The RALSC Annual Picnic was April 26th.

A great picnic with plenty of drinks, games, and catered Mexican food.
If you didn't attend, you really missed out on a fun event!

Click on the button below to see photos.

And thank you to our Affiliate Sponsors:
Successful Event!!
On April 9th, our Affiliate Members sponsored a Document Destruction event, allowing members to have any unwanted documents securely shredded for free! In addition, at the same event, our Community Awareness Committee partnered with our Affiliates to help " Fill-the-Bus " for much needed new supplies to benefit Families in Transition (FIT) and Forward Paths Foundation for Lake & Sumter Counties.

Members who participated in the Document Destruction and/or Fill-the-Bus, received lunch at the food truck present during the event.

A highly successful event as hundreds of pounds of documents were shredded and many supplies were collected. Almost $400 in gift cards.... over 44 bottles of shampoo... 50 bars of soap.... over 200 toothbrushes.... over 100 tubes of toothpaste.... 50 bottles of laundry detergent... etc, etc!

Thank you to everyone who participated! 
Kristin McCall (r) Kathy Entler (r) of Lake County Schools, accepting donations collected at RALSC April 9th
Denise Burry (middle), Director of Forward Paths, with other staff members, accepting the donations received at the April 9th event.
MFRMLS comes to YOU!
MFRMLS comes to you... 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:

May 2nd:
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 toward the end of each month. Coming up:

May 22nd:
9:00am: CMA Tools
1:00pm: Realist
To register or cancel an MLS class, click the button below.
On April 29th, Form Simplicity launched its redesigned application for Florida Realtors®. The new interface layout was designed to improve the user experience.

Register for a Live Webinar
Members have the opportunity of joining Live Webinars to become familiar with the new interface. Several webinars are available.Check out the times and register today at  formsimplicity.com/JoinWebinar2

Get Support
Tech Helpline is also available to members who have questions about the redesigned platform. Call: (407) 587-1450, chat live:  chat.techhelpline.com or email: support@techhelpline.com. Mon. to Fri. 9 am to 8 pm, Sat. & Sun. 9 am to 5 pm.
Are you using the Real Safe Agent App?
Real Safe Agent is not a personal safety app, it's a crime prevention system for the real estate industry that allows the entire real estate community to cooperate and collaborate to keep each other safe. Its FREE ... part of your RALSC membership!

Click the button below to start the Activation Process and just enter the email address you have on file for your MLS and/or the Association. Its best if completed from your smart phone.
Thank you Empire Network Realty for your being our Cigar Sponsor & Big Band Sponsor at our Annual Awards Gala!
Education & Events
Below are classes and events coming up in May
YPN - "Fresh Friday"
May 17th

Attend this YPN event to hear about SHIP and DPA Programs! FREE!
YPN's "Wine Down Wednesday"
May 22nd

Social event for YPN. FREE!
Includes drinks and appetizers
FL Realtors ® Convention & Trade Show
August 22-23 Orlando
Did you know in November 2018, the National Association of REALTORS® introduced  Commitment to Excellence  (C2EX) , a program that empowers REALTORS® to demonstrate your professionalism and commitment to conducting business at the highest standards.

REALTORS® defined professionalism in this industry more than 100 years ago when they created the Code of Ethics. C2EX takes professionalism to the next level by enabling NAR members to assess their expertise in 10 (11 for brokers) elements of professionalism ranging from customer service to use of technology.

This innovative engagement tool encourages participation in all levels of the REALTOR® organization. It’s not a designation or a course. It’s not a requirement, but a benefit available to all NAR members at no additional cost.

To get started, click the button below  and take the self-assessment that measures your proficiency in each of the elements of professionalism, known as the  C2EX Competencies . Based on your results, the platform will generate customized learning paths, recommend experiences, and provide tools and resources to increase your knowledge and enhance your skill sets.

