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Florida Realtors®, formerly known as the Florida Association of Realtors®, serves as The Voice for Real Estate® in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 115,000 members in 67 boards/associations.
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92 Money-Making Ideas

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 03:10
We rounded up the best ideas of 2019 to help you plan your business for 2020.

10 Ways to Serve the Pet Owner Niche

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 03:10
The American Pet Products Association estimates U.S. pet owners will spend $75.38 billion on their pets this year. Here are ways to serve this ever-growing niche.

Help Sellers Leverage Their Home’s Pet Appeal

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 03:10
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Whose Sale Is It?

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 02:10
Figuring out if you’re procuring cause of a sale depends on the facts and circumstances of the transaction.

Case Study Does Just Showing a Home Mean I’m the Procuring Cause?

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 02:10
When two Realtors show a couple the same home two days apart, who gets the commission?


Tue, 10/08/2019 - 02:10
A pet enthusiast and sales associate has his dogs—Coco and Pooh—to thank for helping him land some of his biggest customers.

29 Budget-friendly Marketing Tactics

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 01:10
Effective marketing doesn’t need to cost a fortune. These cheap and simple ideas will come in handy when your business needs a boost.

NAR: Digital Marketing a Must-Have for Successful Agents

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 04:10
Before hiring a Realtor, most buyers flirt with ownership by going online and checking local listings. Realtors need a strong digital presence to get noticed.

Condos Can Shut Off Power During a Forced Evacuation

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 04:10
“Riding out the storm” is a bad idea for condo residents. If an evacuation order is issued, Fla. law allows associations to shut off elevators, water and sewer.

U.S. Backs 33% More Mortgages Than It Did Pre-Recession

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 04:10
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the FHA now guarantee almost $7 trillion in mortgage-related debt, which makes potential defaults extremely risky for taxpayers.

FTC Halts ‘Misleading’ and “Bogus” Seminars with HGTV Stars

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 04:10
Based on a complaint filed by the FTC, a federal court temporarily stopped Utah-based Zurixx LLC from promoting free real estate events endorsed by HGTV stars, including Tarek El Moussa and Christina Anstead of Flip or Flop fame.  

Is Your Data Safe? 4 Myths About Online Privacy

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 04:10
Some people think don’t “have anything on my computer worth stealing” – but they’re wrong. Others think deleting data erases it completely. They’re also wrong.

Minimize Risk if Co-Signing a Mortgage

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 00:10
Helping family is noble, but co-signing a mortgage creates a lot of risk. Properties co-owned by a non-spouse should have a written co-ownership agreement in place.  

Start Your Own Business? Seven Surefire Ways to Fail

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 03:10
If you believe you’re always right, you’re wrong. A special kind of entrepreneur first fails five or six times, but stubbornness is often associated with failure.

NAR Survey: Home Improvement Projects Worth Cost and Time

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 03:10
Remodeling isn’t always more money at resale, though that’s important. NAR’s “Joy Score” analyzes the level of current owner satisfaction with remodeling projects.

Florida’s Underground Power Lines Plan Moves Forward

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 03:10
Regulators fear utilities will find ways to overcharge customers without oversight, but in the end decided to ease the level proposed over the first three years.

Landlords Being Duped by Renters Using Fake Identities

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 02:10
It’s not just potential renters being scammed – it’s landlords too. According to CoreLogic, there’s a significant growth in lease applicant identity fraud. The two most common: applicants using fraudulent identities or misrepresenting their intentions.

How Buyers Fund Their Home Purchase: Smart or Risky?

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 02:10
About 1 in 5 buyers tap into a first-time homebuyer program so they can afford to own, and about the same number rely on the generosity of family and friends.

UCF Economist: Recession No Threat to Florida

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 02:10
Sean Snaith, director of UCF’s Institute for Economic Forecasting, expects Fla.’s economy to grow faster than the U.S. economy for at least three years.

Long-Term Mortgage Rates Hold Steady

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 03:10
The 30-year FRM inched a mere .01 percentage points higher this week to end at 3.65%, while the 15-year version fell .02 percentage points to 3.14%.