Great American REALTOR ® Day
On March 19th, the REALTORS® Association of Lake & Sumter attended GARD (Great American REALTOR® Day) in Tallahassee. Our group was able to meet with Senator Dennis Baxley, Rep. Anthony Sabatini, Senator Stargel , Rep. Sullivan and Rep. Hage to discuss pending real estate legislation and discuss important issues impacting Florida's real estate industry. Governor Desantis was the keynote speaker at the lunch briefing. And the day was topped off by the Adams Street block party!

They were a huge success!
  • Kim Mahoney, First International Title
  • Louis Ederer, Trustco Bank
  • Kat Schweitzer, WIN Home Inspections
  • Linda King, AFLAC
  • Mary Lightcap, HouseMaster Home Inspections
  • Jon Woods & Bob Vance, JW Mortgage Group
  • Jim McTague, National Property Inspections
  • Bo Passen, Passen Inspections and Thermal Imaging
  • Diana Beighley, Metes & Bounds Title Company
  • Darrell Turner, Florida Building InspectorZ
  • John Mathews, Academy Mortgage Corporation
  • Kent Rayborn, North American Title Company
  • Larry Morris, Neal Development Group
Photos from the March 8th Gala
The hundreds of photos from the two professional photographers, and the photos from the " Magic Mirror " are coming soon! Once we receive and edit them, they will be added to our website. When completed, the Association will send an email to all members with links to the photos. We apologize for the delay.
MFRMLS classes at RALSC
MFRMLS training classes are usually offered at the Association twice a month. The classes offered are FREE; included in your MLS subscription, so take advantage of all these classes to improve your MLS skills.

The basic classes (Basic, Compliance 101, Adding & Editing) are normally held at the beginning of each month. Coming up:

April 4th:
9:00am: Basic
1:00pm: Compliance 101
2:30pm: Adding & Editing

And various advanced classes ( Advanced Matrix, Transaction Desk, Marketing Tools, CMA Tools, etc .) are taught at the end of each month.

April 25th:
9:00am: MLS Marketing Tools
1:00pm: iMapp
To register or cancel an MLS class, click the button below.
Realtors Property Resource ® (RPR ® ) delivers on-the-go access to an all-encompassing real estate platform, available exclusively to REALTORS ® , and offered at no additional cost. Easily accessed through desktop, iOS and Android devices. 

Free webinars are offered each month. Click the button below to see what webinars are coming up.
Education & Events
Below are classes and events coming up in April
"Document Shred / Fill the Bus / Food Truck" Event
April 9th
Register to attend this FREE event. Document Destruction & " Fill- the-Bus" Event. Sponsored by our Affiliates and our Community Awareness Committee. Shred your unwanted documents and benefit Families in Transition (FIT) and Forward Paths for Lake & Sumter Counties.

"How to Know if Your Transaction is Going South"
April 17th
We’ve all had those transactions that we’d classify as a “problem”. But what was the problem? Even though each transaction is a unique course of events, there can be plenty of similarities with each transaction. .

"If You Can't List, You Can't Last"
April 23rd
To become a knowledgeable “Listing Specialist” in order to do more for the customer and to provide the information a seller needs to make a responsible decision.

"Instagram for Real Estate"
April 23rd
A Lunch & Learn . FREE! Learn how to leverage Instagram to gain market share.

Open to ONLY active RALSC members

"Social Media - Are you at Risk?"
April 23rd
By the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of the correct use of social media in business; how to correctly manage your online profile; copyright law; blogging for business; providing a written record of transactions; avoiding conflicts of interest; adhering to the realtor® code of ethics; compliance and defining plagiarism.

April 26th
For active RALSC members and
their family

Catered Mexican Food - Beverages (water, soda, beer, wine) - RPAC Silent Auction
Music - Popcorn & Sno-Cones - Games - Bounce House - Networking

Form Simplicity Redesign Launch
Did you know Form Simplicity is getting ready to rolling out a new, more user-friendly interface of Form Simplicity for Florida Realtors? Although the look of the program is going to be more appealing and updated, functionality will remain the same. Starting on April 29 th , you will be able to try the redesigned version of the program. But don’t worry! Both the current version of Form Simplicity and the redesigned look will run simultaneously, leaving the choice up to you.
Here are the details:
  • Launch date is Monday, April 29th.
  • Training webinars will be the week of April 29th.
  • Florida Realtors will notify you about the launch and webinars via email the week of April 22nd.
  • Members will continue to have access to the current version of Form Simplicity on April 29th. Both versions of the program will run in tandem, allowing you to choose what you want to use. They plan to run both versions of the program for some time and will provide ample notification when we are close to phasing it out.

