Great American Realtor Days kicks off
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Jan. 12, 2016 – Realtors from across Florida traveled to Tallahassee Tuesday for the first day of Great American Realtor Days (GARD).
While in the state capitol, Realtors meet with lawmakers, discuss key issues that impact all Floridians and advocate for homeownership. Key initiatives this year include a reduction of Florida's commercial rent tax, a limit on estoppel fees charged by homeowner associations, full funding for affordable housing through the state's trust funds and the creation of a statewide water policy.
"Florida is the only state that charges a sales tax on business rent, which places a financial burden on businesses leasing space and puts Florida at a competitive disadvantage when it comes to attracting new industry," says 2016 Florida Realtors President Matey H. Veissi, broker and co-owner of Veissi Associates in Miami. "Florida's Realtors urge lawmakers to cut the business rent tax by one percent during this year's legislative session, which will generate more jobs and more economic opportunities for the state's residents and business owners."
Great American Realtor Days is an annual two-day event sponsored by Florida Realtors during the legislative session. It gives the state's Realtors a chance to discuss pending real estate legislation and quality-of-life issues that impact Florida residents and visitors alike.
For more information about Great American Realtor Days, visit Florida Realtors website.© 2016 Florida Realtors®