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…

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…

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…

Beware of Wire Fraud Scams

Use these three tips to protect your clients from fraudsters As the technology boom has made closing the deal a much easier process, it’s also paved the way for hackers to defraud unsuspecting buyers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in recent years. Wire fraud is on the rise but REALTORS® can help protect…

REALTOR® Due Diligence

by Diane Acken, REALTORS® Commercial Alliance Chair As members of Greater Tampa REALTORS®, we have a legal advantage that most REALTORS® may never have. While not all Tampa area REALTORS® utilize the legal information that our association provides, the information is available for those who attend Legal Lounge with Mercedes Gonzalez Hale, Esq. or Commercial…

Experience the Excitement of CAP

The REALTOR® Commercial Alliance (RCA) at GTAR has more exciting events in store for those agents signed up for CAP (Commercial Ambassador Program). CAP is for agents interested in Commercial Real Estate sales but who lack Commercial sales experience or are currently Residential Real Estate agents. Must you have signed up for CAP to take…