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Jazz June 2012

RASL is 1354 Members Strong!

2012 Annual Sponsors


2013 RASL Leadership Nominations: ********************************************************************************************

ATTENTION RASL REALTOR® MEMBERS!!!! Get your thinking caps on for June 15th! Are you or do you know of a RASL REALTOR® who is enthusiastic, a capable leader to continue to achieve the goals of the membership and to enhance the real estate industry? On June 15, 2012 the request for nominations form for the 2013 RASL Board of Directors will be emailed to all REALTOR® members. REALTOR® members are invited to nominate themselves or a fellow REALTOR®, with their consent, as a candidate for one of our leadership positions for the 2013 term of office. The “2013 Nominations Form” will be located under the “committees” tab on www.rasl.com. Deadline for Nominations: 5:00PM on Sunday, July 8, 2012.

Sponsored By:

Join us for a Wine & Cheese Meet the 2013 RASL Candidates DATE: Thursday, August 16, 2012 WHERE: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL TIME: 4:00PM to 6:00PM SPONSOR: Wells Fargo Home Mortgage TO ATTEND: RSVP to Lynne @ LNorvell@rasl.com or call 772-465-6080 Please mark your calendar for this important date and come hear the candidates speak about themselves and their desire to run for this elected office.


RASL Membership Breakfast: ******************************************************************************************** Sponsored By:

RASL’s Membership Breakfast DATE: Friday, July 13 TIME: Check-In begins at 8:00AM Breakfast to follow at 8:30AM WHERE: Santa Lucia River Club, Ballantrae SPONSOR: SCRIPPS RSVP: Email Lynne at LNorvell@rasl.com You will receive and email confirmation with a gate pass.

RASL Annual Golf Tournament: ********************************************************************************************

RASL’s 7th Annual Golf Tournament DATE: Friday, October 5th WHERE: Gator Trace Golf and Country Club 4302 Gator Trace Drive Fort Pierce

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE Contact Lynne at LNorvell@rasl.com or call the Association 772-465-6080 to get a list of sponsorships available.

RASL Store: ********************************************************************************************

REALTOR® Military Veteran Pins $7.95 plus tax Size: 1.25” x .91”wide Backing: Stick Pin with deluxe clutch Place your order today! Contact Lynne at LNorvell@rasl.com Or call the Association at 772-465-6080. You can also order direct from the Realtor Team Store http://www.realtorteamstore.com/


Regional MLS: ********************************************************************************************

Important Message!! On June 1st offices will be suspended with a balance. And on June 5th the finance charges will be posted. For those that have Supra on their Android: Cellular providers are beginning to roll out a minor update to the Android operating system. This update is version 4.0.3 and it has a compatibility issue with the Supra eKEY application. If users upgrade, their Android smart phone will not be able to communicate with the iBox BT, and they will have to downgrade their operating system. Supra’s engineering team has figured out how to resolve this issue and will release a new version of the eKEY application soon. We will update you on the timing of that release as soon as we have a date. In the meantime, Supra is emailing eKEY subscribers with the Android operating system, informing them not to update their operating system until further notice. If you have any other questions, please contact Supra support team at suprasupport@fs.utc.com or 877-699-6787.

Regional MLS Classes

Regional MLS offers training classes at no cost to you! To view all available training classes, time and locations visit www.rmlsfl.com and click on the “Training” tab. Scroll down and select “Click to Register for a Class” and logon. Registration is complete when you have received an email confirmation. Keep in mind that class date & time are subject to change. It is very important that you do register or cancel the class ahead of time to avoid a $10 charge on your account. If you need help with registration, cancellation, or logging on feel free to contact Karen Galarza at (direct line) 772-294-7082 or 772-465-6080 or by email at kgalarza@rasl.com.

Karen Galarza Member Services Coordinator/RMLS Specialist Direct Line:772-294-7082


RPAC Event: ********************************************************************************************

DATE: July 20th LOCATION: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL COST: $15.00 per person for dinner and event For Information and/or Tickets: Call Lynne at 772-465-6080 or email at LNorvell@rasl.com Contest is open to all RASL members and their family and Friends! Proceeds to benefit Florida REALTORS® PAC See flyer in Jazz for more information! Trophies Sponsored By: Cocktails Served By: Cocktails by Suzanne DJ—Brian Lemen

ATTENTION RASL MEMBERS!!!! This is your moment in the spot light to

“Show Us Your Talent”! Come And Have Fun!!!! Song!

