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Promotional Coupon Offer to REALTOR® Members
The Association is offering our REALTOR® members a promotional coupon for 15% off one purchase in the REALTOR® store when members attend a Business Card Exchange or a General Membership meeting. Simply pick one up the next time you attend either of these meetings and then present the coupon at time of purchase.
Real Estate Trivia
What is the name of the popular virtual world where millions of Avatars (virtual people) can buy, sell, and lease virtual real estate, some of which sells for thousands of REAL dollars?
For the Answer: see bottom of this newsletter
Membership Lists & MLS Stats
Realtor and Business Partner Membership Rosters as well as up-to-date MLS Stats are available to View, Search, Download, and Print.
Click on the appropriate link below to find the information that you need.
April MLS Stats
Your Supra Lockbox
Click HERE to request a lockbox or submit a lockbox change online. Once you obtain your lockbox, you need to register it on Supra’s website at www.supraekey.com. If you change the property where the lockbox is located, you must notify the Association AND update your inventory on Supra’s website.
If you have any questions about lockboxes or keys, please contact FalynRyan@comcast.net
Take advantage of the FREE HANDS ON MLS Training at your Association. For full calendar or to register, CLICK HERE. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
9:00am – 12:00pm
MLS Basic – Hands On
1:00pm – 2:30pm
MLS Compliance 101
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Adding & Modifying Listings - MLS REQUIRED
Many classes are available 24/7 online at
Association members have the opportunity to take advantage of the benefits of caravans in Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte. Caravans help listing agents obtain pricing opinions and property feedback, buyer agents can see what is going on in the market and all agents gain valuable networking relationships and experience. For more information email:
Port Charlotte: Rise Wells
Punta Gorda: Mike Federau firstname.lastname@example.org
To submit your Punta Gorda Caravan registration online, CLICK HERE.
Remembering Judy MacWilliams
Our REALTOR® family has sadly lost one of its dedicated, passionate members – Judy MacWilliams. Throughout her career as a REALTOR®, Judy served on the Board of Directors as Secretary, Treasurer, President- Elect and President. She will be greatly missed and our condolences go out to her family and friends.
NAR: Housing and Economic Forecast Solidifying
Growth in home sales and prices is contributing to a broader improvement in the overall economy, aided in part by current homeownership tax treatment, according to presentations at a residential real estate forum during the National Association of REALTORS® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said a multiyear housing recovery is likely. “Steady job creation and household formation have been helping to unleash a pent-up demand in the housing market,” he said. Read the full story here.
1 Month Away Until the District Conference!
District 13 Conference & Expo
The 2013 Florida REALTORS® District 13 Conference & Expo will be coming back to our very own Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center on June 21st of this year! Be sure to “LIKE” our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DistrictConference to stay up-to-date for a schedule of events. To register for the Conference, please visit the website at www.District13Conference.org. If you are a Business Partner and are interested in exhibiting, click here to download the application as well as more details for the Expo.
Classes and Events
CCIM for Residential REALTORS®
Residential Real Estate Financial Analysis
Instructed by Maryann Mize, CCIM
June 5th, 8am – 5pm
Residential Real Estate Financial Analysis equips residential real estate agents with key CCIM financial and investment analysis skills. These skills provide agents (whose primary business is selling single family homes) the ability to position residential properties as investment opportunities, and prosper. This is a HANDS-ON course which also includes a copy of the valuable CCIM Excel Calculator Tool.
Registration: **Please register online here.**
$155 – Registration
For any questions, you may contact David Logan at David-Logan@comcast.net.
Preparing a Listing Contract
June 14th, 9am – 1pm (4 Hours CE)
Taught by Cynthia DeLuca & Part of the Florida REALTORS® Virtual Campus Series
Listing contracts are most certainly an important part of Realtors® day to day activities. This course is perfect for outlining the various types of listing agreements and the duties of each, identifying the protected classes under the Fair Housing Act, and understanding details about fees. Realtors® will also learn how to best answer seller’s questions regarding their proceeds and expenses. Refreshments provided by our business partners at BB&T Bank. Course is FREE for Education Passport Members or $10 for non-passport members. Email David-Logan@comcast.net to RSVP.
