What to Expect From the Certified International Property Specialist Designation

By Terri Ramsey As an experienced REALTOR®, I work largely with foreign investors. I have taken a number of classes and achieved certifications and designations all of which I found helpful. But somehow I felt something was missing. Following a desire to take my business to the next level, I decided I would take a closer look at the Certified International…

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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…

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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…

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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  …

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