Dance!

Skit!

Comedian!

To register, contact Lynne at 772-465-6080 or email LNorvell@rasl.com

Sign Up Today!!!!! Brokers Challenge: ******************************************************************************************

Attention Brokers!!!!! Brokers, if all agents in your office support the Florida Realtors® PAC by contributing a minimum of $15 each, that qualifies your office to receive a FREE Pizza Party and treats at your designated office, delivered by RASL for the entire office. We are looking for 100% participation in your office and must be paid by September 14th. Contact the Association if you have any questions. Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS® or any of its state associations or local boards will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 100% of your contribution is sent to National RPAC and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; National RPAC returns up to 70% of your contribution to FARPAC for use in connection with the election of state and local candidates and issues in Florida.


Up-Coming Education:

Register at www.rasl.com

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CRS: ******************************************************************************************** Sponsored By: CRS Course DATE: Tuesday, June 5 SPEAKER: Pat Zaby, National Speaker Presenting: “Turn It On Automatic: Serving Repeat & Referral Customers WHERE: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL TIME: 9:00AM to Noon COST: $39.00 SPONSOR: Liberty Title

Harry Heist Seminar: ********************************************************************************************

Harry Heist Seminar DATE: Thursday, July 26 WHERE: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL TIME: Registration at 8:30AM COST: FREE CE CREDITS: 3 MORNING SPONSOR: CUTCO CLOSING GIFTS AFTERNOON SPONSOR: Jaguar Insurance

SEATING IS LIMITED!

Morning Sponsor:

Afternoon Sponsor:

REGISTER TODAY!

Commercial Real Estate Class: ********************************************************************************************

Commercial Real Estate Class DATE: Tuesday, July 10 WHERE: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL TIME: 2:00PM to 5:00PM COST: FREE SPONSORED BY: CHELSEA TITLE COMPANY RSVP To: Mary Gibbins at MGibbins@rasl.com or call 772-465-6080 DISCUSSION: Tax Deferred Exchange Solutions Due Diligence Services AND MORE!!!! See Flyer in Jazz for more information.

Sponsored By:


GRI-2 & CIPS Designation Classes Coming to RASL in September: ********************************************************************************************

GRI-2 Designation DATES: September 4 to 6 (Tuesday to Thursday) and September 10 and 11 (Monday and Tuesday) WHERE: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL REGISTER: www.rasl.com For more information, see flyer in the Jazz. Affiliate Sponsorship Available!!! Contact Lynne today at Norvell@rasl.com

Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) DATES: September 17 to September 21 (Monday to Friday) WHERE: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL COST: $200 for RASL Members ONLY!!!

ONLY 5 Seats Available For This ONE TIME LOW PRICE! Cost for others who attend: $499 REGISTER: www.rasl.com For more information, see flyer in the Jazz Affiliate Sponsorship Available!!! Contact Lynne today at LNorvell@rasl.com

Affiliate Winner from the May 4 RASL Membership Breakfast Free Banner Ad Suzanne Lanzetta — Cocktails by Suzanne


Code of Ethics: ********************************************************************************************

DATE: June 15, 2012— Friday

Sponsored By:

CODE OF ETHICS: 9:00AM to Noon Sponsored By: Group One Mortgage Rick Meltzer WHERE: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL REGISTER ONLINE:

www.rasl.com

New Member Orientation & Code of Ethics (COE): ********************************************************************************************

DATE: July 27, 2012—Friday

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION: 9:00AM to Noon Sponsored By: PNC

Orientation And Code of Ethics Sponsored By:

CODE OF ETHICS: 1:00pm TO 4:00pm Sponsored By: PNC

Location: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL Register At: www.rasl.com

NAR Quadrennial Code of Ethics: ********************************************************************************************

ATTENTION RASL REALTORS!!! Did you last take your Code of Ethics between 2005—2008? NAR requires you complete a Quadrennial Code of Ethics by December 2012. Dates available for the Code of Ethics at RASL!

