July 2020 REALTORS ® Digest
Volume #7; week #1
Once again, please bear with us as we transition to a
weekly version of our Realtors Digest.
New Affiliate Members
If you need a pest control company, title company, bank, mortgage company, photography services, home inspector, etc, etc... be sure to check out our Affiliate Members first!
Our newest RALSC members:
Chelsea Title
Lisa Hoad
1209 N Donnelly Street
Mount Dora, FL 32757
D R Horton
Krystal Duffield
10192 Dowden Rd
Orlando, FL 32832
Southern Oaks Property Inspectors
Jason Rohter
10435 Carlson Circle
Clermont FL 34711
Upcoming Education
Webinars in Conjunction with Pinellas Realtors (PRO)
Continuing further into July .... we are partnering with our friends at Pinellas Realtors (PRO) to join more of their upcoming webinars. RALSC members receive their " Partner Pricing ". A great time to earn those coveted Designations and Certifications at bargain prices!

Coming up soon:
....... plus more
Webinar Three: 
Neuroplasticity: The (Really Cool) Brain Science of Productivity and Positive Change
July 14 th  
2:15pm – 3:15pm
In this webinar, time management expert, Allyson Lewis, will show you how you can use the science of neuroplasticity to increase your daily productivity and create positive changes in your life that last. Allyson will teach you how to: increase your attention span, become more productive by using repeatable processes and systems, and re-engage in your work through creativity and innovation. 
Webinar: Virtual Open House
Date: Wednesday, July 22nd
Time: 11am
Cost: FREE
In this session, we'll discuss how to host a Virtual Open House, what to do, what to say, and how to make sure your folks know how to join you! 
Who Owns that Property-
Guide to Wills, Trusts & Probate
Instructed by Patricia Sherman

August 4 2020
Zoom webinar: 10:00am-12:00pm
2 CE Credits
$15.00 / RALSC Members Only
Technology to Help You Thrive
During (& After) the Pandemic
Instructed by Craig Grant

August 6, 2020
Zoom webinar: 1:00pm-3:00pm
No CE Credits
$ FREE for RALSC Members
Clarifying Service Animals
Instructed by Patricia Sherman

August 11, 2020
Zoom webinar: 9:00am-12:00pm
3 CE Credits
$20.00 / RALSC Members Only
Even though COVID-19 disrupted our monthly in-person New Member Orientation program at the Association, we have now shifted to an on-line program through  VanEd , where our new members participate in a virtual orientation at their leisure.
Welcome new members to RALSC!
July 13th until July 17th
RALSC is hosting our largest online RPAC auction ever! All contributions count towards your RPAC investment total for the year. The auction will be next Monday, July 13 th until Friday, July 17 th . To view all items, click the link below!
Webinar from Florida Realtors
July 14th 12:00 pm
Should My Website Be ADA Compliant?
Compliance with the current Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) is not just the right thing to do, it’s good business. Accessibility boosts SEO, creates a better user experience and helps against legal challenges.

Join leading accessibility enthusiasts from Promet Source in an enlightening overview on the why and the how of web accessibility. This webinar will broaden your perspective with insights into the ways that differently abled users navigate the web and how you can design your site to ensure inclusivity
Governmental Affairs Corner

 Did you know : Masks/facial coverings are required in most public places in Mount Dora? This mandate begins today, July 10 th . To view the full resolution from the city council, click the link below.
The RALSC Candidate Screening Committee screened nearly 40 local candidates last week. This included candidates for Lake and Sumter county commissions, school board, water authority and Florida House District 31. Stay tuned to future announcements regarding our official endorsements!
New Real Estate Offices
Century 21 Professional Group
David Dorman
2747 S. Maguire Rd
Ocoee, FL 34761
Freddy Rodtiguez
618 E South St., Ste 500
Orlando, FL 32801
Homes of Southern Charm
Jared Dalto
1112 S. Bay Street
Eustis, FL 32726
Lehman Appraisal Group
Mark Lehman
429 Layton Terrace
The Villages, FL 32162
Property Finders Conway Realty
Deborah Milazzo
210 Shorewood Drive
Tavares, FL 32778
Stimac Realty Inc.
Cheryl Stimac
2651 Michael Pl #307
Danedin, FL 34684
Latest News You Need to Know!
Florida Realtors: Should Employers Test for COVID-19?
Businesses want to reopen safely, but is COVID-19 testing for all team members a wise move? The tests can be expensive, especially if done multiple times. In addition, they only measure infection at a single point in time, and many people balk at the idea of mandatory testing.
NAR: Many REALTORS® Say They’re Prepared for Second Wave
Real estate, like many other industries, was forced to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic, from changing home tour procedures to embracing virtual or socially distant closings. Now some cities and states are reversing their reopening plans as coronavirus cases surge—but many real estate professionals say they’re better prepared for the impact on their business.
Florida Realtors: Mortgage Rates Hit Record Low for Third Consecutive Week
I nflation remains muted in a weakened U.S. economy as buyer demand remains strong. This week’s average of 3.03% for a 30-year loan is down from last week’s 3.07% .
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