WPBOR WEEKLY UPDATE - January 8, 2021
2021 Membership Dues Invoices are now available to pay online!
Please click the link below that applies to you for more information.
Dues need to be paid by January 31st to avoid the $50 late fee.
COVID-19 Information:
Florida Realtors COVID-19 Resource Page has been updated
The Florida Realtors coronavirus resource page now features a video answering many questions regarding use of the Coronavirus/COVID 19 addendum. There is also a link to a full list of FAQs. This is general guidance for use of the form. Given the unprecedented nature of this pandemic, members are encouraged to call the legal hotline at (407) 438-1409 for specific questions. 
 
Unemployment update: Apply for state unemployment benefits now even though independent contractors are ineligible by state law. Once denied, you can file for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) when a form geared to independent contractors is available from the Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity. Click here to apply
RISK CANNOT BE COMPLETELY ELIMINATED, but these are measures you can use to prioritize safety. Please be sure to refer to state and local orders that govern conduct and may vary based on conditions in your specific area. 
  • January 12th, Tuesday - 10:00 am - 11:00 am - YPN Committee Meeting
  • January 14th, Thursday - 10:00 am - 11:00 am - Education Committee Meeting
  • January 20th, Wednesday - 10:00 am - 11:00 am - Property Managers Committee Meeting
  • January 26th, Tuesday - 9:30 am - 11:15 am - New Member Orientation - Lunch to follow
  • January 26th, Tuesday - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Code of Ethics - 3 FREE CE Credit Hours
  • January 27th, Wednesday - 10:00 am - 11:00 am - Civic Affairs/HoP Committee Meeting
  • January 28th, Thursday - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Why You Need to Embrace Home Inspections - Live class taught by Ronnie Bryant and Scott Byrnes 
  • February 2nd, Tuesday - 10:00 am - 11:00 am - Business Partner Committee Meeting 
  • February 3rd, Wednesday - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Leads - The Lifeblood of Real Estate - Live class taught by Mike Gallo
  • February 4th, Thursday - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Tailgate Mixer @ WPBOR
  • February 9th, Tuesday - 10:00 am - 11:00 am - YPN Committee Meeting
  • February 9th, Tuesday - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Buyers Techniques Mastery - Live class taught by Connie Lucco
  • February 11th, Thursday - 10:00 am - 11:00 am - Education Committee Meeting
  • February 12th, Friday - 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - Foreclosure Crash Course - FR Webinar from home - 3 CE Credit Hours 
  • February 17th, Wednesday - 10:00 am - 11:00 am - Property Managers Committee Meeting
  • February 18th, Thursday - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - How to Use Statistics to Make More Money - Live class taught by Mike Dumas
  • February 23rd, Tuesday - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - List Your Way to Success - Live class taught by Mike Gallo
  • February 24th, Wednesday - 10:00 am - 11:00 am - Civic Affairs/HoP Committee Meeting
WPBOR "Member Portal"
All these features are now available to you from the comfort of your home:
 
Manage Your Profile
  • Change Your Email, Mailing Address, or Contact Phone Numbers
  • Add Your Personal Photo
Upcoming Events
  • Event Calendar: Register for Upcoming Classes and Events
  • Sign Up to Be on a Committee
Quick Links
  • MLS                                                                                 
  • SUPRA
  • Form Simplicity & MLS Advantage
  • County Websites
  • DBPR
  • NAR
  • & Many More!
Board Dues/Payment History
  • Pay Your Board Dues
  • See Your Payment History and Print Paid Invoices for Your Tax Records



Want to be more involved? Join a Committee Today! 
 
  • Business Partners (for Business Partners ONLY)            
  • Civic Affairs/HoP
  • Education
  • Grievance**
  • Professional Standards**
  • Public Policy
  • Property Managers
  • RPAC
  • Young Professionals Network
         
** Must be a full time Realtor® for at least 2 years to join.
DBPR Online Services Set Up Guide
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) has upgraded their online services, but the new system will require all users, including returning users, to complete a one-time registration profile with your e-mail address as your online ID.

Step 1. Establish an online account.