The following are afternoon classes from 1:00PM to 4:00PM: Friday — July 27

Friday — September 28

Friday — November 30

The following are morning classes from 9:00AM to Noon Friday — June 15 Tuesday — October 9 All classes are held in the Education Center at the Association. REGISTER ONLINE: www.rasl.com


Welcome New Members: **********************************************************************************************

New Brokers/Office: Andriana C Riera Merline Pennant

Realty of the America’s Inc. Royal Realty of the Treasure Coast

New Realtors®: Mir M Ali Ray Alonso Joseph W Bradshaw Jr Kristie L Breithaup James G Carville III Marc C Cobb Paulette C Frederick Meryl Sue Nixon Salvador Puente Pamela Quinn William Redeker Diane M Romer Barbara Slaten Sherry Marge Steward Maria Luisa Vega Stacy Waner

Keller Williams Realty of PSL The Keyes Company Independent Finance Services of South Florida Charles Rutenberg Realty, LLC Prudential Florida Realty Keller Williams Realty of PSL The Keyes Company Coldwell Banker/Res. Real Estate BHG Real Estate Laviano & Assoc. St Lucie Short Sales The Keyes Company BHG Real Estate Laviano & Assoc. Coldwell Banker/Res. Real Estate The Keyes Company Illustrated Properties Harrington & Wallengren RE

Office Transfers: Beverly Cibulsky from Preferred Realty Executives to Real Estate of Florida Michelle Gisburne from Jacobs Real Estate Services to AlphaDog Realty Rosemarie Glykas from The Continental Group Realty to Treasure Palm Realty Colleen Koehler from Blue Water Reel Estate to EKP Realty Sandra Light from Blue Water Reel Estate to EKP Realty Rita Lindsey from Boca Executive Realty to ABC Realty Richard Montagna from Keller Williams Realty to Charles Rutenberg Realty Helen Moro from Boca Executive Realty to RE/MAX Realty Services Barbara Shillingford from FLNY Properties LLC to The Keyes Company Kirk Young from Boca Executive Realty to ABC Realty Ruth Siegel from Coldwell Banker Res. Real Estate to Alexus Realty Naomi Saphire from Coldwell Banker Res. Real Estate to Alexus Realty

New Affiliate/Affiliate Company: Marc Friedman Scott Hastings David Reed Kathy Roberts Richard Stratman

Kolter Homes, LLC Servpro of Martin & St Lucie AppFiles.com ADT Security Services Protech Security Co/ADT Dealer


Marketing Madness: ********************************************************************************************

May Dates & Tour Areas June 7

7170, 7260, 7270

“Happy June Birthdays” Sponsor: Paradise Homes

June 14

7010, 7020, 7015

Sponsor: PNC NOTE This marketing session is being held at the Renaissance on the river next to the main library in downtown Fort Pierce (20 Orange Ave.). The entrance is located on the north side of the building (Orange Ave.) The building sets on the South East corner of the intersection of Indian River Drive and Orange Ave. From US One turn east on Orange Ave go across the RR tracks and continue to 20 Orange Ave. There are cast iron gates at the entrance to the building enter there and go to the elevator, take the elevator to the 3rd floor. The meeting will take place near the pool area. After touring, Archie’s is the next stop!

June 21

7800, 7600

Sponsor: Verano NOTE This marketing session is being held at Verano.

June 28

7100, 7110, 7150, 7190

Sponsor: HouseMaster Home Inspections

Marketing Madness is a FREE Program brought to you by RASL to aid and benefit in your real estate career. Breakfast is provided by our awesome affiliates sponsors. Come join us every Thursday from 8:30am-10am to network with the Affiliates as well as other Realtor® members. If you use this program as a means to grow your business, you will be amazed by your success!


RASL Membership Breakfast - May 4: ********************************************************************************************

Geof Hoge, Sarah Taylor and John Slivon received their 1st Year Florida Realtors® Honor Society Pin from President Patty Renna.

Anthony Gambardella received his 5th Year Florida Realtors® Honor Society Pin from President Patty Renna. President Patty Renna received her 6th Year Florida Realtors® Honor Society pin.

Cristi Hernandez received her 2nd Year Florida Realtors® Honor Society Pin from President Patty Renna.

Sponsored By

Curtis Lowe received his 7th Year Florida Realtors® Honor Society Pin from President Patty Renna.