As you make your way through the C2EX platform; you earn “ Excellence Badges, ” or digital insignias. Once you have earned each of the Excellence Badges you will receive NAR’s official  Commitment to Excellence endorsement along with promotional materials you can use to show clients and peers you are committed to the highest level of professionalism possible.

The C2EX platform also facilitates meaningful coaching opportunities for brokers. Brokers can track an individual agent’s progress and share specific pieces of content with them. Brokerage branding options are available.

Be an advocate for the future of our industry. Be committed to excellence.  
RALSC Membership
REALTORS® on the Move

Hmmmm. Where did that agent go?

If you would like t o see which REALTORS ® were " on the move" in April, click below.
New RALSC Members

Below is a list of the new RALSC members for April 2019.

If you come across any of these new members, be sure to welcome them!
REALTORS® Statistics
The current market statistics from MFRMLS , NAR and FL REALTORS® have been added to our website. We place the information on our website once the latest statistical information has been released to the public.
Florida REALTORS ® Honor Society
Congratulations to the following RALSC members who have been accepted into the  Florida REALTORS ®   Honor Society:

Colleen Donlevy-Burns - 1st year
Mary "Trish" Leisner - 1st year
Addie Owens - 1st year
Stacy Potter - 1st year
Michael "Turk" Taylor - 1st year
Kara Wisely - 1st year
Carolyn Maimone - 2nd year
Tracie Ruffolo - 2nd year
Vivienne Cunningham - 3rd year
Bill Deese - 6th year
Jim Mariucci - 6th year
Billie Faye Smith - 6th year
Danny Smith - 9th year

Pictured are Vivienne Cunningham, Trish Leisner, Addie Owens, Michael Taylor, Carolyn Maimone, and Tracie Ruffolo who received their Honor Society pins at the April 18th Board of Directors meeting.
New Real Estate Offices
Cross Border Realty & Management
Ricky Lautan
11922 59 St N
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-572-9995
Florida Heritage Real Estate Group LLC
Candy Nathe
13937 7th St.
Dade City, FL 33525
813-783-4113
Jhandora LLC
Jean Hanson
32275 Lakeshore Drive
Tavares, FL 32778
352-360-8992
Legacy Real Estate Investments & Funding LLC
Michelle Adkins-Maddy
6137 Round Lake Road
Apopka, FL 32712
352-267-7758
Reyes Real Estate, LLC
Jeffrey Reyes
4481 Powderhorn Place Dr
Clermont, FL 34711
954-708-7086
- - - - Coming up in June - - - - -
New Affiliate Members
Below are the newest Affiliate Members who joined in April
Envoy Mortgage
Ken Nastasi
150 N. Orange Ave., ste 418
Orlando, FL 32801
407-801-7461
Southern Title
Kimberly Parker
8541 US Hwy 441
Leesburg, FL 34788
352-256-9141
United Southern Bank
Carrie Cribb
2701 South Bay St
Eustis, FL 32726
352-483-5891 
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!

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
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.

Why should you attend?

  • Hear from the candidates running from Florida Realtors®... know what the issues are in our industry and what they plan to do to make our industry better. Have the opportunity to talk with them and ask questions.

  • Updates from Leadership from Florida Realtors® on what is going on in our industry

  • Network with vendors that can support your business at the trade show

  • Listen to speakers and educate yourself on what you can do to help grow and market your brand/business

  • Listen to Florida Representatives about the condition of our water quality in the area

Additional information coming soon, but mark your calendar!
"Realtor Day with the Rays"
Saturday June 15th is "Realtor Day with the Rays". Attendees will receive discount tickets, a free hoodie... and $5 from each ticket purchased will be donated to the Forward Paths/FIT programs within Lake & Sumter County Schools! Full details are below.
May Monthly Door Prize
Presented by
Jonathan Woods
Mortgage Processing Professionals

A cute basket consisting of real estate related shortbread cookies!

Thank you Jon!
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
FAX: (352) 343-7876
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