  • Select Create My Account located in the lower left-hand corner to begin the one-time registration process.
  • On the User Registration page, complete the Account Owner Contact information. The e-mail address provided will be your User ID and will be needed to login to DBPR’s online services, so don’t forget which e-mail address you use.
  • Verify the information on the Preview Registration page. If it is correct, select SAVE. If any changes are needed select EDIT to correct.
  • After saving your information, you will reach a page that states User Registration – Temporary Password Issued. A temporary password will be sent to you via the e-mail address you entered. If you do not receive an e-mail in a short amount of time, be sure to check your span or junk e-mail folder.
  • When you receive your temporary password, return to the link above and enter your e-mail address and the temporary password provided. Select LOG ON.
  • Now you will reach a page that states Create Password. Enter the temporary password provided in the TEMPORARY PASSWORD field. Enter your new, unique password in the NEW PASSWORD and CONFIRM PASSWORD fields. Select SAVE.
  • You have now successfully created an online account.

Step 2. Link your license(s) with your online account.

  • From the Main Menu, select LINK AN EXISTING LICENSE TO MY ACCOUNT.
  • On the Link an Existing License to My Account page, select REAL ESTATE COMMISSION from the category of licenses in the drop-down list. Select NEXT.
  • On the Link an Existing License to My Account-Select License page, select the license type from the drop-down menu and enter the corresponding license number (numeric characters only). Select NEXT.
  • On the Link an Existing License to My Account-Security Measures page, enter your Initial Activation Code. (This may be the last four digits of your Social Security number or Federal Employer Identification Number.) Enter the Security Check code given. Select NEXT.
  • On the Link an Existing License to My Account-Preview page, check the license number listed. If correct, select ADD.
  • You have now reached the Link an Existing License to My Account-Confirmation page…Congratulations, you have successfully linked your license! Select NEXT to continue.
  • You will now be back at the Main Menu. This license has now been linked under Licenses Linked to My Online Services Account. You can now select this license to renew/maintain online activities. Follow the same steps to link additional licenses if necessary.

Returning Users

  • Insert the above link into your browser and go to LOG IN TO ONLINE PROFILE. Enter your e-mail address and password to access your account.
Free Florida Realtors Tech Support Helpline
The Tech Helpline is available to answer members' questions Monday - Friday from 9 am - 8 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am - 5 pm EST. Just call 407.587.1450 and have your membership information handy (either your FREC license number or NRDS number). Or you can access this free service via email for computer support questions or chat for live computer support. 
 
Expert assistance and support
The Tech Helpline team handles a variety of questions and problems, including: 

  • Helping Florida Realtors® members maximize the business tools and support features on floridarealtors.org, including setting up your free member website and configuring property functions such as IDX.
  • Advice on shopping for hardware, software or digital equipment.
  • Advice on installing and configuring new hardware and software.
  • Diagnosing computer hardware malfunctions.
  • Helping you get the best performance from your equipment. 
  • Working through system failure of basic hardware and software components.
  • Recommending the most current software for your computer system.
  • Troubleshooting Local Area and Dial-Up Networking configuration and connectivity.

THE FLORIDA REALTORS® ADVANTAGE
 
For more than 100 years, Florida Realtors® has been dedicated to helping members THRIVE as Realtors® by providing products and services no one else can match. 
 
To quickly connect you and your members to all of the Florida Realtors® benefits, we have updated our popular Products & Services Guide and highlighted the latest features. A sample can be found online at Florida Realtors 

Features at a glance: 
 
  • What’s in it for me? Clean, restructured format that is focused on what matters most to members.
  • Looking for legal advice? Need tech recommendations on what to buy next? This guide provides an all-in-one-place contact list for each program, product and service.
  • New services will help members connect, grow, learn and earn more.
  • Common goals and building bridges: highlighting easy ways for members to connect and get involved at the local and state level.
  • Navigate the guide more quickly with SMART tabs that group relevant member benefits.
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PRIVACY AND EMAILS
 
The West Pasco Board of REALTORS® has a strict policy that it does not sell or distribute (other than to the MLS) the e-mail addresses of our Members. That policy extends to anyone speaking or otherwise presenting to Members through the forum of seminars or presentations. Any such collection, sale or distribution of our Members' e-mail addresses by such a speaker or presenter for any purpose (other than attendance or registration) is therefore prohibited. Allowing a speaker to appear at a Board function or seminar does not imply permission to sell, distribute or use our Members' e-mail addresses for any other purpose."