
FREC changed license renewal requirements
You still need 14-hours of the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) approved continuing education to renew a Fla. real estate license – but the continuing education course requirements have changed.
 
The rule directly impacts real estate licensees renewing their license beginning Sept. 30, 2018. However, the change does not impact post-licensing education requirements that apply to renewal of an initial sales associate or broker's license.

Under the new rule, each licensee will need to complete a 3-hour Ethics and Business Practices course approved by FREC. Florida real estate licensees who do not complete one of these courses, along with the other courses outlined below, before the Sept. 30, 2018, deadline, will not be able to renew their real estate license and will automatically become involuntarily inactive.
 
Under the continuing education 14-hour requirement licensees must complete the following for all license renewals beginning Sept. 30, 2018:
  • 3-hour Core Law course
  • 3-hour Ethics and Business Practices course
  • 8-hours of Specialty courses (which may include a second Core Law course)

Once the CE requirements have been satisfied, a real estate licensee can complete the other license renewal-requirements required by FREC.
Do you need Core Law or Code of Ethics?
Both are coming to RALSC on September 26th.
Protect Yourself and Your Co-workers
Real Safe Agent is the 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, (from your phone), enter the email address you have on file with MLS and/or the Association to get your activation started.

And Real Safe Agent training webinars are held twice-a-day, every Tuesday and Thursday. So sign up for the webinar of your choice. 

Education & Events
RLI's Transitional Land Course
September 13th-14th  
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 .

NEWLY ADDED
Homesnap Pro 101
September 20th
Tackle the issues that are core to your business!! Tips, Tricks and best practices for mastering the top seven tools within Homesnap Pro. Carving out a few minutes to learn these tools will change your daily habits, making you more efficient and productive in your business while on the go.

Body Talk:
Understanding Body Language for Sales & Safety
September 25th
“Safety” in the real estate world isn’t always a hot topic. It will never get as many registrations as “How to make a billion $$ in your pajamas without getting out of bed” and yet those dollars are worthless when tragedy strikes. This class gives both the “sizzle” and the “steak” to your audience and shares an important life skill in a humorous, memorable class.

CLASS IS SOLD OUT
Concealed Weapons Class
September 25th
In this class, the basics of shooting including safety rules, gun types, ammunition, common malfunctions, cleaning, storage, and the fundamentals of shooting such as grip, stance, aiming, holsters and more will be covered. They will also discuss several considerations when training for defensive use as opposed to target practice. Classroom time will be followed up with plenty of time on the range to get you comfortable with handling the firearm.
CLASS IS FULL
Core Law
September 26th

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Code of Ethics
September 26th
After you have registered online, we will contact you to make note of your painting choice to have your canvas pre-sketched.
...... and mark your calendars... the next YPN Fresh Friday will be October 12th , sponsored by Mary Rhodes, of The Mortgage Firm .
Upcoming September RPR Webinars
September 6th
The Ultimate REALTOR ®
App: RPR Mobile
September 13th
Perfect Pricing With Easy, Accurate CMAs From RPR
September 19th
Not Enough Inventory? Check out These Tips for Finding New Listings
September 21st
5 C’s of a Successful Farming Strategy
September 25th
Reining in Your Pickiest Buyers
with RPR Search Tools
September 26th
New Affiliate Members
Academy Mortgage Corporation
Kathleen Caldwell
9805 Fairway Circle
Leesburg, FL 34788
352-459-5838
Grant Inspection Services, Inc
John Grant
711 North Donnelly St., #411
Mount Dora, FL 32757
352-406-9415
Women's Council of REALTORS (WCR) - South Lake Network

Coming up September 14th at Trilogy in Groveland.
NAR REALTOR ® Conference & Expo
REALTORS® on the Move
Where did that agent go?
See which REALTORS® are on the move by clicking the link below!
Are you ready for .realestate?
On Sept. 18 at 11:00am the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) in partnership with Second Generation, Ltd., will launch the .realestate domain to individual REALTORS®, firms and boards of NAR and the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) for an exclusive 60-day pre-sale period.
As .realestate is an unrestricted top-level domain, this provides you with the opportunity to get your company or brokerage name before someone else does. Standard .realestate domains will be available for $69/year. A list of premium domains and pricing will be available in late August. Act fast because Nov. 26, .realestate domains will be internationally available to the the general public.
In order to get .realestate domains during the member pre-sale, you must have an active .realtor™ domain. Your .realtor™ domain can be a firm or an individual REALTOR® domain. Firm domain names should be the full firm name as it appears in your office record
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
Capital Hill Realty and Management, Inc.
Ken Ashori
204 O'Brian Road
Casselberry, FL 32730
407-375-4009
Fortune Realty of Clermont
Suabi Ramnarain
17925 Coralwood Ln
Clermont, FL 34736
352-429-4621
Howard Chase Real Estate
Howard Chase
1354 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-532-7470
IQ Appraisal Services
Steve Wronka
945 Oleander St
Lady Lake, FL 32159
352-561-8802
Medallion Realty LLC
Charles Tokarz
1651 Whitfield Ave
Sarasota, FL 34243
941-359-9000
Pamela A Taylor
Pamela A Taylor
5258 CR125 A
Wildwood, FL 34785
317-442-9894
Sandy Kelly Realty PLLC
Sandy Kelly Holwinski
2556 Belle Alliance
Leesburg, FL 34748
352-406-4784
September Monthly Door Prize
Presented by
Jim Green
Union Home Mortgage

A basket packed-full of goodies... wine, stainless steel wine glasses, tiki torch, towels, etc, 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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