February 2021 REALTORS® Digest
Volume #2; Week #2
This includes:
GRI 103 (March 2nd & 3rd)
plus... coming up:
GRI 201 (April 15th & 16th)
GRI 202 (May 13th & 14th)
GRI 301 (June 16th & 17th)
GRI 302 (July 21st & 22nd)

Registrations are open for ALL GRI courses! So register today!
Note GRI modules do not have to be taken in order,
so feel free to jump in at any time! 
Renting to Applicants with Criminal Convictions
48 Florida Housing Providers Sued for
Refusing ‘Prior Felony’ Tenants

A suits, filed by single law firm, target Florida property managers who allegedly refused to rent to applicants based on previous criminal convictions. 
Fair Housing Act: Criminal History-Based Practices and Policies
NAR's New National Ad Campaign
"That’s Who We R," NAR’s national advertising campaign, helps consumers understand that REALTORS® are real estate experts in their local communities, who abide by NAR's Code of Ethics and fight for real estate dreams and property rights.

You can get a sneak peek of the exciting new ads rolling out nationwide the week of February 15th. View the sneak peak HERE
Member Survey
As a valued member of our Association, we would like your feedback. It is critical and necessary for planning purposes.
Only 5 quick questions!
New Real Estate Offices
The Market Realty Group
Joseph Saunders
721 West Ave
Clermont, FL 34711
St. Clair Realty Group LLC
Tina St. Clair
102 S Palm Ave
Howey in the Hills, FL 34737
RPR - Realtors Property Resource
A new RPR arrives February 24th
RPR has some exciting news for REALTORS®... in two short weeks they will unveil their biggest product update ever! 
Almost 70 new REALTORS®/Brokers joined us in January 2021.
Wow! Take a look!

WECOME TO RALSC - we are glad you are a member with us!
Additional drop-off locations:
Scates Realty & Investment Properties
400 East Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Preferred Real Estate Brokers
2430 Highway 50 Suite B
Clermont, FL 34711
Realty Executives in The Villages
Liberty Plaza
11714 NE 62nd Terrace
The Villages, FL 32162
The Strata Group
Brokered by eXp Realty, LLC
822 N. Donnelly St
Mount Dora, FL 32757
ERA Grizzard Real Estate, Inc.
600 N Donnelly St
Mount Dora, FL 32757
Q4 2020 Housing Statistics
The Q4 and year-end 2020’s housing statistics from NAR and Florida Realtors have been released and added to our website.
All Metro Areas Saw Home Prices Rise During Fourth Quarter of 2020
WASHINGTON (February 11, 2021) – Every metro area tracked by the National Association of Realtors® through the fourth quarter of 2020 witnessed home prices grow from a year ago, according to NAR's latest quarterly report.
Upcoming Education
Coming up next!

2/24/2021 at 9:00AM to 12:00PM

2/24/2021 at 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Recent screenshot from an online class.... keep in mind your camera must be on and we must see you the entire time in order to receive CE credits!
CI102: Market Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate
February 23rd-26th
11 CE Credits!

Cl 102 Students learn BAO mapping and data analytics to help their clients select store locations; others use Tapestry Segmentation to determine demand for apartment properties. Segmentation to determine demand for apartment properties. In Cl 102, you'll work with four case studies covering each of the major property types: office, industrial, multifamily, and retail. 
In Case You Missed It...
Please be advised that the Board of Directors will be taking up the proposed recommendations of the Policy Committee for adoption of amendments to the Administrative Procedure Manual and Bylaws on February 18, 2021 at the scheduled Board of Directors ZOOM meeting.
Homestead Exemption - March 1st deadline
Every person who has legal or equitable title to real property in the State of Florida and in good faith makes it his or her permanent home is eligible to receive a homestead exemption of up to $50,000. The first $25,000 applies to all property taxes. The additional $25,000 applies to any assessed value over $50,000 and only to non-school taxes.
REALTORS® Association of Lake & Sumter Counties, Inc.
3001 State Road 19 South
Tavares, Florida 32778
(352) 343-3003