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Jazz March 2012

RASL is 1233 Members Strong!

From: William Campbell, Director of Education, 407/438-1400 x 2406

Florida Realtors Urges Members to Renew Their License ORLANDO, FL, Feb 21, 2012 -

In a recent report from the Florida Real Estate Commission, Florida Realtors has learned that nearly 2/3rds of all licensees with licenses expiring on March 30, 2012 have yet to complete the renewal process. According to Florida Statute 475.182, all licensees must complete the required post-licensing or continuing education and submit a renewal application and fee on or before the date of expiration. Any license that is not renewed at the end of the license period shall automatically revert to involuntary inactive status. At that time, practice of real estate by licensees with an involuntary inactive license is illegal. Licensees can go online to http://www.myfloridaliense.com to verify continuing education credits, as well as submit their renewal application online. Once all education requirements are met and the application has been received, the license will renew automatically the next business day. Many licensees think that once continuing education has been completed, renewal is automatic. At the same time, the opposite is true and some licensees will complete their application online without ensuring all continuing education has been completed. Only when both the required education has been completed, and the application has been received by the DBPR, will a license be renewed. Also, some members may not be aware of their expiration date. With one-quarter of all Florida license holders due to renew on March 30th, Florida Realtors is encouraging all licensees (not just members) to go online to verify their license expiration date, completed continuing education and application status. Licensees may also contact the Customer Contact Center of the DBPR at 850-487-1395 to verify this information. Florida Realtors速, formerly known as the Florida Association of Realtors速, 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 64 boards/associations. Florida Realtors速 Media Center website is available at http://media.floridarealtors.org.

2012 Annual Sponsors


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

Dues Reminder Annual Renewals 2012-2013 for RMLS are due by March 31st. Please make sure your renewal is paid by then to prevent a late fee. You have the option right now to make a partial payment and have it paid in full by March 31st. You can either pay online, over the phone with a credit card, mail check or stop by the office at RASL and see Karen Galarza. To view your account logon to www.rmlsfl.com and click on the “RMLS Billing” tab and select “My Account”. Or on the home page you can go to the middle where it says ‘Quick Links” click on “Pay Bill” and logon. If you do not remember your login, please contact Karen Galarza at kgalarza@rasl.com or call (direct line) 772-294-7082 or 772-465-6080 to get the information.

GPS Orientation for New Subscribers Attention New Subscribers at RASL!!! GPS (General Procedures & System)—Regional MLS Orientation Class DATE: Thursday, March 1 WHERE: Board Room at the Association TIME: 9:30AM to 11:30AM GPS (General Procedures & System)—Regional MLS Orientation Class DATE: Wednesday, April 18 WHERE: Board Room at the Association TIME: 9:30AM to Noon To register you can reach Karen Galarza at 772-294-7082.

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


Doug Rooks Auctioneer RASL Director/RPAC Chair

Judy Smith top bid for “Heart Cakes” by John Heaning, Heaning Home Inspections

Bill LoBrutto top bid for “Cutco Knives Cake” by Jason Fletcher, Cutco Closing Gifts

RASL Membership Breakfast February 3, 2012 Sponsored By:

June D’Angelo top bid for “Strawberries & Cream Cake” by Joe Estes, Century 21 All Professional

Sarah Taylor top bid for “Rum Cake” by John Slivon Real Estate Comp. of TC Guest Speaker Eric Sain District 3 FL Realtor® PAC Trustee

John Slivon top bid for “Dreamy Creamy Coconut Cake” By Neil Archer, SCRIPPS

Wendy Ciacci & Audrey Allen top bid for “Lady Bug Cake” by John Watson, Coastal Pest Control

Guest Speaker Jack Graecen Political Representative Florida REALTORS®

President Patty Renna top bid for “Hot Mama’s Decadent Plumbers Dream Cake” by Jason Parish, All City Plumbing Two

Anthony Gambardella top bid for “Inspecting I Doo Cake” by Ken Knoblauch, Ken Knoblauch Home Inspections

Curtis Lowe top bid for “Southern Comfort Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding” by Jarrod Lowe, RE/MAX Masterpiece

Bill LoBrutto top bid for “The Original “Stanley Steemer” Cake” by Mike Fazzari, Stanley Steemer


RPAC Social & Event: ***************************************************

Attention All REATLORS® & Affiliates! Social Mixer—FL Realtors® PAC Night Out! DATE: Thursday, April 19 TIME: 5:30PM—8:00PM LOCATION: Vine & Barley 1680 SW St. Lucie West Port St Lucie

Sponsored By:

Finger foods and two drink tickets provided. Miscellaneous raffles—10 tickets for $5.00 (Need to be present to win!) Road Warrior Package & Membership Raffles

RASL’s Got Talent DATE: July 20th LOCATION: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL Proceeds to benefit Florida REALTORS® PAC More Information to follow 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.

