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Florida Realtors® Mission Statement

FAR Headquarters, Orlando

“The mission of Florida Realtors is to advance Florida’s real estate industry by shaping public policy on real property issues; encouraging, promoting and teaching consistent standards for ethical practice and professionalism; and building on the efforts of local Boards/Associations to provide the information and tools members need to succeed.”

Florida Realtors is the largest trade association in the state with more than 140,000 members.

As a member, you’ll enjoy business contacts, networking opportunities, educational offerings, research and legislative representation, programs, services, and tremendous camaraderie. The Association headquarters is located in Orlando, and the legislative Office of Public Policy is located in the heart of  Tallahassee.

The Florida Realtors elected leadership and business management teams share a common goal.  Individually, each brings to the table years of expertise in the real estate industry and proven business management skills. As partners, they seek solutions to advance specific public policy issues and meet the needs of the state's Realtor community.

Meet 2015 Florida Realtors President Andrew Barbar

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Andrew Barbar, broker, Keller Williams Realty Services in east Boca Raton, is the 2015 president of Florida Realtors, the state’s largest professional association with 140,000 members.

As president, Barbar is focusing on enhancing Florida Realtors’ support, services and advocacy programs for real estate professionals. “My priorities focus on building our profession and helping our members become more productive while delivering exceptional service to their customers,” he says. “In the four years I’ve been involved in Florida Realtors leadership, I’ve learned that if we build a strong member, we build a strong association. Together, we will share our vision that ethics and integrity are not only good business – they are good for business.”


Meet all the Florida Realtors officers
2015 Leadership Team Officers

  • President Andrew Barbar
  • President-elect Matey H. Veissi 
  • Vice President Maria Wells
  • Treasurer Christine Hansen
  • Secretary Eric Sain

2014 District Vice Presidents

  • District 1: Craig Wilburn
  • District 2: Mitch Ribak
  • District 3: Tom Baker
  • District 4: Francisco Angulo
  • District 5: Anita Coletti
  • District 6: Brandi Gabbard
  • District 7: Danny Smith
  • District 8: Bert Bevis
  • District 9: Judi Rutland
  • District 10: Rick DePalma
  • District 11: Charles J. “Chuck” Bonfiglio Jr.
  • District 12: Zsolt “Zola” Szerencses
  • District 13: Sharon Neuhofer

Florida Realtors management team executives

Margy Grant: Acting Chief Executive Officer and Vice President/General Counsel of Law and Policy. Contact Margy Margyg@floridarealtors.org.

Jeff Zipper: Vice President of Communications. Contact Jeff at Jeffz@floridarealtors.org.

Dave Garrison: Vice President of Finance, Professional Development and Internal Operations. Contact Dave at Daveg@floridarealtors.org.

Dr. John Tuccillo: Chief Economist of Industry Data & Analysis. Contact John at Johnt@floridarealtors.org.

Eric Forsman: Vice President of Technology Services. Contact Eric at Ericf@floridarealtors.org.


 


Florida Realtors History
How long has Florida Realtors been around? 2015 marks our 99th anniversary!

In 1916, 68 real estate brokers from 16 Florida communities gathered in Jacksonville for the first convention. That first meeting marked the beginning of a vision and an ongoing mission to serve the Realtors of Florida and the people who make their home in the Sunshine State. Realtors brought order, fairness and professionalism to the real estate business in Florida. Since that humble beginning, thousands and thousands of Realtors have helped millions of Floridians achieve the American dream of homeownership.

Today, Florida Realtors members and the management team are busier than ever, protecting private property rights and keeping a very close eye on some 3,600 pieces of legislation each year that can impact property owners in Florida.

 Contact Us

Florida Realtors
7025 Augusta National Drive
Orlando, FL
32822

Tel: 407.438.1400
FAX: 407.438.1411

Popular Member Services

Legal Hotline
Tel: 407.438.1409

Technology Hotline
Tel: 407.587.1450

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