Take 15% off any CE Course during May
Promo Code: MAY15
Want to get a jump start on renewing your license? Interested in courses that are affordable and available 24 hours a day? Check out our online CE site http://pgpcnp.theceshop.com/ and take 15% off any course during the month of May (Promo Code: MAY15).
With entire 14 Hour Packages for $25 or a la carte CE classes starting at $15 per course and a 20% discount, our CE Shop website may be the most affordable and effective solution for online CE credit. Courses include: Core Law, Ethics, Fair Housing, Foreclosures, Online Risk Management, Going Green, Diversity, Real Estate/Mortgage Fraud, and Real Estate Investors and Your Business.
Next Week’s Drawing
CLICK HERE to win a $25 Publix Gift Card, compliments of our business partners at State Insurance Agency.
State Insurance Agency is Charlotte County’s premier independent insurance agency specializing in Home, Condo, and Flood insurance. Every team member at their agency is fully licensed to do business in the state of Florida. One Risk Advisor, One Contact, State Insurance Agency.
Gift Baskets Available
What better way to welcome your clients to their new home than by offering them gift baskets? The next time you are at the Association, stop by our REALTOR® Store and browse our new selection of baskets. For any questions, please call our office at (941)629-8261.
REALTOR® Member Benefits
“You Pay What Lenovo Employees Pay” Is Back
Act now and receive additional discounts on your favorite Lenovo PCs during the “You Pay What We Pay” pricing event. NAR members receive:
* 20% off ThinkPad laptop T430s, X1 Carbon, and T530
* 23% off Consumer A Series tablets
* 23% off K,Q, and H Series desktops
* 23% off C Series All-In-One desktops
* 27% off IdeaPad tablet S2110, U Series, and Z Series
To obtain these special prices use eCoupon USXMAY2013 at checkout and save. This special pricing event is valid through June 3, 2013. Click here for more information.
Call today to order your tickets for Women’s Council of REALTORS®.
The PGPCNP chapter presents Fashion Show and Luncheon
When:Saturday, June 29th, 2013
Chinese auction at 1:00 pm
Fashion show at 2:00 pm
Where:Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club
Cost: $40.00 per person
The show is open to everyone-invite all your friends and families. Event benefits the Women’s Council of REALTORS® and Tidewell Hospice. For ticket purchase call: Stacy Scarrow 941-916-0000.
Some Junk in Your Trunk Sale!
This was a successful and fun event at the beginning of the year. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure! Bring your car full of yard sale items, open the trunk and start selling. For details and reservations, please contact Sheila Meeks at 941-661-2257.
When: Saturday, June 15th, 8am – 12pm
Where: Market Place in Punta Gorda
Donation: $10 per car and 10% proceeds to WCR
Food and beverages for sale.
Sharon Neuhofer, 2013 Association President
The passing of the Association’s past president Judy MacWilliams came to me as quite a shock. In my eyes, Judy has always been larger than life. She had a flair for the dramatic, a steel will and a heart of gold. Once you met Judy, you never forgot her.
Judy first entered my life when I was the executive officer of what is now the CDBIA. She was the association president at that time and she was determined to establish a productive relationship between the CDBIA and the Association of REALTORS®. In her graceful style, Judy came to CDBIA functions and insisted that I come to REALTOR® functions. There was no saying “no” to Judy, so along I came.
Judy has had some health issues recently and endured heartache over the years. Through it all though, she maintained her demeanor of elegance.
We have lost a very passionate member of our REALTOR® family. It was an honor to have known Judy MacWilliams.
May God bless you, Judy. Rest in peace my friend.
Real Estate Trivia Answer:
Second Life. Click here for more details.