Joyce Calvert was acknowledged for her 19th Year in the Florida Realtors® Honor Society by President Patty Renna.

Warren Scott received his GRI certificate and pin from President Patty Renna.


RASL’s Got Talent — July 20: ********************************************************************************************

ATTENTION RASL MEMBERS!!!! This is your moment in the spot light to

“Show Us Your Talent”! Song!

Dance!

Skit!

Comedian!

To register, contact Lynne at 772-465-6080 or email LNorvell@rasl.com

Sign Up Today!!!!!


Florida REALTORS®: ********************************************************************************************

Fla.’s housing market continues positive signs in April 2012 ORLANDO, Fla. – May 22, 2012 – Florida’s housing market had increased pending sales and higher median prices in April, along with a greatly reduced inventory of homes and condos for sale, according to Florida Realtors® latest housing data. “Here in Florida, we’re seeing some strong numbers that show positive momentum for the state’s housing recovery and our economy,” said 2012 Florida Realtors President Summer Greene, regional manager of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Florida 1st in Fort Lauderdale. “Home prices continue to rise in many markets. Inventory is down to extremely low levels while pending sales are on the rise – almost 38 percent for single-family homes and 25 percent for townhomes and condos. It is not unusual to see multiple offers. “Now the challenge will be for appraisals to catch up. Overall, we are very happy to see the market move in this direction and expect this trend to continue.” Pending sales refer to contracts that are signed but not yet completed or closed; closed sales typically occur 30 to 90 days after sales contracts are written. The statewide median sales price for single-family existing homes in April was $144,350, up 10.2 percent from the year-ago figure, according to data from Florida Realtors Industry Data and Analysis department, and vendor partner 10K Research and Marketing. The statewide median for townhome-condo properties was $108,000, up 16.1 percent over April 2011. The national median sales price for existing single-family homes in March 2012 was $163,600, up 1.9 percent from the previous year, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). In California, the statewide median sales price for single-family existing homes in March was $291,080; in Massachusetts, it was $267,500; in Maryland, it was $225,601; and in New York, it was $215,000. The median is the midpoint; half the homes sold for more, half for less. Housing industry analysts note that sales of foreclosures and other distressed properties continue to downwardly distort the median price because they generally sell at a discount relative to traditional homes. Statewide sales of existing single-family homes totaled 17,544 in April, down slightly, 0.7 percent, compared to the year-ago figure. Looking at Florida’s year-to-year comparison for sales of townhomes/condos, a total of 9,765 units sold statewide last month, down 4.9 percent from those sold in April 2011. NAR reported the national median existing condo price in March 2012 was $165,200. In April, there was a 5.8-month supply of single-family homes in inventory and a 5.7-month supply for townhomes/condos, according to Florida Realtors. “The housing numbers for the state of Florida continue to signal recovery,” said Florida Realtors Chief Economist Dr. John Tuccillo. “Sales in 2012 are above where they were in 2011, a harbinger of a third straight year of improvement. More importantly, pending sales are up dramatically, and inventory is still falling. Financing constraints still mean that a significant percentage of these will not lead to closed sales, but with the numbers up, we are confident that closed sales will continue to rise. “The increase in both median and average prices suggests that investors are having a strong impact on the market, soaking up lower priced inventory and causing buyers to move up the price ladder.” The interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.91 percent in April 2012, down from the 4.84 percent average during the same month a year earlier, according to Freddie Mac. To see the full statewide housing activity report, go to Florida Realtors website at www.floridarealtors.org, and click on the Research page; then look under Latest Housing Data, Statewide Residential Activity and get the April report. Or go to Florida Realtors Media Center at http://media.floridarealtors.org/ and download the April 2012 data report PDF under Market Data at: http:// media.floridarealtors.org/market-data. © 2012 Florida Realtors®


FR 2012 Convention & Trade Expo: ********************************************************************************************

2012 Good Vibrations! Florida Realtors convention registration is open! Don’t miss the 2012 Florida Realtors® Convention & Trade Expo. It’s the ONLY place more than 2,500 influential Realtors® from around the Sunshine State gather ONCE a year to learn, to network, to inspire and to grow. It’s the ultimate time-management tool for your business. Dozens of education sessions, hundreds of exhibitors at the trade expo. All under one roof. Build your brand, build your network, build your business. Visit this link for registration, schedules, events and information on RE Barcamp: http://convention.floridarealtors.org/.


