Memorandum of Understanding to Encourage Collaboration and Mutual Opportunities
CORAL GABLES, Fla., April 16, 2018 — Florida Realtors and the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 2018. The MoU establishes the cooperation of the two Realtor organizations in developing a mutually beneficial relationship for their respective association members.Read More »
ORLANDO, Fla., April 11, 2018 – On this day, 50 years ago, fair housing became law when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968. At that time, the president said the bill “proclaims that fair housing for all, all human beings who live in this country, is now part of the American way of life.”Read More »
ORLANDO, Fla., April 6, 2018 – Don’t wait to enter Florida Realtors® annual Environmental Award program, or you may be green with ENVY when the winner is chosen. Popularly known as the “ENVY” award, the honor goes to a development that best preserves Florida’s natural quality of life. The award may be given in two categories: one for residential development and one for commercial development.Read More »
Sarasota Realtor Sally Rackey, pictured in the pink shirt at left, holds the Gofundme check that she and her Realtor colleagues made possible through their fundraising efforts to help their Realtor friend Fred Sieger, pictured in the middle with the green hat.
SARASOTA, Fla. – Fifteen years ago, Sally Rackey didn’t set out to be the person monitoring cell-phone use during listing meetings at the Sarasota Association of Realtors® (now known as the Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee) but, says the broker/owner of Sally Rackey Realty in Sarasota, “someone had to be the bad guy!” After all, when someone’s phone went off at the weekly meeting, she would collect $5 from that person –and all the money went to charity.Read More »
ORLANDO, Fla., March 21, 2018 – Florida’s housing market reported more closed sales, more new listings and higher median prices in February even as for-sale inventory remained tight, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®.Read More »
Casey Joiner, left, accepts a donation to Sandcastle Kids, the nonprofit organization that he and his wife Shelley, center, founded to provide children battling cancer time with family and fun on the beaches of Destin and South Walton Florida. Also pictured at far right is Allie Hershman, a Realtor colleague of Casey’s and a supporter of Sandcastle Kids.
SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. – Several years ago, Casey Joiner and his wife Shelley, saw several friends “walking through some battles with childhood cancer. We felt the need to do something,” says Casey.Read More »
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 21, 2018 – Florida’s housing market reported rising median prices and more new listings in January, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®.Read More »
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 13, 2018 – Florida’s housing market wrapped up 2017 with more sales, higher median sale prices and fewer sales of distressed properties compared to the year before, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®.Read More »
LAKELAND, Fla. — Every year for the last five years, Marie Hanna, a broker-associate with WebPro Realty LLC in Lakeland, pulls out a letter written to her by a young girl. “The nine-year-old girl lived in an underprivileged area, and her house had been broken into. She was traumatized by that experience,” says Hanna.Read More »
Experts speaking at Florida Realtors 2018 Real Estate Trends during the Mid-Winter Business Meetings on Thursday are “thumbs up” about Florida’s economy and real estate markets in 2018. Pictured from left: Kevin Foreman, general manager of GeoAnalytics, INRIX Inc.; Dr. Tony Villamil, founder and principal advisor, The Washington Economics Group; and Dr. Brad O’Connor, chief economist of Florida Realtors.
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 29, 2018 — Florida’s economy grew in 2017, and that positive momentum should continue in 2018, according to economists and business data experts who spoke to a crowd of about 500 Realtors® at the 2018 Florida Real Estate Trends event Thursday during Florida Realtors® Mid-Winter Business Meetings.Read More »