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Naples Realtor® Receives Education Volunteer of Year Award

Naples Realtor® Receives Education Volunteer of Year Award

Florida Realtors President Maria Wells congratulates Paula Angelopoulos Urbinati on being honored as the state association’s first Education Volunteer of the Year.

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 28, 2017— Florida Realtors® has named Paula Angelopoulos Urbinati as the inaugural winner of its Education Volunteer of the Year Award for 2017. The awards were presented during the state association’s recent 101st annual Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.

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Sarasota Realtor® Honored as 2017 Newcomer of Year

Sarasota Realtor® Honored as 2017 Newcomer of Year

Julia Montei, right, receives her award as the 2017 Newcomer of the Year from Florida Realtors President Maria Wells.

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 28, 2017 — Julia Montei, a member of the Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee, has been named Florida Realtors® 2017 Newcomer of the Year.

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Tampa Bay Realtor® Is 2017 Humanitarian of Year

Tampa Bay Realtor® Is 2017 Humanitarian of Year

Florida Realtors President Maria Wells poses with 2017 Humanitarian of the Year Tony Canizares following the awards luncheon at this year’s convention.

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 28, 2017— Florida Realtors® has named Anthony “Tony” Canizares, a member of Greater Tampa Realtors®, as its 2017 Humanitarian of the Year, proving that Realtors make a difference in their communities. Why? He saved the life of his friend Gary Lopez.

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Miami Realtor® Wins Commercial Realtor Achievement Award

Miami Realtor®  Wins Commercial Realtor Achievement Award

This year’s Commercial Realtor Achievement Award winner, Jose Maria Serrano, proudly accepts his award from 2017 Florida Realtors President Maria Wells.

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 28, 2017 — Florida Realtors® has honored Jose Maria Serrano, a member of the Miami Association of Realtors®, with its 2017 Commercial Realtor Achievement Award. The award was presented at the state association’s recent 101st annual Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.

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Naples Realtor® Wins 2017 Realtor Achievement Award

Naples Realtor® Wins 2017 Realtor Achievement Award

2017 Realtor Achievement Award winner Mike Hughes poses with Florida Realtors President Maria Wells after accepting his award during the recent convention.

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 28, 2017 — Florida Realtors® recognized Michael “Mike” Hughes, a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors® (NABOR) as the winner of its 2017 Realtor Achievement Award. The award was presented during the state association’s recent 101st annual Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.

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Tampa Realtor® Honored As 2017 Associate Realtor of Year

Tampa Realtor® Honored As 2017 Associate Realtor of Year

Connie Johnson accepts her award as the 2017 Associate Realtor of the Year from Florida Realtors President Maria Wells.

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 28, 2017 — Florida Realtors® honored Connie M. Johnson, a member of the Greater Tampa Realtors®, as its 2017 Associate Realtor of the Year. The award was presented at the state association’s recent 101st annual Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.

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Florida Realtors honors 2017 award winners

Florida Realtors honors 2017 award winners

2017 Florida Realtors President Maria Wells presents Matey Veissi with her award as the 2017 Realtor of the Year during the awards luncheon at the recent convention and trade expo.

Matey Veissi recognized as 2017 Realtor of the Year

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 28, 2017 – Florida Realtors® recognized Matey H. Veissi, 2016 Florida Realtors president, as its 2017 Realtor of the Year. The award – one of several – was presented Thursday during the state association’s annual Convention & Trade Expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla.

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Fla. Housing Market: More Sales, Higher Median Prices in July 2017

Fla. Housing Market: More Sales, Higher Median Prices in July 2017

ORLANDO, Fla., July 24, 2017 – Just like the weather, Florida’s housing market was hot in July with more closed sales, higher median prices, increased pending sales and more new listings, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 24,546 last month, up 2 percent compared to July 2016.

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Fla.’s Housing Market: Sales, Median Prices Rise in 2Q 2017

Fla.’s Housing Market: Sales, Median Prices Rise in 2Q 2017

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 9, 2017 – Florida’s housing market continued its positive momentum in the second quarter of 2017 with more closed sales, higher median prices and more pending sales, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 79,888 in 2Q 2017, up 3.7 percent over the 2Q 2016 figure.

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Realtor® Donna Palm: From Homeless to Hopeful

Realtor® Donna Palm: From Homeless to Hopeful

VENICE, Fla. — Donna Palm, broker-associate of RE/MAX Alliance Group in Venice, started her real estate career not because she loved selling homes, although she did enjoy the work. She chose a career in real estate because she needed to redesign her life, she says.

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