Be watching your email later in the month for additional information.
The Country Club of Mount Dora
The Country Club of Mount Dora (CCMD) Homeowners' Association has reached out to our Association for our assistance.

Their Board of Directors are concerned that new home buyers to the Community are not being given the necessary information about the neighborhood in advance of their purchase.

They have asked us to distribute the attached letter to our members, as providing this information to the REALTORS ® , and well as using their website, will allow the REALTORS ® to look like the expert in the eyes of the client. Just as important is the value of having this information for a future buyer. The rules and regulations, and also the positive information about CCMD, is on their website under the "Public Info" tab.
RALSC Membership
REALTORS ® on the Move

Did an agent change offices? If you want t o see which REALTORS ® were " on the move" in March, click below.
New RALSC Members

We have provided a list of the new members for March 2019.

If you see any of these new members, be sure to welcome them!
FRIDAY: April 12, 2019
TIME: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm


MEMBERS: $20.00
Future Members: $25.00

OUR SPEAKER - Ryan Rogers

Most agents hear open door and offer pad and cringe at the names as if they are nails on a chalkboard. These companies fill a niche market and we are going to ...

• Explore how Offerpad and Opendoor work.
• We'll break down and discuss how these companies are disrupting our market
• How their model operates for the residential consumer
• How you can cash in on a ihouse based market.
• Effectively understanding how Offerpad and Opendoor works empowers you to understand their market and control yours.

Ryan Rogers is the team lead of the Mr Rogers Group/eXp Realty and has been a licensed broker/agent for 11 years. Closing over 450 transactions and over 100 million in business. Before his career as a broker/agent Ryan was in the banking industry for 7 years which led him to his career in real estate. Having the pulse on both real estate and the financial side has helped Ryan to identify strategic growth by understanding the market and analyzing trends before they happen.
T-shirt Clearance
The REALTOR ® "R" logo t-shirts in our Board Store are on clearance!
Regularly $12.00... now only $6.00 each.
Limited quantity, colors and sizes.
REALTORS® Statistics
Each month we provide c urrent market statistics from MFRMLS , NAR and FL REALTORS® . We place the information on our website once the latest statistical information has been released to the public.
New Real Estate Offices
RCR Real Estate LLC
Dorothy (Dotti) Mizowek
1416 N Donnelly St.
Mount Dora, FL 32757
RE/MAX Premier Realty, Inc.
Robert Deichman
3990 E SR44 Unit 401
Wildwood, Florida 34785
Sandcastle Realty & Development
John Morales
4 Banyan Dr.
Ocala, FL 34472
New Affiliate Members
Below are the newest Affiliate Members who joined in March
Broward Factory Service
Connley Davidson
15980 S US Hwy 441
Summerfield, FL 34491
American Home Services
Leo Procopio
8933 Reynolds Road
Clermont, FL 34711
If you need a pest control company, home inspector, title company, bank, mortgage company, photography services, etc, etc... be sure to check out our Affiliate Members first! We want to " Do Business with the Individuals that support Your Industry "
Florida Realtors ®' District VII Conference
Wednesday, June 19th - 9:00am-2:00pm
Bella Collina Country Club
Hear from the candidates running from Florida Realtors ® ... know what the issues are our industry and what they plan to do to make our industry better and have the opportunity to talk with them and ask questions
Florida REALTORS' ® District VII, which encompasses Lake, Sumter, Hernando, Marion and Citrus counties will hold its annual Conference on June 19th, at the Bella Collina Country Club, in Montverde.

Additional information coming soon, but mark your calendar!
Women's Council of REALTORS ® Industry Professional Lunch
Wednesday, April 17th
11:00am - 1:00pm

Country Club of Mount Dora
1900 Country Club Blvd.
Mount Dora, FL 32757

11:00am -11:30am -- networking
11:30am - 1:00pm -- lunch and program

Guest speaker : Stacey Smithwick "Lake County SHIP Programs Explained -- Increase your Sales and Help First Time Home Buyers"

$22 members (if paid in advance), $25 members at the door, $30 non-members
April Monthly Door Prize
Presented by
Nancy Little
Mid-Florida Credit Union

A large basket consisting of lots of goodies... crackers, tea, honey peanuts, chocolates, chips, etc, etc!

Thank you Nancy!
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
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