Legislative Update

By: Jacob Bruynell, Director of Governmental Affairs at Greater Tampa REALTORS® 2021 started on a good note as the new COVID-19 Relief Package was approved in 2020. Some of the highlights of the bill included financial help to landlords who could not evict tenants during the pandemic and $600 stimulus checks for many Americans. One…

Governmental Affairs & Public Policy Update: January 2021

As we move into a new government administration and legislative sessions, Greater Tampa REALTORS® is pleased to periodically bring our newest GTR feature to you, the Governmental Affairs and Public Policy Update. This update will highlight the latest initiatives that may directly impact your business, our community and the real estate industry at all levels. We want to ensure that you…

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How Schools Influence Real Estate: The Role Schools Play in Tampa Bay Communities

By Dr. Stacy Hahn Schools help define a community’s quality of life, influence development decisions and are a factor in where people choose to live. When planning for real estate development, schools are an essential component of a community’s infrastructure. People are not just interested in the quality of school districts for the educational opportunities…

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Join Us for the Rally in Tally!

By Jacob Bruynell, Governmental Affairs Manager of Greater Tampa REALTORS® With the Florida legislative session starting early in 2020, we are excited to embark on our annual excursion to Tallahassee for the 2020 Great American REALTOR® Days (GARD). During this exciting time at the Capitol, REALTORS® will network with like-minded professionals, meet with lawmakers on…

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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  …