South Florida’s Realtors learn self-defense (12/3/2014)
An Ark. murder has raised safety concerns. Florida Realtors now offers a free 75-minute safety video, and Palm Beach agents are learning jiu-jitsu and Krav Maga.
Move Inc. merger completed but Zillow’s is delayed (11/14/2014)
The oversight company for NAR-owned realtor.com is now officially part of News Corp. However, FTC questions have delayed Zillow’s merger with Trulia.
Florida Realtors Housing Matters Summit: Housing comes first, advocates say (9/23/2014)
Homeless advocates discussed best practices at Florida Realtors-hosted event. Call went out for lawmakers to fully fund Sadowski housing trust funds in 2015.
Get revved for our PAC Road Rally (9/11/2014)
Join your fellow Realtors Oct. 17 for the inaugural Florida Realtors PAC Road Rally – the motorcycle is optional. But hurry: Room reservations close Sept. 16.
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.
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.
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.