NAR-backed condo legislation passes Senate

WASHINGTON – July 15, 2016 – The U.S. Senate passed H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act,” by unanimous consent yesterday. The move follows earlier passage by the House and was the topic of a recent Call for Action campaign that led many Realtors to email their lawmakers and push for passage.   The…

Fair Housing Act: Stay Informed

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, or financing of dwellings based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status and disability. As a REALTOR®, whether you are working with buyers or sellers, or you are working with landlords or tenants, you need to know the basics of the Fair Housing…

My Story: A REALTOR® and an Appraiser

By David Brewer Thirty years ago, I learned an important lesson that, as a REALTOR®, I still appreciate. When an experienced and professional Real Estate Appraiser submits a “Credible Opinion of Value”, REALTOR®s might consider paying close attention. I was working with a Builder who was preparing to build several new floor plans in a new…

The 2016 CAP had a phenomenal start!

by Diane Acken REALTORS® Commercial Alliance Chair The REALTORS® Commercial Alliance (RCA) of GTAR has had a phenomenal start to the Commercial Ambassador Program (CAP). CAP officially started in 2013 by the RCA at GTAR under the leadership of Chairman, Dan Thornbrugh. It is a NAR award winning commercial real estate learning program for residential…

The Affiliate Expo is Back!

We are excited to bring back the Affiliate EXPO. Join us August 16, 2016 in our very own GTAR Auditorium. We have lined up great speakers and awesome give-aways. So “Save The Date” and come meet your Affiliate Business Partners! There are great Speakers lined up to educate and entertain. There will be lunch served…

Brexit’ Could Give U.S. Real Estate Brief Boost

Britain’s vote yesterday to exit the European Union will likely have a long-term impact on the world economy, but in the short-term, U.S. real estate could be flooded with investors flocking to the U.S. as a safe haven, pushing up the dollar and sending down mortgage rates. “Demand for U.S. real estate could rise,” says…

GTAR Supports TBX Projects

The Tampa Bay Express (TBX) is a system of new lanes that will give drivers a choice of paying a toll in order to enjoy a better commute. You’ve likely read media reports about the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Tampa Bay Express Projects (“TBX”) comprising almost 3.5 billion dollars of interstate improvements. Most occur…

GTAR launches new website

We have listened to our member’s feedback and redesigned our website to better suit their needs. GTAR is proud to announce the launch of our new and improved website to enhance each member’s access to information about our Association and the services we provide. The redesign is modern, loaded with information, and user friendly. We’ve even added…

Our Affiliates Say Thanks!

We had a great time celebrating the 14th Annual GTAR Affiliates Golf Tournament. There were plenty of winners across the board, from the many Golf challenges to the raffle prizes. We would like to thank every golfer that came to play and support the REALTORS ® Care Foundation. We saw many new faces and plenty of old friends.

The 3 Not So Secret Steps to Success

There are no shortcuts on the path to success. Success is not something that is handed out freely, but is something that is obtained over time. While luck and good fortune help those become successful, a much more deliberate set of qualities will help you become a success.