Announcing the Million-Dollar, Multi-Million Dollar, Gold Lease, and Platinum Lease Awards for 2018 production.

Congratulations to everyone!
The Top Producers of 2018 will be honored at the Annual Awards Gala at Bella Collina in Montverde on March 8th from 7pm-10pm.

A cocktail reception to include: valet parking, heavy hors d'oeuvres, live band, dancing, photos, rolled cigars, candy buffet, cocktails, awards, door prizes.

Bar available (Bella Collina is a cashless facility. They accept credit/debit cards ONLY!)
A "Roaring 20's" theme !
Not required... but join in the fun and dress in the theme of the night!
MFRMLS comes to RALSC just for you!
MFRMLS training classes are usually offered at RALSC twice a month.  

Typically, the basic classes (Basic, Compliance 101, Adding & Editing ) are held at the beginning of each month. And advanced classes ( Advanced Matrix, Transaction Desk, Marketing Tools, CMA Tools etc .) are taught at the end of each month. Coming up in February:
February 7th:
9:00am: Basic
1:00pm: Compliance 101
2:30pm: Adding & Editing
February 28th:
9:00am: MLS CMA Tools
1:00pm: Intro to Transaction Desk
To register or cancel an MLS class, click the button below.
New Supra App!
The new Supra eKEY app has been released. If you have not already seen the new app on your device, you will soon!

How and when will the app be delivered?
For eKEY app users that have automatic app updates turned on, the app stores will automatically deliver the app to users. eKEY users that do not have automatic updates turned on can go to the app store and download it. The minimum requirement for the new eKEY app is Android OS 5 or iOS 10.

Do the apps need a new authorization code?
The eKEY app does not require a new authorization as long as it is installed on a device that already has an authorized eKEY app.
How will Supra let Keyholders know about the new eKEY app release?
When the new eKEY app is available to all users, Supra will send a message within the existing eKEY app letting users know that a new version of the app is available along with a link to resources for more information.

Important Note for Android users
To open keyboxes with the new Supra eKEY app, Location Services need to be enabled. To turn on Location Services, tap  Settings , tap  Location , and tap the slider to turn it  On .

A link to a Users Guide is below. If you need to reach Supra via phone, they may be reached at 877-699-6787.
Did you know Florida Realtors has a new video... " REALTOR ® NATION ... You Have The Power" . Click the image below to take a look.
Association Receives Award
At the January Florida Realtors’ Mid-Winter meetings, the REALTORS ® Association of Lake & Sumter Counties was recognized, for the second year in a row, for exceeding our 2018 goal, for money raised and for the number of major investors.

RALSC was the Association with the Highest Total Cash raised for a Medium-Size Board! CONGRATULATIONS RALSC!
Pictured (l-r) Stacy Potter, 2019 RPAC Co-Chair, Carolyn Maimone, 2018 RPAC Chair, and Michael "Turk" Taylor, RALSC 2019 President
Award for the Highest Total Cash - Medium-Size Board
As a reminder, applications for the Florida Realtors® Honor Society are due by February 6th.

The Honor Society recognizes members for participation at the local and national levels of the REALTOR® organization; for activity in the National Association of Realtors' Institutes, Societies and Councils; for designations earned, educational activities, and political involvement.
New RALSC Members
2019 started off with over 45 new members!
  We have provided a list of the new RALSC members for January 2019. B e sure to welcome them i f you see any of these new members in your office, or out-and-about when conducting business.

Education & Events
Below are the classes and events coming up in February
Professional Communication Between Agent, Appraiser and Inspector

February 5th
Newly Licensed?
Now What?

February 5th
How to Survive in the Biz for the next 5-10 Years

February 20th
Blood Drive

February 21st

February 22nd
Accredited Closing Expert (A.C.E.)
February 26th & 27th
If you are in commercial real estate you may be interested in one of the courses held in various parts of Florida, throughout the year.
NAR's REALTOR® Emeritus
April 2nd is the deadline to complete certification forms for REALTOR® Emeritus status, which recognizes REALTOR® and REALTOR®-Associate members with 40 years of continuous membership along with committee service participation.

The REALTOR® Emeritus program is a special membership status honoring those REALTORS® who have maintained their membership for 40 years or more. Emeritus members receive a certificate and pin to show their status, payment of National Association dues is waived for the remainder of their membership, and they are exempt from the Code of Ethics Training requirement.

REALTOR® Emeritus qualifications are changing soon !

FOR 2019 ONLY, members may qualify for Emeritus status if they 1) Have held membership in the National Association as a REALTOR®, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE®, or both, for a cumulative period of forty (40) years; AND 2) have completed at least one (1) year of service at the National, state or local level.

Beginning in 2020, the service qualification will change so that at least one (1) year of service at the National level only will be accepted for Emeritus status. Service at the state or local level will not be considered.

2019 is your last opportunity to apply for REALTOR® Emeritus status with the state or local service requirement.
REALTORS® on the Move
Did that agent change offices? Where did he/she go?
See which REALTORS® are on the move by clicking the link below!
REALTORS® Statistics
Want to compare last year's statistics to this years? Or compare month-to-month statistics? Then take a look at our website, which includes current statistics from MFRMLS, NAR and FL REALTORS ® . We place the information online once the latest statistical information has been released to the public.

Click below for the latest statistics.
New rule for ‘Did your seller see my offer?’ questions
Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the Realtors ® Code of Ethics has a new requirement for listing brokers if a cooperating broker says, "Did your seller see my buyer's offer?"
New Real Estate Offices
Century21 ® OneBlue
Kevin Johnson
5671 S Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32809
Coldwell Banker ® The Rager Group
Brandon Petty
4 S Tubb St.
Oakland, FL 34760
Lake Real Estate Group, LLC
Brandi Stewart
227 Citrus Tower Blvd
Clermont, FL 34711
NextHome Orange Blossom Real Estat e
Ana Afshin
305 N Highway 27, Unit B
Minneola, FL 34715
2018 Real Estate Job Analysis Survey

Have you ever asked yourself, “Who decides what this test covers?"
The answer is you, along with other real estate professionals across the country .

For nearly 35 years, Pearson VUE has delivered real estate licensure examination, and their expertise is founded on the scientific principles of test measurement, innovative content development, state-of-the-art assessment administration technology, and industry best practices.

Pearson VUE develops and administers real estate licensing exams to 15 states, and they are requesting your help.

As a licensed real estate salesperson or broker, you have the experience Pearson VUE needs. A small amount of your time will help them develop licensing exams that reflect today's real estate industry.
or call them at 352-352-7101.
Please do not call RALSC to RSVP
New Affiliates
Citizens First Bank
Frank Stivender
800 West North Boulevard
Leesburg, FL 34748 
J.W. Mortgage Group, LLC
Bob Vance
1800 Pembrook Drive, Suite 300
Orlando, FL 32810
Mortgage Financial Group, Inc.
Kassandra Khatib
1100 E Alfred St.
Tavares, FL 32778
National Property Inspections
James McTague
36328 Piney Ridge Blvd.
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Mark your calendars... on March 19th, the REALTORS ® Association of Lake & Sumter Counties will make its annual bus trip to Great America Realtor Days (GARD) in Tallahassee. Talk to the Legislators in Person !

Watch for additional information coming soon.
February Monthly Door Prize
Presented by
Angela Sheppard
Chelsea Title

A door prize consisting of a bottle of balsamic vinegar and a bottle of olive oil from the Mount Dora Olive Oil Company.

Thank you Angela!
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.
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