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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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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…

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FREC Updates Rules for Unlicensed Assistants

What can an unlicensed assistant do for you? Many things – but not all things. At its November 2018 general meeting, the Florida Real Estate Commission (FREC) informally updated its list of unlicensed assistant or employee activities that may be performed. FREC: Activities an unlicensed employee or assistant may perform Answer the phone and forward…

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FREC Approves New Team Advertising Rules for July 2019

Florida Real Estate Commission has issued new rules for brokerage office procedures and team advertising. Here is an overview of the new rules effective July 1, 2019. Team marketing is defined as, multiple real estate licensees representing themselves as a team to the public. Licensees featured in team advertisements must be under the same broker…