Florida Realtor magazine wins top awards (8/26/2014)
Florida Realtors’ monthly trade publication received eight awards for design and writing excellence, including the highest honor for best overall design.
Millennial buyers say some marketing doesn’t work (8/18/2014)
How do millennials shop for a home? Many at a “Hear It Direct” panel at Florida Realtors conference said they typed, “How do I buy a house?” into Google.
Florida Realtors honors Dean Asher as 2014 Realtor of the Year (8/14/2014)
Dean Asher, 2013 president, was named 2014 Realtor of the Year at Florida Realtors’ Conference & Trade Expo today. Sharon Voss is Associate Realtor of the Year.
Legal questions a hot topic at REBarCamp (8/13/2014)
Florida Realtors’ top lawyer led an “ask me anything” legal session today. Margy Grant covered “coming soon” listings, power of attorney, service animals, more.
NAR: 2014 expected to finish strong (8/11/2014)
Sales are down 5% so far this year, but NAR’s chief economist predicts the second half of 2014 will make up for early losses and end on par with 2013.
Improving housing market luring would-be agents (8/6/2014)
An economic revival has drawn an increasing number of candidates to Fla. real estate schools, but intense competition makes long-term success challenging.
Florida Realtors releases Conference & Trade Expo app (7/28/2014)
A newly released app and suite of mobile tech tools allow Florida’s Realtors to stay connected 24/7, download handouts, rate sessions and more.
Fla. real estate licensee fees now 20% less (7/24/2014)
About 25% of Fla. real estate licensees must renew by Sept. 30, and sale associates’ fees have dropped from $80 to $64; brokers go from $90 to $72.
App makes Zillow and Trulia boost your business (7/23/2014)
The Lasso app allows clients to “lasso” a listing from any website and instantly email you details. You can then check to see if it’s expired or send more info.
Realogy agrees to acquire ZipRealty for $166M (7/16/2014)
Realogy, which includes Better Homes and Gardens, Century 21, Coldwell Banker and more, will “fully leverage” ZipRealty’s technology to all its business units.
Housing rebound attracts new real estate agents (7/2/2014)
Fla.’s number of real estate licensee applications, 41,000, was 35% higher year-to-year in 2013. In 2010 and 2011 combined, it was barely higher at 49,000.
Florida Realtors releases 2014 member profile (7/1/2014)
Are you a 56-year-old woman working in residential sales? Did you make $56,000 last year and have $6,560 in business expenses? If so, you’re exactly average.
You lose every third client to another Realtor. Why? (6/30/2014)
What do clients really think? Why do some buyers reject you? Do your ads work? Do you inadvertently offend? Get answers July 11 at “Hear It Direct” in Orlando.
ENVY award deadline fast approaching (6/12/2014)
Encourage environmentally conscious Fla. developers to enter to win Florida Realtors’ environmental (ENVY) award. But they need to act soon: Deadline is July 8.
Florida Realtors® Education Foundation awards $150,000 in scholarships (6/9/2014)
Awards go to 112 young people from across the state to help them reach their dreams for college and the future, says Florida Realtors Education Foundation chair.
Florida Realtors 2014 Conference & Trade Expo (5/27/2014)
Check our now-live website and register for the Orlando Aug. 13-17 event. Identify trends, get money-making insights and network with Fla.’s busiest Realtors.
FHA plan could help underserved borrowers (5/13/2014)
The FHA issued its “Blueprint for Access,” which outlines additional steps the agency is taking to expand underserved borrowers’ access to credit.
Florida Realtors honors Patricia “Patti” Fitzgerald as 2013 Realtor of the Year (8/15/2013)
Patricia “Patti” Fitzgerald, 2011 president, was named 2013 Realtor of the Year today at Florida Realtors’ 97th annual Convention & Trade Expo.
Florida Realtors top 10 stories in 2011 (12/22/2011)
New and revised forms to be available (12/20/2010)
Florida Realtors: New, revised forms to be available through Form Simplicity, other forms vendors on Dec. 21.