GRI 2: ********************************************************************************************


Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Designation: ********************************************************************************************


Raffle Tickets are NOW on Sale! All proceeds go towards contributors Florida REALTORS® PAC contribution. Purchase your ticket/tickets today at the Association!!!! Tickets can be purchased by Cash, Check (payable to FL Realtors PAC) or Credit Card. Packages available for REALTORS®: 2013 RASL REALTOR® Membership Dues     

**** up to $295.00 Value**** Must be a 2012 RASL Realtor® Member in Good Standing. Membership is non transferable or refundable. RASL membership runs January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. The winner’s local dues (membership with RASL only) is paid for 2013. Winner is responsible to pay FR and NAR dues.

AND 2013/2014 Regional MLS Agent Service Fees     

**** up to $299.00 Value**** Certificate must be submitted with your annual fee invoice. No transfers or refunds allowed. Only redeemable for subscription to awarded subscriber Subscriber must be active and in good standing with RMLS at the time of the certificate is awarded. Subscription runs April 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014

Affiliate Package: 2013 RASL Affiliate Membership Dues   

**** up to $275.00 Value**** Must be a 2012 RASL Affiliate Member in Good Standing. Membership is non transferable or refundable. RASL membership runs January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.

WINNER WILL BE DRAWN ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012 AT MARKETING MADNESS! Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political pur­poses. You may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the Na­tional Association of REALTORS® or any of its state associations or local boards will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 100% of your contribution is sent to National RPAC and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; National RPAC returns up to 70% of your contribution to FARPAC for use in connection with the election of state and local candidates and issues in Florida.


Road Warrior Package Raffle: ********************************************************************************************

What is a “NEATReceipts Mobil Scanner� you ask? It is a portable scanner and digital filing system that helps you manage all of your paperwork on the computer. The scanner software identifies and extracts the important information from receipts, business cards and documents and automatically organizes it for you. All scanned documents can be searched by keyword so you can find exactly what you need. This will ORGANIZE your paper and simplify your LIFE!!!!! Contact Lynne at LNorvell@rasl.com or call the Association to purchase your raffle ticket

TODAY!!!!


Important Contact Information: ********************************************************************************************

RASL CONTACT INFORMATION 6666 South US Highway 1, Suite 1 Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34952 Phone: 772-465-6080 Fax: 772-464-5774 www.rasl.com

FR Tech Hot line: FR Legal Hot line:

407-587-1450 407- 438-1409

RMLS Tech Support: 888-363-4696 DBPR Support:

850.487.1395

CEO: Staci Storms, Email: SStorms@rasl.com

Receptionist: Lynne Norvell, Email: LNorvell@rasl.com

Finance Director: Barbara Kingry, Email: BKingry@rasl.com

Membership Director/Professional Standards: Jessica Young, Email:

JYoung@rasl.com

Communications/Education Director: Mary Gibbins, Email: MGibbins@rasl.com

Member Services Coordinator/RMLS Specialist: Karen Galarza, Email: KGalarza@rasl.com

June: ********************************************************************************************

Summer Begins June 20

June 17

RASL Hours: ********************************************************************************************

2012 RASL Hours Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm


2012 Board of Directors

Patricia Renna President Prudential Florida Realty

Donn Wonderling President-Elect Boca Executive Realty

Sarah Taylor Secretary RE/MAX Masterpiece

Anthony Gambardella Immediate Past-President Thomas J. White Commercial

Joyce Bello Director Prudential Florida Realty

Geof Hoge Director St. Lucie River Realty

Douglas Rooks Director Century 21 All Professional

John Slivon Vice-President R.E. Co. of the Treasure Coast

Staci Storms CEO Realtors速 Assoc. of St. Lucie

Julio Sanchez Director Keller Williams Realty

Brian Lemen Director Hoyt C. Murphy

William LoBrutto Treasurer RE/MAX Realty Services

John Sherrard Association Attorney John E. Sherrard

Harry Jim Mitchem Director Keller Williams Realty

Sheri Wetzel Director Midway Real Estate Inc.


Pricing on Advertising—Affiliate Members Only ********************************************************************************************


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