WHY MEDIATE? Taking Control

By Susanna Madden  The National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics was adopted in 1913 years ago to ensure consumers are properly served by requiring REALTORS® to cooperate with each other in furthering their clients’ best interests. Why? Let’s just say there were some unsavory types selling real estate to unsuspecting buyers. The creation Code…

Fair Housing: Advertising

By Tamiracle Williams  The Fair Housing Act (FHA) was signed into law in 1968 by then-President Lyndon Johnson. FHA prevents discrimination concerning the sale, rental or financing of a property based on race, religion, sex, disabilities and family status. This law also applies to housing-related advertisements. In late-2018, the Department of Housing and Urban Development…

The Key to a Successful Relocation Department by Diana Howard

The Key to a Successful Relocation Department

By Diana Howard  Relocation departments within real estate companies provide important roles as suppliers of real estate services and advocates for relocation management companies (RMCs). As a single point of contact, they support third-party companies by providing valuable real estate information and services to transferring employees. To provide the highest level of service, a department must be well…

Exclusive IXACT Contact Benefit for GTR Members

By Tamiracle Williams  IXACT Contact is a real estate CRM (customer relationship management) and marketing automation that takes the stress out of communicating with clients. This new member benefit was hand-selected by our Greater Tampa REALTORS® technology committee after months of research. Here is what 2019 Board of Director and Technology Chair, Jay Quigley, had…

GTR Goes to Tallahassee by Dan Hazy

GTR Goes to Tallahassee!

By Dan Hazy This month our Governmental Affairs committee at Greater Tampa REALTORS® packed up and headed to Tallahassee for Great American REALTOR Days (GARD). GARD is an annual event that allows REALTORS® to speak with state senators and house representatives on legislation important to GTR members and homeowners. Below is a highlight of the issues…

GTR Announces Tampa's City Council Recommendations

Greater Tampa REALTORS® Announces Tampa’s City Council Recommendations

  TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 15, 2019) – The Greater Tampa REALTORS® (GTR), recently held interviews with the candidates for the Tampa City Council. These interviews included extensive screening and research of the candidates’ positions on issues, particularly those affecting real estate and private property rights.     Tampa City Council, District 1 – Alan Clendenin  …