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Up-Coming Education: ******************************************************************************************** CDPE Designation DATE: Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2 TIME: 9:00AM to 5:30PM LOCATION: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL Cost: $449 See flyer in Jazz for more information.

SPONSORS:

Thursday, March 1st Morning: Chelsea Title Afternoon: Cutco Closing Gifts Friday, March 2nd Morning: Group One Mortgage Afternoon: DR Horton

Conversational Spanish for Realtors® DATE: Begins Wednesday, March 7 for the next 8 Wednesdays TIME: Class begins at 8:30AM to 9:30AM Conversation and Practice—9:30AM to 10:00AM LOCATION: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL COST: $85.00 plus $15.00 for book Sponsored By: Global Business Council See flyer in Jazz for more information.

$$$ ESSENTIALS NECESSARY TO EARN A $IX FIGURE INCOME IN REAL ESTATE

Module #3—Presentation To Profits March 13 Sponsor: Liberty Title Module #4—Using Technology For Less April 18 Sponsor: A1 Moving & Storage

All classes are from 9:00am to Noon. 1 Module—$20 3 Modules—$50 RSVP to Lynne at LNorvell@rasl.com See flyer in Jazz for more information.

Module #5—Contracts—Friend or Foe? May 16 Sponsor: PNC LOCATION: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL

14 HR Continuing Education DATE: March 20, Tuesday and March 21, Wednesday TIME: 9:00AM to 5:00PM LOCATION: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL COST: $45.00 March 20 Afternoon Sponsor: PNC Core Law Only—March 20th Core Law Sponsor: SCRIPPS

TIME: 9:00AM to Noon

COST: $25.00

Visas for International Buyers & Sellers DATE: March 28 Speaker: Attorney William Cavanaugh TIME: 10:30AM to Noon LOCATION: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL COST: $10 if registered by March 2 Go to www.rasl.com and register under class name of 032812VISA After March 2 the fee is $15.00


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

DATE: March 23, 2012— Friday

Sponsored By

ORIENTATION: 9am to Noon CODE OF ETHICS: 1:00pm to 4:00pm WHERE: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL REGISTER ONLINE:

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! Friday—May 25 Friday—July 27 Friday—September 28 Friday—November 30 All classes are held in the Education Center at the Association from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

14 Hours Continuing Education in September: ************************************************* 14 HR Continuing Education DATE: September 25 (Tuesday) & September 26 (Wednesday) TIME: 9:00AM to 5:00PM LOCATION: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL COST: $45.00 Core Law Only—September 25th TIME: 9:00AM to Noon COST: $25.00

Designation Classes Coming to RASL: *************************************************

September 4 to 6 (Tuesday to Thursday) and September 10 and 11 (Monday and Tuesday) September 17 to September 21 (Monday to Friday)

Contact Mary Gibbins at MGibbins@rasl.com for more information.


Brokers Roundtable: ******************************************************************************************** March Brokers Roundtable Sponsored By: Guest Speaker: Ken Pruitt, St Lucie Co. Property Appraiser DATE: Friday, March 30 TIME: 9:000AM to 10:00AM Breakfast treats—8:30AM WHERE: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL REGISTER: Email Lynne at LNorvell@rasl.com or call the Association SPONSOR: Gulfstream Business Bank

April Brokers Roundtable Sponsored By: Guest Speaker: Dr Henry Fishkind, PhD, Fishkind & Associates DATE: Tuesday, April 17 TIME: 10:30AM to Noon WHERE: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL REGISTER: Email Lynne at LNorvell@rasl.com SPONSOR: Seacoast National Bank

April Classes:

To Register Go To: www.rasl.com

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The Power of Video Blogging/Video Marketing—The How To DATE: Tuesday, April 10 WHERE: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL TIME: 10:00AM to Noon COST: Free

The New 2012 Short Sale Guidelines DATE: Tuesday, April 17 WHERE: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL TIME: 1:00PM to 4:00PM

The How To Do Social Media DATE: Friday, April 27 WHERE: Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center at RASL TIME: 9:00AM to Noon

For More Information Contact Mary Gibbins, Education Director MGibbins@rasl.com Or call 772-465-6080


Up-Coming Events: ********************************************************************************************

RASL’s Day at the Mets! DATE: Saturday, March 24th WHERE: Digital Domain Park 527 NW Peacock Park Port St. Lucie COST: $15.00 per person includes FREE tailgate party Tailgate Party—11:00am Game—1:10pm See flyer in Jazz. Have you ever dreamed of throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game? Submit the winning bid at the RASL /FL Realtors PAC Silent Auction And you will be the lucky one throwing the First Pitch on Saturday, March 24 at RASL’s Day at the Mets! Here’s how it works: RASL is taking bids to throw out the first pitch at RASL’s Day at the Mets game on Saturday, March 24 1:10pm -New York Mets VS St Louis Cardinals. This is a silent auction and the amount you are bidding will go to FL Realtors PAC in your name. Only the amount of the highest bid will be announced during the week and in the up-dates from RASL. The bidding will be closed on Thursday, March 22nd at 4:00pm. Bids can either be emailed to LNorvell@rasl.com or call the Association. Your bid will be confirmed by email.

