July 2020 REALTORS ® Digest
Volume #7; week #3
Once again, please bear with us as we transition to a
weekly version of our Realtors Digest.
The deadline to register or update your party affiliation for the Primary Election is fast approaching. You can register/make updates online, at area libraries, the Supervisor of Election's Office, or at the tax collector driver’s license locations. Questions? Call 352.343.9734.
.... And.... its FREE!!! Register today!
Upcoming Education
Webinar: Virtual Open House

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: 10am-12pm
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: 1pm-3pm
No CE Credits
$ FREE for RALSC Members
Clarifying Service Animals
Instructed by Patricia Sherman

August 11, 2020
Zoom webinar: 9am-12pm
3 CE Credits
$20.00 / RALSC Members Only
Florida Realtors Virtual Convention
Registration for the first ever Florida Realtors Virtual Convention is now LIVE at . Get your real estate questions answered with access to education sessions, industry experts and inspiring keynote speakers, all from the comfort of your home or office. All you have to do is register!
Governmental Affairs Corner
Local Business Assistance Reimbursement Grants
The Sumter County Board of County Commissioners is providing reimbursement for local for-profit businesses located in Sumter County, Florida, which had expenditures acquiring materials or services on or after March 1, 2020, through July 31, 2020, and directly related to the COVID-19 safety and compliance measures. Sumter County proposes to allocate $5,000,000 on a first-come, first-served basis using an online application and document submission process. The funds are derived from the federal CARES Act.

Requests for reimbursement need to be for eligible personal protective equipment (PPE), products or services. For more information or to submit an application please visit :
The next CIE will be August 12th at 8:30am. Watch your email for the meeting announcement about a week prior.
Latest News You Need to Know!
Mortgage Rates Drop Below 3% – Lowest in 50 Years
The 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.98% this week, according to Freddie Mac – but any uptick in buyer demand will meet a shrinking inventory of for-sale homes.
Recovery Report: Fla. Metro RE Markets Bouncing Back
The summer market “remains tipped in favor of sellers,” according to’s economist. In three Fla. metros, real estate is almost back to early 2020 levels.
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PHONE: (352) 343-3003
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