The winners name will be announced from RASL on Friday, March 23rd. The winner top bid will be submitted to FR as your2012 FL Realtors PAC contribution. 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.

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RASL’s Affiliate Trade Show DATE: Friday, June 1st WHERE: Port St Lucie Community Center 2195 SE Airoso Blvd. Port St Lucie

MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW! RASL’s 7th Annual Golf Tournament DATE: Friday, October 1 WHERE: Gator Trace Golf and Country Club 4302 Gator Trace Drive Fort Pierce

MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW!


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

New Brokers/Office: Jean Lambs Jack Lupo Jacob Meyer

One Source Real Estate Group Florida Home Sellers, Inc. MG1 Realty Inc

New Realtors速: Fatima Arbelo Michelle Baskerville Brenda Renee Box Bonnie Buchanan Joanne Canedo Jonathan Dark Thomas A Erdman Thomas C Fink Kimberely Hellkemp Jeannie Martinico Brian Oconnor Violeta E Perdomo-Marte Diana Diaz Roach Frank Peter Silva Kent L Staker Jr Bruce Wallace Christina White Richard J Wilson

The Keyes Company AlphaDog Realty Keller Williams Realty Coldwell Banker/Thomas J White RE AlphaDog Realty Lakewood Realty Company Waterstone Realty MG1 Realty Inc The Real Estate Co of the Treasure Coast Inc Bonnie First Realty, Inc Quest Real Estate Solutions Daniel J Taddeo Pa AlphaDog Realty Real Living All Florida Realty Waterstone Realty Keller Williams Realty RE/MAX Masterpiece Realty One Source Real Estate Group

New Affiliate/Affiliate Company: Gail E King

Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club

New Affiliate Associate: Jennifer Scott Mary E Shaffer Debbie Skidmore Terri Sloan Tara Turner

DR Horton Seacoast National Bank Seacoast National Bank Seacoast National Bank Seacoast National Bank

Office Transfers: Douglas Ashley from Coldwell Banker/Res. Real Est to Keller Williams Realty Stephen Brown from Advanced Realty Services to The Keyes Company Enrique Crespo from St Lucie Property Management to Blue Water Reel Estate Tara Edwards from Savanna Club Realty to St Lucie River Realty Thomas Fink from Highlight Realty to MG1 Realty Camille Fionte from Integrity Realty of the Treas. Coast to Keller Williams Realty Connie Georgiton from Boca Executive Realty to A1 Realty Of SLC Christine Huckaby from Real Living Realty Unlimited to Ubar Realty Kimberly Keith from The Keyes Company to Illustrated Properties Merilee Landrigan from Savanna Club Realty to St Lucie River Realty Gloria Monahan from Real Estate of Florida to M.E. Good Realty Denise Panny from Coldwell Banker Ed Schlitt to Illustrated Prop Diane Steele from Savanna Club Realty to St Lucie River Realty Natalie Tignor from Coldwell Banker/ Res. Real Est to Keller Williams Realty


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

March Dates & Tour Areas March 1

7720, 7730, 7740, 7750

NOTE: This session is being held at Parks Edge. Birthday Cake Sponsored By: Ally Parker Brown Title March 8

7180, 7220, 7740, 7750

Sponsor: Harbor Community Bank March 15

7710, 7500

Sponsor: Ken Knoblauch Home Inspections March 22

7030, 7040, 7050

Sponsor: Stanley Steemer March 29

7170, 7260, 7270

Sponsor: Weinstein, Jones & Associates

All Marketing Madness are held at the Association in the Ken & Aileen Pruitt Education Center unless otherwise stated.

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速 members. If you use this program as a means to grow your business, you will be amazed by your success!

10/2012


Essential Modules: ********************************************************************************************


CDPE: ********************************************************************************************

Thursday, March 1st Morning: Chelsea Title Afternoon: Cutco Closing Gifts Friday, March 2nd Morning: Group One Mortgage Afternoon: DR Horton


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- 438-1409

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

CEO:

407-587-1450

850.487.1395

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

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 ********************************************************************************************


March 2012 RASL JAZZ